Tag: Coronavirus

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...

Brownsville muralist shares talent

Marcus Castro made waves in Brownsville when he used $15 from a friend to paint a mural in honor of George Floyd. The mural...

Downtown watering holes fight to hold on

Bars shut down across Texas on June 26 after Gov.+ Greg Abbott ordered certain restrictions back into place in a last-minute effort to flatten...

Island beaches will be open 4th of July, face masks required

In an emergency called meeting, South Padre Island officials in a 5 to 1 vote, voted to keep its beaches open for the next...

Cameron County judge orders mask mandate

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. on Wednesday signed an order mandating that all businesses in the county require customers and employees to wear...

Boys & Girls Clubs’ activities to return this summer

The Boys & Girls Clubs of McAllen will soon be welcoming back kids to their facilities, but not without a few stipulations. The club has begun registration for its eight-week summer program, which is scheduled to kickoff on Monday, June 8. According to Dalinda Gonzalez-Alcantar, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of McAllen, staff were forced to close their doors on March 23 due to COVID-19. Since then, they’ve utilized their resources to assist those in need. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Pride goes virtual as it adjusts to COVID-19

When it became clear that the threat of COVID-19 was not going to disappear in just a matter of weeks, the South Texas Equality Project board knew their annual Pride in the Park event would not be able to proceed as planned — with thousands of attendees flowing in and out of the McAllen Convention Center in support of the LGBTQ community. Compelled to adjust to a COVID-19 world, those at STEP decided to instead hold virtual Pride events throughout the entire month of June. "Even if we postpone it for, let's just say November, is it still going to be safe to hold mass amounts of people — people within the thousands — in one location?" asked Steven James Cano, the community mobilization coordinator with the Valley AIDS Council. "The McAllen Convention Center is really big, but at the same time, was it going to be wise to even continue that? So we did decide that we just were not going to have an in-person event." Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Local filmmakers navigating through pandemic effects

Charlie Vela jumps into a Skype call with a collaborator out from Palo Alto at 9 p.m. He won’t finish the call until 4...

Texas begins efforts to reopen economy across the state

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday, March 27, announced that he will let his stay-at-home executive order set to expire as scheduled April 30. Abbott...