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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.
  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.
    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.
    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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  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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  Barnes and Villalba will meet after all
PHARR, April 9 - McAllen/Hidalgo County Tea Party President Jim Barnes will meet with state Rep. Jason Villalba after all.
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  Acevedo: Some Insights on the Regionalization of the Rio Grande Valley
WACO, March 31 - I am impressed with Texas State Representative Bobby Guerra’s vision and pronouncement about the Rio Grande Valley finally becoming a “region.”
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  Election 2014 - Valley Primary Wrap-Up
EDINBURG, March 5 - Guardian staff provides a wrap up on Tuesday’s Primary Election results in the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Texas Ranger: Valley is no more corrupt than any other region
HARLINGEN, March 3 - A major in the Texas Rangers’ public corruption unit says he does not believe there is any more public corruption in the Rio Grande Valley than there is in other parts of Texas.
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  Wendy Davis meets with leading Valley women
PHARR, March 2 - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis wants leading women from the Rio Grande Valley to inform her on what really matters in the arenas of education, healthcare, particularly women’s health, and economic development.
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  Canales: Texans will judge Greg Abbott by the company he keeps
EDINBURG, February 26 - As a child my grandmother would often tell me, "Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres", which translates into, “You can judge a man by the company he keeps."
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  Vote harvesting via adult day care centers takes a hit
PHARR, February 23 - Cutting a deal with an adult day care center owner can be one of the most productive vote harvesting operations an unscrupulous political candidate can undertake.
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  Report: Valley has highest concentration of Hispanic voters in Texas
McALLEN, February 21 - There is a big difference between the total number of Hispanics living in the Rio Grande Valley and the number that are U.S. citizens, a new report shows.
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  Candidate forum will be LIVE on TV and Radio
WESLACO, February 17 - The only live TV and Radio candidate forum in the Rio Grande Valley this primary election season takes place in Weslaco on February 18.
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  Gower: Leticia, Wendy, can learn from this Valley race
PHARR, February 17 - Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte should pay close attention to a Texas House campaign that has had little media attention thus far.
   
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Last Updated: Monday, September 22, 2014 14:47

Hinojosa: I am surprised Congress' approval rating is as high as 7 percent

Abbott: I can win, or come close to winning, the Rio Grande Valley

Cornyn: Party of Ideas - A Republican Blueprint for Governing

Rodríguez: Promote, not suppress, the vote

Top Valley Republican endorses Van de Putte

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