EDINBURG, Texas - As COVID-19 continues to sweep through the Rio Grande Valley, the question of whether to reopen the U.S.-Mexico border and in what manner has caused some division among local leaders. Undeniably, cities along the border have been...
MCALLEN, Texas - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling does not think U.S.-Mexico ports of entry will be reopened to “non-essential” travel until the Biden Administration comes into office. On Thursday, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad F....
MCALLEN, Texas - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling is proposing that Mexican shoppers be allowed to cross the border but not the checkpoints 40 miles inland. Darling believes this would boost the border region's economy while at the same time pacifying...
At a recent news conference at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez took umbrage at a question I asked about reopening our international bridges. I asked whether denying Mexican visa holders the opportunity to come and shop...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - On April 6, 1813, Maria Josefa Uribe Gutiérrez de Lara became First Lady of Independent Texas. In gaining that distinction, she actually scored a “double” first. Not only was she the first to fill the position,...
SAN BENITO, RGV - On Saturday, Oct. 14, there will be a ceremony for the unveiling a state historical marker dedicated to the Mexican American victims of the “Matanza” or massacre of 1915 in South Texas. The Matanza was not...
McALLEN, Texas - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling is fed up with all the negative publicity surrounding the Rio Grande Valley perpetrated by certain national politicians and news outlets. At a news conference to announce new non-stop flights between McAllen and...
LOS INDIOS, Texas - As thousands of Central American migrants are on either sides of U.S.-Mexican border before they head to destinations all over the United States, hundreds of their fellow countrymen are waiting to go south. These are not...
EDINBURG, RGV - The Citrus Theater in Edinburg, had it’s grand opening on Friday, January 17, 1941. Seventy-six years later, BUILD RGV is partnering with the owners of the Citrus Theater, the Museum of South Texas History and Socialife News...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Members of Congress visited the STARGATE at UT-Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville on Friday, interested in the program and the group’s collaboration with SpaceX. Congressman Filemon Vela said many people in his district – he represents Brownsville...

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