86 cases of COVID-19 now in Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County reported seven new positive cases of COVID-19 here Friday night, bringing the total to 86 people. Five of the seven positives were tested at a new University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley drive-thru facility at an undisclosed location. None of the five are affiliated with the university, the county explained in a news release. Read the full story at themonitor.com

CBP: Brownsville ports of entry to reduce hours, Anzalduas traffic to be adjusted

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will reduce hours of operation on Monday along the Laredo Field Office's eight ports of entry, which includes Brownsville and two bridges under the McAllen Bridge System, according to the city of McAllen. Starting Monday, the Anzalduas Port of Entry will operate from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for northbound traffic only while southbound traffic will remain unchanged, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to a city of McAllen news release. "These new hours do not affect our southbound traffic. These are challenging times, but together, we will get through this," Mission Mayor Armando O'Caña said. "We must do our part to protect ourselves, practice social distancing and follow strict hygiene protocols to safeguard our communities while the bridge remains open for essential business." Read the full story at themonitor.com

52 tested in Hidalgo County, no positive cases, 27 pending results

Hidalgo County says 52 people have been tested for COVID-19 with 27 tests coming back negative. As of Friday afternoon, 25 tests were still pending. The...

McAllen order closes bars, restaurants; restricts social gathering size

An order issued by McAllen Mayor Jim Darling on Thursday that goes into effect at 5 p.m. will essentially prohibit eating or drinking inside...

Bert Ogden Arena to host Edinburg Vela-Los Fresnos 3rd round playoff game

EDINBURG — It’s the round three of the University Interscholastic League boys basketball state playoffs and two of the Rio Grande Valley’s own, Edinburg...

Palmview police makes arrest in December shooting death

The Palmview Police Department arrested a 44-year-old man Monday who had been a person of interest in a December murder. The police department worked in conjunction with U.S. Marshals to arrest 44-year-old Francisco Antonio Gregio in the case, according to an agency statement on Facebook. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Staying Alive: Donna ekes out nailbiter against Mercedes

DONNA — With valuable seconds ticking away in a contest with the atmosphere and intensity of a playoff game, Donna High desperately needed a...

Area wrestlers punch their ticket to regionals

ELSA —La Joya Palmview wrestler Ashley Aleman entered the District 16-5A championship with the purpose of winning it all and punching her ticket to...

EDITORIAL: Down the slope

Many people are up in arms about government plans to collect DNA samples from immigrants. President Trump has long promoted the idea, and in January...