ALAMO, RGV - Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security committee have touted an appropriations bill that includes $1.6 billion for approximately 65 miles of pedestrian fencing in the Rio Grande Valley. The provision came in for immediate criticism from the...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and...
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...

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