MISSION, RGV - U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission has responded to a cease and desist letter sent by National Butterfly Center attorneys last month. The letter demanded that the federal agency cease...
In preparation for writing this tribute I tried to remember the first time I met Nancy. I cannot recall but a good guess is that I met her when my husband and I owned a tour company...
April Reese recently wrote an article for The Guardian titled People think it’s not safe - nature tourism takes hit over Trump wall policy published on March 22, 2019.  For her story, she interviewed several...
MCALLEN, RGV - Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez says local residents are going to amazed by a new ecotourism project being developed by Quinta Mazatlán. The City of McAllen’s Quinta Mazatlán is an historic home and part of a series of...
MCALLEN, RGV - Two border congressmen have issued statements on the Fiscal Year 2019 funding agreement approved by overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate on Thursday. Both U.S. Reps. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, and Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, voted against the...
MISSION, RGV - Congressman Henry Cuellar should not only fight against a border wall for “sensitive areas” such as La Lomita Chapel, the National Butterfly Center, and Bentsen State Park. The Laredo Democrat should also battle against physical barriers in...
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush says he will do what he can to make sure sand dredged from the Mansfield Cut can be used to help re-nourish South Padre Island’s beach. In a project costing more...
“Love it or lose it!” We must “love it,” treat the Earth well, or we lose it.  The Earth’s health depends on its ideological and economic systems. The health of the Earth (or lack, thereof) is the most serious existential...
ALAMO, RGV - The Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club has responded to an upcoming visit to South Texas by Defense Secretary, Marine General James Mattis. Mattis announced Tuesday he plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border where about 5,800 active...
EDINBURG, RGV - Hidalgo County Commissioners have promised that funds approved for improvements to the county’s storm drainage system will not be diverted to other projects. Unofficial final results on Tuesday show a $190 million bond issue passed on a...

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