PHARR, Texas - Colleagues like to brag on Pharr Bridge Director of Operations Fred Brouwen that he has been there from the beginning because he was operating the tolls when the first trucks crossed. But, Pharr Bridge Board Chairman Edgar...
MCALLEN, Texas - The new chancellor of Western Governors University Texas has reaffirmed her institution’s “huge” commitment to South Texas. Linda Battles, who was appointed a WGU regional vice president and chancellor of its Texas division in September, recently visited...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - There was excitement and relief among retail store and restaurant owners, chamber of commerce leaders and elected officials in South Texas on Monday as Mexican visa holders were finally allowed to revisit the region. So-called “non-essential” travelers...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - John Sharp, chancellor for the Texas A&M University System, visited the Port of Brownsville recently to announce a new initiative to invigorate advanced manufacturing in the area. The Texas A&M RGV Advanced Manufacturing/Training Innovation Now (TRAIN) program...
HARLINGEN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley is far short of the national average for neurologists and the UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine wants to do something about it.  UTRGV SOM, along with its clinical arm, UT Health RGV,...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Having visited the offices of the Port of Brownsville a few times over the years, I was always aware of a proud sense of Rio Grande Valley history when I looked at the photos and newspaper...
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar is predicting a great Christmas for border communities now that the land ports of entry are being re-opened to Mexican visa holders.  Mexican nationals who do not work in so-called “essential” industries have...
EDINBURG, Texas - Dr. Narciso Garcia, superintendent at Vanguard Academy, is pleased with the progress his charter school system has made in preparing students for collage, career and the military. Collage, career and military readiness (CCMR) is part of the...
HARLINGEN, Texas - As a regular feature in the Rio Grande Guardian, audio editor Mario Muñoz talks to Rev Torres of the Texas Taxpayer Assistance Project. The TTAP is part of the nonprofit community group Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. In this...
PHARR, Texas - The Texas Texas Department of Transportation’s Pharr District engineer and the outgoing chairman of the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization have outlined the Valley’s key transportation projects.  TxDOT’s Pete Alvarez and RGVMPO’s Ambrosio Hernandez gave interviews...

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