Video: Mayor Garza explains why South Texas Alliance of Cities matters

HARLINGEN, Texas – Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza has explained why he believes the South Texas Alliance of Cities is important.

Garza recently attended a meeting of the new group at the corporate offices of Texas Regional Bank in Harlingen. There, elected officials representing six Rio Grande Valley cities joined San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg in signing a compact to set up the structure of the alliance.

The elected officials that signed the compact represent San Antonio, Brownsville, Harlingen, Weslaco, Edinburg, McAllen and Mission. 

Garza thanked Nirenberg and former Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez for bringing the various cities together. 

“I’ve always said that, once we collaborate in the way that we do, we compete with just about anybody. And the key here is having these relationships,” Garza said.

Here is a video recording of part of Mayor Garza’s remarks:


Editor’s Note: The above video is the third in a three-part series of video stories recorded at a recent meeting of the South Texas Alliance of Cities. Click here to watch Part One, featuring San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. Click here to watch Part Two, featuring former Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez.

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