AUSTIN, Texas – Legislative staff member Oberlyn “Obie” Salinas and former Edinburg Economic Development Corporation executive director Agustin “Gus” Garcia have announced a new partnership. They have formed a boutique firm, to be called Shepherd Government Affairs focused on government...
MCALLEN, RGV - UT-Rio Grande Valley Continuing Education, a division of Academic Affairs, is inviting the public to attend a series of free open house sessions every Friday at the McAllen Teaching Site next to La Plaza Mall. The actual...
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. Senator John Cornyn met Wednesday with former Texas Governor Rick Perry, whom President-Elect Trump has announced he will nominate to serve as U.S. Secretary of Energy. The Senate must confirm Perry's nomination. When he ran for president...
ALAMO, Texas - Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate (right), and Giovanna De Leon, an activist for human rights and social justice from Hidalgo County, are pictured above. Both attended a "Latino Strategy Session" hosted by the Southwest Voter...
WESLACO, RGV - The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce and Knapp Community Care Foundation will be hosting a Business After Hours Holiday Mixer on Wednesday, December 7 at 5:30 pm. The mixer will take place at the Knapp Medical Conference...
DONNA, RGV - The City of Donna has honored the latest resident to reach 100 years. Angela Cuellar Peña was presented with a framed Proclamation by Mayor Irene Muñoz and congratulated by the entire city commission. Donna's motto is "The City...
  DONNA, RGV - With the 15th Anniversary of 9-11 coming up, a BBQ was held in Donna recently to honor police and first responders. The Rev. Abraham I. Ramirez, pastor of First United Methodist Church and El Principe de Paz...
NEW YORK TIMES - A federal appeals court said Monday that President Obama could not move forward with his plans to overhaul immigration rules by providing up to five million people with work permits and protection from deportation. A three-judge...
NEW YORK TIMES: The Mexican Supreme Court opened the door to legalizing marijuana on Wednesday, delivering a pointed challenge to the nation’s strict substance abuse laws and adding its weight to the growing debate in Latin America over the...
Pharr lowers property tax rate NEWS IN BRIEF: Pharr city commissioners have kept an election promise. At a special meeting of the Pharr City Commission on Wednesday, city commissioners approved a new budget and an ordinance setting a property tax...

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