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...
TP Scandal (Trump/Pruitt) vs TD Scandal (Teapot Dome). Which is worse? President Trump and his hired hand, Scott Pruitt, Head of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)? Or former President Harding and his hired hand, Albert Bacon Fall, Secretary of...
MISSION, RGV - Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park could end up being closed if a border wall is built through the middle of it, a leader with Sierra Club RGV has predicted. Scott Nicol, who co-chairs the group’s borderlands team,...
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...

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