Results from the 2020 Census are beginning to surface. These statistics are far more than a matter of interest. Not only is the number of representatives in the U.S. House tied to the count, but also funds from a...
McALLEN, Texas - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling recently held his final State of the City Address. After 43 years in government, including three four-year terms as mayor, Darling will step down as soon as the result of the runoff election...
MCALLEN, Texas - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling says there are some big economic development projects nearing in fruition but they likely will not be unveiled until he is out of office. After eight years as mayor and six years before...
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...
AUSTIN, Texas - Five people testified against Senate Bill 2185 during a hearing Monday of the Senate Committee on Local Government. The legislation, authored by state Sen. Juan Hinojosa, would dissolve Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3 and transfer...
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...
RIO GRANDE CITY -  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is to fully reopen its Starr County office, says the agency’s area district for rural development. Roel Ruben Gomez made the announcement at a recent town hall meeting hosted by U.S....
WESLACO, Texas - It's been another good month for sales tax revenue collections in the Rio Grande Valley, Matt Ruszczak has announced. The executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council analyzes data provided by the Texas Comptroller's Office. Ruszczak's...
MCALLEN, Texas - Two members of Congress from South Texas have given their analysis of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, and specifically what it will mean for the region. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo discussed the package via...

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