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.