WESLACO, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley could be looking at double digit growth in economic activity by the middle of the year. This is the view of Matt Ruszczak, executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council. “Through Christmas and...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Alice Baumgartner is the author of South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to Civil War. The book tells the story of the enslaved people who escaped to Mexico in the four decades leading up...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - As well as serving as deputy city manager for the City of Brownsville, Helen Ramirez is CEO and executive director of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation. GBIC is the City of Brownsville’s Type A economic development corporation.  In...
WESLACO, Texas - It's been another good month for sales tax revenue collections in the Rio Grande Valley, Matt Ruszczak has announced. The executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council analyzes data provided by the Texas Comptroller's Office. Ruszczak's...
EDINBURG, Texas - Developers that work regularly in Edinburg are going to be asked to help devise new ordinances for the city. The plan to create a new unified development code is part of the city council’s desire to not...
WESLACO, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley had a “fantastic” Christmas if measured by sales tax revenue collections.  For the months of November and December 2020 combined, the Valley’s sales tax revenues were up 8.26 percent, as compared to the...
MCALLEN, Texas - LiftFund and the City of McAllen are offering zero percent interest small business loans to McAllen business owners. LiftFund is a nonprofit loan fund committed to empowering small businesses with limited access to traditional sources of credit.  Marlene...
MCALLEN, Texas - There are three great reasons why McAllen Economic Development Corporation is right to focus on China as it seeks to bring in more manufacturing companies.  One is a provision in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement concerning the rules...
LAREDO, Texas - United ISD is doing so well that the Texas Education Agency has been down to see what is going on.  United, which covers much of Webb County, is now the largest school district in Region 1, with...
EDINBURG, Texas - Dr. Linda Villarreal, president elect of the Texas Medical Association, says she supports Medicaid Expansion. Villarreal, a practicing physician based in Edinburg, Texas, recently spoke on a webinar hosted by the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.  On the subject...

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