EDINBURG, Texas - Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez has explained the rationale for distributing CARES Act funding to cities in the county. The decision on how to apportion funds was made by Hidalgo County...
MISSION, Texas - Congressman Henry Cuellar held a conference call with reporters on May 27 to discuss federal funding for counties and cities under the Coronavirus-inspired CARES Act.  Culler pointed out that the State...
For the better part of three months, Hidalgo County has faced historic challenges in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our community’s response has been overwhelming. From the sacrifices made by our schools and...
As part of the greater response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed the CARES Act, which provided the state of Texas with $11.2 billion to help cover their COVID-19 related costs.  Of the $11.2...
MCALLEN, Texas - Smaller and more rural cities and counties in the Rio Grande Valley did better economically than their bigger neighbors during the early part of the coronavirus lockdown. A possible explanation is...
McALLEN, Texas - State Sen. Juan ‘Chuy’ Hinojosa says the state of Texas is facing a $2.9 billion loss in revenue as a result of COVID-19 and the current low price of oil. The...
WESLACO, TEXAS - The Rio Grande Guardian has a guest Zoom conversation today.  Ron Whitlock of Ron Whitlock Reports had a “virtual” interview with Ken Jones and Blanca Davila of the Lower Rio Grande...
At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Pharr acted quickly to flatten the curve and mitigate the spread of the virus. Having already witnessed the devastating effects of COVID-19 in other...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., says he is pleased to hear Congress is finally going to consider compensating cities and counties for the loss of revenues caused by the coronavirus.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Congressman Filemon Vela recently hosted a Telephone Town Hall with a panel of experts to provide an update on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   The panel included specialists in health care, small business...

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