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Weslaco EDC and the City of Weslaco has developed a ROUND TWO COVID-19 Program

In response to the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDC) and the City of Weslaco has developed a ROUND TWO (2) COVID-19 Weslaco Small Business Recovery Assistance Loan/Grant Program to provide assistance to Weslaco-based businesses suffering from financial impacts related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Funding for A New Federal Court Building Now A Reality

In 1988, the McAllen office of the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Texas opened by leasing an eleven-floor all-black facility located on old Business Highway 83 and Bicentennial. The building was originally the site of the Texas Commerce Bank.

Women of Distinction 2020

The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Women's committee proudly announces the recipients of the 2020 Women of Distinction Award.

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.

Texas and Mexico’s Oil and Gas Industry gather virtually for the 6th Mexico Gas Summit on September 8-10, 2020

To learn about the evolving oil and gas industry landscape in Mexico, business executives can participate in the upcoming the 6th MEXICO GAS SUMMIT 2020 (www.mexicogassummit.com) which will take place virtually this year from San Antonio, Texas on September 8,9 and 10.
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Texas Border Business

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents discover more than 10 pounds of dangerous narcotics on a commercial bus.

Yesterday afternoon, Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint referred a commercial bus to the secondary inspection area to conduct immigration inspections on all passengers on-board. While conducting the immigration inspections, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to an item stored in the luggage compartment. An inspection of the item led to the discovery of more than 10 pounds of heroin worth more than $350K. Agents arrested the owner and turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Border Patrol processed the case accordingly. 

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.  

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