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...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ton Garza has told border communities to tell their story and not let those from outside the region set the narrative. Speaking on a webinar hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic...
McALLEN, Texas - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling is fed up with all the negative publicity surrounding the Rio Grande Valley perpetrated by certain national politicians and news outlets. At a news conference to announce new non-stop flights between McAllen and...
McALLEN, Texas - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez predicts the Rio Grande Valley economy will rebound strongly once the coronavirus pandemic is defeated, to such an extent it will resemble the Roaring 20s. The McAllen Democrat held a news conference at the...
WESLACO, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley had a “fantastic” Christmas if measured by sales tax revenue collections.  For the months of November and December 2020 combined, the Valley’s sales tax revenues were up 8.26 percent, as compared to the...
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...
HARLINGEN, Texas - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela has shared with local media outlets a lively back and forth has had with a local constituent who does not like President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill. The American Rescue Plan was passed...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The cold snap that began over the weekend has wreaked havoc in the lives of thousands of Rio Grande Valley residents and the region’s economy as well. Doctors, dental and veterinarian clinics, the international bridges linking Cameron...
The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced that men’s basketball Head Coach Lew Hill died Sunday at the age of 55. “Words cannot describe how any of us feel right now. Everyone in our department is devastated by this...

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