MCALLEN, Texas - When acquiring right of way for the I-69 Connector, enough land should be purchased to build a rail line inside the two lanes of highway. This is the view of Keith Patridge, president of the McAllen Economic...
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, RGV - The incoming mayor of South Padre Island has praised RGV leaders for setting up a regional metropolitan planning organization, pointing out that this could hasten the arrival of a second causeway to his city. In...
WESLACO, RGV – A new highway in Mexico may never enter the U.S., but it is taking Dr. Luis Ribera, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural economist in Weslaco, on the road. Because the highway will bring a flood...
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...
HARLINGEN, RGV - After a unanimous vote, Valley International Airport's board of directors elected Dr. Mark J. Kroll, Phd., as their new chairman. Dr. Kroll is Dean of the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship, and professor of...
Commerce and trade are vital to the development and prosperity of our modern economies. The use of Texas waterways and roadways is quickly escalating, fueled by the expansion of the Panama Canal, the surge in the state’s population, and the...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The first flight has taken off under the brand spanking new terminal at the Brownville/South Padre Island International Airport. A United Airlines plane left at 7 a.m. today (Wednesday) for Houston, unofficially inaugurating the $50 million terminal. It...
EDINBURG, RGV - The chairman of the Texas House Committee on Transportation says cities in the Rio Grande Valley should form a coalition to ensure their voices are heard as a new border transportation master plan is being developed. State...
PHARR, RGV - Cities in the Rio Grande Valley need to work together on a regional basis in order to prepare for a huge increase in international trade with Mexico, says Pharr City Manager Fred Sandoval. To that end, Sandoval...
Traffic congestion costs the US economy billions in wasted time, productivity, and fuel. It also negatively affects quality of life and constrains potential growth. The past decade of expansion has pushed congestion to the highest level since the Texas...

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