Today, Sunday, December 11, should be remembered as a special day in early Texas history. The reason is that on this day in 1811, Lt. Colonel José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara undertook a long and dangerous trip to Washington, D.C....
McALLEN, RGV - Carlos Cascos says when Gov. Greg Abbott appointed him secretary of state he gave him clear instructions to improve Texas’ somewhat strained relationship with Mexico. “The Governor said when it comes to Mexico, do what you have...
EDINBURG, RGV - The 3rd Annual South Texas International Film Festival takes place Sept. 7-9 in Edinburg, with organizers predicting its biggest participation to date. This year, the festival boasts 19 official selections and a range of movies from 16...
LAREDO, Texas - With the purpose of saving paisanos from being victims of fraudulent scams on their way to Mexico during the Holidays, authorities are enforcing the Bienvenido Paisano (Welcome Paisano) campaign. “This bi-national program has been able to educate,...
  Pre-1836 Texas history could offer students in the classroom a unique perspective of a wide array of fascinating people, places, and events. Yet, the Texas State Board of Education refuses to include them just because they don’t fit their Sam...
HARLINGEN, RGV - The border region does not have a problem with spillover violence due to drug cartel activity in Mexico but it should be concerned about spillover corruption, says the secretary of state for Texas. Carlos Cascos spoke in...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen City Commissioners passed a resolution Monday in opposition to one of President Trump’s top issues – border wall. The vote was not unanimous, however. Commission Omar Quintanilla abstained. He explained his position in an interview with...
McALLEN, RGV – The Mexican Consulate in McAllen has announced the inauguration of a defense center dedicated to helping Mexican nationals living in the United States. The instruction to start a defense program came from the Mexican Government. On Friday morning,...
EDINBURG, Texas - Grab and Go sites are popping up all over the Rio Grande Valley, in response to parents being unable to provide food for their children. A list of these sites has been collated by Ruby S. De...
WESLACO, RGV - Fittingly, on the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Dolly, invitations were sent out Tuesday to celebrate the first Rio Grande Valley home to be rebuilt as a result of Round 2 Disaster Recovery Funding. The home belongs to Norma...

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