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Judge Cortez

EDINBURG – Hidalgo County health officials, in conjunction with Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, will be hosting a community COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday and Thursday, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said.

 

The clinic will be held at PSJA Early College High School (Bears), at 805 W. Ridge Road in San Juan. Officials will begin administering the Moderna vaccinations on Wednesday, January 13, beginning at 8 a.m. on a first come, first served basis to eligible persons. Vaccines will also be available at the same location on Thursday, January 14. Since there is still a limited number of doses available, the clinic will run until vaccinations are depleted.

News

DHR Health’s Carlos Cárdenas, MD praises roles of print and broadcast news journalists in 2020: “We couldn’t do public health without you.”

With the COVID-19 pandemic being one of the most important issues that faced the United States in 2020, print and broadcast journalists in deep South Texas played all-important roles in warning and informing Rio Grande Valley residents about that contagious virus, which has reportedly killed more than 3,400 people in the four-county region.

AUSTIN – NFIB State Director Annie Spilman said measures to help small businesses recover from the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be a top priority in the legislative session that begins Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Hidalgo County DA recognizes National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

EDINBURG – In an effort to raise awareness about national human trafficking, The Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is encouraging everyone to participate in “Wear Blue Day” on Jan. 11. The Wear Blue Day campaign signifies that you stand against human trafficking by wearing blue. The District

Sports

Texas school sports moved indoors for the winter So did the coronavirus

Eric Kipper has played basketball for as long as he remembers. As a small child, he routinely shot hoops with his dad in the driveway. He joined a team in second grade, and playing became part of his daily routine.

“I love playing and being with my team,” said 18-yearold Kipper, who plays for Westwood High School in the Round Rock Independent School District. “It’s been a large part of my life.”

Top 10 most boring sports

Top 10 most boring sports – what are they?

I GOOGLED “Top 10 most boring sports,” and here’s what I found on one website – TheTopTens.com. I don’t necessarily agree with the Top 10s, but take a gander and see if you agree. Here’s the breakdown, with 10 being the most boring, along with a few online comments from the same website. Please remember, the comments are not my own.

Colin, the man who damaged the NFL, now has his own ice cream

Hey, you poor white Appalachian hillbilly family. Doubtful you’re reading this because you probably still need to stuff your shoes with newspapers because you can’t afford new ones even though the soles are shot, but if you are reading this, just remember, if you’re white, you’re not worthy of “liberation,” according to NFL Sad Sack Colin Kaepernick.

Opinion

New House speaker lays out challenges

The 87th session of the Texas Legislature opened Tuesday with COVID-19 encompassing every aspect of what the lawmakers do, according to new House Speaker Dade Phelan.

“COVID, obviously, it will be a blanket over the entire session,” Phelan told his hometown TV station, KFDM Channel 6, in Beaumont. “We will deal with it in every aspect of policy. It will be a huge determining factor in the budget.

Chasing After the Wind (Part II of III)

I John 2:16 & 17, For everything in the world – the cravings of sinful man, the lust of the eyes, and the boasting of what he has and does – comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

Why was Jesus baptized?

Martin Luther wrote that “At the Jordan [River], in his thirtieth year, Christ reveals himself fully for the first time.” What does this mean?

It means that in his baptism Jesus acted as our substitute. Jesus’ work was to undergo baptism, death, and resurrection. Jesus went into the Jordan and joined the fate of sinners to his own— John’s baptism was for sinners, for repentance; one could not be said to have repented unless one had been baptized.

Lifestyle

WaKe Up SMiLiNg...

What better way to start your day than waking up to an eager, happy dog--ready, willing and able to make you smile? Even before you have a chance to get that first cup of coffee, your new best friend will give you lots of incentive to bound out of bed and seize the day.

Saturday Afternoon Speaker Series

WESLACO - February 8: Dr. George Diaz will present on “Los Tequileros: Prohibition Era Smuggling in the South Texas Borderlands”. Between 1920 and 1933, tequileros, mounted ethnic Mexican liquor smugglers, supplied Mexican liquor to thirsty American markets. While Anglos and ethnic Mexicans both violated U.S. laws, American law enforcement took a much higher toll on tequileros than their Anglo counterparts.

Edinburg Rotary recognizes ECISD UIL Academics Program

EDINBURG – The Edinburg Rotary Club recently recognized the top students from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District’s UIL Academics Program.

“We are extremely proud of all our students that participate in our UIL Academics Program,” said ECISD UIL Academics Director Nelinda Villarreal. “We would like to thank the Edinburg Rotary for recognizing and acknowledging the hard work of these students.”

Obituaries

TEODORA HERNANDEZ RAMIREZ

Teodora Hernandez Ramirez, 92, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at her residence in Edinburg.

Born in Uhland, TX to the late Jose Salinas Hernandez and Clara Bueno Hernandez. Teodora lived in Edinburg most of her life.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Ramirez; her son, Ruben Ramirez; grandson, Roberto Lopez; and four siblings, Sara Portales, Vincente Hernandez, Frank Hernandez, and Leandro Hernandez.

JULIANA C. DEMARTINEZ

SAN JUAN - Juliana C. DeMartinez, 86, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020, at The Heights in Alamo.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hermenejildo Martinez; and her parents, Fernanda and Manuel Chavez.

JANIE URIBE

ALAMO - Juliana C. DeMartinez, 86, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020, at The Heights in Alamo.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hermenejildo Martinez; and her parents, Fernanda and Manuel Chavez.

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