MCALLEN, RGV – This week’s news-wrap looks at the week ending Nov. 2, 2019. 

Among the topics discussed with Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor are:

  1. The life of a campesino in rural México;
  2. The Texas Border Coalition’s efforts to ensure a complete census count along the Texas-México border;
  3. Greater Brownsville Incentive Corporation’s ‘We Grow Our Own’ program;
  4. Greater McAllen Association of Realtors’ look at Opportunity Zones;
  5. This year’s Constitutional Amendments for Texas, and in particular Propositions 2, 5, and 8;
  6. The Texas Department of Transportation’s Border Transportation Master Plan;
  7. The Texas Senate’s interim charges;
  8. Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Authority’s October board meeting;
  9. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance’s Paths Program;
  10. South Texas College’s 2019 Innovation Conference;
  11. Rolando Vela’s optimism about a second causeway for South Padre Island;
  12. The opening of a new IDEA school in Harlingen;
  13. The Rio Grande Guardian’s sponsorship of a soccer team in Reynosa. 

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying this podcast shows attendees at a Texas Department of Transportation meeting held in Reynosa on Oct. 30, 2019. The meeting focused on TxDOT’s border transportation master plan.