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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - A veteran economic development leader says Rio Grande City has all the ingredients to grow as big as the city he once managed - McAllen, Texas. Jose (Joe) Escamilla served as city manager of McAllen...
On behalf of the great city of Rio Grande City, a great place to live, to work and to forge the American Dream, thank you for joining us today.  At every corner throughout Starr County and beyond its boundaries, I...
MISSION, Texas - The leadership team at Valley Baptist Retreat in Mission recently held a fiesta to thank Department of Homeland Security employees working in the Rio Grande Valley. Operation Border Blessing attracted more than 500 families, for whom at...
EDINBURG, Texas - Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez wishes Gov. Greg Abbott would spend as much time pushing to get land ports of entry fully re-opened as he does opining that border region is a humanitarian crisis. On Tuesday, Abbott...
WESLACO, Texas - Numerous U.S.-Mexico border institutions and elected officials have written to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to urge the re-opening of land ports of entry to so-called non-essential travelers. International bridges connecting the U.S. to Mexico and the...

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