Born and raised in Laredo, Texas, I consider myself blessed to have been reared in this historically rich “Gateway to Mexico.” In fact, I should say growing up in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo. That’s...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez has honored former Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia on the floor of the House of Representatives. https://youtu.be/BWEOUxJxoeA Here are the congressman's remarks:
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says his support of and vote for the USMCA trade agreement is dependent on improvements in security in Mexico. Specifically, the McAllen Democrat wants Highway 40, the interstate that runs from Monterrey to...
FESTIBA! The International Festival of Books and Arts at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Where else?  The week long tradition, influenced by predecessors, International Week and Pan American Days, just concluded.  It was prophetic and appropriate that a moving...
EDINBURG, RGV - Jerry Brazier is chapter leader of Call to Action-Rio Grande Valley, a group of progressive Catholics concerned with social justice issues and the renewal/reform of the Church.  Brazier said renewal and reform of the Catholic Church began...
MCALLEN, RGV - Dismissing claims there is a crisis on the border, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling placed a big emphasis on border security in his State of the City address on Tuesday. More than 1,000 people attended the event, which...
Donald Trump lied in his speech on Tuesday. He lied about immigrants. He lied about his border wall. And he lied about my hometown of El Paso, Texas. El Paso was one of the safest cities in the U.S. long...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Visiting state legislators and their staff fly into Valley International Airport this afternoon for the 22nd Valley Legislative Tour. This year’s event, spread over four days and focusing on Hidalgo and Starr counties, is possibly the biggest...
MCALLEN, Texas - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling was praised at national meeting of Index, the maquiladora trade association, in Mexico City for “standing up to President Trump.” At a McAllen Economic Development Corporation board meeting on Thursday, Index Reynosa President...
MCALLEN, RGV - Thousands of Rio Grande Valley residents vociferously made their opinions known about President Donald Trump and his proposed border wall, in one of the largest displays of civic protest seen in the region for many years.  On...

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