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...
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 president of government and international relations,...
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 Texas Economic Council. This month, Ruszczak looked...
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 You.” The scorecard tracks the key metrics...
PALMHURST, Texas - The mayor of Palmhurst says a new plan on how to distribute coronavirus relief funding is good news for smaller communities in Hidalgo County. Ramiro J. Rodriguez, Jr., was one of the most vocal critics of a...
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,...
WESLACO, TEXAS - Ken Jones’ second stint as executive director of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council has come to an end. The first stint lasted more than 20 years. The second just a matter of months. This was...
WESLACO, TEXAS - Manuel Cruz, the new executive director of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, has given his first video interview. In a wide-ranging Zoom conversation, Cruz spoke about his long service at the Valley’s official council of...
PHARR, Texas - Vanguard Academy Superintendent Narciso Garcia says the Rio Grande Valley’s legislative delegation must make Internet connectivity for all students a top priority next session. The Rio Grande Guardian hosted an in-depth conversation with the Dr. Garcia about...
EDINBURG, Texas - Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez has explained the rationale for distributing CARES Act funding to cities in the county. The decision on how to apportion funds was made by Hidalgo County Commissioners Court. Cities with a population of...

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