Greetings. The intention of this letter is state that the Hidalgo County Farm Bureau’s board of directors is opposed to SB 2185, relating to the dissolution of Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3, for the reasons stated below. The original...
Senate Bill 2185 relates to the procedures for the dissolution of Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3. It would transfer the assets and liabilities to the City of McAllen. The water district, quite frankly, has outgrown its purpose. The...
Texas has long been a national model of economic growth by promoting policies to encourage economic prosperity. What's more, our job creation in the private sector and population growth have generated headlines around the nation. However, we have some...
MISSION, Texas - State Rep. Sergio Muñoz says the regulators and grid operators who allowed six days of electrical outages across the state this past week must be held accountable. The Mission Democrat welcomed Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan’s decision...
AUSTIN, Texas - A recent Senate Special Committee on Redistricting hearing designed to hear testimony from Rio Grande Valley residents only heard from two. The two were Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell and Brownsville community leader Michael Seifert. Their testimony has...
AUSTIN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley again has two members of its legislative delegation on the powerful Texas House Committee on Transportation. They are Reps. Terry Canales of Edinburg and Armando Martinez of Weslaco. Canales is again the committee’s...
Good evening. To members of the Texas Legislature who are joining us virtually and my fellow Texans, as we gather tonight, I can tell you that the state of our state is brimming with promise. That promise is seen in places...
Every day, all 254 Texas counties deliver essential taxpayer services vital to the lives of all 29 million Texans.  They build and maintain roads and bridges, protect the public's safety and health, guarantee judicial access, support fiscal responsibility and promote...
As County elected officials across this State, my colleagues and I congratulate you on becoming a member of the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature. During the 86th Session, the Legislature took significant steps to reform the property tax system:...
SAN JUAN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley has never received its fair share of state dollars and it is time for the Texas Legislature to put that right, says Julian Castro. The former San Antonio mayor and U.S. Housing...

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