AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is to receive $53.5 million for its School of Medicine, state Rep. Oscar Longoria has confirmed. Funding for the medical school, regarded by many as the No. 1 agenda item...
In 2009, the Texas Legislature passed a law that created the Legacy Provision of Hazlewood which allows the dependents of a veteran who were honorably discharged from the United States armed forces and served for more than 180 days...
AUSTIN, Texas - Another day, another foolishly destructive action by the new administration in Washington, D.C. - that's the view of the El Paso legislative delegation. The delegation consists of state Sen. José Rodríguez, state Rep. Joe Pickett, state Rep....
EDINBURG, RGV - Like many other local law enforcement officers in Texas, Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra does not like Senate Bill 4. The legislation, which has been passed by the Texas Senate and the Texas House, gives local...
McALLEN, RGV - Slamming legislation that he called “Driving While Mexican,” state Rep. Terry Canales invoked the memory of his great grandfather’s brother and the battle he waged as a state legislator to stop atrocities committed by the Texas...
With 140 days behind us, I reflect on a difficult 85th Legislative Session that ended with tension and conflict. Legislation targeting immigration status, women, undocumented students, same sex couples, and even local government control, was prevalent. While many pieces of legislation...
AUSTIN, Texas - VIPs from the Rio Grande Valley filled four buses for the trip to Austin. Their mission: to explain to all 18 legislators or their staff what the Valley’s legislative agenda is and why it should be...
MCALLEN, RGV - State Sen. Juan Hinojosa has likened the State Legislature’s pressure on local government to that exerted by Vladimir Putin over the people of Russia. In a speech at a legislative report card luncheon hosted by the RGV...
AUSTIN, Texas - State Sen. Juan Hinojosa of McAllen says he doesn’t pay much attention to what President Trump says anymore. Hinojosa said so in a statement released in response to a quip from Trump about destroying the career of...
AUSTIN, Texas - The chairman of the Texas House Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs has urged President-elect Donald Trump not to mess with Texas when it comes to bilateral trade with Mexico. Speaking at the start of the...

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