MCALLEN, RGV - The Rio Grande Valley continues to do well in sales tax revenues, Matt Ruszczak reports. Ruszczak, executive director of South Texas Economic Council, crunches the numbers each month to see if sales tax revenues are up or...
EDINBURG, RGV - William McRaven, Chancellor of the University of Texas System, said cities that have both a medical school and a healthcare district, such as those in Dallas, Bexar and Harris counties, have worked very well together for...
MISSION, Texas - On Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and members of the Texas Association of Letter Carriers held a news conference in Laredo to denounce cost-cutting measures for the U.S. Postal Service. Within a few hours, Postmaster General...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling says the state legislature’s decision to change the law regarding annexation has thwarted his city’s ability to grow. Darling said the City of McAllen wants to expand to the northwest. However, he said...
DONNA, RGV - To mark their first 100 days in office, Lyle Garza, executive director of Donna Economic Development Corporation, and Marga Lopez, director of the Donna International Bridge, have given a report to Donna residents and city council...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Cameron County Administrator David A. Garcia says Rio Grande LNG will receive a tax break of $373,100,000.00 for its liquefied natural gas export terminal project at the Port of Brownsville. Cameron County Commissioners Court voted to approve...
Every day, our Texas Legislature takes up several important pieces of legislation that intend to solve the problems of our constituents – these issues range from the most complex to the most basic. One of the most prevalent problems in...
Let me give it to you straight: the future prosperity of Texas requires an innovative and forward-looking budgetary process that is not artificially constrained. Although taxpayer resources should be spent efficiently and effectively, adequate governmental functions must be available to...
EDINBURG, RGV – The Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association has given the City of Edinburg top marks for its financial reporting. Todd Buikema, acting director of GFOA’s technical services center, sent a letter to Edinburg City Manager’s Office late last...
DONNA, RGV - The City of Donna will offer two programs for downtown revitalization and cleanup along the main streets. Donna provided two programs for business and property owners in the city. Ernesto Silva, interim city manager of Donna, said...

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