PHARR, RGV - The next chairman of the Texas Border Coaliion, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño has blasted national leaders that use the border region as a “political football.” Treviño made his comments in an exclusive interview with the Rio...
MCALLEN, RGV - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen was quick to dismiss President Trump’s latest offer to end the partial government shutdown. On Saturday afternoon Trump spoke to the nation from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. He...
EDINBURG, RGV - Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra says he is disappointed President Trump did not agree to have a conversation with local law enforcement officials about border security. Trump was in the Rio Grande Valley for three hours last...
MCALLEN, RGV - Scott Nicol, a top environmentalist in the Rio Grande Valley who is writing a book about the border wall, has responded to speculation that President Trump is about to visit the region. "President Trump should meet with...
EDINBURG, RGV - A top economic development consultant in the Rio Grande Valley has disputed claims by President Trump that security along the southwest border has become a national emergency. Trump said Friday he could command the building of a...
As the Lower Rio Grande Valley ponders the debate over whether we should accept the federal government’s choice of erecting a wall or to choose the alternatives.   It is vital that the characters involved be not defiant, but firm...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Former Republican political strategist Matthew Dowd does not believe President Trump’s threat to shut down the entire southern border as realistic.  In a tweet, Trump said: “We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The congressman who represents more of the U.S.-Mexico border than anyone else says it is fallacy to think a border wall equates to border security. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican from San Antonio, spent a decade...
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...

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