WESLACO, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley Partnership wants to know how it can help the Governor’s Office bring “economic powerhouses” to the South Texas border region. In a Zoom conversation just before the holiday season, attorney Amanda Saldaña asked...
Without question, 2020 will be remembered as the year of the coronavirus.  The public health crisis and resultant economic calamity have had wide ranging implications throughout the whole of society.  The encouraging trajectory of the U.S. economy as the year dawned...
To say that 2020 has been a rough year is an extreme understatement.  The pandemic and actions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 have been disruptive and, in many cases, devastating.  Millions have slipped into poverty, are now food insecure...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - As the only commercial water way on the U.S-Mexican border, the Port of Brownsville will continue playing a significant role in the local, state and national economies, its director said. Eduardo 'Eddie' Campirano, the port’s boss, said...
PHARR, Texas - The $1.4 trillion omnibus spending package Congress has just passed includes an extension of the Donation Acceptance Program (DAP) and that pleases the Border Trade Alliance (BTA). DAP enables U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the...
MCALLEN, Texas - McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez says Anzalduas International Bridge will be “game changer” for the Rio Grande Valley and the state of Texas - once it can take trucks carrying cargo. At the moment, Anzalduas can take...
For small businesses across the Lower Rio Grande Valley District, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in history.  Despite the coronavirus pandemic, small business owners have been resilient, pivoting, and adapting their business models to navigate continually...
EDINBURG, Texas - Healthcare is the largest private industry in Hidalgo County, employing 8,000 workers. This piece of information and other key data points were provided by Brian Kelsey, assistant city manager for the City of Edinburg during a webinar...
SAN JUAN, Texas - San Antonio born businessman Al Treviño has won praise for opening a Sonic Drive-In in San Juan that is different to anything else in the country.  Located on Highway 495, it is the first new Sonic...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas- While many industries struggled in 2020 due to the global pandemic, the Port of Brownsville managed to stay afloat and even experienced growth.  Eduardo A. Campirano, port director and CEO, spoke to Rio Grande Guardian Editor-in-Chief Steve Taylor about...

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