WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions at the land borders with Mexico and Canada starting in November for fully vaccinated travelers, the Department of Homeland Security has announced. The news was greeted with rejoice in border...
It is with sadness that we share the news that Mr. Jesús “Jesse” S. Treviño, former chair of the IDRA Board of Directors, passed away last week surrounded by family. His commitment to education and empowering children was a...
PORT ISABEL, Texas - This year is the 175th anniversary of a war that shaped the destiny of both the United States and Mexico. The U.S.-Mexico War of 1846-48 started in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and for this...
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 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, 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...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley is much more than an immigration crisis and it is time its leaders correct that false narrative. This is the view of Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal. “The Rio Grande Valley,...
“Sir, that we have never dreamt of incorporating into our Union any but the Caucasian race…  To incorporate Mexico would incorporate an Indian race…  These Mexicans would be equal to the people of the United States. I protest against...
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar is predicting a great Christmas for border communities now that the land ports of entry are being re-opened to Mexican visa holders.  Mexican nationals who do not work in so-called “essential” industries have...
PHARR, Texas - Vanguard Academy hosted a 20th Anniversary of Remembering 9/11 Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11. The event was held at Vanguard’s new Van Gogh Campus on West Moore Road in Pharr. Organized by Rey Perez, a U.S. history...

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