Good afternoon, and welcome to Pharr's State of the City! When I made the decision to run for office as Mayor, almost exactly four years ago to the date, there were some people who said it could not be done....
EDINBURG, RGV - Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census would likely lead to the loss of an additional state representative seat in the Rio Grande Valley, says an attorney hired by Hidalgo and Cameron counties. Rolando Rios said...
MISSION, RGV - Members of Congress representing the Texas-Mexico border region and South Texas have been participating in a series of votes to re-open various federal government agencies. On Wednesday they voted for H.R.264, the Financial Services and General Government...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Soon after being sworn into office for the 116th Congress, the three U.S. Representatives for the South Texas border region voted for legislation that would end the partial government shutdown without funding a border wall. The bill...
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, RGV - South Padre Island City Manager Susan Guthrie has resigned to take up a similar role for Sunnyvale, a small town close to Mesquite, Texas. Guthrie resigned from SPI on Dec. 20. She takes up her...
MCALLEN, RGV - Amazing and astonishing are just a couple of the adjectives Matt Ruszczak uses to describe the latest sales tax revenue figures for the Rio Grande Valley. However, the executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council issues...
PHARR, RGV - Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez has dismissed claims that he tried to poach one of the City of McAllen’s three city managers to become manager of his city. Hernandez said new city manager Alex Meade was always his...
PHARR, RGV - Alex Meade spoke about his vision for the City of Pharr at a City Commission meeting on Monday, the first such meeting since he became city manager. Meade said he is honored to have been appointed by...
EDINBURG, RGV - The incoming county judge for Hidalgo County says he is going to place a big emphasis on economic development for the region when he takes office in January. Richard Cortez was guest speaker at the Rio Grande...
HIDALGO, RGV - Political and economic development leaders say a new era of growth and prosperity is underway in the city of Hidalgo following the awarding of a $1.2 million federal grant. The funding, announced Wednesday by Jorge Ayala, regional...

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