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,...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Wednesday commemorates the legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, a Mexican-American civil rights leader who founded the American GI forum and fought for the rights of Hispanics in this country.  In 2009, state Sen. Juan "Chuy"...
"They said it couldn't be done" is the popular phrase many of us often use when we successfully complete a tough task. So it was with the Tejano Monument in Austin, a tribute honoring our pioneer Tejana/Tejano ancestors, founders of...
PHARR, Texas - The Food Bank of the Rio Grandee Valley is joining with other food banks across Texas to support legislation to reform SNAP. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  In a conversation on Zoom, Food Bank RGV CEO...
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...
EDINBURG, RGV - Following the landing in 1528 on what is now Texas soil of Alvar Cabeza de Vaca and his Spanish soldiers, other explorers followed. One such explorer, conqueror and historian was an Italian named Juan Bautista Chapa, whose...
MCALLEN, RGV - Tributes have poured in for former state Rep. Roberto Gutierrez who passed away Dec. 28, aged 83. The McAllen Democrat was a key player in legislation to set up South Texas College and the UT Regional Academic...
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...
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...
McALLEN, RGV - A high-speed passenger rail line between San Antonio and Monterrey is going to happen, says state Rep. Richard Peña Raymond. The Laredo Democrat made the prediction at a news conference held at Laredo City Hall on Monday. The...

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