Local hospitals preparing for arrival of COVID-19 vaccine

With one drug maker already seeking authorization for the emergency-use of it's COVID-19 vaccine, and another manufacturer expected to soon follow, hospitals in the...

RGV legislator files bill to abolish Texas death penalty

On Sept. 16, 25-year-old Edinburg resident Victor Godinez appeared via videoconferencing from the Hidalgo County Detention Center. He was expressionless. The hearing was being conducted remotely...

Texas unemployment rate falls to 6.9% in October

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune The Texas unemployment rate dropped to 6.9% in October, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday, an improvement from the state’s...

CDC begs Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

By MIKE STOBBE and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health...

Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the...

Many turn to plants to find peace during pandemic

BY DENISE CATHEY | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER When the COVID-19 pandemic struck Brownsville in March, everyone had to adjust as suddenly we were all living our...

BEARING WITNESS: Couple wed for 50 years succumbs to COVID; lived American dream

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO Guadalupe “Lupita” Alanís and her husband José Luis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23, while interned as COVID-19 patients at...

New COVID-19 therapies being tested in Valley

BROWNSVILLE — Want to help find new treatments for COVID-19? Sign up for one of the new clinical trials being conducted by a research facility...

Influential, embattled Rio Grande City politician dies at age 54

Leonel J. Lopez Jr., an influential Rio Grande City politician, died Saturday due to complications from cancer at 54 years old. Lopez, a former municipal...

Contact tracing — it’s still happening, but don’t expect to hear from someone

In late March, Dionny Lopez, 26, began feeling sick after her family’s trip to Monterrey for a funeral. Doctors couldn’t diagnose her cough and...