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...
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...
PHARR, RGV - Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez has dismissed claims that he tried to poach one of the City of McAllen’s three city managers to become manager of his city. Hernandez said new city manager Alex Meade was always his...
SAN BENITO, Texas - The Rio Grande Guardian recently had a wide-ranging interview with San Benito City Manager Manny De La Rosa. Among the topics discussed were plans to develop a cultural district for the city. This is a top issue for...
AUSTIN, Texas - The Office of the Governor and the Texas Department of State Health Services on Sunday announced they have deployed 628 healthcare professionals via BCFS to hospitals and medical centers in the Rio Grande Valley. BCFS Health and...
SAN BENITO, TEXAS - While the U.S. Census Bureau lists the population of San Benito, Texas, at around 24,500, local leaders believe the real figure is closer to 40,000. They believe the Census Bureau undercounted the city’s residents by a...
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...
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar hopes the new Congress will re-introduce earmarks, especially now Democrats control the U.S. Senate. An earmark is a congressional provision that directs the federal government to fund a specific project.  They were eliminated following huge gains by...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. Immediately afterward, the White House released...
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...

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