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HIDALGO, RGV - In an effort to weaken the power of drug cartels in Mexico, members of the U.S. House of Representatives are starting to talk about blocking weapons and cash from crossing the southern border of the United...
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...
HIDALGO, RGV - Border Patrol’s Marine division has found another tunnel built to go under the Border Wall, this time in Hidalgo, Texas. The tunnel, measuring 60 feet in length, had been dug on the embankment of the Rio Grande...
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...
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.
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Former Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos says he is pleased Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal weapons and cash being smuggled into Mexico. Cascos, a Republican, points out that when Texas Secretary of State he...
AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and the Texas legislative delegation are at odds over President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border.  Cornyn, R-Texas, supports the declaration. On a visit to Austin this week, Cornyn...
EDINBURG, RGV - Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez says he will hold the federal government accountable for “any adverse consequences” caused by the release of thousands of asylum seekers into the community. More...
PHARR, RGV – Mexican law enforcement agencies are interested in using South Texas College's eagerly-anticipated "Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence," says STC President Shirley Reed. The Regional Center for Public Excellence is a collaborative project between South Texas College,...

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