MCALLEN, Texas - Juan Olaguibel, superintendent of bridges for the City of McAllen, had an alarm set on his mobile phone for the minute he received hot news from the federal government. That alarm has now gone off and so...
The Commercial and Investment Tour of Edinburg, Texas, was hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, the Valley's regional chamber of commerce. The main sponsors were Atlas Electrical Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Plumbing, Sames Engineering. Coldwell Banker Commercial, and...
Many people believe that the Texas Legislature, statewide elected officials, and appointed leaders of the more than two hundred boards, commissions, and agencies – the highest levels of state government – are beyond the understanding, reach and influence of...
AUSTIN, Texas - The first new state Senate map drawn to take into account population shifts identified under the 2020 Census has been published. The author of the new plan is state Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, chair of the Senate...
ALTON, Texas - Municipal leaders in Alton say they were not surprised to see new Census data showing huge growth for their city. According to Census 2020, Alton grew by 47.45 percent over the last ten years. During that time...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley’s population grew over the last ten years, but not as much as the statewide average in Texas, and likely not as much as the region's political leaders were hoping for. The U.S. Census...
PHARR, Texas - Directors with the Pharr Economic Development Corporation have recognized Vanguard Academy students for successfully completing a summer internship program with local businesses. The program came about thanks to a grant received by Vanguard. Vanguard in turn asked...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The executive director of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation says a huge jobs fair she organized last month was one of the highlights of her career. Helen Ramirez noted that the event, titled Careers and Coffee, was...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Josh Mejia caught everybody by surprise at the recent BTX Developers luncheon by casually mentioning that the Musk Foundation was donating another million dollars to downtown revitalization in Brownsville. Mejia, executive director of the Brownsville Community Improvements...
With the Texas Legislature gaveled back in for legislative overtime, the House and Senate have each revealed their opening bids in the GOP’s push to enact new voting restrictions, finding common ground on proposals to narrow local control of...

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