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More than a dozen Rio Grande Valley leaders, led by Sister Norma Pimentel of RGV Catholic Charities, visited Washington, D.C. on Thursday to discuss the surge in unaccompanied children coming from countries in Central America. They met with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and border congressmen. Full story
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State Rep. Roberto Alonzo of Dallas speaks at a legislative hearing on human trafficking that was held at La Joya ISD on Thursday. State Rep. Oscar Longoria of La Joya was the host. The legislative panel heard testimony from DPS Director Steve McCraw and Health & Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek.
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Edinburg EDC Executive Director Gus Garcia on Thursday gave a power point presentation on lots of new developments happening in his fast-growing city. Speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Edinburg Chamber, Garcia said Edinburg is the Rio Grande Valley’s epicenter for healthcare, education, government, sports and culture.
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State Rep. R.D. ‘Bobby’ Guerra has been appointed to a new panel by Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. The Select Committee on Health Care Education and Training wants more Texans prepared for careers in the state’s growing health sector. Guerra said he has seen first-hand the growing demand for healthcare professionals in South Texas.
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Garcia: Edinburg, the epicenter of economic development in the Valley
EDC Executive Director Gus Garcia gave an absorbing overview of all the growth happening in his city and concluded that Edinburg is going to be at the epicenter of economic development in the Rio Grande Valley.
 
Valley leaders visit D.C. to discuss surge in immigration
More than a dozen Rio Grande Valley leaders, led by Sister Norma Pimentel, visited Washington, D.C. on Thursday to discuss the so-called crisis on the border.
Perry has never helped border, Shapleigh tells Iowa paper
Former state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh has written to the Des Moines Register, the top newspaper in Iowa, to blast Texas Gov. Rick Perry's record on assisting the Texas-Mexico border region.
 
Poll: Most Valley residents feel less safe
Only one in four Rio Grande Valley residents feel safer living on the U.S.-Mexico border today than they did five years ago, according to a new opinion poll.
 
Border refugee crisis is top agenda item at BHC conference
The surge in Central Americans arriving on the southwest border is the number one issue on the agenda for the Border Health Caucus at its annual conference in Washington, D.C.
 
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Garcia: Edinburg, the epicenter of economic development in the Valley

Border fund depends on Congress deal neither side wants

UPDATED: Valley leaders visit D.C. to discuss surge in immigration

Perry has never helped border, Shapleigh tells Iowa paper

Jones McClendon: DFPS and DSHS are unsung heroes

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Yo Cuento Valley leaders visit D.C. to discuss surge in immigration

Continuing coverage of the big border story of the year


business Garcia: Edinburg, the epicenter of economic development in the Valley

EDC executive director discusses top projects

features LUPE sends White House its proposals for immigration reform

Group wants Obama to expand deferred action

         
Guest Column Veteran's Voice Border Life
guest column Cornyn/Cuellar: Texas Must Take Urgent Action on Migrant Children Crisis

More viewpoints on today's big national story


veterans Salazar: RGV would also like a visit by acting VA Secretary

American GI Forum leader pushes for Veterans Hospital


border life Acevedo: A Brief History of the Rio Grande Valley, Part I

Guardian columnist discusses a region he knows well


         
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education Castañeda praises PSJA ahead of key adult basic education meeting

Border leader appointed to TWC's Adult Education & Literacy Advisory Committee


healthcare Jones McClendon: DFPS and DSHS are unsung heroes

State Representative discusses unaccompanied children crisis


arts López: What we owe our Tejano ancestors and their descendants

Guardian columnist calls for change mainstream in history books


         
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green Perryman: Water Worries

Economist discusses TWDB plan


media Poll: Most Valley residents feel less safe

Latest Pulse of the Valley survey is released


Mexico welcomes court ruling in case of youth killed by Border Patrol agent

Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca died in 2010


         
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green Just Kauz it’s Right distributes supplies to help children

Guardian profiles non-profits along Texas-Mexico border


green Canciller mexicano asegura que red consular redoblara esfuerzos para apoyar a migrantes

Blanca Isela Zumaya reporta desde McAllen


green Mixed reaction to Perry's decision to deploy National Guard

Continuing coverage of the big border story of the year


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Rep. Gutiérrez: US drug use fans border crisis

Obama slows drive for legal power to deport migrant kids

Court halts denial of licenses for Arizona immigrants

South Texas shows drama behind illegal immigration

The Unnecessary Expense of Immigrant Detention






 
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YISD: Lower Valley schools have lowest enrollment, district needs $72.3 million in repairs

El Paso's CFO/deputy city manager resigns

 

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Israel launches military offensive in Gaza

In France, boys will be boys

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Alfredo Di Stéfano: epic trajectory of the Blond Arrow

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Behind Harry Reid’s war against the Koch brothers

     
 
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Bill Powers and the Sad State of Texas Politics

Gov. Perry Urges Congress To Put Pressure On Mexico To Curtail Flow Of Immigrants To U.S.

AgriLife Extension Says Texas Pecan Yield Recovering From Drought

Despite Success, Some Shortcomings in Texas Higher Ed

In Border Crisis, Perry Finds a Political Advantage

Cigarroa: Communication Problems Led to Powers Decision

Perry Seeks Private Talk With Obama About Border Crisis

State Halts Foster Care Placements With Contractor

State Bar Moves Ahead on Grievance Against Anthony Graves' Prosecutor

The Brief: Cigarroa and Powers — A Broken Relationship

 

In Mexico, water fight underscores distrust of government

     
 
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