EL PASO, Texas - The new chairman of the Texas Border Coalition has explained his immediate goal for the organization. El Paso County Commissioner David Stout said the goal is to secure passage of immigration and border management legislation in...
HARLINGEN, Texas - State Rep. Oscar Longoria of La Joya discussed the upcoming legislative session in a recent speech at the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce. The 88th Texas Legislative Session starts Jan. 10, 2023. Longoria has just been re-elected...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Every time Congressman Henry Cuellar visits Rio Grande City he is struck by the growth that is occurring.  “You can see the momentum. I mean, look at the stores that we have now, look at...
PHARR, Texas - The start of the fresh produce season was celebrated at the Pharr International Bridge recently with an event titled “A Taste of Trade.” The event was hosted by the Pharr Bridge Board. One of the speakers at the...
MCALLEN, Texas - Rio Grande Valley students that sign up for VIDA’s educational assistance programs secure employment opportunities with an average starting salary of more than $48,000 upon graduation. This information was unveiled by Felida Villarreal, executive director of VIDA,...
PHARR, Texas - Rio Grande Valley school districts have done exceptionally well in moving from the top to the bottom in the statewide averages for K-12 education. However, there is still a long way to go.  This is the view...
MCALLEN, Texas - The civilian labor force in the Rio Grande Valley is not growing as fast as that of Texas as a whole or, indeed, the United States, as a whole. This information was reported by Mike Willis, executive...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Trey Mendez wants DHR Health to have the same impact in Brownsville as it has had in Edinburg. The Brownsville mayor spoke recently at a check signing ceremony that saw $1.7 million awarded to the hospital system...
MCALLEN, Texas - South Texas College is at the epicenter of today’s changing economy, with businesses coming back from China due to supply chain disruptions and relocating to Mexico.  This is the view of Ricardo J. Solis. The STC president...
MCALLEN, Texas - Valley International Airport’s decision to offer more routes for leisure passengers has helped the airport gain a greater market share. That is the view of Elizabeth Suarez, director of McAllen International Airport.  Giving her monthly report to the...

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