MCALLEN, Texas - One of the Rio Grande Valley’s oldest charitable organizations is celebrating 100 years of serving the community.  The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, or simply the Elks, of McAllen will commemorate its centennial on Dec. 28...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Jordana Barton has reassured the Rio Grande Valley that she will continue to work to eliminate the region’s digital divide. After championing the cause for many years while a senior advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of...
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, Texas - An upcoming webinar involving experts from the United States, Canada and Mexico feature a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for North America stemming from the U.S. presidential election. The event, hosted the Olof Palme Center in...
MISSION, Texas - State Sen. Juan Hinojosa says Gov. Greg Abbott can and is helping to get the international bridges fully open in South Texas so the border economy can rebound. Land ports of entry on the northern and southern...
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...
LAREDO, Texas - A border congressman believes land port of entries could be partially re-opened on Oct. 21 to allow in Mexican shoppers and tourists - if border communities want them to be. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has devised a...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The director of the Mexico Institute says he does not see land ports of entry being fully reopened until a vaccine for COVID-19 is widely available. Duncan Wood spoke about the current travel ban in operation in...
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - South Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty says he has received a petition from Mexican nationals asking why they cannot visit their properties on the island. Currently, there is a travel ban on Mexican tourists and...
SAN JUAN, Texas - Sister Norma Pimentel says impediments to immigration and economic activity between the United States and Mexico need to be relaxed, with border security moved 25 miles inland to checkpoints such as Sarita and Falfurrias. The executive...

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