AUSTIN, Texas - State senators from the border region say they are pleased with the committee assignments they have been given by Dan Patrick, the new lieutenant governor. Sen. Eddie Lucio will chair an expanded Intergovernmental Relations Committee and remain...
AUSTIN, Texas - On the opening day of the 84th Legislature, state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa was sworn in as president pro tempore of the Texas Senate. According to the Senate Rules, at the beginning of each legislative session, the...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos sees improving relations with Mexico as one of his top priorities when he becomes Texas’ next secretary of state. Cascos is expected to secure Senate nomination for the secretary of state’s position...
McALLEN, RGV - State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa will be sworn in as the Texas Senate's president pro tempore when the 84th Legislative Session begins next Tuesday. Under Senate Rules, at the beginning of each legislative session, the Senate can...
RAYMONDVILLE, RGV - Aurelio "Keeter" Guerra was sworn-in as Willacy County Judge at a ceremony at the old county courthouse on New Year's Day. The courtroom was packed with family, friends and supporters. Among the dignitaries present were state Sen....
EDINBURG, RGV - While Rolling Stone magazine reported on America’s dirtiest cops being from Hidalgo County, the county’s top administrator said the vast majority of county government workers are good, honest and hard-working. “After serving two terms as your county...
McALLEN, RGV - Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu and his family had a lot to celebrate this New Year’s Day. Cantu was sworn into office by his old law school roommate, state District Judge David Sanchez of Brownsville, marking the beginning of...
EDINBURG , RGV - The next Hidalgo County District Attorney says he will be sworn into office on January 1, 2015, by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio. Ricardo Rodriguez is an attorney, former Edinburg City Councilmember, and former State...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Rio Grande Valley lawmakers do not hear enough from their constituents during the legislative session and as a result the region’s influence on public policy is diminished, says state Rep. Eddie Lucio, III. The Harlingen Democrat made...
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says he will be sworn into office for the 114th Congress on Tuesday, January 6 in Washington, D.C. His office says there will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

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