WASHINGTON, D.C. - On August 10th and 11th the Border Trade Alliance sponsored a virtual two-day conference called Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border, hosted by the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Each year the border conference...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - A veteran economic development leader says Rio Grande City has all the ingredients to grow as big as the city he once managed - McAllen, Texas. Jose (Joe) Escamilla served as city manager of McAllen...
On behalf of the great city of Rio Grande City, a great place to live, to work and to forge the American Dream, thank you for joining us today.  At every corner throughout Starr County and beyond its boundaries, I...
MISSION, Texas - The leadership team at Valley Baptist Retreat in Mission recently held a fiesta to thank Department of Homeland Security employees working in the Rio Grande Valley. Operation Border Blessing attracted more than 500 families, for whom at...
EDINBURG, Texas - Edinburg, county seat of Hidalgo County, Texas, wasted no time in celebrating the newest national holiday, Juneteenth.  Morning presentations stressed the importance of that first event in Galveston, on June 19, 1865—more than two years after President...
HIDALGO, Texas - Residents living on the Mexican and Canadian borders have voiced their anger at DHS's decision to keep land ports of entries closed for another month to so-called 'non-essential' travel. The land ports have been closed to...
MCALLEN, Texas - The Democratic Party’s chances of holding on two key congressional seats in the Rio Grande Valley will be severely dented if President Biden does not reopen land ports of entry to Mexican visa holders soon. This is...
SAN JUAN, Texas - Four border community groups have issued a response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s proclamation that the border region is a disaster. In a proclamation of their own, the four groups, La Unión del Pueblo Entero, Angry Tias...
EDINBURG, Texas - Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez wishes Gov. Greg Abbott would spend as much time pushing to get land ports of entry fully re-opened as he does opining that border region is a humanitarian crisis. On Tuesday, Abbott...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three U.S. Senators have sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging him to commit to a timeframe to lift COVID-related travel restrictions on non-essential traffic through land ports of entry. In the...

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