BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Award-winning author Rudy Ruiz, a Rio Grande Valley native, is winning lots of plaudits for his first novel, The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez. Nora Comstock De Hoyis, founder of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, said: “Rudy Ruiz’s...
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 - The Rio Grande Guardian has hosted a Zoom conversation with Thelma Tamez and Sarah Hammond, founders of RGV Census Ambassador Scholarship. Under this program, high school, vocational, and college students in the Rio Grande Valley have a...
EDINBURG, Texas - Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez’s office believes that if a full and accurate census count is completed, Hidalgo County’s population will be recorded as 1.2 million. That is a lot more than the figure the Census Bureau...
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 of January, 2021. In an exclusive...
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 seeking asylum were seen through the...
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 of useful links to help businesses...
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...
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 valorem taxes...
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...

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