Starr Co. reports 73 new virus cases

Starr County health officials announced 73 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of cases reported there to 2,478.  No new virus-related deaths were...

Governor urges flu shots as Texas reports 300 new deaths

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials warned Thursday that the approaching flu season threatens to further strain hospitals...

State reports almost 9,200 new coronavirus cases, 245 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported almost 9,200 confirmed new coronavius cases Tuesday as a convention center in the hard-hit Rio Grande...

Texas medical board warns physicians who claim COVID-19 cure

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas board that licenses doctors has warned physicians that it could take action against anyone who falsely advertises a cure...

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their...

Abbott: Local health officials can shut schools only in limited circumstances

By Aliyya Swaby | Texas Tribune In a statement Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said local health authorities can shut down schools if there’s evidence of...

Trump seeks out loyal donors in West Texas

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press ODESSA, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s visit to a U.S. fracking hub on the West Texas...

Willacy Co. officials urge Port Mansfield evacuate as TS Hanna strengthens

Officials in Willacy County are recommending the evacuation of Port Mansfield as Tropical Storm Hanna continues to strengthen as it heads toward the South...

Army, New York giving Houston a helping hand during pandemic

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Teams of doctors and nurses from New York and the U.S. Army have...

McAllen police shoot suspected car thief

McAllen police say officers have shot a man after he allegedly stole a vehicle and attempted to flee. The man, tentatively identified as 42-year-old Enrique...