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Local News for Harlingen, Texas

03/27/2020

DSHS: RGV has 72 available ICU beds, 143 ventilators

The Rio Grande Valley is facing COVID-19 with 72 available ICU beds and 143 ventilators, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Dr. Emilie Prot, DSHS regional medical director of Harlingen-based Region 11, said Friday morning that Texas currently has 1,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 18 fatalities. Prot said Mexico has confirmed READ MORE.
03/27/2020

State disaster declaration green-lights small-business loans

HARLINGEN – The economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus has suspended operations of many local small businesses, but avenues of help are emerging. The state-of-disaster declaration by Gov. Greg Abbott last week triggered the federal disaster loan program of the Small Business Administration, and officials are urging Valley business owners to begin the application process. READ MORE.
03/27/2020

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Increase to 13

For Immediate Release March 26, 2020 Contact: Eddie Trevino, Jr., Cameron County Judge, (956) 544-0830               Esmeralda Guajardo, Health Administrator, (956) 247-3685   Three Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported in Cameron County   Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of three additional cases of COVID-19. The cases include a READ MORE.
03/25/2020

Harlingen animal shelter clears out kennels

The Humane Society of Harlingen adopted out or fostered 87 pets amid concerns regarding COVID-19. The shelter opened with 87 pets in their care on March 19. Through social media spread and reaching out to educators in the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District to foster while schools remained closed, the shelter held a curbside option READ MORE.
03/25/2020

Shelter In Place FAQ

p>The primary goals of the orders that have been issued have been to prevent and slow down the spread of COVID-19. We all must take steps necessary to keep our community safe and healthy. Yes commerce and business may be interpreted, but not all business or commerce./p> p> /p> p>img alt=”” src=”file:///C:UsersIGARZA~1.HGNAppDataLocalTempmsohtmlclip1 Read the article on READ MORE.

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