I have been reading, with great interest, the different opinions on the Metropolitan Planning Organization merger issue. I would like to remind the people of the Rio Grande Valley that two previous merger issues have been approved with great benefits...
EDINBURG, RGV - In interviews and speeches at their respective swearing-in ceremonies, the county judges for Cameron and Hidalgo counties have thrown their weight behind uniting the Rio Grande Valley’s three metropolitan planning organizations.  A Metropolitan Planning Organization is a...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Ultimately, it will be the airlines that will decide if the Rio Grande Valley ends up with one major international airport, rather than the three smaller ones it has now. This is the view of Marvin "Marv"...
PORT MANSFIELD, RGV - The news about Port Mansfield’s ship channel getting dredged by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just gotten better, Willacy County Navigation District’s Executive Director Ron Mills reports. Mills initially thought the much-needed dredging from...
WESLACO, RGV - The development of a light rail corridor from Rio Grande City to Brownsville could free up funds to provide more bus routes into the rural parts of the Rio Grande Valley, including its colonias. This is the...
WESLACO, RGV - State Rep. Armando Martinez says he is building support for legislation that could lead to light rail coming to the Rio Grande Valley. The Weslaco Democrat's bill, setting up a regional transit authority, is likely to be...
RIO GRANDE CITY, RGV - While the U.S. federal government promotes the separation of the border with a wall, here entrepreneurs and elected officials from Mexico and the United States, seek to connect each other through a highway to...
HARLINGEN, RGV - South Padre Island Mayor Dennis Stahl says he will do all he can to encourage Rio Grande Valley residents to fly Frontier Airlines from Valley International Airport direct to Denver and/or Chicago. The more people use Frontier,...
WESLACO, RGV - Rio Grande Valley leaders are hailing an enhanced alliance by the region’s four public transit authorities, saying their collaboration will lead to buses running more frequently. Valley Metro, McAllen Metro, Brownsville Metro, and South Padre Island’s Island...
PORT MANSFIELD, RGV - With tens of millions of dollars now appropriated by Congress to dredge Port Mansfield’s ship channel, Willacy County Navigation District’s leaders are thinking of ways to improve its commercial viability. Ron Mills, the district’s executive director,...

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