COVID-19 haunts seasonal business in McAllen

McALLEN — JJ’s Party House felt eerie Wednesday, and not eerie in the way owner Lala Karam likes it to feel three days before...

Kamala Harris to rally Valley vote Friday 

With just days left before Election Day, the Democratic Party is saturating the Rio Grande Valley with well-known Democrats — a strategy culminating with...

Double-vote cast in RGC school board elections

A Starr County resident voted twice in the Rio Grande City school board election, and two other voters nearly did the same, according to...

Zeta becomes a hurricane as it nears Yucatan, heading for Gulf Coast

By GABRIEL ALCOCER Associated Press CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Zeta strengthened to a hurricane Monday afternoon as it continued on a track for Mexico’s Yucatan...

RGV hospitalizations steady, but officials on guard as virus cases trend younger

Cases of COVID-19 in hospitals are trending upward again throughout the country and the state, but in the Rio Grande Valley data suggests hospitalizations...

1970 San Juan plane crash remains heavy on heart of Catholic community

“To me now — I’m a man of a lot of faith — I believe that the Virgin Mary saved all the priests. Now...

Seeing red: GOP, Dems gauge Trump support in Rio Grande Valley

With little more than two weeks left before Election Day, the country is in the grip of one of the most contentious presidential elections in modern history. Tension surrounding the presidential election is thicker than Rio Grande Valley humidity, and the Valley is not immune to heated bursts of political passion. Enter a highly combative race for the presidency between the nation’s commander in chief, Donald Trump, and the Democratic opponent and former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as the president’s own infection and recovery from COVID-19, and these become the makings of a historical moment in America’s political spectrum. Such is the case in the Valley, where those moments are accompanied locally by shows of support for both candidates, perhaps more notably for Trump considering the region’s long history of voting blue. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

COVID-19 case activity varies at RGV schools; additional data still sought

Select students in Hidalgo County began returning to campus last month, a decision during the pandemic some fear is a gamble based on an...

Mercedes woman fearful of police after being arrested when seeking help

When 58-year-old Nelda Ortega walked into the Mercedes Police Department on April 16 to file harassment charges, police there would end up arresting her...

A look at the candidates: Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra vs. Ezequiel “Zeik” Jurado

Voters in Hidalgo County on Nov. 3 will either vote to keep incumbent Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra, a Democrat, or choose his Republican rival...