McALLEN, RGV - Members of the Texas Border Coalition say they are saddened and disappointed to learn U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s border security amendment to the Senate immigration reform bill has been tabled. “Hearing the announcement, you feel like the rug...
AUSTIN, Texas - The three freshmen lawmakers from the Rio Grande Valley have pronounced themselves pleased with their first legislative session at the state Capitol in Austin. All three – Reps. Bobby Guerra of McAllen, Terry Canales from Edinburg, and Oscar...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Latinos make up about one million of AARP’s 35 million members, which is less than three percent of the total. Across the U.S., Latinos make up about 16.3 percent of the population. On average a younger population than...
AUSTIN, Texas - Although the new university/medical school bill got the most attention in South Texas this session, there is another piece of legislation state Sen. Eddie Lucio is almost as proud of. Senate Bill 376 requires school districts and open-enrollment...
AUSTIN, Texas - Legislation passed this session to reinvigorate Adult Basic Education in Texas might well have been named in honor of the late Mike Allen, says one of its biggest supporters. Allen was president and CEO of the McAllen Economic...
AUSTIN, Texas- Two Texas House members from the border region have been named “Freshman of the Year.” Mary González, a Democrat from Clint, received the accolade from the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. Poncho Nevárez, a Democrat from Eagle Pass, received...
WESLACO, RGV - A border congressman says it might be time to scrap or amend a 1944 water sharing treaty between the United States and Mexico. U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela says it is right to question the value of the treaty...
WESLACO, RGV - The Rio Grande Valley Water District Manager's Association has voted unanimously to fight a bill aimed at abolishing one of its member districts. State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, wants the City of McAllen to take over the...
AUSTIN, Texas - In a speech at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Daniel Flores, the bishop of Brownsville, focused on the sanctity of life. He said the inspection of facilities run by abortion providers need to be increased and parental consent...
WESLACO, RGV - The Rio Grande Valley will be losing hundreds of millions of dollars that come into the area for housing, infrastructure, and community programs due to a change in the way rural cities are defined. Under the new definition,...

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