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  Niederstrasser: The Warren Warning
EDINBURG, November 17 - The current mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, won the mayoral election there on November 5, 2013 by a landslide, receiving over 73 percent of the vote.
  Border senators welcome decision to study impact of Mexico's energy expansion
AUSTIN, August 8 - Following a similar move in the House by Speaker Joe Straus, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has asked a Senate panel to study the potential impact of Mexico’s energy reforms on Texas.
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    Audit: GLO spent $1.6 million repairing homes not eligible for Dolly assistance
WESLACO, August 3 - The Office of Inspector General at HUD wants the State of Texas to pay back $1.6 million that it believes was used to repair 15 homes that were not eligible for Hurricane Dolly disaster assistance.
    Perryman: Water Worries
WACO, July 24 - One of the biggest challenges facing Texas is the supply of fresh water. In some parts of the state, there have been notable improvements since the historic drought of 2011, but in others, the situation remains critical.
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    Herweck: Inviting industrial pollution to the Rio Grande Valley
McALLEN, July 20 - The first thing you notice are the roiling orange flames spewing out of slender pipes, creating a black smoke that dilutes into the brownish air above.
    Santa Ana: Navigating Mexico’s new superhighway and its potential boon to RGV
WESLACO, June 20 – A new highway in Mexico may never enter the U.S., but it is taking Dr. Luis Ribera, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural economist in Weslaco, on the road.
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  Niederstrasser: The Warren Warning
EDINBURG, November 17 - The current mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, won the mayoral election there on November 5, 2013 by a landslide, receiving over 73 percent of the vote.
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  Border senators welcome decision to study impact of Mexico's energy expansion
AUSTIN, August 8 - Following a similar move in the House by Speaker Joe Straus, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has asked a Senate panel to study the potential impact of Mexico’s energy reforms on Texas.
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  Audit: GLO spent $1.6 million repairing homes not eligible for Dolly assistance
WESLACO, August 3 - The Office of Inspector General at HUD wants the State of Texas to pay back $1.6 million that it believes was used to repair 15 homes that were not eligible for Hurricane Dolly disaster assistance.
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  Perryman: Water Worries
WACO, July 24 - One of the biggest challenges facing Texas is the supply of fresh water. In some parts of the state, there have been notable improvements since the historic drought of 2011, but in others, the situation remains critical.
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  Herweck: Inviting industrial pollution to the Rio Grande Valley
McALLEN, July 20 - The first thing you notice are the roiling orange flames spewing out of slender pipes, creating a black smoke that dilutes into the brownish air above.
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  Santa Ana: Navigating Mexico’s new superhighway and its potential boon to RGV
WESLACO, June 20 – A new highway in Mexico may never enter the U.S., but it is taking Dr. Luis Ribera, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural economist in Weslaco, on the road.
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  Vela, Lucio, welcome FAA's environmental statement on SpaceX project
BROWNSVILLE, May 29 - Congressman Filemon Vela and state Sen. Eddie Lucio have welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s environmental impact statement for the SpaceX private rocket launch project for Boca Chica Beach.
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  Darling: Fish kill highlights need for Rio Grande emergency plan
McALLEN, May 15 - The recent fish kill in the Rio Grande led to fears the river had been contaminated, which in turn led to Valley residents rushing to the stores to bulk buy bottled water.
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  Officials: Port Mansfield is in dire straits
MISSION, May 11 - The biggest challenge facing sea ports in the Rio Grande Valley is lack of funding for maintenance dredging, members of Congress have been told.
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  Canon: Commuter rail viable between downtown McAllen and UTPA
EDINBURG, May 8 - A top Rio Grande Valley transportation official says a commuter rail line between downtown McAllen and UT-Pan American in Edinburg is economically viable right now.
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  RGRWA working with Governor's Office on four major Valley water projects
WESLACO, May 8 - The Rio Grande Regional Water Authority is working with Governor Rick Perry’s Office on four major water conservation and treatment projects.
