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  Gutiérrez: Obama puts a human face on immigration issue
HIDALGO, November 21 - U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, who has led the fight for comprehensive immigration reform in the United States, has welcomed President Obama’s executive action.
  Lucio: Texas should re-establish Good Neighbor Commission
PHARR, November 18 - State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., wants to resurrect the Good Neighbor Commission, a state agency that was dissolved in 1978, in order to improve Texas’ relations with Mexico.
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    Abbott: I will be a strong voice for the Rio Grande Valley
AUSTIN, November 17 - On election night, I made a promise to the people of Texas. As governor-elect, I would begin work immediately to keep Texas the beacon of opportunity and the best state in the United States of America.
    Carlos Cascos speaks in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas, November 12 - Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos spoke in the Old Supreme Courtroom at the state Capitol on Tuesday.
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    Ross Ramsey to preview next legislative session
McALLEN, November 10 - What does the Republican landslide victory in Texas mean for the Rio Grande Valley with the 84th legislative session just around the corner?
    Abbott fails to make gains he hoped for in heavily Hispanic RGV
McALLEN, November 5 - Greg Abbott fell a long way short of his stated goal of winning majority support in the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Lucio: Texas should re-establish Good Neighbor Commission
PHARR, November 18 - State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., wants to resurrect the Good Neighbor Commission, a state agency that was dissolved in 1978, in order to improve Texas’ relations with Mexico.
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  Abbott: I will be a strong voice for the Rio Grande Valley
AUSTIN, November 17 - On election night, I made a promise to the people of Texas. As governor-elect, I would begin work immediately to keep Texas the beacon of opportunity and the best state in the United States of America.
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  Carlos Cascos speaks in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas, November 12 - Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos spoke in the Old Supreme Courtroom at the state Capitol on Tuesday.
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  Ross Ramsey to preview next legislative session
McALLEN, November 10 - What does the Republican landslide victory in Texas mean for the Rio Grande Valley with the 84th legislative session just around the corner?
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  Abbott fails to make gains he hoped for in heavily Hispanic RGV
McALLEN, November 5 - Greg Abbott fell a long way short of his stated goal of winning majority support in the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Hinojosa: Voter turnout in RGV is simply not good enough
McALLEN, November 5 - The Rio Grande Valley will never get the state and federal funding it deserves until it votes in as high a percentage as other parts of Texas, says a border congressman.
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  Cascos: Hispanics are a diverse, proud group with differing opinions
BROWNSVILLE, October 29 - We read and hear these phrases in news and political advertisements every day regarding “the Hispanic vote” and “reaching out to Hispanics.”
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  Rogers: Will the next Texas Governor protect low-income families?
SAN BENITO, October 21 - In 2008, I wrote an op-ed piece that appeared in several newspapers and blogs across the country.
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  Mounce: A Woman’s Place is in the House, and the Senate… and the Governor’s Mansion
EDINBURG, October 12 - It is time. We can do it. England did it with Margaret Thatcher. India had a female Chief Executive. Brazil’s President is female--Dilma Rousseff. Germany’s leader is Angel Merkel.
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  Abbott, Davis, offer differing views on immigration issues
HARLINGEN, October 1 - In a televised debate on Tuesday evening, gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis offered sharply contrasting views on two top immigration issues in Texas.
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  Hinojosa: I am surprised Congress' approval rating is as high as 7 percent
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 22 - Gallup’s recent polling shows that Congress’ approval rating is at 7 percent. I am surprised it is that high.
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  Abbott: I can win, or come close to winning, the Rio Grande Valley
McALLEN, September 21 - Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says he aims to win or come close to winning a majority of the votes in the Rio Grande Valley, traditionally a Democratic stronghold.
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  Cornyn: Party of Ideas - A Republican Blueprint for Governing
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 17 - More than a decade since I first arrived in the United States Senate, the chamber has become unrecognizable.
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  Rodríguez: Promote, not suppress, the vote
AUSTIN, September 16 - Now that Labor Day has passed, campaign season is in full swing. However, instead of making it easier to vote, the state's leadership has made it more difficult. Consequently, there are several issues that impact voters this year.
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  Top Valley Republican endorses Van de Putte
MISSION, August 16 - Mission Mayor Norberto ‘Beto’ Salinas, who usually backs Republicans in statewide races, says he is endorsing Democrat Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor.
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  Perry has never helped border, Shapleigh tells Iowa paper
EL PASO, July 24 - Former state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh has written to the Des Moines Register, the top newspaper in Iowa, to blast Texas Gov. Rick Perry's record on assisting the Texas-Mexico border region.
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  Valley leaders visit D.C. to discuss surge in immigration
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24 - More than a dozen Rio Grande Valley leaders, led by Sister Norma Pimentel, visited Washington, D.C. on Thursday to discuss the so-called crisis on the border.
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  Speaking on border visit, Patrick says he backs National Guard deployment
MISSION, July 21 - 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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  Mounce: Chickens Roosting, Chickens Attacking, and Chicken Hawks
EDINBURG, June 29 - Here at “home” - wherever home may be, the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, or elsewhere - international events can be perplexing.
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  Hispanic Republicans urged to switch parties
AUSTIN, June 10 - Given what happened with the vote on immigration reform at the Texas GOP Convention last weekend, Hispanic Republicans are being urged to ditch their party and join the Democratic ranks.
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  Davis: Abbott should drop legal fight against South Texas school districts
McALLEN, June 2 - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott should stop his legal fight with McAllen ISD and other South Texas school districts over funding levels, says his gubernatorial opponent.
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  Davis: South Texas deserves a bigger slice of Enterprise Fund pie
McALLEN, June 1 - Texas Enterprise Fund should be used to lure companies to regions such as the Rio Grande Valley not just the big metropolitan areas like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.
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  Phillips, Vale, say they are backing Van de Putte for Lt. Gov.
MISSION, May 30 - Two prominent business leaders in the Rio Grande Valley have thrown their weight behind Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor.
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  Alonzo: Connecting Castro, farm workers and the swing states
AUSTIN, May 28 - In all of the analysis on the political ramifications of Julian Castro’s appointment to President Obama’s Cabinet, few commentators have focused on South Texas’ connections to the battleground states.
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  Alameel: We need to build more oil refineries in South Texas
ELSA, May 26 - The likely Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate wants to see more oil refineries built on the South Texas coast in order to take advantage of shale extraction in Eagle Ford Shale and the Burgos Basin in Mexico.
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  Davis: Trade with Mexico will be a top priority
McALLEN, May 25 - If elected governor of Texas, state Senator Wendy Davis will work tirelessly to improve trading relations with Mexico, including investing in infrastructure at border ports of entry.
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  Republicans and Democrats alike praise Castro nomination
SAN ANTONIO, May 24 - Democrats and Republicans alike welcomed President Obama’s nomination on Friday of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to be the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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  Salinas: No mayor could have prevented Panama Unit going rogue
MISSION, May 3 - Mission Mayor Norberto Salinas has dismissed claims from his challengers that he could have done more to prevent the Panama Unit, a narcotics task force comprising Mission police officers and Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies, from going rogue.
   
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Lucio: Texas should re-establish Good Neighbor Commission

Abbott fails to make gains he hoped for in heavily Hispanic RGV

Carlos Cascos speaks in Austin

Ross Ramsey to preview next legislative session

Abbott: I will be a strong voice for the Rio Grande Valley

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