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Articles about the coronavirus

Valley lawmakers hopeful for Medicaid expansion

With the focus on health care growing stronger due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state legislators representing the Rio Grande Valley are hopeful that Medicaid...

BEARING WITNESS: Granddaughter of musician who died from COVID-19 cautions public

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO Eighteen-year-old Hope Guerrero from Weslaco wanted to tell her grandfather’s story, so she emailed the Museum of South Texas History. “My grandfather died...

UTRGV halts vaccine registration due to overwhelming requests

The amount of vaccine requests has overwhelmed the University of Texas School of Medicine and UT Health RGV, prompting the temporary suspension of registrations...

Hospital nurse deals with kidney disease while helping in COVID-19 fight

By DENISE CATHEY | Staff Photographer BROWNSVILLE — With 2020 over, Frank Acevedo, the chief nursing officer for Valley Regional Medical Center Brownsville, has a...

5% of Edinburg schools staff test positive for virus

EDINBURG — The school board here approved a new calendar and discussed what to do about increasingly alarming signs of the effect the pandemic...

Starr County attempting to acquire more vaccines for mass distribution

In an attempt to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to more people, Starr County officials are hoping to obtain more doses from the state to...

Cameron County holds first community vaccination clinic

HARLINGEN — For nearly 11 months, the coronavirus has turned Juan Cobos and his family into prisoners who’ve rarely left their home for fear...

State orders Valley businesses to reduce capacity, halts elective surgeries

Businesses in the Rio Grande Valley will have to drop to 50% capacity and elective surgeries will be halted because the state now considers...

US loses 140,000 jobs, first monthly loss since spring

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, cutting 140,000 positions, clear evidence that the economy is faltering...

COVID-19 hospitalizations reaching levels seen during summer

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Rio Grande Valley have reached levels not seen since August. As of Tuesday, COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley...