WESLACO, RGV - Pooling resources to fund a regional marketing campaign, considering the merger of the Rio Grande Valley’s three metropolitan planning organization, and looking into the possibility of an international metropolitan statistical area. These are the some of the...
AUSTIN, Texas - Tax cuts are likely off the table this legislative session following Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s announcement that the state is projected to have approximately $104.9 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending during the 2018-19 biennium. This is...
DONNA, RGV - Donna Mayor David Simmons is not fazed by a breakdown in negotiations for the City of Pharr to take a 40 percent stake in the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge. In fact, Simmons is now rather pleased because...
EDINBURG, RGV - ERO Architects CEO Eli R. Ochoa and his team received so-so reviews for the initial design they came up with for Hidalgo County’s new courthouse. Yes, it looked functional and came in within budget but for many it...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling says he supports efforts to have a large delegation of border mayors, from the U.S. and Mexico, visit Washington, D.C., to tell the border region’s story. The visit is needed, Darling said, because...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - The mayor of a small town in the Rio Grande Valley has voiced her displeasure at a key piece of legislation passed by the state leadership - property tax reform. Under...
AUSTIN, Texas - State legislators from El Paso have condemned Senate Bill 4, the legislation that allows local law enforcement to ask the immigration status of residents they have detained. State Rep. César Blanco, a Democrat, issued this statement: "This is...
AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Rigoberto 'Rigo' Villarreal to the Texas Facilities Commission for a term set to expire on January 31, 2023. The Commission manages state government buildings and handles the sale of surplus property, including...
MCALLEN, RGV - Harlingen and Mercedes may be only 15 miles apart but in terms of sales tax revenues over the past year they a world apart. Over the last 12 months, November 2016 to October 2017, Harlingen’s sales tax...
DONNA, RGV - The City of Donna continues to pull in more sales tax revenues thanks to its international bridge, says consultant Ernesto Silva. The latest sales tax figures released by the Texas Comptroller’s Office shows Donna posting a 16.40...

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