BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation believes it can play a greater role in improving the quality of life of the local community. In a  recent Zoom conversation with the Rio Grande Guardian. Josh Mejia, executive director of...
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...
MCALLEN, Texas - According to a report by Connected Nation, “Rural Broadband: A Texas Tour,” 1.8 million Texans, most of them in rural areas, don’t have high-speed internet access. Dr. Steven Johnson, chancellor of WGU Texas, a state-endorsed, nonprofit, accredited...
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 Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization.  Canon...
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 a Zoom conversation with Rio Grande...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Jordana Barton has reassured the Rio Grande Valley that she will continue to work to eliminate the region’s digital divide. After championing the cause for many years while a senior advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Jose Mulet, director of air service development at Valley International Airport, has given his analysis on the state of the airline industry. Like most other airports, VIA has seen a sharp drop in passenger flights due to...
The Rio Grande Guardian is pleased to announce a tie-up with Ramiro Garza, president of Noble Development and president of RG Economic Advisors.  Each month, Ramiro is going to give his perspective on the economic trends in the Rio Grande...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Harlingen business owner Nydia Tapia-Gonzales has spent most of her professional career promoting the City of Harlingen in different capacities.  A blogger about art, culture and life in the Rio Grande Valley who is also passionate about...
WESLACO, Texas - A site selector from Europe who is working to bring manufacturing companies to the Rio Grande Valley has penned a new book. Charlotte Nytoft, from Denmark, has authored, “Export Across the Pond,” to help both U.S. businesses...

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