Every two years, the Texas Legislature convenes for 140 days. It is during this brief period that state lawmakers have the opportunity to improve our election laws. Our Republican and Democratic county clerks, as well as nonpartisan election administrators throughout...
We all know that everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes our obstacles to voting. Since 2011, federal courts have made 10 findings of intentional discrimination against voting laws passed in Texas. Millions of Americans – and thousands of Texans...
MCALLEN, RGV - Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez says if everyone in his county is counted during Census 2020, the population will be close to 1.2 million, not the current 860,000. Cortez spoke about the importance of an accurate and...
AUSTIN, Texas - State Rep. César Blanco, chair of the Border Caucus in the House of Representatives, says California is going to eat Texas’ lunch when it comes to census-driven funding and political representation. The El Paso Democrat points out...
AUSTIN, Texas - State Rep. César Blanco, chair of the Border Caucus in the Texas House of Representatives, will speak the Winter Meeting of the Texas Border Coalition. TBC, which comprises mayors and county judges from Brownsville to El Paso,...
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, RGV - South Padre Island Mayor Dennis Stahl has abruptly resigned. Stahl, a businessman, has served as mayor for just 13 months. He was elected un-opposed in November, 2017. Previously, he was mayor pro-tem. In an email to...
EDINBURG, RGV - The key issue for the Rio Grande Valley in the getting an accurate count during Census 2020 will be reassuring residents that Border Patrol will not be involved. This is the view of Starr County Judge Eloy...
AUSTIN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley’s regional priorities for the 86th Legislative Session will be unveiled in Austin today during RGV Day at the Capitol. A ten-page document has been prepared setting out the priorities and the topics include...
EDINBURG, RGV - Access to healthcare, a Level 1 trauma center and student loan forgiveness for those studying in the medical arena are among South Texas Health System’s legislative priorities this year. Charles “Chuck” Stark, regional vice president for South...
EDINBURG, RGV - A legislator from The Woodlands says it is impressive to see the level of entrepreneurial spirit on display in the Rio Grande Valley, especially in the healthcare arena. Republican state Rep. Steven Toth was part of a...

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