MCALLEN, Texas - U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez has become one of the first members of Congress to call on Texas Governor Greg Abbott to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order. Such an order would basically close all non-essential businesses and prohibit...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Giving the keynote address at a recent Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Luncheon, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spoke for just over 15 minutes, with five minutes devoted to border security and zero to border...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - When the Hanna High School Varsity Men's Choir sung for him during his State of the City address, Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez had to turn away because he did not want the audience to see how...
(Editor’s Note: This article highlights World War II’s Mexican Farm Labor Agreement between the U.S. and the Republic of Mexico. As background, the following details are provided on the U.S. labor force.) Labor Day began during the late 1800’s to...
McALLEN, RGV - Two of the best known groups that focus on border trade and improving infrastructure at land ports of entry have very different attitudes towards Donald Trump. The Texas Border Coalition says it would be pleased to have...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio is one of three members of Congress to introduce a House Resolution “reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States­-Mexico partnership.” The others are Reps. Eliot Engel of New...
Viernes Santo: Holy or “Good” Friday. Sábado de Gloria: Glorious Saturday. Christ crucified and buried is often more important to some in Mexico, it seems, than Christ resurrected from the dead on Easter Sunday. The procession started at the Cathedral...
LAS VEGAS, New Mexico - At present there are many concurrent and integrated social issues affecting the lower Texas Rio Grande Valley. Immigration, low educational attainment at all levels of education, isolation in colonias, low employment, disparities in health, disenfranchisement...
MCALLEN, Texas - Tributes have poured in for two McAllen police officers who were shot and killed on Saturday afternoon. The officers were fatally shot on Saturday by a man who later killed himself after they responded to a domestic...
MISSION, Texas - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats want to undo a provision in coronavirus legislation that bars families with mixed immigration status from receiving stimulus payments from the Internal Revenue Service.  This development was reported by media...

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