My wife and I have agreed: We’re going to join the Open-Borders crowd, now calling for an open border with Mexico, and by extension, Central America, home to some of
ALAMO – November 5th , Mayoral Election Day in Alamo, may yet seem a far way off, but if you consider the current legal battles between the city and police

--Martin do Nascimento for The Texas Tribune

Juan Cavazos at his home on Oklahoma Avenue in Brownsville, Texas. The federal government took part of the former teacher’s land roughly a decade ago to build border fencing.

In declaring a national emergency to build a border wall last month, President Trump described the move as the fastest path to construction — and Texas is one of the

Destin Sensky and Brandon Waltens, two employees of Texas Scorecard, a product of the influential political group Empower Texans, sit at the end of the Texas Senate press table on Jan. 16, 2019.
-- Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune

In the Texas House, they’re seen as lobbyists. In the Senate, they sit at the press table.

It’s become a common scene in the Texas Legislature. A bill comes up for a vote — caps on property tax rates, maybe, or a referendum on “sanctuary cities” —

Hundreds of local leaders, business partners, and other community organizations were in attendance as Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD, hosted the third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Hernández, a pediatric surgeon, began his address by announcing that, as Pharr’s primary care provider, “the diagnosis of the state of the City of Pharr is healthy, vibrant and flourishing,” and that “its prognosis is excellent and expected to move forward on a continued path of success.”

Pharr Mayor Ambrosio “Amos” Hernandez

Pharr Community Award - Team Mario

Pharr Community Award - Valley Interfaith

2019 Polo Palacios Service Award - Dr. Daniel P. King, Superintendent of Schools, PSJA ISD.

“Imagine coming from nothing and becoming an example of what hard work and education can get you. Imagine the possibility.”

Leading by example, Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD, offered himself as a role model – “I come from humble means, but I believe strongly that with every path we take,

Gorena Elementary School students pose for a photo underneath their new pavilion with their kindergarten teacher, Norberto Ramos.

Edinburg CISD school builds outdoor classroom with Lowe’s grant

EDINBURG – Gorena Elementary School from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District built a pavilion that serves as an outdoor classroom thanks to a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant

Pictured, l-r: Members Ignacio Almaguer, Mercidita Lomas, Marissa Anna Carranza Hernandez, President Diana Almaguer, Vice President Jose Espinoza, Secretary Dr. Fernando Castillo, and Treasurer Stephanie Leal.

Pharr Kiwanis elect new officers

The Pharr Sunrise Breakfast Kiwanis Club elected new officers for the 2018-19 activity period. The purpose of the Pharr Sunrise Breakfast Kiwanis club is to: Promote the adoption and application

Donna North has started its preseason strong and is expected to compete for the district title in 31-6A.

Despite moving up from Class 5A to 6A, Donna North will compete for the district championship this year.

Sophomore Gaby Aviles will help power a talented Donna North squad.

The McHi Bulldogs are still the favorite in District 30-6A after becoming the first girls team in the Valley last year to advance to the state tournament.

McHi’s Bella Diaz (middle) is one of several talented freshman that will keep the Bulldogs among the best in the Valley this year and beyond.

Rio Grande Valley girls soccer preview

While the McAllen High girls soccer team eyes a second straight trip to the state tournament, the fact that they won the 2018 Class 6A Region IV Tournament and advanced



SAN JUAN - Aurora Chavez, 69, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

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