Nonprofit news organization ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, “We have an orchestra here.” The story about the audio was written by...
HIDALGO, RGV - The Tamaulipas governor says he is instigating the largest ever binational effort against criminal groups operating in the Tamaulipas-Texas border. The aim is to bring more criminal charges in Mexico and/or the United States for extortion, money...
Texas has more capacity to generate electricity from wind than any other state.  In fact, Texas’ capacity of 22,799 megawatts is triple that of second-place Oklahoma and is larger than most countries around the world. The Lone Star State also...
MCALLEN, RGV - Carlos Rodriguez, president and CEO of R Communications, says PBS will be back as an “over the air” service in the Rio Grande Valley within the next couple of weeks. KMBH-TV has been “silent” since late January...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela says he will have no part of a procedural maneuver in the U.S. House that a could help legalize DREAMers - if it includes funding for a border. “I’m not ever going to...
LA FERIA, RGV - One of the poorest parts of the country with one of the highest minority populations will have to do without “over the air” PBS for even longer. Residents in the Rio Grande Valley who cannot afford...
Our good friend, former state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh sent us a feature the Washington Post published about his hometown. With border towns getting lots of negative publicity due to the deployment of the National Guard, writer Andrea Sachs’ piece provides...
Advances in technology have reduced the cost to produce oil, contributing to the current high level of activity in truly amazing ways. Only three years ago, $70 per barrel almost shut down the industry; today, it accelerates an ongoing surge. For...
MCALLEN, RGV  - A problem with malfunctioning transmitters that stopped many Rio Grande Valley residents from enjoying PBS TV has gone on far too long, says U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez. The McAllen congressman has written to the Public Broadcasting Service...
MISSION, RGV - Elected officials from up and down the Texas-Mexico border say they have concerns with President Trump’s plans to further militarize their region by sending in the National Guard. Trump spoke about his plans Tuesday during a luncheon...

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