A number of receptions are being held for Guy Bailey, the new president of UT-RGV. Bailey will be honored this evening at the McAllen Convention Center by the McAllen Chamber. On Aug. 5, he will be honored at Nuevo Santander by the RGV Hispanic Chamber and on Aug. 7 at the Weslaco Event Center by the Weslaco Chamber.
A $659 million emergency border spending package authored by U.S. Rep. Kay Granger may be in trouble, according to reports. Granger authored the bill after visiting a Border Patrol facility in McAllen to see detained Central American children and touring Guatemala and Honduras. The House Republican leadership supports the bill.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says he will not be able to support a $659 million emergency border spending package authored by U.S. Rep. Kay Granger if it contains language to curtail President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The bill would speed up the deportation of undocumented children from Central America.
Business leaders involved in international trade watched a power point presentation on the Parador Internacional Rex-Pharr Centro Logistico at Tierra del Sol in Pharr on Wednesday. The project, financed by Grupo Jugas and Pharr International Bridge Board, is being built on the Reynosa side of the Pharr International Bridge.