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...
EDINBURG, RGV - A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 6, for the long-awaited Raymondville Drain Project, a 63-mile drainage improvement system that will impact Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties. The event, which starts at 10 a.m. on...
Thousands of miles of water pipeline crisscross underneath the ground bringing us fresh, clean and, most importantly, safe drinking water. A civil engineer is usually behind the plans to bring this precious resource to your home or business. In the short...
MCALLEN, RGV - The Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club says U.S. Customs & Border Protection is giving the appearance of consulting with stakeholders over plans to build a border wall but that consultation is totally inadequate. Scott Nicol, a...
PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Hannah Chipman, who works for Nueces County Commissioner Brent Chesney, says the residents of Port Aransas need physical help and monetary donations, not food and clothing, to rebuild their community. Port Aransas was hit hardest by the...
WESLACO, RGV - There is a reason Texas deployed City of McAllen staff to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort in the worst hit part of the state – its employees are the best. That was the message McAllen...
Last week the cities of Mission and La Joya passed resolutions against the levee-border walls that the Trump administration wants to build in Hidalgo County, and this week several more, including McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr, San Juan and Alamo will...
SAN BENITO, RGV - Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño says the Rio Grande Valley was lucky to evade Hurricane Harvey, and early preparation with emergency directors from all cities, school districts and city officials for the storm was a...
Without a doubt, Hurricane Harvey is a historic catastrophe. After making landfall Friday and becoming a tropical storm, it has continued to wreak havoc: death, loss, missing persons, and an immediate and lingering fear among many communities. I have firsthand...

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