Sometime between now and Dec. 7, when the current appropriation for the Department of Homeland Security will expire, Congress needs to provide the agency with another’s year’s funds. A single word has become a sticking point for the politicians who...
“Que Viva” means “long may she live! “Malinalli” is a woman--and a musical. A new one, a unique one, an original one. Book, music and lyrics are by Dr. Robert Paul Moreira, Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program, University of...
EDINBURG, RGV - Richard Cortez, the incoming Hidalgo County Judge, is the special guest for our next LIVE at Bob’s show from Bob’s Steak & Chop House in Edinburg. The event takes place Tuesday, Nov. 27, starting at 11:30 a.m....
As if given the power to look into the future, a short story written by author Rudy Ruiz describes the policies affecting the border between the United States and México. While diving deep into “Vexing Gifts,” the reader might think...
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...

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