MCALLEN, TEXAS - Gilberto ‘Beto’ Garcia, Jr., is president and CEO of both St. Anthony’s Home Healthcare Services and Guardian eHealth Solutions. Both companies are based in McAllen, Texas. Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor held a Zoom conversation with Garcia,...
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...
EDINBURG, Texas - A new program called the Workforce Development Innovation Challenge is being launched by UT-Rio Grande Valley’s Office of Professional Education & Workforce Development at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24.  The challenge kicks off at the UTRGV...
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...
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - Corpus Christi-based attorney and registered nurse Jose “Joe” Flores is joining the Rio Grande Guardian as a specialist on consumer and industry advice for the healthcare sector.  Here is a Zoom interview where Joe talks about...
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...
MCALLEN, Texas - The influence of Mexican shoppers on the Rio Grande Valley economy is not as great as it used to be, says a top economic development analyst. Matt Ruszczak is executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council....
MCALLEN, Texas - Via a Zoom conversation, The Rio Grande Guardian recently caught up Jerome Garza, area manager for U.S. Census Bureau for the Dallas Region, to discuss Census 2020. The self-response period ends at the end of September and...
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 office, is well-known in the Rio...
WESLACO, Texas - Steve Valdez, executive director of the Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco, says the “stars were aligned” when his organization started to build a new industrial park at the same time Progreso International Bridge was expanding. In a...

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