PORT MANSFIELD, RGV - Ron Mills, port director for Willacy County Navigation District, has thanked Governor Greg Abbott, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela for pushing to get more funding for the U.S. Corps of Engineers. If their...
MCALLEN, RGV - South Texas College’s 5th Annual Binational Innovation Conference takes place at the college’s technology campus in McAllen on Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The main theme is regional urban development and planning. Among the...
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says he supports a “smart wall” to improve border security but not a physical barrier. Gonzalez gave the keynote address at the 8th annual Valley Environmental Summit. Sponsored by the Valley Environmental Coalition,...
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...

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