SAN BENITO, RGV - Nearly half a century ago a law was passed that helps our country do a better job of advancing human dignity. All these years later, the 1965 law that created Medicaid—which celebrates a birthday Wednesday—is still...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Whenever there is talk about a topic of interest that is not backed up by credible facts, people tend to make up the facts to fill that void. Let's not speculate or make up false...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The surge in Central Americans arriving on the southwest border is the number one issue on the agenda for the Border Health Caucus at its annual conference in Washington, D.C. The event, which takes place today, will...
EDINBURG, RGV - The voters of Hidalgo County will get the chance to create a hospital taxing district to help fund healthcare for the indigent poor and a four-year medical school in November, says state Sen. Juan Hinojosa. The McAllen...
McALLEN, RGV - State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, who was born and raised in Mission, is an old friend of Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas, campaigning with him decades ago for better working conditions for the farm workers of the...
MISSION, RGV – In a series of conversations with the Guardian over the past few months, Mission Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas has made clear his strong opposition to the creation of a hospital district for Hidalgo County. Now, he is...
WACO, Texas - The national economy continues its slow jobs recovery, but unemployment, underemployment, and long-term unemployment are still major problems in many parts of the United States. We are only now getting back to pre-recession job levels, and the...
McALLEN, RGV - At a meeting at which Futuro McAllen leaders gave their full backing to Texas A&M’s “Healthy South Texas 2025” initiative, an illustration was given on how big a task exists when it comes to educating the...
McALLEN, RGV - The Border Health Caucus wants to help Border Patrol so that tens of thousands of undocumented children from Central America are not detained in “ice box” cold cells. The group, which comprises physicians from Brownsville to El...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - As one of the 20 most populous cities in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, McAllen has made its mark as a pillar in the ever-vibrant and growing South Texas region. Despite this, health...

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