WESLACO, RGV - The soon-to-be launched Explore RGV interactive website and mobile app had its origins in efforts by local leaders to counter negative perceptions of the Rio Grande Valley provoked by national politicians and media outlets. The project will...
MCALLEN, RGV - Deploying troops to the border and the associated increase in tensions harms the economy, according to analysis from The Perryman Group.  Active-duty troops have begun to arrive in towns along the US-Mexico border to support border patrol...
MISSION, RGV - Bishop of Brownsville Daniel E. Flores does not want a border wall going through two pieces of Diocese property in Hidalgo County but he may be powerless to stop it happening. The two pieces of property are...
Since the beginning of this past May, visitors crossing the international bridges between Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas would have noticed something different—and alarming. Dozens of people, including women and children, could be seen standing or sitting in the blazing...
Editor's Note: Academics Antonio N. Zavaleta and Mitchell A. Kaplan have penned a 8,000-word essay titled Immigrant Caging on the Texas-Mexico Border.  Introduction BROWNSVILLE, RGV – The Rio Grande Valley consists of the four-southeasternmost counties in Texas, located on the border with Mexico...
MCALLEN, RGV - After suffering the largest earthquake in Mexico in September 2017, a private foundation in Oaxaca will seek support from McAllen and Rio Grande Valley residents, after spreading their art and culture. Noel Sanchez Sarmiento, president of La...
MCALLEN, RGV - When the McAllen Chamber of Commerce hosted La Guelaguetza at the McAllen Performing Arts Center a year ago this month October its staff new they were onto something big. The dancers from Oaxaca were a big hit,...
LAS MILPAS, RGV - Although two Mexican painters didn’t include in their mural the representative church of a community that fought for more than 40 years to have a public library built in Las Milpas, local residents say they...
MCALLEN, RGV - Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, says a new community and respite center could be built in McAllen by the end of 2019. A reception was held at NIU Urban...
PHARR, RGV - Pharr Economic Development Executive Director Victor Perez has been telling reporters for some time that he has some hot news coming out. This week, that news came out: Topgolf has 350 positions to fill for its 50th...

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