are Texas state senators. Nelson (pictured) is a Republican from Flower Mound, Texas, chairs the Senate Committee on Finance. Hinojosa, a Democrat from McAllen, Texas, is vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.
The Rio Grande Guardian was the first online newspaper to launch on the South Texas border, starting out in July, 2005. It is still the market leader, setting the pace and breaking news often before traditional media outlets.