McALLEN, RGV - The Diocese of Brownsville says it does not want the Rio Grande Valley to lose PBS if it decides to sell public broadcasting station KMBH-TV. KMBH’s Community Advisory Board - Upper Valley learned last Wednesday that the...
McALLEN, RGV - State Sen. Juan Hinojosa says that if DPS could turn back time it would not instigate its controversial checkpoints program in the Rio Grande Valley. Hinojosa has spoken of his concerns with the checkpoint program in private...
EDINBURG, RGV - When state Rep. Terry Canales called DPS to find out why the department was putting up random checkpoints in the poorest parts of the Rio Grande Valley he could not believe what he was told. “It was...
EDINBURG, RGV - Gov. Rick Perry linked the issue of Syria into a question about U.S.-Mexico border security when he spoke to the media at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance of Monday. Perry was in the Rio Grande Valley for...
MISSON, RGV - Powerful structural changes in Mexico are impacting security issues, and ultimately economic ties between two countries, experts say. Gabriel Casillas, chief economist and head of research with Banorte Bank in Mexico City spoke about the state of the...
U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela has issued a statement on why he opposes S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, and why he has quit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Vela says the “proposed militarization of the border and...
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...

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