The City of Laredo offered an opportunity for small business owners to apply for grants that would help them continue operating. Half of the applicants did not complete the required paperwork. Click on video to view full report.
As hospital admissions continue to increase, health experts are concerned with the number of people carrying covid-19 that are unsymptomatic. The health department reported 111 new cases of COVID-19. They say the cases will continue to increase as more people get tested. “We understand the severity of the situation. This is 111 new cases that […]
Governor Greg Abbott said, the academic school year will reopen with students “in class” this Fall. The Texas Education Agency made the announcement today. According to local school districts, additional guides will be published by the TEA for all school districts this Tuesday. Governor Abbott doesn’t plan on making it mandatory for students or faculty […]
Pharr’s Development Services Department closed due to a positive case of COVID-19. Earlier today, the city announced via Facebook the immediate closure of the office at 308 West Park Avenue after one of their employees there tested positive for the virus.No word when they will reopen the department.
The $150 billion coronavirus relief fund provides money to state and local governments based on their population. The amount the city of Laredo and Webb County are set to receive surprised local officials. The “CARES” Act will help local leadership cover the expenses sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Webb County officials,the funding they are […]
Cameron County, in collaboration with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), Texas Health and Human Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department, have designated 18 COVID-19 testing sites throughout different days in Cameron County beginning Saturday, May 16, 2020, through Sunday, May 31, 2020. COVID-19 tests will be free of charge for Cameron County […]
After a thirty-five day battle against COVID-19, a sixty-year-old patient now has a clean bill of health and shares with us his road to recovery. Frank Arredondo was hospitalized in a special unit designated for those with COVID-19 at the Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance. He believes he caught the virus from a co-worker who had […]
More than 500 face shields were created by students and faculty at South Texas College. Julio Garza started making masks with his 3-D printer. He says it all started when he realized his mom, a nurse, could be exposed to this virus. He decided to start making these masks to help his mother and other […]
As more businesses begin to open up, the city of Laredo Health Department is focusing on restaurants. Health officials want to make sure restaurants are obeying the safety measures put in place by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Businesses must continue following social distancing, even with their customers. Click on video to view […]
La Joya I.S.D. is reopening its curbside “grab and go” meals. School officials say the meals are free and open to students of their school district two days a week. Meals for the entire week will be available: that includes seven breakfast meals and seven lunch meals. Got to lajoyaisd.com for a schedule of pickup […]
Rio Grande City Police warning the community about scam calls during this pandemic. Police Chief Noe Castillio says his department received reports of scammers posing as electricity providers demanding payment in the form of gift cards. Click on video to view full story.
Some restaurant owners shared what measures they are taking to safely reopen their business to the public. The city of Brownsville counts with more than 800 businesses, some of them family-owned. Restaurants and cafes were required to limit their services to curbside or close their doors until further notice due to COVID-19. “Whether they’re ready […]
The use of face masks are no longer mandatory, but local hospitals are still requiring them when entering their buildings. South Texas Health System is doing this to protect their patients and healthcare workers from the spread of COVID-19. Click on video to view full story.
Up to 11.3 million dollars in funds will be available for Texans who are having a hard time paying their rent during this pandemic. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved a proposal that provides funds to assist renters who have suffered economically due to COVID-19. “This is another example of how our […]
Sheriff Martin Cuellar confirmed that 18 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Webb County Jail since April 1. Nine of them have recovered. The remaining nine inmates are in quarantine in a separate section of the detention center. Sheriff Cuellar confirmed a handful of his employees have tested positive for the virus and […]
One movie theater chain says their doors will remain closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Monday Governor Greg Abbott said movie theaters were able to open their doors at 25% capacity.Cinemark said in a statement that all its theaters in Texas and Georgia will remain closed. The chain said they will continue to follow the […]
The Laredo Health Department reported 11 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Webb County Jail. We asked officials if those who tested positive were inmates or employees. We have not received a response to that question. They did say they are taking preventative measures to stop the transmission of the virus. Sheriff Martin […]
The only city in South Texas who will continue with some restrictions is Laredo. Officials will continue enforcing a curfew until May 30th. Residents are allowed to be out after 10 P.M. if they are traveling for essential business. Click on video to view full story.