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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.
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00:01:37

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.
00:00:00

Sidney Powell and Lin Wood Hold Press Conference in Atlanta

Attorneys Sidney Powell and L. Lin Wood will hold a press conference in Atlanta, GA at Willis Park.
00:01:00

First Lady Melania Trump Unveils the 2020 White House Christmas Décor

The First Family is celebrating their fourth Christmas in the White House. This year’s theme, “America the Beautiful,” is a tribute to the majesty of our great Nation.
00:14:55

Cornyn: Time to Quit Political Games and Pass COVID Relief

On the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) called on Democrats to stop their partisan games and work with Republicans to pass additional COVID relief for the American people.
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Publisher's Picks

President Trump Echoes Judicial Watch Concerns about Dirty Voter Rolls

In his forceful and comprehensive address to the nation this week on widespread election fraud, the president referred to the many dirty voter rolls across the country

Shopping Shift

Like most industries, retailers are struggling to deal with the pandemic.

WATCH: First Lady unveils 2020 Christmas decorations!

First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the official Christmas theme and decorations this morning as the First Family prepares for Christmastime at the White House.

The Big One

A new trade agreement covering about 30% of the global economy has been signed. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and 10 Southeast Asian economies.

Cornyn Op-Ed: We Have a Lot of Work Left to Do in 2020

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) authored the following op-ed in the Dallas Morning News on his priorities in Congress as we near the end of the year

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.

Texas Announces Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution For Month Of December

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the State of Texas for the month of December.

Top News

Hewlett Packard Global Headquarters Relocates to Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will relocate its global headquarters to Spring, Texas from San Jose, California.

FBI stats show border cities among safest, McAllen at the Lead

U.S. communities along the Mexico border are among the safest in America, with some border cities holding crime rates well below the national average, according to FBI statistics gathered by Axios race and justice reporter Russell Contreras.

WATCH: First Lady unveils 2020 Christmas decorations!

First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the official Christmas theme and decorations this morning as the First Family prepares for Christmastime at the White House.

7th Annual “A Season of Hope” Arts Festival: Celebrating Education and the Art

We welcome the community to join us as we celebrate our 7th Annual “A Season of Hope” Arts Festival, at McAllen’s Art Village on Main

Fatima Garcia receives certified Tourism Executive Designation after completing Travel and Tourism College

Fatima Garcia, Operations Manager of the Mission Event Center, has completed all coursework toward her Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) designation from Travel & Tourism College

Community News

TWDB Approves Funding for the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund

Yesterday, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved the first ever projects funded through the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for the inaugural 2020 cycle.

Day 2: RGV FC at Big Heroes Inc.

Rio Grande Valley FC volunteered at Believe in God’s (BiG) Heroes Inc. in Brownsville, Texas for Day 2 of the 12 Days of Toros campaign as the club serves the Rio Grande Valley community for 12 days during the holiday season.

Five Stories President Trump doesn’t want you to Miss

Story recommendations by President Donald Trump

Laredo College receives AEP Foundation STEM grant

Laredo College has been awarded with a $402,108 grant that will benefit educators and over 600 middle, high school and college students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

PSJA ISD Provides Flu, HPV, other Mandatory Vaccines according to New TEA Health Education Standards

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) ISD will continue to provide free to low-cost mandatory vaccines, including the Flu and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to PSJA ISD students

Support the UTRGV Campus Food Security Initiative (CFSI)

The UTRGV Campus Food Security Initiative (CFSI) aims to eliminate hunger, foster healthy eating habits, and enhance access to locally grown or locally sourced fresh produce.
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Business of The Week

First Full Service Convention Center Hotel to Open in the Rio Grande Valley

Hilton Garden Inn Harlingen Convention Center a 5-story, 149-room state-of-the-art, full-service hotel just minutes from major markets including McAllen, Brownsville and Mission is the latest addition to the Hilton Garden Inn Group, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands.

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Sidney Powell and Lin Wood Hold Press Conference in Atlanta

Attorneys Sidney Powell and L. Lin Wood will hold a press conference in Atlanta, GA at Willis Park.

Bert Ogden’s First Electric Cadillac Dealership Under Construction in Edinburg

Bert Ogden Auto Group announced the construction of the new dealership - Bert Ogden Cadillac, where it will debut the Cadillac Lyriq.

