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McAllen city leaders held a news conference on Monday to announce $100 million worth of new development in the southwest of the city. The development will include a hotel, restaurants, stores and the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The location is at Palms Crossing, on the corner of West Expressway 83 (Interstate 2) and Ware Road.
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Jaime Tijerina, judge for the 92nd state District Court, did not have to work hard to win the debate at the RGV Hispanic Chamber Candidate Forum at South Texas College’s Pecan Campus. Challenger Luis Singleterry failed to show up and failed to send a surrogate. If Tijerina wins he will be the first Republican elected in Hidalgo County.
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The three challengers for Hidalgo County Sheriff criticized the incumbent, Eddie Guerra, for failing to show up for the RGV Hispanic Chamber Candidate Forum at South Texas College’s Pecan Campus on Monday evening. Pictured above are Sheriff candidates Al Perez, Geovani Hernandez and Vince Ousley, along with moderator Rafael Soto.
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Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security, gave a lecture at UT-Brownsville on Monday about border security. Bersin said that starting in 1993, the U.S. and Mexico began to cooperate on border security. He predicted this will continue as the economies of the two countries become more integrated.
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Creating a seamless transfer of workers between Eagle Ford Shale and Cuenca de Burgos
The director of the Binational Center at Texas A&M International University in Laredo would like to see binational, bicultural and bilingual energy industry workers transfer seamlessly from the Eagle Ford Shale to the Cuenca de Burgos.
 
Worsley: Something magical is happening in Mexico
On the first day of the 21st Annual U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson paid tribute to Mexico’s political leaders, saying they showed true leadership in deregulating their country’s energy sector.
Diputado: Biggest benefit of energy reform will be increased competitiveness
The biggest benefit from Mexico’s energy reforms will be a more competitive industrial base brought about by lower electricity prices, says a border congressman.
 
Beltrán: Half a million new jobs will be created in Mexico's energy sector
Mexico expects to create half a million direct and indirect new jobs in the energy sector over the next four years, those attending the U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum heard on Thursday.
 
Bailey: Burgos Basin can benefit from UTRGV energy commerce degree
UT-Rio Grande Valley is to offer a bachelor’s degree in energy commerce in order to give local students a better chance of landing a high paying job in the Eagle Ford Shale or the Burgos Basin.
 
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Yo Cuento Rogers: Will the next Texas Governor protect low-income families?

Community leader discusses pay day lending


business Creating a seamless transfer of workers between Eagle Ford Shale and Cuenca de Burgos

Continuing coverage of US-Mexico Border Energy Forum

features Rivera: Colonia residents will benefit hugely from hospital district

Vote 'Yes' on Proposition 1 campaign kicks off

         
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guest column Acevedo: Insights on transformation of Rio Grande Valley

Gaurdian columnist discusses game changing developments


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

American GI Forum leader pushes for Veterans Hospital


border life Obama nominates Brownsville judge to federal bench

Congressman Filemon Vela supports nomination


         
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education Rodríguez: More attention, funding, needed for bi-lingual education

Guest column from border senator


healthcare Community Health Centers fear huge funding cuts

Administrators seek support from patients and elected officials


arts García: Spain’s connections to South Texas

Guardian columnist visits Madrid


         
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green Border senators welcome decision to study impact of Mexico's energy expansion

House and Senate panels given similar interim charges


media Bailey: Burgos Basin can benefit from UTRGV energy commerce degree

Higher ed responding to Burgos Basin shale play


Hispanic Caucus welcomes Echaveste ambassador to Mexico selection

NALEO also supportive of Echaveste nomination


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

Guardian profiles non-profits along Texas-Mexico border


green Peña Nieto anuncia nuevas medidas sobre uso de dólares en efectivo

Presidente visita el Parque Cultural de Reynosa


green Moore to give his recommendations on fighting RGV's negative image

Communications expert to speak at Futuro event and at town hall meetings


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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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UTPA athletics department still a work in progress for AD King

Donna leaders seek plans for bridge inspection station

Health care business accused of Medicare fraud; prosecutors move to seize assets

ACLU: Woman settles suit with UMC over cavity search during border stop

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

El Paso's CFO/deputy city manager resigns

 

One dead as powerful typhoon hits Japan's Okinawa

Israel launches military offensive in Gaza

In France, boys will be boys

Oklahoma town divided on influx of immigrant kids to Army base

Google tracking video streaming speeds by ISP

United Nations recognizes same-sex marriages of all staffers

Alfredo Di Stéfano: epic trajectory of the Blond Arrow

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Supreme dump: Court expands reach of Hobby Lobby on eve of holiday weekend

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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