Monday's News in Pictures feature includes latest news on the flooding in Edinburg and neighboring communities, and details on upcoming events being held by the Texas Border Coalition, Texas Southmost College and the Texas Veterans Land Board.
EDINBURG, RGV - The University of Texas-Pan American is planning a spectacular evening of the arts this evening to mark the grand opening of its new $42.7 million Performing Arts Complex. The Grand Premier Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and...
With gratitude to God, I am able to announce that conditions are now such that the Catholic churches and mission chapels in the Rio Grande Valley can, on Monday, May 25, 2020, resume the public celebration of Masses and...
In remembering Veterans Day, it’s important to know that Spanish Mexican-descent South Texans have military role models that not only go back to the founding of Texas, but also to the birth of the U.S. itself. Thus, on this, the...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says he does not know if giving financial aid to the Northern Triangle countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala is helping or not. Cornyn spoke about a wide-range of international issues during...
Juan O’Donojú y O’Ryan (1762–1821) served as the Spanish Crown’s last Jefe Político Superior (Viceroy) of New Spain (Mexico). As the king’s agent, he has the distinction of having granted Mexico its independence in 1821. Accepting for the revolutionaries was...
MCALLEN, RGV - The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ research on Texas border colonias found one of the largest digital divides in the country was along the border region. The Dallas Fed argued that broadband access has become essential infrastructure...
MADRID, Spain - At the invitation of the Universidad de Oviedo in Asurias, Spain, I delivered a presentation last month to students, faculty and community individuals on ‘La Epoca Español en Tejas Desde 1528’ (Colonial Spanish Texas Since 1528). The...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Starr County leaders say they want to reopen their international bridges to Mexican shoppers and tourists but, with COVID-19 still a threat, will do so with an abundance of caution. Five of the leaders participated...
MERCEDES, RGV – A local meteorologist says the Rio Grande Valley’s flood control system has improved since 1967’s Hurricane Beulah, but is uncertain if today’s infrastructure can sustain two major storms in a short time period. The United States Section...

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