Texas “Right to Try” Bill Would Nullify Some FDA Regulations, Help Terminally-Ill

A bill prefiled in Texas this week would effectively nullify some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. 

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Texas Guard Reaches Full Strength in Border Deployment

The Texas National Guard has completed Operation Strong Safety, deploying to its full thousand member strength along the Texas Mexico border.

 

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State reps plan to file bills for veterans health at UT-RGV

Hidalgo County’s state representatives plan to file at least one bill next year to give the medical school at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley resources to provide veterans’ healthcare.

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Mission gas-fired plant will pump electricity into Mexico

The international border between the United States and Mexico can seem porous as people, commerce, and services regularly trek back and forth, especially in the Rio Grande Valley given its history of cross-border trade.

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Lawmaker: Sending National Guard to border is "squandering our tax dollars"

A Rio Grande Valley lawmaker is speaking out to question the deployment of National Guard troops being sent to the border amid the ongoing immigration crisis.

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UT System shelves decision on where to build administration building

The sought-after administration building for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley won’t be coming to Hidalgo County — or Cameron County.

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Quick Loans leave long lasting debt

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State Representative Terry Canales says it's a vicious cycle referring to the debt accrued by the elderly or mostly low income residents in the valley who seek out loans in times of need.

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Rep. Terry Canales on Gov. Perry's Border Plan.

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Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV

National Guard support of Border Patrol

by Jacob Fischler | The Monitor

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to announce he will activate the Texas National Guard at a news conference Monday in Austin, said state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen. 

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Meeting Called in Austin to Discuss Mass Graves in Brooks County

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State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa has called a meeting with Governor Rick Perry and officials in Brooks County to discuss what should be done about mass graves that were found in Falfurrias early this month.

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