Every day, all 254 Texas counties deliver essential taxpayer services vital to the lives of all 29 million Texans.  They build and maintain roads and bridges, protect the public's safety and health, guarantee judicial access, support fiscal responsibility and promote...
As County elected officials across this State, my colleagues and I congratulate you on becoming a member of the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature. During the 86th Session, the Legislature took significant steps to reform the property tax system:...
SAN JUAN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley has never received its fair share of state dollars and it is time for the Texas Legislature to put that right, says Julian Castro. The former San Antonio mayor and U.S. Housing...
EDINBURG, Texas - Expanding Medicaid is one of Alonzo Cantu’s top agenda items for the current legislative session. The co-founder of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance was asked what his priorities were for the 87th Legislature by David Diaz of Legislative...
LAREDO, Texas - State Senators Judith Zaffirini and Juan Hinojosa are urging residents from across South Texas to participate in two upcoming virtual Senate redistricting hearings. One of the two takes place today, Jan. 26, with a regional focus on...
Good afternoon. On behalf of the Pharr City Commission, I want to welcome you to the 2021 “State of the City” address. As you might have noticed, we are doing things a little bit differently this year, in an effort to...
WESLACO, Texas - The sales tax revenue figures for November 2020 show the Rio Grande Valley doing better than the state of Texas as a whole and smaller Valley cities doing better than bigger ones. The data is collated by...
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...
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...
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...

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