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...
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...
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...
  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...
MERCEDES, RGV - The three winners of the Public Speaking contest at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show have been announced.  They are: 2019 Grand Champion: Cooper Ford of Borderline 4-H. His topic was “Agriculture Business.” 2019 Reserve Champion: Alexa...
EDINBURG, RGV - Salvador Contreras and his economics team at UT-Rio Grande Valley’s Center for Border Economic Studies have produced their latest Border Business Brief. The current issue looks at innovation and manufacturing jobs....
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...
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...
WESLACO, RGV - A small portion of the border wall in Brownsville is going to be moved to make way for the East Loop project, a top transportation official has announced. Pete Sepulveda, executive...
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...

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