HIDALGO, RGV - The Sierra Club has denounced plans to build hundreds of miles of additional border walls, saying the only place left to add more barriers is through wildlife refuges and private property along the Rio Grande in...
HIDALGO, RGV - When a Rio Grande Valley irrigation district threatened to hire private security guards to protect its riverside pump station from vandalism and theft, Border Patrol intervened. A watchtower manned 24/7 and an old armed personnel carrier were...
EDINBURG, RGV - Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas has written to President Obama to warn of dire consequences if furloughs are imposed on Customs and Border Protection staff at inland ports of entry. Salinas believes lives could be lost due to heatstroke...
PHARR, RGV - Furloughs due to begin next month will mean Customs and Border Protection operating with 40 percent less manpower at border ports of entry, Pharr International Bridge officials have been told. Longer wait times at international bridges are already...
McALLEN, RGV - Border commerce and tourism could grind to a virtual halt once furloughs and cuts in overtime for customs officers are fully implemented, the Texas Border Coalition has warned.“We are already seeing longer wait times at our land...
McALLEN, RGV - If elected mayor, Jim Darling says he wants to build on the excellent relationships McAllen has with Reynosa, Monterrey and other Mexican cities. “We need to build on what Mayor Richard Cortez did. He really reached out to...

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