MCALLEN, Texas - Land ports of entries were re-opened to so-called “non-essential” travel on Nov. 8. Since then, hotels in the McAllen area have been full, says Omar Guevara, who chairs McAllen’s hospitality task force. Guevara, general manager of Radisson McAllen...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Tax season is right around the corner.  Rev Torres, a paralegal with the Texas Taxpayer Assistance Project, gives this advice: “Taxpayers, get ready now. Organize your correct tax documents so that that your tax return can be accurately...
WESLACO, Texas - The latest sales tax revenue numbers show the Rio Grande Valley’s economy is roaring, says Matt Ruszczak. Ruszczak is vice president of economic development for the Council for South Texas Economic Progress (COSTEP). Each month he analyzes...
WESLACO, Texas - New houses and apartments are popping up so fast in Weslaco that planners in other communities in the Rio Grande Valley are calling to ask what is happening, says the city’s planning director. Rebekah de la Fuente,...
WESLACO, Texas - Weslaco’s restaurants are being frequented much more often than might be expected. In fact, pro rata, some national franchise eateries in the city are among the busiest in the whole United States.  One explanation could be that there...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Any idea what the busiest domestic airline route is in North America? LA to New York? No. That is the second busiest. Chicago to New York? No. San Francisco to Los Angeles? No. It is, in fact,...
SESENA, Spain - A video to promote our upcoming "To Conquer, To Defend" conference was produced in Spain! How cool is that? Roberto Gonzalez used to live in the Rio Grande Valley but now resides in Sesena, about 25 miles...
PORT ISABEL, Texas - The speakers have been named for the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service’s upcoming one-day conference, “To Conquer. To Defend.” The conference, which takes place Thursday, Dec. 9 in Port Isabel, commemorates the 175th Anniversary of...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez says the State of Texas needs to make a stronger commitment to the space race, 2.0. If it does not it could get left behind by states like Florida, Colorado, and Alabama. Mendez first...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Nathan Burkhart, director of small business development at the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, says exciting things are happening to his city’s downtown. “Our big 2.0 grant just wrapped up its third round of funding. We have had...

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