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Hidalgo County reports 7 more COVID-19 deaths

Hidalgo County continues to see a steady rise in the number of COVID-19 cases after reporting Thursday officials with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department reported seven more deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday and 177 new known positive cases. The new numbers bring the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the county…

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10 more COVID-19 deaths reported over the weekend

Hidalgo County health officials reported 10 more COVID-19 related deaths and 181 new positive cases of the disease on Monday, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Tuesday. With the new numbers, the county is now looking at 1,934 recorded deaths related to the outbreak of this disease and 35,281 known positive cases. 2,121 of those cases…

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Hidalgo County reports 4 new West Nile Virus; 3 cases of Dengue Fever

After reporting three cases of West Nile virus last week, officials with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department are reporting four new cases of West Nile virus and three new cases of Dengue Fever – two mosquito-borne illnesses. The county announced the new cases Monday where county Health and Human Services Director Eduardo Olivarez…

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Hidalgo County reports 5 COVID-19 deaths

With the rest of the country seeing a spike in new COVID-19 cases, the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services reported 5 more deaths and 130 new positive cases as of last Friday, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Monday. Due to the county’s new method of reporting COVID-19 cases, weekend numbers won’t be…

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Sharyland Pioneer High School on-campus instruction and activities suspended

Citing an abundance of caution, the Sharyland school district announced Sunday that all on-campus instruction and extracurricular activities would be suspended until further notice. “Beginning Monday, October 26, 2020, remote learning will be in effect for all staff and students at Pioneer High School only,” the district said in a social media post published on…

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Quarter of a Million Students Missing from Texas Public Schools

Texas 2036 [DALLAS, TEXAS, October 20, 2020] According to a new analysis of public data by Texas 2036, almost 250,000 students, representing four percent or more of all Texas students, are missing from Texas schools, and only two out of every five Texas students are receiving in-person instruction. Based on a review of new data from the…

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Mission to host second Veterans Day Fest

 BBQ will replace traditional parade Mission will continue to honor those who served their country, albeit in a new, safe way. This year, the City of Mission is honoring local military heroes with a Veterans’ Appreciation BBQ Saturday, Nov. 7. The drive-thru event at Mission Event Center will feature a chicken plate with all the…

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Hidalgo County reports 5 more COVID-19 deaths, amended safety orders

Five more deaths and 171 new positive cases related to COVID-19 were reported Thursday by officials with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a Friday news release. With the new numbers, there are now 1,919 recorded deaths related to the COVID-19 outbreak  and 34,970 known positive…

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