SAN BENITO, Texas - To help promote Census 2020, the City of San Benito is hosting a block party for local residents. Along with Starr County, San Benito is believed to have been the Rio Grande Valley community to have...
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 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...
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....
The Rio Grande Guardian is proud to announce another noteworthy event in collaboration with the Olof Palme Center for Analysis and Research on Peace, Security and Development in Mexico City.  On Tuesday, Jan. 19, we are co-hosting “North American Relations...
LAREDO, Texas - South Texas Congressmen Henry Cuellar and Vicente Gonzalez have given their opinions on when the U.S.-Mexico land ports to entry will be reopened to so-called “non-essential” travel. Gonzalez said he believes the bridges will be reopened to...
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says he and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn have asked Customs and Border Protection to report on the financial impact of border bridges being closed to “non-essential” travel. Shoppers, tourists and even those who...
MCALLEN, Texas - In percentage terms, the Rio Grande Valley outperformed the state of Texas as a whole for sales tax revenue collections over the past year. The numbers are put out by the Texas Comptroller’s Office and analyzed for...
LAREDO, Texas - Congressman Henry Cuellar says he has secured passage of the United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act.  The Laredo Democrat said the bill, otherwise known as H.R. 133, is designed to bolster professional development and economic growth in both...
MCALLEN, Texas - Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council President Jim Darling paid tribute to Dr. Shirley A. Reed, the retiring founder president of South Texas College, at a board of directors meeting.   Along with LRGVDC Executive Director Manuel Cruz,...

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