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...
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...
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...
Medicaid expansion is good for Texas businesses and Texas families. I have long been a supporter of expanding Medicaid because I agree with Joe Straus, our former Republican Speaker of the House, that government should be run like a successful...
Soon, lawmakers from across the state will begin a new legislative session. This session will be unlike any we have ever seen and require a bipartisan effort to enact sound policies that will help all Texans deal with and...
AUSTIN, Texas - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance. The Brownsville Democrat replaces state Sen. Juan Hinojosa, D-McAllen, who has served as No. 2 on the panel...
EDINBURG, Texas - What can the Rio Grande Valley expect from the 87th Legislative Session that starts in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 12, 2021? State Sen. Juan Hinojosa and state Reps. Terry Canales and R.D. ‘Bobby’ Guerra gave their best...
MCALLEN, TEXAS - With the elections over, state Sen. Juan Hinojosa is looking forward to the 87th Legislative Session that starts in January. The McAllen Democrat says the top issues will include healthcare, with lawmakers reviewing the state’s response to...

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