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...
EDINBURG, Texas - In what may be one the most innovative Census data collection efforts in the Rio Grande Valley, the City of Edinburg launched the Census Mobile Ice Cream Machine.  Currently, the City of Edinburg’s census response rate is...
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 - Smaller and more rural cities and counties in the Rio Grande Valley did better economically than their bigger neighbors during the early part of the coronavirus lockdown. A possible explanation is residents either preferred or had no...
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...
EDINBURG, Texas - What happens if a hospital does not have enough personal protective equipment for its staff during a pandemic? In the case of DHR Health the answer is, make your own. That is is what the health system...
WESLACO, TEXAS - The Rio Grande Guardian has a guest Zoom conversation today.  Ron Whitlock of Ron Whitlock Reports had a “virtual” interview with Ken Jones and Blanca Davila of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.  Jones is interim executive...
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...

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