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Leaders from the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops toured the new Border Patrol immigrant detention center in McAllen on Tuesday. Bishop Daniel Flores said it is a big improvement on the old detention center.
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Sister Norma Pimentel of RGV Catholic Charities says the number of mothers and children from Central America passing through the group’s refugee center at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen has spiked again. The Obama Administration has been saying that the numbers of immigrants being apprehended was on the wane.
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State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa discusses the proposed hospital district for Hidalgo County with OWLS leader Fern McClaugherty at a Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday. At the meeting, commissioners agreed to a seven member board for the hospital district, with five of the slots controlled by the Court and two by local cities.
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Mission Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas says his public criticism of a proposed hospital district for Hidalgo County has had the desired effect. He said proponents have agreed to his demands that the tax cap be set at 25 cents per $100 property valuation, down from the current 75 cents. Salinas said he is not yet ready to back the project.
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Poll: Most Valley residents feel less safe
Only one in four Rio Grande Valley residents feel safer living on the U.S.-Mexico border today than they did five years ago, according to a new opinion poll.
 
Border refugee crisis is top agenda item at BHC conference
The surge in Central Americans arriving on the southwest border is the number one issue on the agenda for the Border Health Caucus at its annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Mixed reaction to Perry's decision to deploy National Guard
Political reaction to Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops in the Rio Grande Valley has largely broken along political lines, with Republicans supportive and Democrats joining Valley community and business groups in opposition.
 
RSTEC opposes National Guard troop deployment on South Texas border
The Rio South Texas Economic Council has come out against Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops on the Texas-Mexico border.
 
Speaking on border visit, Patrick says he backs National Guard deployment
In a speech Friday in Mission, state Sen. Dan Patrick, the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, said he supported the deployment of the National Guard along the Texas-Mexico border.
 
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Yo Cuento Speaking on border visit, Patrick says he backs National Guard deployment

Lt. Gov. candidate discusses his security plan


business Straus announces joint interim charge to study impact of Mexico's energy reforms

Hearing to be held in Edinburg says state Rep. Terry Canales

features LUPE sends White House its proposals for immigration reform

Group wants Obama to expand deferred action

         
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guest column Cornyn/Cuellar: Texas Must Take Urgent Action on Migrant Children Crisis

More viewpoints on today's big national story


veterans Salazar: RGV would also like a visit by acting VA Secretary

American GI Forum leader pushes for Veterans Hospital


border life Acevedo: A Brief History of the Rio Grande Valley, Part I

Guardian columnist discusses a region he knows well


         
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education Castañeda praises PSJA ahead of key adult basic education meeting

Border leader appointed to TWC's Adult Education & Literacy Advisory Committee


healthcare Border refugee crisis is top agenda item at BHC conference

9th annual gathering taking place in Washington, D.C.


arts López: What we owe our Tejano ancestors and their descendants

Guardian columnist calls for change mainstream in history books


         
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green Herweck: Inviting industrial pollution to the Rio Grande Valley

A Sierra Club perspective on LNG production


media Poll: Most Valley residents feel less safe

Latest Pulse of the Valley survey is released


Mexico welcomes court ruling in case of youth killed by Border Patrol agent

Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca died in 2010


         
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Guardian profiles non-profits along Texas-Mexico border


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Blanca Isela Zumaya reporta desde McAllen


green Mixed reaction to Perry's decision to deploy National Guard

Continuing coverage of the big border story of the year


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Rep. Gutiérrez: US drug use fans border crisis

Obama slows drive for legal power to deport migrant kids

Court halts denial of licenses for Arizona immigrants

South Texas shows drama behind illegal immigration

The Unnecessary Expense of Immigrant Detention






 
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Donna leaders seek plans for bridge inspection station

Health care business accused of Medicare fraud; prosecutors move to seize assets

ACLU: Woman settles suit with UMC over cavity search during border stop

YISD: Lower Valley schools have lowest enrollment, district needs $72.3 million in repairs

El Paso's CFO/deputy city manager resigns

 

One dead as powerful typhoon hits Japan's Okinawa

Israel launches military offensive in Gaza

In France, boys will be boys

Oklahoma town divided on influx of immigrant kids to Army base

Google tracking video streaming speeds by ISP

United Nations recognizes same-sex marriages of all staffers

Alfredo Di Stéfano: epic trajectory of the Blond Arrow

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Supreme dump: Court expands reach of Hobby Lobby on eve of holiday weekend

Behind Harry Reid’s war against the Koch brothers

     
 
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Bill Powers and the Sad State of Texas Politics

Gov. Perry Urges Congress To Put Pressure On Mexico To Curtail Flow Of Immigrants To U.S.

AgriLife Extension Says Texas Pecan Yield Recovering From Drought

Despite Success, Some Shortcomings in Texas Higher Ed

In Border Crisis, Perry Finds a Political Advantage

Cigarroa: Communication Problems Led to Powers Decision

Perry Seeks Private Talk With Obama About Border Crisis

State Halts Foster Care Placements With Contractor

State Bar Moves Ahead on Grievance Against Anthony Graves' Prosecutor

The Brief: Cigarroa and Powers — A Broken Relationship

 

In Mexico, water fight underscores distrust of government

     
 
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