I appreciate the positive response to the previous commentaries detailing our goals for Hidalgo County in the coming years.  I am especially pleased that so many people are willing to work with us to...
If Hidalgo County residents are to enjoy future economic growth and prosperity, we must reduce our poverty rate. The poverty rate in Hidalgo County is published at 29.5 percent. That is close to twice...
With my first seven months serving as your Hidalgo County Judge behind me, I am ready to proceed with the priorities that I have established. The priorities were developed after reviewing how our county...
WESLACO, RGV - State Sen. Eddie Lucio says he will be bringing Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to the Rio Grande Valley. Speaking at a meeting of the...
Recently released data on employment and wage growth by county indicates that several Texas counties fall near the top of the list. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiled statistics for the 355 largest counties...
EDINBURG, RGV - Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina says he believes his city has already hit the 100,000 population mark. Edinburg came in at 77,100 in the 2010 Census. According to the 2013-17 American Community...
MCALLEN, RGV - The Rio Grande Valley continues to do well in sales tax revenues, Matt Ruszczak reports. Ruszczak, executive director of South Texas Economic Council, crunches the numbers each month to see if...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen city leaders say they want more say on economic development and to achieve this they have revamped a little-known city board. The new-look Development Corporation of McAllen (DCM) now comprises...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen City Commission wants more say on economic development issues involving their city and believe restructuring the Development Corporation of McAllen, Inc., will help. On Monday, the city commission voted to...
RAYMONDVILLE, RGV - Willacy County Judge Aurelio ‘Keter’ Guerra has commented on the heavy flooding that occurred in the Rio Grande Valley in June. Guerra said that while FEMA is responding to individual homeowners,...

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