BROWNSVILLE, RGV - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela recently told the Rio Grande Guardian that insecurity in Tamaulipas and across Mexico has now got to be viewed as one of the biggest foreign policy issues confronting the United States. The Brownsville...
By Steve Taylor WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, wants a new assessment on the effectiveness of efforts by the U.S. government to curb the trafficking of firearms...
By Steve Taylor FORT WORTH, Texas - Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott delivered remarks Friday  at the Republican Party of Texas 2014 state convention in Fort Worth. He said he was outlining his Bicentennial Blueprint for a better Texas, one...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, the former governor of the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico, has been indicted in the U.S. under the RICO statute. Yarrington, along with Fernando Alejandro Cano Martinez, the owner of a Mexican construction firm, is also...
MISSION, RGV - They are in the early stages but discussions are taking place about Mexico setting up its own Border Patrol. Details were revealed by U. S. Rep. Henry Cuellar in an interview with reporters at the Greater Mission Chamber...
AUSTIN, Texas - Mike Seifert, network weaver for RGV Equal Voice, today gave testimony at the state Capitol in opposition to further militarization of the border. The former Catholic priest and community activist from Brownsville told the House Committee on...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Celebrated Texas economist Ray Perryman says it would have been easy for him to have said “no” to an invitation to come to the Rio Grande Valley and speak at a conference hosted by the RGV...
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...
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 - U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez have written to the speaker of the House to express their “grave concern” about transnational criminal organizations negatively impacting the flow of cross border commerce and tourism. The two South...

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