WESLACO, Texas - Numerous U.S.-Mexico border institutions and elected officials have written to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to urge the re-opening of land ports of entry to so-called non-essential travelers. International bridges connecting the U.S. to Mexico and the...
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. - 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...
SAN BENITO, RGV - On Saturday, Oct. 14, there will be a ceremony for the unveiling a state historical marker dedicated to the Mexican American victims of the “Matanza” or massacre of 1915 in South Texas. The Matanza was not...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Concerned about a sharp uptick in COVID-19 cases, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., has closed county parks and county beach access areas, the county’s health authority has announced. Treviño said the closures include: Isla Blanca Park,...
In today's News in Pictures we focus on Edinburg, Texas. Edinburg Mayor Richard García will deliver his annual State of the City Address today at Edinburg Municipal Auditorium. He is expected to announce more big economic development news.
ROMA, Texas - The lyrics at the beginning of the accompanying video for this story, by an international recording artist, provide the message: “Roma Bridge is falling down.” And indeed the city’s historic suspension bridge - built in 1928 but...
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...
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...
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...

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