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Brownsville ISD Selects New Principals and Administrator for Assessment, Research, and Evaluation

The Brownsville Independent School District (Brownsville ISD) announces today that at a Board of Trustees Meeting, held on May 4, 2021

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CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE Releases Lyric Video for “Baby Played Me”

Eclectic Indie singer-songwriter CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE sets the stage for summer with the release of the lyric video for her latest single, “Baby Played Me.”
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A Letter from McAllen City Commissioner District 1 Candidate Tony Aguirre

"I have not lived my life as a politician; I have lived my life as a public servant, and anyone who knows me would agree." Tony Aguirre

“I Am Running to Be the Next Mayor of McAllen Because This Is a Critical Time for the City,” Michael Fallek

On May 1st, the City of McAllen will elect a new Mayor. One of the candidates vying for the position is entrepreneur and attorney Michael Fallek, who believes his background is exactly what McAllen needs in 2021.

Quintanilla Seeks to Continue Serving His Community with Leadership and Commitment

Omar Quintanilla, the current McAllen City Commissioner for District 3, has been serving his District since May 2017.

“I’m Not Afraid to Make the Tough Decisions That Have to Be Made,” Javier Villalobos

Javier Villalobos, a McAllen City Commissioner who has served District 1 for almost three years, seeks the mayoral office.

Clampitt Paper Company in Alliance to Provide Free Printing of Menus

Don Clampitt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clampitt Paper Company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, told Texas Border Business in exclusivity to "accept uncertainty because we can't control what's going on."

Harlingen EDC Adapted Quickly Under the Pressure of COVID-19

What is the main ingredient for a city to be successful? I would say the right people. People are vital for a city to grow and prosper. However, it's challenging to find the right people who can work together like a fine-tuned orchestra.

Exclusive: The Year 2020, to be Remembered for Decades to Come

The year 2020 has been a year that we cannot forget. It has had about everything.

Business of The Week

Edinburg Chamber Welcomes Business Owners To Member Orientation Session

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce invites the community to an interactive orientation on how to get the most value of your chamber membership. The event will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the organization's office located at 602 W. University Dr, Edinburg, TX.

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Publisher’s Word: McAllen’s City General Elections are May 1, 2021

The McAllen City election date is May 1, just around the corner. Michael Fallek is one of the five candidates seeking the mayoral position.
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Biden Admin Seizes South Texas Family’s Property for Border Wall

A federal judge in McAllen, TX handed down a court order granting the U.S. government’s request to forcibly seize possession of the Cavazos family’s property for the border wall.

U.S. Congress

Reps. Cuellar and McCaul Introduce Legislation Promoting Tourism Between the U.S. and Mexico

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), chairmen of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group, introduced the United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act.

Op-Ed: Nation’s Out-of-Control US/Mexico Border Creates a Bipartisan Collaboration

In response to the ongoing influx of migrants across Texas’s southern border, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Tony Gonzales (TX-23) authored the following op-ed in the San Antonio Express-News

Planting 1 Trillion Trees will help Save the Planet, says Congress Member

GOP Rep. Bruce Westerman of Arkansas is reintroducing a revamped version of his “Trillion Trees Act” that would incentivize the planting of trees to absorb carbon.

Congressman Gonzalez Hosts Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus in South Texas to Address Immigration

On Sunday, April 11 and Monday, April 12, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) hosted a bipartisan group of members from the Problem Solvers Caucus on a fact-finding mission to the Southern border to show firsthand the challenges our nation faces in regards to immigration.

Border Patrol at The Texas Border

Collaboration with Local Law Enforcement Leads to the Arrest of 83 Migrants

Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents working in collaboration with state and local authorities disrupted four stash houses, which led to the discovery and arrest of 83 migrants.

Border Patrol Operations Lead to the Arrest of 32 Migrants

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents successfully foil five human smuggling attempts and apprehend 32 migrants exposed to dangerous smuggling tactics.

172 Migrants Apprehended in Five Failed Smuggling Attempts

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents successfully foil five human smuggling attempts and apprehend 172 migrants. Yesterday morning, RGV Border Patrol agents, with assistance from the Starr County Sheriff’s Office, apprehended 64 migrants from a human smuggling stash house located in Rio Grande City, Texas. The migrants are citizens of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. All of the noncitizens were taken into Border Patrol custody.

Smuggler Abandons 20 Migrants Inside Box Truck

On Thursday, Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents apprehended 47 noncitizens in two human smuggling events.
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School Districts (ISD)

McAllen ISD Health program going worldwide

The McAllen ISD health framework is going global. Students in places all over the world, like Indonesia, Turkey, China and Spain, will eventually model practices and programs they learned about from McAllen ISD.

Mission CISD surprises District Teachers of the Year

Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) officials had to get a little creative this year to announce the selections for District Teachers of the Year.

PSJA ISD awarded $269,624 grant to expand technical education program

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA ISD) with a $269,624 grant that will offer training and equipment to students who are interested in pursuing careers in technical education.

BISD students forge new future in welding

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Homer Hanna Early College High School senior Adan Valdez walked into the Texas Southmost College welding labs nervous, yet hopeful, about passing his American Welding Society (AWS) certification exam.

Higher Education

Rio Grande City native to celebrate School of Medicine graduation on birthday

Commencement on Saturday, May 8, for the UTRGV School of Medicine Class of 2021 will be special for Adrian David Barrera as he not only celebrates the day he was born, but also the day he graduates to officially become a doctor.

Mass Communication major reflects on path to graduation

Reporting about local festivals, holiday parades, community events, and – most importantly – sharing people’s stories is UTRGV senior Colleen DeGuzman’s forte as a part-time reporter for the Rio Grande Valley newspaper “The Monitor.”

Local advertising professor gets coveted award

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Professor Kimberly Selber, Ph.D., was recently awarded the 2021 American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 10’s Outstanding Advertising Educator of the Year Award.

A ‘Truly Texas Mexican’

The Culinary Arts Program at South Texas College, in partnership with the STC Library, will be hosting world renowned chef and filmmaker Adán Medrano on the program’s virtual cooking show, "The Cooking Spot" on May 5th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Bobcats Wrap up Grand Season

RIO HONDO – The Rio Hondo High School softball team ended a grand season as the reigning champion for District 32-4A. The team went undefeated in the district (10-0) and climbed to No. 10 in the state softball poll released by the Texas Girls Coaches Association on April 26. RHHS ended the season on May 2 with an impressive overall 13-2 record after playing Alice High School in the bi-district play-offs.

UTRGV Men’s Basketball hires Addison Hollin as Special Assistant to the Head Coach

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Men’s Basketball Head Coach Matt Figger announced on Friday the hiring of special assistant to the head coach Addison Hollin, who worked with Figger at Peay the last two seasons.

UTRGV Men’s Basketball Adds Sevon “Sai” Witt for 2021-2022

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Men’s Basketball Head Coach Matt Figger announced on Wednesday the signing of 6-8, 230-pound forward Sevon “Sai” Witt for the 2021-22 season.

Toros firma al defensa multi-campeón con América Erik “El Puma” Pimentel

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley FC ha fichado al ex defensa del Club América Erik Pimentel para la temporada 2021, anunció hoy el equipo. La aprobación de este fichaje por parte de la liga y la federación aún quedan pendientes.
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