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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.
  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.
    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.
    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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  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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  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: 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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  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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  Hinojosa laments failure to dissolve McAllen water district
AUSTIN, May 29 - Overall, state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa is very pleased with how the 83rd legislative session turned out.
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  Staples/Rubinstein: Valley Could Face Disastrous Summer
AUSTIN, May 26 - As the record-setting drought continues, the Rio Grande Valley is marching toward a disastrous summer.
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  Verduzco: Children Must Experience Nature in Order to Save It
EDINBURG, May 20 - Think…think… think… but nothing would come to mind; they just couldn’t remember a real experience about the outdoors.
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  Salinas: If You Aren’t a Tree Hugger, Then What Are You?
EDINBURG, May 20 - We went from loving the world to loving ourselves.
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  Tupper: Economic Recklessness on South Padre Island
EDINBURG, May 16 - South Padre Island is being pulled sand grain by sand grain into the Gulf of Mexico. It is estimated that we lose 5-10 feet of the coastline per year.
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  Monjaraz: A United, Sustainable McAllen
EDINBURG, May 15 - Although the City of McAllen has shown a strong commitment to the preservation of a healthy environment, it still needs to support the small businesses that make up the core of its economic vitality in the effort to become a more sustainable city.
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  Ramos: Texas students have right to know about climate change
EDINBURG, May 11 - Climate change will soon become part of the public school curriculum in more than 40 states, but Texas is not one of them.
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  Arjona: Trapped Against the Border Wall
EDINBURG, May 10 - Picture this…your body is covered with dripping sweat. Your lips are peeling, gasping for water to nurture them.
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  Torres: Going to Next Level: New RGV University as an Example for Sustainable Education
EDINBURG, May 5 - For the new university created by the merger of the University of Texas-Pan American and the University of Texas-Brownsville to succeed, it will require a solid foundation, a vision of its own.
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  Davila: Plastic Bag is a Market Failure
EDINBURG, May 1 - When the plastic bag ban was proposed in McAllen, Texas last year, it was shot down without a second glance.
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  Lopez: Climate Change is Impacting Migrant Farm Workers
EDINBURG, April 29 – The rhythm of the crunching dry soil slowed and eventually came to a halt with a big crash.
   
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:34

Judge: FEMA could still declare Hidalgo County a flood zone

Nicol: Sierra Club hopes Johnson's visit is more than a photo-op

Miller: Ice-Bound in Drought-Stricken Texas

Nicol: A new wall through El Paso’s historic heart

Herweck: Sierra Club has serious concerns about Prop. 1 on McAllen ballot

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