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U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, D-Mercedes, has introduced the Border Health Security Act of 2014. Hinojosa said the bill would “establish grant programs to improve the health of border area residents and for all hazards preparedness in the border area including bioterrorism, infectious disease, and non-communicable emerging threats.”
The various groups that make up the RGV Equal Voice Network met at the offices of Weslaco EDC on Tuesday to talk to reporters about their top issues. Among the items discussed were driver’s licenses for immigrants, access to health care and wage theft. Reporters Victoria Roldan and Steve Taylor gave advice on dealing with the media.
Southmost Regional Water Authority officials provided state legislators with a tour of the brackish groundwater treatment facility in Brownsville. They later held a roundtable discussion on desalination. The SRWA facility provides 7.5 million gallons of potable water to Brownsville PUB each day. (Photo courtesy Ron Whitlock Reports)
Edinburg EDC staff members are happy with the economic development projects currently underway in their city. They are so happy, in fact, that they have produced a video with staff from various Edinburg entities dancing and clapping along to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.” Click here to watch the video. Click here to read about some of the projects.
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South Texas leaders praise selection of McRaven as UT chancellor
South Texas leaders have welcomed the selection of Admiral William H. McRaven as sole finalist for the position of UT System chancellor.
Weisberg-Stewart: Visiting VIPs are not seeing the real Rio Grande Valley
The Rio Grande Valley is missing out on a golden opportunity to interact with dozens of members of Congress that are visiting the region to see first-hand the immigration of Central American children.
County Judge: Good progress being made on hospital district MOU
Key stakeholders say they are making good progress on a Memorandum of Understanding that will be presented to voters when they decide in November on whether to set up a hospital district in Hidalgo County.
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.
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South Texas leaders praise selection of McRaven as UT chancellor

Reid: GOP border bill could be vehicle for immigration reform

Weisberg-Stewart: Visiting VIPs are not seeing the real Rio Grande Valley

County Judge: Good progress being made on hospital district MOU

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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 Weisberg-Stewart: Visiting VIPs are not seeing the real Rio Grande Valley

TBC leader wants organized tours, roundtable discussions

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Group wants Obama to expand deferred action

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guest column Mounce: "I Will Not Sit Idly By..."

More viewpoints on the big national border 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 County Judge: Good progress being made on hospital district MOU

Key stakeholders meet privately ahead of Commissioners Court deadline

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 South Texas leaders praise selection of McRaven as UT chancellor

Highly-decorated admiral named sole finalist by regents

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

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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

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El Paso's CFO/deputy city manager resigns


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United Nations recognizes same-sex marriages of all staffers

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