HARLINGEN, RGV - Texas Regional Bank officially opened its new $55 million corporate headquarters in Harlingen on Thursday evening.  The building is located on the north side of I-2 at Stuart Place Road in western Harlingen. Michael Scaief chairs Texas Regional...
Some market watchers and headlines are heralding recent decisions by the Federal Reserve to slow the rate of increase in the federal funds rate as a major shift in policy. I like what is being done, but I respectfully disagree...
DONNA, RGV - Donna Mayor Rick Morales says fully-loaded trucks should be crossing the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge both northbound and southbound within the next two years.  Morales spoke about the development of his city’s bridge at a groundbreaking ceremony...
WESLACO, RGV - Rio South Texas Economic Council’s efforts to lure European companies to the region could pay off sooner than expected. Stefan Aengenheyster, a director with the Transatlantic Business & Investment Council, said two manufacturing companies from Germany are...
As the numbers for 2018 begin to trickle in, it is becoming increasingly obvious that Texas had a banner year in terms of job creation. Overall, the state economy added 391,800 jobs through the 12 months ending in December 2018....
In 2018, provisions of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act went into effect. The Act simplified some aspects of the federal tax code and restructured tax rates with the purported goal of enhancing economic growth. In particular, the Act...
EDINBURG, RGV – With his first year under his belt as executive director of Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, Joey Treviño says he can look back with a lot of pride at his accomplishments over the past 12 months However, there...
The partial shutdown of the federal government continues. (While it would be good news indeed if it’s reopened by the time you’re reading this, as I am writing both sides are digging in their heels and hardly listening to...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Economic Development Corporation is urging the South Texas congressional delegation to push for ratification of USMCA, the new free trade agreement for the United States, Mexico and Canada. MEDC President Keith Patridge gave a detailed analysis...
MCALLEN, RGV - It will not only be Willacy County that benefits when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes its multi-million dollar dredging work on the Mansfield Cut, says Port Mansfield executive director. Ron Mills says the Port of...

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