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On Thursday, 824 additional COVID-19 deaths and 40 deaths related to the virus were reported in the Rio Grande Valley.

Sen. John Cornyn: entities in the Rio Grande Valley have been administered $530 million in federal COVID-19 relief

The Rio Grande Valley has been allocated $530 million in federal #COVID19  relief resources from the CARES Act so far. Great to be in the valley at @utrgv  with local leaders and health care professionals to discuss what more can be done for Texans moving forward.

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The Rio Grande Valley continues to be hit hard with COVID-19 as hospitals run at capacity, so the San Antonio VA hospital is stepping in to help.

Hurricane Hanna dumped torrential rainfall on a border wall that Trump supporters built, leaving gaping holes and waist-deep cracks on the banks of the Rio Grande that threaten the wall’s long-term stability.

Texas is turning into a pretty good case study....and a great reinforcement of why masks work. Austin, San Antonio and Houston all had bad breakouts as well as neighboring areas as well as the Rio Grande. But Dallas seems to have avoided a large outbreak....

LEGEND HAS IT @SyrupMountain’s hat and beer are still floating down the Rio Grande River to this da #HotSummerVlog . Episode 4 now on my YouTube!! Wichita, I’ll see you TONIGHT. Link to watch:

LIVE: Sen. John Cornyn to receive briefing on COVID-19 response in the Rio Grande Valley

Rio Grande City offers relief grant program for small businesses amid COVID-19

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Trump supporters funded a private border wall on the banks of the Rio Grande, helping the builder secure $1.7 billion in federal contracts. Now the “Lamborghini” of border walls is in danger of falling into the river if nothing is done, experts say.

Last video of the day. Found a beautiful spot on the Rio Grande where there is no wall. No fence. Just the river. Oh and there’s shuffleboard.

Border Patrol took us to the border itself, including a boat patrol of the Rio Grande River. We saw Mexican government authorities patrolling. Border Patrol told us this was a direct result of the Trump Administration’s efforts to work with Mexico.

WATCH: @CustomsBorder  rescues 28 illegal aliens as they attempt to cross the Rio Grande River into the United States. The group, which included 14 children from 8 months to 17 years of age, are victims of human smuggling. Thank you to our CBP agents for acting swiftly and saving lives!

This week we inspected conditions at the Rio Grande Valley border sector. It’s the busiest sector for unauthorized entry into our country. Here’s what we saw (THREAD):

"It is disheartening that families continue to put their lives and the lives of their children at risk of drowning and heat-related injuries by crossing the dangerous Rio Grande River and through the surrounding desert,” said Del Rio Sector ChiefPatrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz.

1/ This is Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter, Valeria. They were reportedly unable to request asylum on U.S. soil. They later drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande.

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A searing photo of a man and his 23-month-old daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande underscores the perils of the migration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The terrible picture of a migrant father and his young daughter laying dead in the Rio Grande River should finally wake up every American to the fact that Congress has failed to deal with this now life-death situation.

Sorry guys just catching up with the news! My thoughts are with you Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.

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