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...
MISSION, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says Dr. Anthony Fauci supports the full re-opening of land ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border. The bridges have been closed to so-called non-essential travel since March 2020, in order to stop...
Melba Huber, Founder & Owner of Melba’s Dance School, Dies at Age ­­­93 Here is the official obituary for Melba Huber: The McAllen community and the American dance world have lost a legend. Melba Stewart Huber, founder and owner of Melba’s...
HARLINGEN, Texas - The two attached podcasts focus on Harlingen, Texas. The first is a podcast on Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell's recent State of the City Address. Boswell (pictured above) said the state of the local economy is strong, with...
McALLEN, Texas - A McAllen mayoral candidate says he does not deserve credit for distributing $70 million worth of food to the needy of South Texas over the past year. Rather, Othal Brand, Jr., said, all the praise should go...
MCALLEN, Texas - Numerous chambers of commerce in the Rio Grande Valley and northern Tamaulipas want to see Presidents Biden and López Obrador meet in person to address current challenges. Such a meeting would serve as a pathway to improve...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Starr County Judge Eloy Vera says local residents are getting sick and tired of the heavy DPS presence. Drive along U.S. 83 and they are parked every 100 or 200 feet, he said. Unless there...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - The Biden Administration is working on a plan to reopen the international bridges to so-called “non-essential” travel, says U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar. The U.S. border with Mexico has been closed to all but business and...
LOS INDIOS, Texas - As thousands of Central American migrants are on either sides of U.S.-Mexican border before they head to destinations all over the United States, hundreds of their fellow countrymen are waiting to go south. These are not...
At a recent news conference at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez took umbrage at a question I asked about reopening our international bridges. I asked whether denying Mexican visa holders the opportunity to come and shop...

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