WESLACO, RGV – With a cricket game in Weslaco between an Indian team and a Pakistani team as the backdrop, Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor reviews the week’s news in the Rio Grande Valley.
Among the topics discussed are McAllen Economic Development Corporation’s recent trip to China, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling’s disappointment with state lawmakers over a new annexation law, flood mitigation in the Rio Grande Valley, funding concerns for the U.S. Section of the International Boundary & Water Commission, the future for Project VIDA in Brownsville, and infrastructure funding for land ports of entry.
The cricket game, by the way, was the opening fixture in the 5th Annual Cricket Tournament hosted by the India Association of the Rio Grande Valley. It was held at the Harlon Block Sports Complex in Weslaco. Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez was there for the start of the game, the score announcer was Sucheta Reddy, and the Pakistan team won by five runs.