The best way to save on Dental Care is 1Dental

Join and start saving today at: 1Dental is a smarter, simpler way to save on dental care. No limits, no waiting periods, no red tape.

Reed Allan Melnick, the copier guy, a one-stop company

Pop Smart Technologies (POP) is an international company specializing in high-speed printers and full-color copiers that also scan and fax documents. It is a total solution for any business in this new century.

Seeking Water Meter Installation, Plumbers, and Concrete Contractors

Texas Border Business Thirkettle Corporation dba Aqua-Metric Sales Company (Aqua-Metric) is seeking certified Minority- and Women Business Enterprise firms for the City of McAllen’s City-Wide AMI/AMR Infrastructure...
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Exclusives

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.

The BIG Story

“Mexico Will Fulfill Water Delivery Obligations Under 1944 Water Treaty,” Texas Governor

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that Mexico will fulfill its obligations to Texas under the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande (1944 Water Treaty), which was signed February 3, 1944.

U.S. Congress

Will Congress Move on Pandemic Relief?

This week, Congress has gotten more serious about passing a pandemic relief bill to get Americans the additional help they need. And not a moment too soon.

U.S. Chamber Applauds Cornyn’s Efforts to Break Gridlock and Deliver Pandemic Relief by the End of the Year

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports the bipartisan group of lawmakers who have put forward a new pandemic relief package to be passed by the end of the year.
00:01:37

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.

Cuellar to Serve as Chief Deputy Whip and Member of the Steering and Policy Committee in 117th Congress

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) will continue to serve as Chief Deputy Whip and a senior member of the Steering and Policy Committee in the 117th Congress.

Border Patrol at The Texas Border

Border Patrol Discovers 61 people in Two Stash Houses

Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Border Patrol Agents disrupt multiple smuggling attempts resulting in the arrest of 87 subjects.

Border Patrol Agents Disrupt Smuggling on the Highway

Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Border Patrol Agents disrupt smuggling attempts aimed at circumventing checkpoints.

Joint Collaboration Leads to the Discovery of Two More Stash Houses

On Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents working in collaboration with local authorities disrupted two stash houses, which led to the discovery and arrest of 47 illegal aliens.

RGV Agents Seize Over $1M in Drugs

Yesterday afternoon, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,300 lbs. of marijuana in two separate incidents.
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00:01:37

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.
00:00:00

Sidney Powell and Lin Wood Hold Press Conference in Atlanta

Attorneys Sidney Powell and L. Lin Wood will hold a press conference in Atlanta, GA at Willis Park.
00:01:00

First Lady Melania Trump Unveils the 2020 White House Christmas Décor

The First Family is celebrating their fourth Christmas in the White House. This year’s theme, “America the Beautiful,” is a tribute to the majesty of our great Nation.
00:14:55

Cornyn: Time to Quit Political Games and Pass COVID Relief

On the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) called on Democrats to stop their partisan games and work with Republicans to pass additional COVID relief for the American people.
00:01:05

Governor Abbott Encourages Texans To Participate In Small Business Saturday

Governor Greg Abbott today released a new web video encouraging Texans to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 28th.
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School Districts (ISD)

More than $15K raised during first-ever PSJA Family Day of Giving 2020 virtual fundraiser

Members of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) community and beyond joined forces in support of student scholarships for the Class of 2021 and raised over $15,000 through the first-ever PSJA Family Day of Giving 2020 virtual fundraiser held Dec. 1-2, 2020.

McAllen ISD orchestra students earn 2 All-State, 21 All-Region spots

McAllen ISD orchestra students have earned a bevy of honors including two All-State and 21 All-Region recognitions.

Two IDEA Students Selected for Full-Ride Scholarships at Top Universities through QuestBridge Program

IDEA Public Schools is pleased to announce two of our Class of 2021 scholars were selected for full-ride scholarships through the highly selective QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship program.

First-ever PSJA Family Day of Giving 2020 virtual fundraiser going on now

Members of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) tri-city community and beyond have joined forces in support of student scholarships for the Class of 2021 through the first-ever PSJA Family Day of Giving 2020 virtual fundraiser

Higher Education