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...
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...

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