Tag: Coronavirus

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...

81st annual TIFT cancelled by coronavirus

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As individuals and businesses continue to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, annual events are feeling the impact as well. For...

SPI extends its beach operations management order

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — This coastal city is continuing to implement measures that aim to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, while allowing...