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AG Paxton Issues Civil Investigative Demands to Five Leading Tech Companies Regarding Discriminatory and Biased Policies and Practices

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued civil investigative demands (CIDs) to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Web Services, and Apple

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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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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.

“Professional Sports Should Be a Point of Civic Pride for A Community” – Ron Patel, GGE President

Golden Grape Entertainment, LLC (GGE) is the unique company managing the Bert Ogden Arena and HEB Park. Both facilities represent a dream come true; they were envisioned by the principal of the company, Alonzo Cantu.

Business of The Week

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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Publisher's Word

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.
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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 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.

Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 350 Pounds of Marijuana

Yesterday evening, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station responded to suspected illegal activity near El Refugio, Texas. As agents arrived to the area, they observed multiple subjects carrying large bundles of suspected narcotics.
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School Districts (ISD)

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.

Dr. Hochman Announces Winners Of Nineteenth Annual Education Grants

Laredo, Texas –– In an effort to enhance the public education of Laredoans, Dr. Michael A. Hochman, the local retina surgeon and ophthalmologist, has endowed monies to fund The Nineteenth Annual Rochelle and Sidney Hochman Educational Support Grant, available for local public-school teachers in both the Laredo Independent School District and the United Independent School District.

Higher Education

FANUC arrives at South Texas College

MCALLEN, TEXAS– South Texas College continues to meet the increasing demand of manufacturers seeking knowledge and skills to support production.

CARES Act funds available for ‘Exceptional’ spring 2021 semester

MCALLEN, TEXAS– Coming back to college means moving forward with your dream of earning a degree, and South Texas College makes it as easy as possible to register and get started.

Caraballo And Cruz Earn Preseason All-WAC Honors

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) volleyball team learned on Wednesday that senior outside hitter Samaret Caraballo and junior outside hitter Sarah Cruz are Preseason All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) selections as voted on by the WAC head coaches.

UTRGV Women’s Basketball Adds Pair Of Games At Southern Utah

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday that the women's basketball team will face Southern Utah University on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at America First Event Center.


UTRGV Athletics Welcomes Five New Programs into WAC

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is excited to welcome Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin and Southern Utah as new members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

UTRGV Women’s Basketball Adds Pair Of Games At Southern Utah

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday that the women's basketball team will face Southern Utah University on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at America First Event Center.


The NBA G League announced today that the 2020-21 NBA G League Draft will be held Monday, Jan. 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Vipers to Participate in 2020-21 NBA G League Season

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers, affiliate of the Houston Rockets, announced today their participation in the 2020-21 NBA G League season.
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