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...
This past Saturday, while on a quick run to the local grocery store, I ran into Sara. She had her two youngest girls with her—one a tenth grader, and the other in the middle of her second year at the...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling says he plans to get involved in the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement through the Border Mayors Association. Darling says he expects the BMA, otherwise known as the Asociación de...
MCALLEN, RGV - UT-Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey says he is “deeply honored” to have been chosen as 2019 Border Texan of the Year.  Bailey said the award is really a reflection of the great work being done by...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - As most Texans of Mexican-descent originating on the banks of the lower Rio Grande, I grew up surrounded by symbols of faith. During the 1950s-60s, kids were very much a part of special religious celebrations. As...
Past dominant societies have erected fixed border walls meant to intimidate both enemies and neighbors. Throughout world history, three models quickly come to mind; the Great Wall of China, Hadrian’s Wall in Britain, and the Berlin Wall in Germany. For example,...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - Tottenham Hotspur, the Reynosa 7-a-side soccer team adopted by the Rio Grande Guardian, are champions of La Liga Furaber. They defeated Novatos de Ferni 3-1 in the championship final on Saturday. Their goals came from Leonardo...
McALLEN, RGV - A new caucus has been set up in the state’s House of Representatives to promote economic development along the Texas-Mexico border and counter negative publicity about the region. The idea for the Border Caucus came from one...
Good morning and thank you for joining the City of Brownsville as we announce the honor and recognition bestowed upon the City by the National Park Service. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list by the National...
MCALLEN, RGV - When the McAllen Chamber of Commerce hosted La Guelaguetza at the McAllen Performing Arts Center a year ago this month October its staff new they were onto something big. The dancers from Oaxaca were a big hit,...

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