BROWNSVILLE, RGV – The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, in partnership with Cameron County, this week launched their Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Plan Tour. The nonprofit, which is dedicated to creating trail networks for communities nationwide, kicked off its six-day biking and...
MCALLEN, RGV - The city manager of McAllen says Hidalgo County’s planned $190 million bond issue to improve the county’s drainage system is welcome but not enough. Roy Rodriguez spoke about drainage improvements in his city at a McAllen Economic...
WESLACO, RGV - The officials of the City of Weslaco are looking into long term and short term actions to control and alleviate flooding in the area. Mike Perez, city manager for the City of Weslaco, announced at one of...
EDINBURG, RGV - When the Rio Grande Valley suffered the heavy rains of June 20 and 21, OWLS members went around Edinburg taking photos of which areas were flooded and which were not. The watchdog group found that the downtown...
WESLACO, RGV - A common refrain during the City of Weslaco’s emotionally-charged flood forum on Wednesday evening was "Make Weslaco Drain Again." Dozens of residents flocked Weslaco City Hall to let city commissioners and administrators know just how bad the...
WESLACO, RGV - Weslaco leaders were frustrated to learn that funding to improve the city’s antiquated drainage system was diverted to fix levees in other parts of Hidalgo County. They also learned that those levees should have been reinforced with...
MCALLEN, RGV - Keith Patridge, president and CEO of McAllen Economic Development Corporation, has explained the background to the decision by Hidalgo County Commissioners Court to use local monies to fix federal levees. The levees were repaired almost ten years...
EDINBURG, RGV - Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has welcomed President Trump's issuance of a federal disaster declaration for Hidalgo and Cameron counties in response to recent significant flooding. Trump and the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Gov. Greg Abbott’s federal disaster...
MERCEDES, RGV - Last week’s torrential rains and heavy flooding caused many people to make comparisons with Hurricane Beulah, the most famous weather event in the Rio Grande Valley’s modern history. A veteran news broadcaster who worked as a reporter...
Heavy rains and flooding, like those we experienced recently, can play havoc with onsite septic tanks or draining fields, especially with systems that do not meet county or state standards, said Steven P. Sanchez, general manager for North Alamo...

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