As Valley virus activity rises, first case of new strain in Texas 

COVID-19 cases in the Rio Grande Valley climbed by 871 on Thursday with 11 more deaths attributed to the virus, while elsewhere in the...

LUPE calls for removal of president, senator 

As the nation grapples with the events at the Capitol, La Union del Pueblo Entero called for the removal of a U.S. senator and...

Children’s art contest accepting entries

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the 2021 “Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest” is open for entries. All Texas students...

2020 saw marked increase in border wall lawsuits

The federal government drastically increased its efforts to seize private land from residents of Hidalgo and Starr counties for the border wall in 2020...

Texas hospitals hit new COVID high for fifth straight day

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas hit a new record high for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 for the fifth consecutive day Friday, in a continued surge...

Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

By MARCIA DUNN |AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one...

US clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, 2nd shot in arsenal

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts...

Studies show Medicaid expansion would insure thousands in RGV

When the window to sign up for health insurance coverage for 2021 closes on Tuesday, many individuals in the Rio Grande Valley will remain...

Texas infant with injection marks tests positive for heroin

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A 2-month-old girl tested positive for heroin and was placed on life support after being found unresponsive with injection...

Democrats’ hopes of flipping Texas again fall short

Some thought it might happen as early as 2014 — and then 2016, and, of course, in 2018. When all those elections proved disappointing, Texas...