San Benito, Texas - The 13th Annual Happy Birthday TexasFest, which draws thousands of visitors, will take place in San Benito this weekend, even though many people are concerned about coronavirus. Federico Garza, president of the nonprofit that runs the...
  EDINBURG, RGV - Edinburg city leaders say they would like to host UT-Rio Grande Valley’s football program, if one is created, and have identified a possible stadium. Mayor Richard Garcia told reporters Thursday that hosting a UTRGV football team would...
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...
MCALLEN, Texas - If the U.S.-Mexican border is closed to non-essential traffic, the government could also beef up security at the checkpoints at Sarita and Falfurrias to stop people coming south. That is the view of U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez,...
SAN BENITO, RGV - San Benito Chamber of Commerce has asked the UT-Rio Grande Valley Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Center for help following a report that said the city was one of the worst places for Texas families. There was an...
McALLEN, RGV - U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, Filemon Vela, and Vicente Gonzalez have led the tributes to former U.S. Congressman Eligio "Kika" de la Garza, II, who passed away on Monday. De la Garza served as the federal representative of...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen City Commissioners passed a resolution Monday in opposition to one of President Trump’s top issues – border wall. The vote was not unanimous, however. Commission Omar Quintanilla abstained. He explained his position in an interview with...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - Tributes have been pouring for Mark Peña, one of the Rio Grande Valley’a leading environmentalists. The Edinburg-based real estate law and title insurance attorney passed away at the age of 57. He had been suffering from ALS,...
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...
  EDINBURG, RGV – Marking its second anniversary, the South Texas International Film Festival 2016 will star the acclaimed Hollywood actors David Barrera and Maria-Canals Barrera in the RGV’s own City of Edinburg. The South Texas International Film Festival and Conference...

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