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...
Interestingly, Spain’s influence is woven into the very fibers of our nation’s record. While that may sound odd given our country’s traditional attachment to England, it does show that Spanish roots also run deep in U.S. history. Indeed, many...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling says the UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is having a difficult time recruiting staff because potential hires think the region is unsafe. The school of medicine is attempting to recruit...
LAS MILPAS, RGV - Although two Mexican painters didn’t include in their mural the representative church of a community that fought for more than 40 years to have a public library built in Las Milpas, local residents say they...
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar says she does not want President Trump to visit El Paso while her community is in mourning. The El Paso Democrat is one of a number of politicians who believes the president’s words...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - There was a time when border leaders complained constantly that Washington, D.C., and Mexico City were not listening to them or the needs of their region. Such sentiments were not on show at last week’s official inauguration...
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...
When U.S. Congressman 'Kika' de la Garza retired from politics in 1997 I was hired to produce a video of his life. The video was to be shown at an upcoming retirement dinner in his honor at the McAllen Civic...
McALLEN, RGV - They say every picture tells a thousand words. So, the Rio Grande Guardian is resurrecting its popular News in Pictures feature, which, as before, comprises photos and captions. We hope you like the feature.
MISSION, RGV - The Mission Economic Development Corporation held their inaugural Social Media Summit this month at the Center for Education and Economic Development (CEED). Speakers from the Rio Grande Valley and around the state led panel discussions about the...

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