WESLACO, Texas - The sales tax revenue figures for November 2020 show the Rio Grande Valley doing better than the state of Texas as a whole and smaller Valley cities doing better than bigger ones. The data is collated by...
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar hopes the new Congress will re-introduce earmarks, especially now Democrats control the U.S. Senate. An earmark is a congressional provision that directs the federal government to fund a specific project.  They were eliminated following huge gains by...
Across the entire 1,255-mile Texas-Mexico border, Texas has 28 international bridges and border crossings. Mexico was the largest trading partner in 2019 for both the United States and Texas. According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, in 2019, the...
On Tuesday, the 87th Texas Legislature convenes with the swearing in of returning and newly elected State Senators and Representatives, including our new District 29 Senator, César Blanco.  I was honored and privileged to serve my El Paso and West...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. Immediately afterward, the White House released...
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America (the “President”), I hereby grant this Presidential permit, subject to the conditions herein set forth, to the City of Pharr, Texas (the “permittee”), in Hidalgo...
MCALLEN, Texas - The three members of Congress representing the Rio Grande Valley voted to increase coronavirus relief checks for struggling Americans from $600 to $2,000. U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez were among 275 members of...
Let’s talk about a couple of things coming up with the upcoming legislative session.  In the upcoming session, one obvious thing that we need to address is to make sure we are going to be able to balance our budget.  I...
Since 2002, the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC) has invested in “quality of life” projects in accordance with the Texas Development Corporation Act of 1979.  BCIC is not only a primary source of quality of life investments but also engages...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - State Rep. Terry Canales, chair of the House Committee on Transportation, says he intends to launch a port caucus when the 87th legislative session starts next month. The Edinburg Democrat made the announcement during a virtual town...

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