BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Congressman Filemon Vela has blasted Presidents Trump’s decision to deploy 5,200 troops on the border in response to a caravan of Central American migrants heading north through Mexico. The uniformed troops, which will support the Department of...
EL PASO, Texas - State Sen. José Rodríguez, a member of the Veterans Affairs and Military Installations Committee, has criticized President Trump’s plans to send active duty military to the border. Trump said he would send as many as 1,000...
EDINBURG, RGV - The government of the United States lost the opportunity to negotiate with Mexico on the issue of insecurity because there is no known formal agreement inserted to NAFTA/USMCA. That is the view of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez of...
LAREDO, Texas - Back in June, Tamaulipas Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca spoke in Hidalgo about instigating the largest ever binational effort against criminal groups operating along the Tamaulipas-Texas border. The aim was to bring more criminal charges in...
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...
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...
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...
MCALLEN, RGV - Carlos Cascos is a rarity in the Rio Grande Valley - a high profile leader who supports southbound inspection stations for the region’s international bridges. Cascos says if the United States is serious about stopping illegal drugs...
DONNA, RGV - City of Donna officials say if they had a Las Vegas-type mass shooting situation to deal with their police officers would be ready – because each one is armed with high-powered automatic rifles. “We purchased high powered...
MISSION, RGV – Mission City Council members voted unanimously on Monday to oppose the construction of walls, fences or levee-walls along the U.S.-Mexico border. With Resolution #1520, Mission joined Brownsville and La Joya in publicly denouncing President Trump’s proposed border...

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