EDINBURG, Texas - The outgoing executive director of Region One Education Service Center says the digital divide in the Rio Grande Valley should be considered a “major crisis.” Cornelio Gonzalez retires at the end...
MCALLEN, Texas - The Mexican American Legislative Caucus has called for a congressional investigation into what it says was the unlawful detention of immigrant families in South Texas. Late last week, children and families...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Harlingen Economic Development Corporation has been working hard to help local businesses that are struggling to survive the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. The HEDC website’s resource page is treasure trove...
WESLACO, Texas - A new ten-year draft budget being considered by the Texas Transportation Commission is good news for the Rio Grande Valley. This is the opinion of Andrew Canon, executive director of the...
On July 1, South Texas College sold a total of $41 million in Limited Ad Valorem Tax Refunding Bonds which saved the College and taxpayers more than $3.6 million in debt service providing a reduction in ad...
McALLEN, Texas - A new governmental affairs firm has just launched with offices in Austin and McAllen. Phenix Saenz, LLC, is run by Billy Phenix and Jenn Saenz. Saenz, who will run the McAllen...
MCALLEN, Texas - The economy of the Texas-Mexico border region has been hit hard by COVID-19 and the subsequent travel ban on Mexican nationals. That was the message from economist Luis B. Torres in...
MCALLEN, Texas - The work of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during the coronavirus pandemic was discussed in a recent Zoom conversation. The chamber’s president and CEO, Ramiro Cavazos, and the its vice...
WESLACO, Texas - Every month, Matt Ruszczak joins The Rio Grande Guardian for a discussion on the latest sales tax revenue figures fro the Rio Grande Valley. Ruszczak is executive director of Rio South...
MCALLEN, Texas - RGV Focus, a collective impact initiative of Educate Texas, has unveiled its 2019 annual report and scorecard. As with the 2018 report, the title is “Contigo,” which is Spanish for “With...

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