Last Saturday the Rio Grande Valley witnessed a truly historic moment, a moment that for many of us has been a longtime dream. Thirty-nine students graduated in the inaugural graduation ceremony from The...
Texas Health & Human Services Commission this week announced the launch of a statewide pilot program allowing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to purchase groceries online at participating retailers for curbside pickup or delivery.
The latest job loss numbers are tragic, but not unexpected considering the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to control its spread. Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million in April, with losses across...
I’m cheered to see The Rio Grande Guardian informing readers of public radio’s connection to education, critical thinking, and expanding community horizons.  The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is essential to all American public radio...
Early this year Fisher Industries built a border wall in the Rio Grande floodplain in Mission, Texas.  Today it stands 18 feet tall, built of shiny galvanized bollards – metal posts six inches wide...
The route from Mission to Pharr is both a trail of hope and a path of despair during the coronavirus pandemic. With partial opening of the Texas economy, many businesses have gingerly begun to...
Rovira: Giant Asian murderer hornets: In the Rio Grande Valley? Maybe not.  It’s making the news. A giant hornet originally from Asia has now been found in Washington state and can cause such a mean bite...
Most farmworkers in the Rio Grande Valley were excluded from congressional COVID-19 aid. Here’s how we are going to get them some relief. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, our food supply chain is being...
Bad news abounds these days, yet we’ve also seen some amazing acts of courage, kindness, and generosity.  Firms are dealing with worker safety, social distancing requirements, supply chain issues, and myriad other challenges. Some...
Almost everything about the way we live our lives has changed by the COVID-19 pandemic; fortunately, one important part of our lives remains constant: the hard work, determination, and impact of our Texas educators. 

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