Tag: Coronavirus

Port Isabel cancels annual Hometown Christmas Parade

PORT ISABEL — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, another holiday tradition has been cancelled this year. Today, Port Isabel City Officials decided to cancel its...

Los Fresnos Rodeo cancelled due to virus concerns

Organizers say they have voted to cancel the 2021 Los Fresnos Rodeo. The Los Fresnos Rodeo committee says the decision was hard to make and...

Annual lighting at Washington Park to go virtual

The Lighting of Washington Park will take place Dec. 3 at Washington Park, but will be held virtually this year because of the coronavirus...

Hidalgo planning drive-thru Festival of Lights

The 29th annual Hidalgo Festival of Lights, with the theme, “Season of Hope,” is the latest Upper Valley event to go the drive-thru route,...

McAllen reimagines holiday festivities without in-person parade

McALLEN — City leaders here refused to cancel holiday festivities and instead imagined a more creative and safe way to celebrate the season. Starting Dec....

Drive-thru, food truck, boat rides mark Fiesta de Palmas’ return

The 2020 Fiesta de Palmas kicked off Saturday with a drive-thru-style food truck park and trajinera dinner boat rides, marking the 15th year of...

Abbott says bars can reopen next week at 50% capacity if counties opt in

By Alex Samuels and Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday afternoon that county officials may begin working with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage...

Gladys Porter Zoo prepares to open OtterBahn

Brownsville’s beloved Gladys Porter Zoo has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic with minimal staff and far less funding than would be normally available to provide...

RV parks, resorts waiting, hoping for winter residents’ return

The Rio Grande Valley’s Winter Texan parks today might resemble an old western ghost town, the flying carports, tree limbs and debris from Hurricane...

SPI extends beach operations orders

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Those headed to the beach are going to need to continue following these rules for the rest of the summer. During...