MCALLEN, RGV – McAllen-Edinburg-Mission is now the fifth largest metropolitan statistical area in Texas, surpassing El Paso, the Census Bureau reports. The Census Bureau issued its Population Estimates for July 2015 late last month. Roberto Coronado, senior economist for the Federal...
McALLEN, RGV - The decision by thousands of Central American refugees to enter the United States through the Rio Grande Valley last year has inadvertently given the City of McAllen a chance to rebrand itself. The City won national acclaim...
Moments after the Texas Senate followed the House in adjourning a day before the special session expired, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he was “most unhappy” with the fact that the House “quit on the taxpayers of Texas.” The next...
AUSTIN, Texas - Another day, another foolishly destructive action by the new administration in Washington, D.C. - that's the view of the El Paso legislative delegation. The delegation consists of state Sen. José Rodríguez, state Rep. Joe Pickett, state Rep....
EDINBURG, RGV - Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia has hit back against criticism from state Rep. Terry Canales over plans to build a new county courthouse. Canales agrees with Garcia and Hidalgo County Commissioners that a new courthouse is needed....
McALLEN, RGV - After losing out on landing a major manufacturing company that would have initially hired 350 skilled workers, the City of McAllen may have to increase the dollar amount it offers in incentives. This is the view of...
HIDALGO, RGV - Political and economic development leaders say a new era of growth and prosperity is underway in the city of Hidalgo following the awarding of a $1.2 million federal grant. The funding, announced Wednesday by Jorge Ayala, regional...
  WESLACO, RGV - As he leaves the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council after an incredible 39 years of service, it is Ken Jones’ fervent wish that cities and communities in the region continue to work together. The LRGVDC’s board...
DONNA, RGV - At a city council meeting on Tuesday evening, Donna council members voted to cut property taxes for the fourth year in a row. The new rate will be 0.79 cents per $100 of property valuation, a drop...
EDINBURG, RGV - The amount of work required to ensure everyone in Hidalgo County gets counted in the 2020 Census became clear at a Texas House Committee on Redistricting hearing last Friday. At the...

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