As President Donald Trump prepares to slash domestic spending, funding for public broadcasting is reportedly on his list — a horrible blow to rural, poverty-stricken communities. In many rural areas, particularly in states that lean Republican, public broadcasting stations are...
LAREDO, Texas - The National Association of Hispanic Publications brings its National Convention and Business Expo to the Rio Grande Valley next week. From October 19-22, editors, publishers and some journalists for Hispanic publications in the United States will meet...
Somewhere in my memento box I have a piece of wire copy, the paper kind, announcing a news flash from the 1980s. I was a young TV reporter in the days before the internet, and that’s how big news arrived:...
  Uncivil rhetoric is characterizing this year’s presidential campaign. But compared with the comments found on news sites across the country, the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns seem rather tame. Online comment sections have become known as places where incivility...
McALLEN, RGV - An eagerly anticipated cross-border study recently undertaken by the Nielsen group will be unveiled in McAllen later this month, says Keith Patridge, president and CEO of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation. The findings of the study will...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Television viewers in the Rio Grande Valley who subscribe to DISH will be able to watch PBS after all. Karen Modlin, who works in DISH’s corporate communications office, told Rio Grande Valley media specialist Sue Groves: “I...
Kathryn Bigelow — the only woman ever named Best Director — took home the Oscar for The Hurt Locker at 2010’s 82nd Academy Awards, defeating her ex-husband James Cameron, who was nominated for Avatar. Her film, set during the war...
HARLINGEN, RGV - The Federal Communications Commission has called for the freeing up of more spectrum for wireless broadband use by using less spectrum for broadcast television. The FCC is holding an auction to buy spectrum rights and encouraging television...
McALLEN, RGV - There is a treasure trove of useful information on the U.S. Census Bureau website that will make for a good news story, information on things like population trends, demographics, household income, housing and educational attainment. Pauline Nuñez, data...
About a year ago, I participated in a teleconference call with Juan Sepulveda, PBS Senior Vice President, Station Services, on the subject of keeping public broadcasting alive in the Rio Grande Valley. The call was set up by U.S. Rep....

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