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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat, and state Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican from Houston, debated immigration and border security on Univision on Tuesday evening. It was not on the agenda, but Patrick, GOP frontrunner for lieutenant governor, often steered the conversation towards right to life issues.
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Invitations have gone out to VIPs to attend Edinburg Mayor Richard Garcia’s State of the City Address. The luncheon event takes place in the new 500-seat ballroom at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on April 24. “Everything is positive for us. Retailers look at rooftops and we have more and more of these,” Garcia said.
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Longtime Mission Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas says he will not accept invitations to debate his two mayoral challengers. Salinas said the voters of Mission know him well enough to form an opinion, without watching him in a debate. He pointed out Mission drew $107.8 million in building permits in 2013, a 125.5 percent increase on 2012.
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Feliz Garcia, director of business development for Ero Architects, is pictured next to an artist’s impression of what the new Hidalgo County Courthouse would look like. Ero made a presentation on the project to Hidalgo County Commissioners and Edinburg City Councilmembers on Tuesday. Ero will announce the cost in a few weeks.
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Moves afoot to un-designate Hidalgo County Courthouse as historic
Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia is looking for the Rio Grande Valley legislative delegation to pass a bill un-designating the county courthouse as an historic building so that it can be demolished.
 
Interim Sheriff Eddie Guerra reacts to Treviño's guilty plea
Former Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe 'Lupe' Treviño has entered a guilty plea to a "criminal information" charging him with conspiracy to commit money laundering, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson has announced.
Valley leaders grapple with The Triangle's dominance
An absorbing discussion took place this week among Rio Grande Valley economic development leaders on how to lure state incentive dollars from The Triangle to regions such as East, West, and South Texas.
 
Barnes and Villalba will meet after all
McAllen/Hidalgo County Tea Party President Jim Barnes will meet with state Rep. Jason Villalba after all.
 
Realizan en ciudad Mier marcha y bloqueos en protesta por hechos violentos
El edil, Roberto González González, quien encabezo los movientes de protesta demando al gobierno federal y estatal mayor seguridad y vigilancia a fin de evitar que grupos delictivos se apoderen de ese municipio.
 
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Moves afoot to un-designate Hidalgo County Courthouse as historic

Interim Sheriff Eddie Guerra reacts to Treviño's guilty plea

Hinojosa: Reflecting on Richard Cortez's Speech on Valley's Economy

Acevedo: The Generic Latino

Hinojosa: Delta area deserves South Texas College campus

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Tea Party leader initially declined


business Hinojosa: Reflecting on Richard Cortez's Speech on Valley's Economy

Senator pens op-ed

features Abbott urged to visit Valley's colonias

Gubernatorial candidate says he understands the issues

         
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guest column Acevedo: Retirement Challenges to the Aging Hispanic Community

Columnist says health and socioeconomic well-being of Hispanics should be of concern


veterans Hinojosa: Texas Capitol Monument honors Vietnam Veterans

State senator pens op-ed


border life Acevedo: The Generic Latino

Columnist discusses ethnic descriptions


         
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education Momentum growing for Mexican American Studies course in Texas high schools

SBOE member Ruben Cortez, Jr., gaining support for proposal


healthcare Perryman: Time for a Real 'Doc Fix'

Economist looks at a perennial problem for physicians


arts Magazine: Three entities vying to provide PBS in RGV

Continuing coverage on the possible loss of PBS in the RGV


         
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green Judge: FEMA could still declare Hidalgo County a flood zone

Garcia wants to know where the drainage bond money went


media Hinojosa: Delta area deserves South Texas College campus

Congressman pens op-ed


Mounce: Lázaro, Come Forth! Cuauhtémoc, Stay Strong!

Guardian columnist discusses an iconic figure


         
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Blanca Isela Zumaya reporta desde Reynosa


green Moves afoot to un-designate Hidalgo County Courthouse as historic

Ero Architects designing new facility


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Mexican farmers protest, block commercial lanes at Juarez bridge

Immigration advocates plot a resurrection

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Sheriff’s deputies fired over hiring test

Local professor uses settlement for scholarships

Ex-Gulf Cartel member pleads not guilty to drug charges

UTPA hosts disaster preparedness and resiliency symposium

El Paso Central Appraisal District's proposed increased budget criticized

Sinaloa cartel leader pleaded guilty to drug trafficking, is cooperating with US

 

JPMorgan profit weaker than expected as trading revenue drops

Safety advocates alarmed by fatal accidents in recalled GM cars

Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

Heartbleed bug puts private web info at risk

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Democrats defend Holder from GOP

     
 
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Old Drilling Logs Help Researchers Map Brackish Water

Abortion Providers Petition 5th Circuit to Review Decision

Polling Center: Threading the Needle on Education

UT-Austin Faculty Objects to Shared Services Plan

Obama, Wendy Davis meet up in Texas

In The Midst Of A Boom, Dallas Outgrows Some Old Notions

Drawing On Family History, Julian Castro Hopes To Paint Texas Blue

UT suspects sabotage after A&M-created maroon flowers pop up near tower

Drought forces another cut in pumping from Edwards Aquifer

Bush fears 'soft bigotry of low expectations' is returning

 

Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico—Can They Be Kept Alive?

Limes: Mexico's new green gold

Son of Mexico drug lord turns informant

In Mexico, Artists Can Pay Taxes With Artwork

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