McALLEN, RGV - Bills that weakened the power of municipalities were discussed during an overview of the 86th legislative session at a McAllen City Commission workshop. A presentation on how the recently concluded session...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Port of Harlingen officials say they are disappointed their top legislative agenda item was vetoed by Gov. Greg Abbott. The legislation, authored by state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., focused the administration...
MCALLEN, RGV - If the federal government would only count the four-county Rio Grande Valley as one Metropolitan Statistical Area it would break into the Top 50 MSAs in the country. Being in the...
Economic vitality drives population expansion, particularly migration, and Texas cities are growing rapidly.  The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new population data which included estimates for city population changes from July 2017 to July...
MCALLEN, RGV - State Sen. Juan Hinojosa says the recently completed 86th Legislature was great for South Texas. In an exclusive interview with the Rio Grande Guardian before appearing at today’s “The Rio Grande...
The tone of the 86th Legislative Session was very different from the 85th session. There is no doubt that elections have consequences and the voters were not happy with the issues that were made a priority in...
MCALLEN, RGV - The State of California has allotted $100 million to help get an accurate count in next year’s census. This is in sharp contrast to the State of Texas, which has so far committed zero...
Texas has the highest uninsured rate for children in the country and the rate continues to rise with more than ten percent of Texas children without health coverage. This is unacceptable. If children go...
House Bill 3 is a significant achievement for the Texas Legislature, and I commend Chairman Taylor for his hard work, dedication, and willingness to work with every member of the Senate on this bill.
On the first day of the 86thLegislative Session, I was still a candidate running in a Special Called Election for House District 145.   On the day the Texas House was getting organized and electing...

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