PHARR, RGV - The next chairman of the Texas Border Coalition, 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...
AUSTIN, Texas - Some state leaders and legislators want the National Guard to stay on the border while others prefer to more fully utilize DPS, Parks and Wildlife and the Texas Rangers. The Texas Border Coalition, which represents cities and...
RIO GRANDE CITY, RGV - According to Congressman Henry Cuellar, many of the ideas President Trump has for the border region will not make it into statute. Along with Starr County Industrial Foundation, Cuellar hosted a Border Security Roundtable at...
EL PASO, Texas - Taking a leaf out of President Reagan’s playbook, Beto O’Rourke says he would tear down that wall. Interviewed by Chris Hayes for the “All In” show on MSNBC, the former El Paso Congressman was asked if...
By Steve Taylor McALLEN, RGV - A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officer in the Rio Grande Valley says he is hopeful Mexico’s new security plan for the state of Tamaulipas will yield positive results. Will Glaspy, assistant special agent-in-charge, said violence...
HARLINGEN, RGV - At an ethics training symposium at TSTC-Harlingen on Sunday, Texas Ranger Shawn Palmer, of the agency’s public corruption unit, said the Rio Grande Valley is no more corrupt than other parts of the Lone Star State. Palmer’s comments...
McALLEN, RGV - Rio Grande Valley business and economic development leaders have started to push back against U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul’s plans to add more border walls and mount Afghanistan-type operation command centers in the region. Among the first to...
MISSION, RGV - In a speech Friday in Mission, state Sen. Dan Patrick, the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, said he supported the deployment of the National Guard along the Texas-Mexico border. Speaking to supporters at the Riverside Club, right...
FALFURRIAS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is eying a massive expansion of its traffic checkpoint just south of Falfurrias. The existing checkpoint would be completely demolished and replaced with a new one. There would be eight traffic lanes for primary...
WESLACO, RGV - The president of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce says the Rio Grande Valley should be able to tap into more state tourism dollars to offset “unintended consequences” arising from increased border security measures. Ahlenius says $25 million...

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