MISSION, RGV - State Rep. Terry Canales announced Thursday a new interim charge from House Speaker Joe Straus – studying the impact Mexico’s much anticipated energy reforms will have on Texas. Canales, a member of the House Energy Resources Committee, made...
WACO, Texas - Sometimes, the inability to get things done in Washington almost defies belief. In many instances, hard choices have to be made, with intense disagreement about how to allocate scarce resources. Other times, deeply seated philosophical differences about the...
WACO, Texas - Texas oil production has staged a remarkable comeback over the past few years, and the size and speed of the upswing are impressive and surprising to many people (including me). I get asked a lot of questions about...
WESLACO, RGV – A new highway in Mexico may never enter the U.S., but it is taking Dr. Luis Ribera, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural economist in Weslaco, on the road. Because the highway will bring a flood...
WACO, Texas - Tensions have escalated in Iraq, with the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, which is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) capturing territory and laying siege to...
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, RGV - On the eve of his group’s annual conference, the outgoing president of the South Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association says more attention needs to be paid to the importance of trade with Mexico. Zapata...
PHARR, June 7 - Big box retail project executives are fulsome in their praise of Pharr City Manager Fred Sandoval and the economic development team he has assembled at city hall. Executives associated with the At Home/Garden Ridge project says...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Brownsville stands at the center of the Eagle Ford and Burgos Basin shale activity and could benefit hugely if Mexico decides to export surplus natural gas, says a Mexican energy expert. Dr. George Baker, a policy analyst at...
WACO, Texas - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Clean Power Plan proposal aimed at cutting carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants. Reaction to the proposed rule has been all over the map (as expected). Much of the heated...
McALLEN, RGV- RGV Focus has welcomed a decision by three state agencies to award funds to build two career and technical education early college high schools in the Rio Grande Valley. South Texas College partnered Mission CISD and Weslaco ISD to...

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