Pharr International Bridge Director Juan Guerra says the City of Pharr’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Corpus Christi should not be construed as a slight against the Port of Brownsville. Guerra said he will be meeting with Brownsville port officials this week. “The whole region benefits from trade at our bridge,” Guerra said.
Economist Ray Perryman says analysis by the Corporation for Enterprise Development is "disheartening." The analysis shows households of color have about one tenth the average net worth of white households, are far less likely to own a home, and far more likely to be liquid asset poor. The analysis shows Texas bottom for health care outcomes.
Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas was at the White House this week, meeting with David Agnew, Special Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Salinas committed to making Laredo the 100th city in America to conduct an education program on and to promote the need to sign up for affordable healthcare.
San Benito EDC Executive Director Salomon Torres is a noted history buff. On Saturday he played the role of Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna in a Texas Independence Day re-enactment held at the San Benito Fairgrounds. Actors re-enacted the Battle of The Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto.