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Rep.: Trump’s planned visit to RGV may occur same day as impeachment vote

Preparations are underway in the Rio Grande Valley to coordinate a visit from President Donald Trump.  According to the White House, the president will be visiting Alamo on Tuesday for a ceremonial trip regarding the border wall. "President Trump is expected to travel to Alamo, Texas, on Tuesday to mark the completion of more than 400 miles of border wall — a promise made, promise kept — and his Administration’s efforts to reform our broken immigration system," a White House official stated in an email.

Overwhelming response to first Hidalgo County vaccine clinic

MERCEDES — The first person showed up to Hidalgo County’s initial community COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Mercedes almost 30 hours early. A few minutes...

Hidalgo County’s vaccination clinic ended before it began

MERCEDES — Before doors opened to Hidalgo County’s first community COVID-19 vaccine clinic at 8 a.m., they announced they had reached their limit on...

Wildlife group prepares to fight for property

A request to purchase a slice of birding property in Starr County turned into a legal battle leaving a nonprofit facing the possibility of...

Cities hoping for more federal relief funds

Nearly half of Hidalgo County cities that received a portion of the nearly $152 million in federal funds sent for pandemic-related expenses are requesting...

US eyes accused drug trafficker’s property for border wall

The U.S. government on Dec. 22 filed to take the property of an accused Starr County drug trafficker and use it to build a...

Requests for state resources show Valley on brink of disaster amid pandemic

Face masks, isolation gowns, surgical caps, and small, medium and large gloves — 500 of each. These were the first State of Texas Assistance...

State urges COVID-19 vaccine providers to aggressively use up doses

A letter from the Department of State Health Services was sent Wednesday urging COVID-19 vaccine providers to use up their doses “with all deliberate...

Children in burning car rescued by RGV couple

Two young lives were spared by quick-acting passersby, including a couple from the Rio Grande Valley, who pulled them from a burning vehicle involved...

Prioritizing COVID-19 vaccines hangs on honor system

Distribution of one of history’s most highly sought-after vaccines relies on an “honor system” in Texas. In the Rio Grande Valley, that system is...