MCALLEN, RGV - Scott Nicol, co-chair of the Sierra Club’s Borderlands Team, testified Thursday before the U.S. Committee on Natural Resources’ subcommittee on oversight and investigations. Nicol and the Borderlands Team are strongly critical of White House plans to build...
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018: a unique day in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. One participant interviewed at the “Stop the Wall” rally to save the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge proclaimed: “this outpouring of our hearts and minds...
Poets, politicians, DACA recipients, Dreamers, organizers, and educators. Attorneys, the Association President of the Wild Life Refuge, activists, and political writers. Valley-wide residents, visitors from afar, media and document preparers. Winter Texans,  the Carizo Comecrude Tribe Chair, musicians and singers. Close to 1,000...
EDINBURG, RGV - The next generation of water experts is likely to come from the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Academic majors such as these will help young graduates address...
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, RGV - It is not just Port Mansfield that would benefit if its ship channel was dredged by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – South Padre Island would be helped greatly as well. There are parts...
PORT MANSFIELD, RGV - Ron Mills, port director for Willacy County Navigation District, has thanked Governor Greg Abbott, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela for pushing to get more funding for the U.S. Corps of Engineers. If their...
MCALLEN, RGV - South Texas College’s 5th Annual Binational Innovation Conference takes place at the college’s technology campus in McAllen on Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The main theme is regional urban development and planning. Among the...
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says he supports a “smart wall” to improve border security but not a physical barrier. Gonzalez gave the keynote address at the 8th annual Valley Environmental Summit. Sponsored by the Valley Environmental Coalition,...
EDINBURG, RGV - When Bishop Daniel Flores could not attend Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Raymondville Drain project he asked Father Alfonso Guevara to attend. Guevara said he was honored to attend and bless the fertile land with holy water. “When...
EDINBURG, RGV - Earlier this year, the Legislature gave the Texas Water Development Board $600,000 to develop a statewide flood plan. Working with local governments, the state agency plans to assess flood risks and consider locally developed projects. At a groundbreaking...

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