South Texas families were the big winners during the 2019 Legislative Session. Many laws were passed that will greatly assist them in their quality of life; two new laws will specifically protect them from potentially dangerous diseases.
EDINBURG, RGV - Legislation that went into effect Sept. 1 will save lives because it requires insurers to cover advanced diagnostic mammograms, not just initial screenings, says one of the bill’s authors. State Sen....
WESLACO, RGV - State Sen. Eddie Lucio says he will be bringing Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to the Rio Grande Valley. Speaking at a meeting of the...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - The mayor of a small town in the Rio Grande Valley has voiced her displeasure at a key piece of legislation passed by the state leadership - property tax reform. Under...
EDINBURG, RGV - In a podcast with the Rio Grande Guardian, state Rep. Terry Canales looks back at his first legislative session as chairman of the House Committee on Transportation. In an exclusive interview with...
SAN BENITO, RGV - The City of San Benito plans to honor state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., and state Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, for helping to pass what city leaders say is historic legislation.
WESLACO, RGV - UT-Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey says if it were not for the hard work of the region’s legislative delegation there would be no UTRGV or UTRGV School of Medicine. Bailey...
McALLEN, RGV - Bills that weakened the power of municipalities were discussed during an overview of the 86th legislative session at a McAllen City Commission workshop. A presentation on how the recently concluded session...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Port of Harlingen officials say they are disappointed their top legislative agenda item was vetoed by Gov. Greg Abbott. The legislation, authored by state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., focused the administration...
MCALLEN, RGV - State Sen. Juan Hinojosa says the recently completed 86th Legislature was great for South Texas. In an exclusive interview with the Rio Grande Guardian before appearing at today’s “The Rio Grande...

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