HIDALGO, RGV - South Texas GOP congressional candidate Tim Westley and the Texas Border Coalition have dismissed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to close down the border in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks. More than 30 people...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela of Brownsville is one of four members of Congress from Texas to write to the Secretary of Defense about border wall funding. Vela said he is “deeply concerned” about reports that the Trump...
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 Central American families have been released...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A border congressman says Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has failed to deliver on his campaign promise to improve security for the country’s citizens. U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, spoke about violence in Mexico during a...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As expected, President Trump has announced that travel across the U.S.-Mexico border will be restricted to commerce and essential visits. At a news conference at the White House on Friday, Trump praised Mexico and Canada for their...
U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says he is not opposed to classifying Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations, claiming the violence they inflict on Mexican citizens is no worse than violence in the Middle East. Gonzalez, D-McAllen, spoke about insecurity in...
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez is pushing for an Iraq-style “Green Zone” along the transportation corridor between Monterrey and McAllen. The congressman says the Rio Grande Valley is suffering economically because Highway 40 is not safe. He said...
MISSION, RGV - Congressmen Henry Cuellar of Laredo and Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen were asked at a news conference if Mexican drug cartels should be classified as terrorist organizations. President Trump recently made this suggestion after a Mormon family from...
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...
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...

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