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  Mounce: Grand Debate on the Rio Grande
EDINBURG, September 21 - The Rio Grande Valley is now surely a “player” in the State of Texas’ political future. For the first time, Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor debated in the Valley of South Texas. But, no, sorry, they did not have a live audience. Attorney General, Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate, refused to debate if there were to be a live audience.
  Castro: Ahlenius is right about border region being trampled on
SAN ANTONIO, September 19 - I was heartened to read that the president and CEO of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Steve Ahlenius, discussed how the negative publicity and disparaging comments made by Texas leaders regarding our border communities have hurt the region.
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    Harrington: Honoring Labor struggles through ethical shopping and advocacy
AUSTIN, September 1 - Americans are pretty tone-deaf when it comes to Labor Day.
    Guzman, Galindo: This Labor Day, let us reflect on unpaid labor in the Rio Grande Valley
BROWNSVILLE, September 1 - As people enjoy time at the beach or barbequing for Labor Day, Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center urges society to reflect on the most vulnerable sectors of the modern day workforce, those who do not get paid for their work.
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    López: It’s Labor Day, Thanks to Unions
SAN ANTONIO, August 31 - The Industrial Revolution era began in England and the U.S. generally around the first half of the 18th century and carried itself well into the next.
   
McALLEN, April 5 - R Communications, which wants to buy KMBH-TV, acknowledges it does not have any background in television in the United States but says it can draw on a wealth of experience in Mexico.
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  Mounce: Grand Debate on the Rio Grande
EDINBURG, September 21 - The Rio Grande Valley is now surely a “player” in the State of Texas’ political future.
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  Castro: Ahlenius is right about border region being trampled on
SAN ANTONIO, September 19 - I was heartened to read that the president and CEO of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Steve Ahlenius, discussed how the negative publicity and disparaging comments made by Texas leaders regarding our border communities have hurt the region.
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  Harrington: Honoring Labor struggles through ethical shopping and advocacy
AUSTIN, September 1 - Americans are pretty tone-deaf when it comes to Labor Day.
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  Guzman, Galindo: This Labor Day, let us reflect on unpaid labor in the Rio Grande Valley
BROWNSVILLE, September 1 - As people enjoy time at the beach or barbequing for Labor Day, Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center urges society to reflect on the most vulnerable sectors of the modern day workforce, those who do not get paid for their work.
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  López: It’s Labor Day, Thanks to Unions
SAN ANTONIO, August 31 - The Industrial Revolution era began in England and the U.S. generally around the first half of the 18th century and carried itself well into the next.
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  Martínez: Deferred Action has benefited more than 400,000 young Mexicans
McALLEN, August 20 - Last Friday, August 15th, marked two years since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) entered into force.
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  Lavariega Monforti: A Crisis on the Border?
EDINBURG, August 5 - Debate about immigrants and immigration policy is one of the few constants in the United States.
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  Whitlock: LRGVDC's Regional Strategic Plan helps frame Valley's legislative agenda
WESLACO, August 5 - Advocates for improving the quality of life of veterans, colonia residents, the elderly, disabled and others will get the opportunity to formulate their message for the upcoming legislative session at a meeting on Wednesday.
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  O'Rourke: We can do better, Governor Perry
EL PASO, August 3 - As tens of thousands of children leave death and despair in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and make the thousand-mile voyage to present themselves for refuge and asylum at the Texas-Mexico border, we can choose a number of ways to respond.
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  Harrington: Three days with refugees in South Texas
McALLEN, July 31 - I arrived at the McAllen refugee camp at 6:30 Monday morning.
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  Mounce: "I Will Not Sit Idly By..."
EDINBURG, July 27 - I will not sit idly by... while Governor Rick Perry repeats, ad nauseam, “I will not sit idly by.”
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  Cornyn/Cuellar: Texas Must Take Urgent Action on Migrant Children Crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17 - It is no secret that we come from different political parties and differ on many issues.
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  Acevedo: Coming to America
CHIMAYO, New Mexico, July 7 - While I was driving through the mountain passes and valleys of northern New Mexico last week when a tune begin to play on my satellite radio.
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  Cass: Undocumented parents, children, are the face of Christ today
McALLEN, July 3 - When I heard stories of great famines occurring in Africa I would think to myself, “How close does a starving child have to be for local people to show concern?
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  Nicol: Suffer the Children
McALLEN, July 2 - We are confronted with a refugee crisis, as thousands of children, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, run for their lives, coming to the United States in the hope of finding safe haven.
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  Cox: Border Patrol agents are unsung heroes of immigration crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2 - The wave of unaccompanied children from Central America flooding the U.S. border is a regrettable situation that is taxing many federal government agencies - none more severely than the U.S. Border Patrol.
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  Guadarrama: Recovering Bodies, Unraveling Dark Secrets: Remains of Unknown Migrants Excavated From a Falfurrias Cemetery
FALFURRIAS, June 24 - When students from Baylor University and the University of Indianapolis took on the task of exhuming bodies from Sacred Heart Cemetery for the purpose of lab-testing the remains and identifying and reuniting them with their loved ones, the lessons they learned were far beyond the science of forensic anthropology that they had expected. Actually, they expected the unexpected.
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  Hinojosa: Valley is experiencing a humanitarian crisis
McALLEN, June 22 - In the past few weeks, the Rio Grande Valley has experienced a humanitarian crisis as a surge of children and families crossing over from Central America have overwhelmed our communities.
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  Raudel Garza: A Father’s Day tribute to my Dad
HARLINGEN, June 15 - My Dad, Basilio, was born in a small rural community in Nuevo Leon, close to Monterrey. He was born a twin. His brother, Silvestre, my uncle, lives in Pharr.
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  Hinojosa: A Father's Day Letter to my Daughter
McALLEN, June 15 - At its recent state convention in Fort Worth, the Texas Republican Party adopted a platform that includes mental health treatment, known as "reparative therapy," for gays and lesbians.
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  Lucio: Keep Texas children fit, focused, and fed this summer
BROWNSVILLE, June 6 - For many young Texans, the summer break from school is a time of relaxation and frivolity.
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  Mounce: Ukraine and Latin America: Goose and Gander?
EDINBURG, May 18 - Ukraine and Latin America? Any connections? Come on! Any faithful reader by now knows I can squeeze out a reference to Mexico or the rest of Latin America from most news stories.
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  López: Mujeres in Texas History
SAN ANTONIO, May 12 - Mother’s Day was first officially celebrated in the U.S. in 1914. Mothers are remembered for their important role as diligent homemakers on this special day of the year.
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  Hinojosa: Investing in Texas’ transportation system is an economic and social imperative
AUSTIN, May 8 - By now, it's no secret - Texas roads and highways need fixing.
   
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Mounce: Grand Debate on the Rio Grande

Castro: Ahlenius is right about border region being trampled on

Harrington: Honoring Labor struggles through ethical shopping and advocacy

Guzman, Galindo: This Labor Day, let us reflect on unpaid labor in the Rio Grande Valley

López: It’s Labor Day, Thanks to Unions

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