South Texas families were the big winners during the 2019 Legislative Session. Many laws were passed that will greatly assist them in their quality of life; two new laws will specifically protect them from potentially dangerous diseases.
EDINBURG, RGV - Legislation that went into effect Sept. 1 will save lives because it requires insurers to cover advanced diagnostic mammograms, not just initial screenings, says one of the bill’s authors. State Sen....
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Brownsville's city manager says the municipality may have to intervene in a big way to ensure local residents have high-speed Internet connectivity. Sometimes the private sector does...
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, RGV - The City of Pharr believes it has found a novel way of getting an accurate census count next year - utilizing the technology skills of school students. Cindy Garza-Reyes...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez has made eliminating the digital divide a top priority for his administration. In his first state of the city address, Mendez said for Brownsville to have a...
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...
I appreciate the positive response to the previous commentaries detailing our goals for Hidalgo County in the coming years. I am especially pleased that so many people are willing to work with us to...
If Hidalgo County residents are to enjoy future economic growth and prosperity, we must reduce our poverty rate. The poverty rate in Hidalgo County is published at 29.5 percent. That is close to twice...
With my first seven months serving as your Hidalgo County Judge behind me, I am ready to proceed with the priorities that I have established. The priorities were developed after reviewing how our county...
WESLACO, RGV - State Sen. Eddie Lucio says he will be bringing Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to the Rio Grande Valley. Speaking at a meeting of the...

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