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MCISD to provide all essential school supplies to students

In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, the Mission CISD is working to ensure there are less financial burdens for students and parents alike. According to a press release from the district, the administration announced that all registered Mission Consolidated Independent School District students will be provided with their 2020-2021 school supplies.  “We understand the…

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Hidalgo County amends criteria small business grant program

The Hidalgo County Cares Small Business Grant Program has amended the requirements and criteria to apply for assistance, the county announced in a Thursday news release. “The new amendments will allow more flexibility on the qualifying criteria,” Hidalgo County Economic Development Director Laura Matamoros said in the news release. The program was created to financially…

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County shelter at home order extended

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez extended the county’s Shelter at Home order Wednesday. The new order went into effect Thursday at 12:01 a.m. and remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. “In these past two weeks, our residents have adhered to the shelter at home order which has helped our…

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COVID-19 fatalities rise to 743, 450 new cases reported

The Hidalgo County COVID-19 death count rose by 16 Wednesday as another 450 tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of known positive cases to 18,699. A total of 743 people in the county have died from COVID-19 complications Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a Wednesday news release. “I am truly sorry…

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45 more COVID-19 cases reported in Hidalgo County, 498 new cases

The total number of known positive COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County increased to 18,249 Tuesday, the same day 45 more residents died from COVID-19 complications. 498 tested positive for the virus, the county reported in a Tuesday news release. The county COVID-19 death total now stands at 727. Forty-four of the positive cases are listed…

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COVID-19 claims the life of 26 Hidalgo County residents

The total amount known COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County rose by nearly 400 on the same day 26 county residents died from complication released to the disease. 398 people tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of known positive cases to 17,751. The county death total now stands at 682, according to a Monday…

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Charity organization donates $250K to Hidalgo County for COVID-19 relief

Grant to provide funding for first responders, frontline workers and PPE Hidalgo County has received a quarter of one million dollars to support first responders and frontline workers and to purchase PPE. As Hidalgo County continues to weather the negative impacts from both the pandemic and Hurricane Hanna, the Moody Foundation reached out to help…

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A dozen more COVID-19 deaths reported in Hidalgo County

A dozen more Hidalgo County residents have died from complications related to COVID-19 on the same day an additional 347 more people tested positive for the virus, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Sunday. “Unfortunately, the death toll continues to mount but I remain hopeful that August will be a better month for Hidalgo County…

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AEP Texas requesting RGV customers conserve electricity for 2 weeks

Citing damage caused by Hurricane Hanna nearly one week ago, AEP Texas requested its customers throughout the Rio Grande Valley to conserve their power for the next two weeks. This is due to the hurricane damaging a two-mile stretch of a 138-kV transmission line that is currently being rebuilt according to a news release the…

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