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Valley reports 39 more COVID-19 deaths 

The Rio Grande Valley reported another 39 COVID-19 deaths Thursday.  Twenty-two more people died in Hidalgo County, increasing the death toll there to 765, according...

Rio Grande Valley virus death toll tops 1,000

The Rio Grande Valley has surpassed a grim milestone after exceeding 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday evening. The Valley’s virus death toll is now at 1,073. This comes after Hidalgo County suffered 45 additional COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday, raising the toll there to 727. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Valley still breaking records in virus case activity

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez reported 12 deaths related to COVID-19 and 347 additional cases in a news release Sunday, as the county’s...

At 1,106, Cameron Co. COVID-19 cases skyrocket to new single-day record

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. reported 10 COVID-19 related deaths and 1,106 new positive cases in a news release Saturday. The jump in cases...

Hidalgo Co. reports 40 COVID-19 deaths

Hidalgo County confirmed 40 additional deaths linked to COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the death toll here to 616.  “Each day we continue to lose more...

Hidalgo Co. reports 45 new COVID-19 cases; highest single-day increase

Hidalgo County on Thursday reported its highest single-day increase in the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting began here on March 19.  Some 45 people tested positive for the disease Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 679, according to Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez. “We have been saying for days that we knew an increase in positive cases was coming,” Cortez said in a news release. “Today’s numbers are a reflection of the growing availability of testing locally, but also a grim reminder that this virus is still out there and can infect us.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

Compromise struck on virus relief money for cities, county

Hidalgo County Commissioners went back to the drawing board Tuesday and split more coronavirus relief money with municipalities after weeks of criticism from more than a dozen mayors from across the county.   On Tuesday, commissioners voted to reimburse all cities — regardless of their populations — at a rate of $132 per capita, which eliminated the funding disparity that had drawn the ire of smaller cities and increased the overall funding for all municipalities.  Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said commissioners came up with the $132 rate after calculating some of the countywide expenses that are necessary to fight the disease and keep countywide facilities, like the county courthouse, up and running.  Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Cardinals drop KOC championship game

BY CLAIRE CRUZ STAFF WRITER MERCEDES — The La Villa Cardinals were facing a team well-versed with success in the Knights of Columbus Tournament championship game...

Donna Lakes murder suspect released from jail

The teenage suspect in the January death of a 19-year-old man was released from jail Saturday, Hidalgo County jail records show. Carlos Julian Contreras, 17,...

UTRGV professors tackle beekeeping problems with high-tech solutions

BY MATT WILSON STAFF WRITER EDINBURG — Sitting on top of a building at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Edinburg campus is a short...