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...
A new $3 million reservoir to be built by North Alamo Water Supply Corp. will give the Delta area and Willacy County a much-needed water supply, especially in times of drought. The 60-acre reservoir is a manmade lake, which will...
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...

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