The long-serving RGV Democrat is hanging it up after 30 years in the Senate and in the midst of increasing challenges from the progressive left.
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RGV voters turned out in record numbers in the Republican primary. Democrats had a comparatively depressed turnout, in what will no doubt be seen as a validation of national political watchers’ predictions of a red wave in November.
Several cities begin to set up police checkpoints throughout the city, and the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office suggests enacting similar policies.
Cameron and Starr County issue shelter-in-place orders as Hidalgo and other counties mull curfews and similar orders.