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Hidalgo County launches virtual video memorial depicting local lives lost due to COVID-19

Hidalgo County will launch a virtual COVID-19 video memorial on Friday, Jan. 15 highlighting local lives lost due to the coronavirus, said Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez
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Publisher’s Word: Laura Warren Ogletree Affecting Change by Design

This region is lucky to have a professional like Laura Warren Ogletree. She has proven to be an asset, always willing to help.

Pharr to Host State of the City “Together: Honoring Our First Responders” on Thu. 1/21 @ 1:30 pm

Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission are proud to announce that the city will host its annual State of the City virtually on Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

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SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline through Dec. 31, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to Dec. 31, 2021.

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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.

Laura Warren Ogletree Architect with No Borders

Those who know Laura Warren Ogletree know she is a capable and gifted professional in the architecture and building industry.

Mayor Trey Mendez, Strong Leadership for Brownsville’s Future

Trey Mendez, an attorney by trade, is the mayor of Brownsville, a landmark city in South Texas. Mayor Mendez came into this position propelled by the idea that the city lacked long-term planning.

Bonnie Gonzalez, a Professional That Cares

It is reassuring to know that someone and a board of directors work diligently to better the health of the Rio Grande Valley residents.

A Husband and Wife Remind Us the American Dream Is Alive

I left the meeting with a great feeling, knowing that the American Dream is alive and well. Having met Juan Rafael Cano and his wife Sara Ana, was indeed an honor.

The BIG Story

“A Journey of Faith That Will Never End,” – Roy Rodriguez

On a pilgrimage of faith, the members of a local family take a long walk to the Basilica of San Juan, Texas.

U.S. Congress

The IRS Sending Payments of $600 per person and $600 for qualifying children and dependents

Congressman Henry Cuellar released the following statement regarding information on economic impact payments distributed by the IRS

Sen. Cruz Applauds Trump Administration for Issuing Presidential Permit for Expansion of Pharr International Bridge

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the administration’s decision to grant a presidential permit for the expansion of the Pharr International Bridge

Sen. Cruz Calls on Trump Administration to Submit Obama-Biden Iran Nuclear Deal & Paris Climate Agreement to Senate as Formal Treaties

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week called on the Trump administration to submit both the Iran Nuclear Deal and Paris Climate Agreement to the Senate as formal treaties.

Sen. Cruz: The Anti-Money Laundering Act Helps Wall Street, Hurts Small Businesses

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today called for the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA), a provision that significantly favors Wall Street, and hurts small businesses, to be excluded from the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021.

Border Patrol at The Texas Border

Border Patrol Agents Seize 71 Pounds of Cocaine

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents seize over 71 pounds of cocaine and 540 pounds of marijuana with a total estimated value of more than $2.7M.

Border Patrol Agents Shutdown Two Stash Houses

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol (RGV) agents, disrupted two stash house operations resulting in the apprehension of 30 illegal aliens.

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offender

Border Patrol agents from the McAllen Border Patrol Station arrest a previously convicted rapist attempting to illegally enter the country.

Joint Collaboration Leads to the Arrest of 50 Illegal Aliens within Three Days

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents working in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies disrupted several failed smuggling attempts, which led to the arrest of 50 illegal aliens.
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Hidalgo County launches virtual video memorial depicting local lives lost due to COVID-19

Hidalgo County will launch a virtual COVID-19 video memorial on Friday, Jan. 15 highlighting local lives lost due to the coronavirus, said Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez

Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen’s Video Statement on the Seizure of the U.S. Capitol

Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen delivered the following video statement on the Seizure of the U.S. Capitol

Sen. Cruz Delivers Virtual Commencement Address for Texas Southmost College

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) yesterday delivered the virtual commencement address for the fall 2020 graduates of Texas Southmost College, located in Brownsville, Texas.

Sen. Cruz: Big Tech Believes There Is No Power That Can Constrain Them

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a hearing this week slammed Big Tech’s brazen abuses of power and discussed the need for legislation to address Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Senator Highlights Great Work of Texas Food Banks Through Pandemic

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released a video showcasing local volunteers and workers at Texas food banks and encouraging Texans to give back to them during the holidays if they can.

2021 Texas Legislative Virtual Forum

As state lawmakers are gearing up to head back to Austin, they'll be making important decisions on the coronavirus pandemic response, the state budget, and issues that will impact our business community.
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School Districts (ISD)

McAllen ISD PD launches food drive

The McAllen ISD Police Department is collecting food to donate to families in need from January 18-29.

BISD Cancels 2021 Charro Days Activities

Brownsville, Texas – January 14, 2021 – The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) announces today that in the best interest of the community’s health and well-being, the 2021 BISD’s Charro Days activities have been cancelled.

Debbie Crane Aliseda filed for re-election for McAllen ISD Place 3

McAllen ISD Trustee Debbie Crane Aliseda filed for re-election to serve Trustee Place 3 for the McAllen ISD School Board. This citywide race for the seven-member board will take place in the May 2021 election, hosted by the Hidalgo County Elections Office.

Teach For America Honor Roll Gala to Recognize Nolan Perez, MD, and Martin Winchester

MISSION, TX - On April 17, Teach For America will hold its annual Honor Roll Gala. Nolan Perez, MD will receive the Educational Champion award, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Institutional Catalyst award; and Martin Winchester, the Alumni Leadership award. Now in its third year, this event honors leaders and institutions which have had a substantial impact on the educational opportunities for students across the Rio Grande Valley.

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