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Suspect Takes Own Live After Nearly 8 Hour Police Standoff

Suspect Takes Own Live After Nearly 8 Hour Police Standoff

The man involved in a nearly 8 hour standoff with police died from a self inflicted gunshot wound. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the area of Military Road and FM 1427 in Peñitas at around 12:26 PM Friday. The 25 year-old suspect barricaded himself inside of his home. Several law enforcement agencies, […]

Experts Fear There Will Be No Room In Hospitals as Cases Increase

Experts Fear There Will Be No Room In Hospitals as Cases Increase

Experts fear that if the increase in cases continues as it has during the last few days, there will be no capacity in local hospitals. Representatives from multiple hospitals gathered to speak on the impact that COVID-19 has had in the community. Medical specialists believe that if the cases continue going up, so will the […]

Financial Assistance Available For Hidalgo Co. Residents

Financial Assistance Available For Hidalgo Co. Residents

The agency has a variety of services available  for families that are struggling during this pandemic. Hidalgo County Community Service Executive Director tells Fox News anyone that is having trouble paying rent, utilities, essential services, food medicine or transportation can apply for assistance. With the recent  spike of COVID-19 cases  their department has also received […]

Over $4 Million Awarded to Assist Displaced Families

Over $4 Million Awarded to Assist Displaced Families

Over $4 million in federal funding awarded to help the homeless in Hidalgo County . The grant is part of the “CARES” Act and will be used to help the county assist individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Click on video to view full story.

Hospitals Will Receive Remdesivir From The State

Hospitals Will Receive Remdesivir From The State

According to health experts, early trials show remdesevir has been effective in speeding up the recovery time of hospitalized  COVID-19 patients.  Governor Greg  Abbott announced the distribution will be based on the number of patients in each hospital and in intensive care. Last week, 30 cases of remdesivir were sent to 15 hospitals throughout the […]

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Cities To Receive Federal Funding

Cities To Receive Federal Funding

Hidalgo County Commissioners voted to distribute $63 million in federal funding to the county’s 22 cities.The funds come from 151 million dollars the county was awarded through the “CARES” act. Cities with over 30,00 residents will get 110 dollars a person. Smaller municipalities with less than 30,000 residents will receive 80 dollars a person. The […]

Meat Shortage is Taking Its Toll on Local Businesses

Meat Shortage is Taking Its Toll on Local Businesses

According to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, at least 20 meatpacking workers across the U.S. have died due to COVID-19. More than 5,000 employees have shown symptoms of the virus. 22 meat packaging companies have suspended their operations, creating a shortage of nearly 25% of the national supply of pork and a 10% […]

Utility Assistance Available In Hidalgo County

Utility Assistance Available In Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County Community Service Agency may be closed to the public, but they are still here to serve you.. Here is a list of ways you can still apply for utility assistance.You can log on to Hidalgocsa.org and download an application for help paying your electricity or water bill. Once filled you can send the […]

24-Hour Curfew For Minors Issued in Hidalgo County

24-Hour Curfew For Minors Issued in Hidalgo County

With the increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region, Hidalgo County officials have implemented more restrictions in an effort to flatten the curve of infections. According to spokesman Carlos Sanchez, Judge Cortez has issued an amendment to the standing emergency orders…a 24-hour curfew is now in effect for people 17 years of age and […]

Hidalgo County extends Stay-At-Home order

Hidalgo County extends Stay-At-Home order

 Hidalgo County officials extended  their stay at home order until  April 30th.  At midnight, tonight , a 24-hour curfew for residents under the age of 17 will go into effect unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or conducting essential business. The order also says only two people can be in a car at […]