SAN JUAN, Texas - U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has raised over $1 million for relief efforts in Texas. She did so within about four hours of launching her appeal. Ocasio-Cortez said the funds would be split equally between...
For all their complexity and diversity, human beings share some basic, fundamental needs. Clean air and water are among these essential aspects of life, prized qualities we all depend on to survive and prosper. Laudable notions that few would dispute....
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales says county is applying for a $90 million Living Breakwaters Project grant, in collaboration with the Port of Corpus Christi and other jurisdictions to create a coastal ecosystem that would...
Every year birdwatchers from around the country and the world make their way to the Rio Grande Valley - spending an estimated $463 million annually during their stay here - primarily to see 30 species of birds that cannot...
What could be worse than building a giant, polluting fracked gas facility along our pristine coastline? Asking Cameron County taxpayers to foot the bill.  Right now, Cameron County Commissioners are considering giving Rio Grande LNG a multi-million dollar tax break...
HARLINGEN, Texas - According to civil and structural engineer, J.V. Garcia, a drainage ordinance being considered by the City of Harlingen should be rejected by the City Commissioners because it does nothing for the City of Harlingen.  On October 3,...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Harlingen business owner Nydia Tapia-Gonzales has spent most of her professional career promoting the City of Harlingen in different capacities.  A blogger about art, culture and life in the Rio Grande Valley who is also passionate about...
HARLINGEN, Texas - A regional flood protection planning project that has been decades in the making could be eligible for millions of dollars in state funds. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has earmarked $8.87 million for the design and...
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - A second causeway for South Padre Island must remain a top priority for the Rio Grande Valley and the state of Texas, says SPI Mayor Patrick McNulty. McNulty gave an exclusive interview to Ron Whitlock...
Texas had a near miss last month. Contrary to earlier projections, Hurricane Laura brought significantly less damage than anticipated. Had the storm shifted slightly west, our communities would be devastated like those of our Louisiana neighbors. Had it moved...

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