MCALLEN, RGV - Dismissing claims there is a crisis on the border, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling placed a big emphasis on border security in his State of the City address on Tuesday. More than 1,000 people attended the event, which...
Donald Trump lied in his speech on Tuesday. He lied about immigrants. He lied about his border wall. And he lied about my hometown of El Paso, Texas. El Paso was one of the safest cities in the U.S. long...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Visiting state legislators and their staff fly into Valley International Airport this afternoon for the 22nd Valley Legislative Tour. This year’s event, spread over four days and focusing on Hidalgo and Starr counties, is possibly the biggest...
MCALLEN, Texas - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling was praised at national meeting of Index, the maquiladora trade association, in Mexico City for “standing up to President Trump.” At a McAllen Economic Development Corporation board meeting on Thursday, Index Reynosa President...
MCALLEN, RGV - Thousands of Rio Grande Valley residents vociferously made their opinions known about President Donald Trump and his proposed border wall, in one of the largest displays of civic protest seen in the region for many years.  On...
MISSION, Texas - Elected officials from South Texas were disappointed they did not get a chance to talk to President Trump during his visit to the border region on Thursday. Instead, they had to make do with a roundtable discussion...
AUSTIN, Texas - All this talk of a national emergency caused by a border security crisis makes this the perfect time for residents who live on the frontera to take control of the narrative.  This is the view of state...
HIDALGO, RGV - City of Hidalgo tourism officials are going to connect with the developers of the Go Explore RGV website and mobile app after learning their historic district is not listed. Over the past few years, Hidalgo economic development leaders...
(The above photo shows Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell at his re-election announcement event. Photo: Ron Whitlock/Ron Whitlock Reports) HARLINGEN, RGV - Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell has urged cities across the Rio Grande Valley to support the legislative agenda of UTRGV...
South Texas lost one of its most notable sons. Brownsville’s Frank Yturria, left a legacy of service for future generations to follow. He was a rancher, oilman, conservationist, public servant, humanitarian, banker and veterinarian— at 95, took his last ride into...

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