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Cameron County Calls Out SpaceX For Possible Violations

SpaceX is getting scrutinized for possible violations involving Cameron County road closures. On Tuesday, Valley Central reported that the Cameron County DA’s office sent a letter to alert SpaceX of the possible violations. The county contends SpaceX is using private security to stand guard to close Highway Four and Boca Chica Beach Access roads during SpaceX rocket test launches from its Boca Chica launch site.
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Cameron County sheriff: 13 inmates test positive for COVID-19

Thirteen inmates at the Carrizalez-Rucker Cameron County Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19, Sheriff Eric Garza said Wednesday afternoon. Garza said the center is taking necessary precautions and will test all employees and inmates. The center procured the COVID-19 test kits from the Cameron County Emergency Department. : Cameron County...
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Cameron County reports 32 new cases of COVID-19

Cameron County on Wednesday reported 32 new positive cases of COVID-19. According to a news release from Cameron County, 17 of the new positive cases reported are from unaccompanied minor shelters and detention centers. The news release didn't specify when they tested positive. Cameron County reported no new deaths on...
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Cameron County sees 39 new COVID-19 cases

Cameron County reported 39 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, but no new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the county. This raises the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the county to 41,741, Cameron County Public Health said in a statement Tuesday. The new cases include 16 laboratory reports of COVID-19...
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Cameron County reports 112 new cases of COVID-19

Cameron County on Monday reported 112 new positive cases of COVID-19. According to a news release from Cameron County, 47 of the new positive cases reported are from unaccompanied minor shelters and detention centers. The news release didn't specify when they tested positive. Cameron County reported no new deaths on...
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Cameron County DA: SpaceX may be violating Texas law

Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz has written a scathing letter to SpaceX stating it may be in violation of two state laws that include closing two county roads and employing security guards that may not be licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety to carry a weapon.
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South Padre, Mercedes post major sales tax increases in April

State sales tax numbers for April continued to shoot upward, as Texas cities continue their recovery from the COVID-related economic slump. Statewide, sales tax allocations were up 31 percent in April compared to a year ago, and the Texas Comptroller’s Office will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $907.6 million in local sales tax allocations for June.
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Report reveals new details in Cameron County detention officer arrest

A 19-year-old Cameron County detention officer faces two possession charges after suspected narcotics were found in her vehicle on Monday, according to an arrest report obtained by Channel 5 News. Juliet Gallardo, a detention officer with the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center, was arrested by Cameron County investigators who responded to a...
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County tables helicopter services at Andy Bowie

A potential resort development’s expansion at the Andy Bowie Park flats on South Padre Island has been delayed again after a Cameron County Commissioners Court meeting this past Tuesday. Commissioners tabled a vote on helicopter services managed by Michael Rocks-Macqueen, operating as Air Veritas, without discussion during their bi-weekly meeting...
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Battling the virus: Valley pushing to reach ‘herd immunity’

HARLINGEN — The Rio Grande Valley’s vaccination rate stands among Texas’ highest after residents here struggled with one of the nation’s steepest COVID-19 death tolls. Now, the region is striving to reach “herd immunity,” with about 70 percent of residents 12 and above receiving at least one shot, helping the population create resistance to the spread of the coronavirus.
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Non-Profit Asks Cameron County To Stop Closing Beach For SpaceX

A non-profit organization is asking Cameron County to deny SpaceX permission to close access to Boca Chica Beach for the rest of the year. The group Save RGV wrote a letter to Cameron County’s judge and district attorney last week asking them to stop any future closures of the beach and Highway 4 near the company’s launch facility.
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Cameron County reports 3 COVID-19 deaths

Three more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Thursday. The deaths were reported in Brownsville and San Benito and included a man in his 40s, a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s, Cameron County Public Health said in a statement Thursday.