MCALLEN, Texas - Communities along the U.S.-Mexico border are among the safest in the country, according to the latest crime reports published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Working off the data, Axios compared eight cities along the border with...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar is looking forward to being able to tell border wall construction companies to pack their bags and go home. The Laredo Democrat believes contractors working for the U.S. Army Corps of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As expected, President Trump has announced that travel across the U.S.-Mexico border will be restricted to commerce and essential visits. At a news conference at the White House on Friday, Trump praised Mexico and Canada for their...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela of Brownsville is one of four members of Congress from Texas to write to the Secretary of Defense about border wall funding. Vela said he is “deeply concerned” about reports that the Trump...
PHARR, RGV - The residents of Hidalgo County could be forgiven for thinking they live in a violent area, if their main source of information was the 6 p.m. news broadcast on local television. This is the view of Hidalgo...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A border congressman says Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has failed to deliver on his campaign promise to improve security for the country’s citizens. U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, spoke about violence in Mexico during a...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez have written to the speaker of the House to express their “grave concern” about transnational criminal organizations negatively impacting the flow of cross border commerce and tourism. The two South...
U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says he is not opposed to classifying Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations, claiming the violence they inflict on Mexican citizens is no worse than violence in the Middle East. Gonzalez, D-McAllen, spoke about insecurity in...
MISSION, RGV - Congressmen Henry Cuellar of Laredo and Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen were asked at a news conference if Mexican drug cartels should be classified as terrorist organizations. President Trump recently made this suggestion after a Mormon family from...
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez is pushing for an Iraq-style “Green Zone” along the transportation corridor between Monterrey and McAllen. The congressman says the Rio Grande Valley is suffering economically because Highway 40 is not safe. He said...

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