AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry will be in the Rio Grande Valley on July 16 for the ceremonial signing of legislation to create a new University of Texas university and medical school in the region. However, it is not certain...
Saints often give us our names and inspiration. Government gives to us sinners (that is, all of us) the opportunity to improve our own lives and to help our fellow human beings. Such is the case of San Isidro and...
MISSION, RGV - No Border Wall group founder member Scott Nicol has criticized a ruling by U.S. District Judge Randy Crane regarding the building of a private border wall. In a ruling given Thursday which went against the U.S. government’s...
LAREDO, Texas - Some things have the feel of Mexico engraved on them and get talked about around the world with pride. Examples are Mexican food, Mariachi bands, the historical ruins, tacos, and of course the traditional clothes. For a young...
MERCEDES, RGV - There were a number of speeches from VIPs about the importance of I-69 to Texas at a celebration luncheon at the Livestock Show Grounds in Mercedes on Monday. However, it was not until U.S. Henry Cuellar spoke halfway...
PROGRESO, RGV - Texas historian, author, and Rio Grande Guardian columnist José 'Joe' Antonio López has suggested a huge celebration between U.S. -Mexico border communities in opposition to Donald Trump’s proposal that the border be closed. Speaking on the Fox &...
McALLEN, RGV – The Mexican Consulate in McAllen has announced the inauguration of a defense center dedicated to helping Mexican nationals living in the United States. The instruction to start a defense program came from the Mexican Government. On Friday morning,...
There’s no doubt that the anti-immigrant seeds sown by on-going fence-building political rhetoric are sprouting controversy. Yet, the debate has served to rekindle attention on two realities that undermine the fence:  (1) financial benefits on our southern border flow both...
I join South Texas in mourning the passing of Billy Leo (R.I.P.). He was my student (Masters in Public Service), Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas. But, as goes the lovely song from “The King and I,” “if you’d become...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Last week, U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela brought five of his Congressional colleagues to the Rio Grande Valley to learn more about the region. The five were U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, of the 9th District of New Jersey,...

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