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  Judge: FEMA could still declare Hidalgo County a flood zone
EDINBURG, February 25 - Hidalgo County could still be classified a flood zone by FEMA and thus households and businesses could be susceptible to huge hikes in their insurance premiums.
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  Nicol: Sierra Club hopes Johnson's visit is more than a photo-op
McALLEN, January 20 - Incoming Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson’s visits to McAllen and Tucson offers a great opportunity for the DHS Chief to see firsthand the impacts of his Department’s actions upon borderlands residents and ecosystems.
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  Miller: Ice-Bound in Drought-Stricken Texas
We should have driven south. Or west. End of story.
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  Nicol: A new wall through El Paso’s historic heart
EL PASO, November 30 - The condemnation suit has been filed and construction crews are staging. Another section of border wall will soon stand beside the Rio Grande.
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  Herweck: Sierra Club has serious concerns about Prop. 1 on McAllen ballot
McALLEN, October 15 - Dear Mayor Darling and Commissioners Salinas, Ramirez, Pebley, Ingram, Crane, and Whitacre.
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  Miller: Is Nothing Sacred? Fracking and Chaco Culture National Historic Park
CLAREMONT, August 11 - The falcon flew low and fast over Strawberry Rock, an outcropping high above the Rio Brazos Valley, just east of Chama, New Mexico.
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  Guerra to host town hall meeting on state water policy
EDINBURG, October 14 - State Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra is urging Rio Grande Valley citizens to attend a town hall meeting on state water policy in Edinburg on Tuesday and then vote “yes” in November to Proposition 6.
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  Nicol: Ted’s Tea Party Shutdown Hurts South Texas Wildlife
McALLEN, October 13 - Furious that the partial shutdown of the federal government included the National Monument that he wanted to visit, Texas Republican Representative Randy Neugebauer gained a degree of infamy when news cameras caught him berating a National Park Service employee.
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  Miller: ‘Border Surge’ is bad for environment and civic health
CLAREMONT, Calif., July 5 - Borders are contested zones, spaces where two differing forces meet.
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  Herweck: Senate Immigration Bill Hits the Texas Border Hard
McALLEN, July 2 - Another migrant falls victim to the South Texas heat and dies alone in the barren ranchlands of Brooks County.
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  Darling: Why don't we purchase a reservoir in Chihuahua?
McALLEN, July 1 - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling has come up with a novel way of overcoming the South Texas drought – purchase a large reservoir in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
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  Sierra Club: More border walls is not the answer
HIDALGO, June 22 - The Sierra Club has denounced plans to build hundreds of miles of additional border walls, saying the only place left to add more barriers is through wildlife refuges and private property along the Rio Grande in Texas.
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  Manned watchtower on Rio Grande said to be deterring smugglers
HIDALGO, June 12 - When a Rio Grande Valley irrigation district threatened to hire private security guards to protect its riverside pump station from vandalism and theft, Border Patrol intervened.
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  Study to be undertaken on whether to train produce inspectors
AUSTIN, June 7 - State Rep. Bobby Guerra had to scale back legislation deemed important by cities and international bridge boards along the South Texas border because of the Texas House’s aversion to legislation with a fiscal note.
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  Perryman: $2 Billion Well Spent
WACO, June 2 - A few weeks ago, as the Texas legislative session began to wind down without a major move to ensure the adequacy of the state’s future water supplies, the volume of questions and concerns about what would happen if we began to run short cranked up.
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  United ISD wins praise for launching Oil and Gas Program
LAREDO, June 1, 2013 - State Sen. Juan Hinojosa sponsored a resolution this legislative session that requests the creation of a joint interim committee to study education policy as it relates to developing a skilled workforce.
   
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Niederstrasser: The Warren Warning

Border senators welcome decision to study impact of Mexico's energy expansion

Audit: GLO spent $1.6 million repairing homes not eligible for Dolly assistance

Perryman: Water Worries

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