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...
MCALLEN, RGV - The City of McAllen has launched a storefront revitalization program to help small businesses along four of its commercial corridors.  A similar program is in operation in downtown Weslaco and other Rio Grande Valley cities. The goal...
MISSION, RGV - Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal asked U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to go back to Washington, D.C., and tell his congressional colleagues and President Trump to stop bashing Mexico. “We need to tone down this rhetoric and...
McALLEN, RGV - Mexican shoppers contribute almost $1 billion to the McAllen economy through purchases at local stores, says Nancy Millar, vice president of the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. That contribution does not include the money they spend in...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - It’s an ongoing issue in the border cities of Matamoros and Reynosa. It’s an issue that rears its head repeatedly over the course of time. Local police forces are out-gunned by organized crime and thus largely ineffective against...
Born and raised in Laredo, Texas, I consider myself blessed to have been reared in this historically rich “Gateway to Mexico.” In fact, I should say growing up in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo. That’s because the combined communities (Los Dos Laredos)...
SAN JUAN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley has never received its fair share of state dollars and it is time for the Texas Legislature to put that right, says Julian Castro. The former San Antonio mayor and U.S. Housing...
Sometime between now and Dec. 7, when the current appropriation for the Department of Homeland Security will expire, Congress needs to provide the agency with another’s year’s funds. A single word has become a sticking point for the politicians who...

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