San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat, and state Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican from Houston, debated immigration and border security on Univision on Tuesday evening. It was not on the agenda, but Patrick, GOP frontrunner for lieutenant governor, often steered the conversation towards right to life issues.
Invitations have gone out to VIPs to attend Edinburg Mayor Richard Garcia’s State of the City Address. The luncheon event takes place in the new 500-seat ballroom at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on April 24. “Everything is positive for us. Retailers look at rooftops and we have more and more of these,” Garcia said.
Longtime Mission Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas says he will not accept invitations to debate his two mayoral challengers. Salinas said the voters of Mission know him well enough to form an opinion, without watching him in a debate. He pointed out Mission drew $107.8 million in building permits in 2013, a 125.5 percent increase on 2012.
Feliz Garcia, director of business development for Ero Architects, is pictured next to an artist’s impression of what the new Hidalgo County Courthouse would look like. Ero made a presentation on the project to Hidalgo County Commissioners and Edinburg City Councilmembers on Tuesday. Ero will announce the cost in a few weeks.