President Obama has nominated Maria Echaveste, a former Clinton White House official, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, the birthplace of her parents. A native of South Texas, her migrant farm worker family moved to California when she was young. The White House said Echaveste understands U.S.-Mexico trade and commerce alliances.
Marvin Netz, a resident of Alamo, was one of a dozen or so Hidalgo County residents to speak against a 26 percent tax increase being considered by South Texas College. The second public hearing about the tax rate was held in McAllen on Thursday evening. At the first, Netz reached into his pocket and threw his money on the boardroom table.
State Rep. Armando “Mando” Martinez will be holding his annual March for Education event in Weslaco on Saturday. There will be a raffle for backpacks and school supplies. Martinez is pictured with a plaque he received from IDEA Public Schools at a ribbon-cutting Thursday for the new IDEA Weslaco Pike Academy & College Prep.
Former La Joya Mayor and Hidalgo County Clerk Billy Leo is to receive the Ann Richards Award at Hidalgo County’s Noche Azul Dinner at the Valencia Event Center in McAllen this evening. Statewide candidates John Cook, who is running for Land Commissioner, and Mike Collier, who is running for Comptroller, are slated to attend.
Destaca Egidio Torre bondades de Tamaulipas El gobernador del estado, Egidio Torre Cantú resalto frente al presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto y del secretario de Hacienda y Crédito Publico, Luis Videgaray, las bondades de esta entidad en materia de infraestructura, social y energética.
UNICEF visita albergue de niños migrantes en Reynosa Integrantes de U.S. Fund for UNICEF realizaron una vista a las instalaciones del Centro de Atención a Menores Fronterizos (CAMEF) ubicado en esta ciudad fronteriza así como a la central de autobuses y sus alrededores con el objetivo de conocer algunos puntos relacionados con el fenómeno migratorio.
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Video about a new gas pipeline going through Starr County to Mexico