ASSOCIATED PRESS: Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid. Until he...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - U.S. Rep. Al Green of Houston sees similarities between the way Latinos are treated now and African Americans were when he was growing up in the segregated South. Green was in Brownsville this week for a House...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Brownsville has turned a corner from the old ways of business as usual that held the city back for far too long. That is the view of Mayor Tony Martinez. “It hasn’t always been easy, but along the...
MISSION, RGV - GOP stalwart Hollis Rutledge says President George H.W. Bush does not get the credit he deserves for crafting the North American Free Trade Agreement. That is a shame, says the former chairman of the Texas Republican Party...
Boy howdy what a big, fat, ugly night for Texas down ballot Republicans. Yes Sen. Ted Cruz won. But Beto O’Rourke got 48.29 percent of the vote, with 4,024,777 votes. So out of over 8 million votes cast, Beto got...
Amy is watching Last of the Mohicans in the other room with the kids. We started it last night after Ulysses’ basketball game. Pizza, carrots, Mohicans and then early to bed. This morning, before everyone got up, I went on...
MCALLEN, RGV - Former U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa has urged his former colleagues to vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the U.S. House. Hinojosa served with the California Democrat for 20 years.  “After seeing the results, my party, the Democratic...
EL PASO, Texas - History was made on Tuesday when Texans voted the first Latinas to the U.S. House of Representatives. Two were elected - Veronica Escobar, a former El Paso County Judge, and Sylvia Garcia, a state senator from...
MCALLEN, RGV - The Rio Grande Valley stayed solidly “Blue” in the midterm elections, with Gov. Greg Abbott failing to break the 50 percent barrier. While Abbott, a Republican incumbent, handily defeated his Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez, the former Dallas...
MCALLEN, RGV - Democrats and Republicans made last minute appeals to voters as the midterm election finally arrived. In Texas, all eyes are on the U.S. Senate race where incumbent Republican Ted Cruz is trying to hold off a spirited...

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