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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Lawmakers call for investigation into South Texas mass graves

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN

Published: 22 June 2014 06:42 PM
Updated: 22 June 2014 06:53 PM

McALLEN — The mass graves of suspected unidentified immigrants buried haphazardly in a South Texas cemetery and uncovered this month by anthropologists should be secured by state police until a criminal investigation can be carried out, a Texas lawmaker said Sunday.

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South Texas lawmaker: Immigrants' mass graves are a crime

By Mark Collette

4:32 PM, Jun 22, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - A South Texas lawmaker has asked the Department of Public Safety to secure a Brooks County cemetery as a crime scene after the discovery of mass graves of unidentified immigrants.
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Checkpoints absent, RGV politicians favor latest DPS border surge

Rio Grande Valley officials reacted largely with gratitude to the Wednesday news that Texas leaders directed the state Department of Public Safety to help U.S. Border Patrol at unspecified points on the state’s border with Mexico. 

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Representative Canales speaks out on immigrant overcrowding

The overcrowding at immigrant detention facilities has everybody's attention nowadays. State Representative Terry Canales of Edinburg's 40th District took a tour of one. He later went on Facebook saying he broke down in tears afterward. 

 

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Rep. Canales wants Texas to benefit from Mexico energy reform

Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg wants legislative public hearings in Edinburg to help South Texas benefit from landmark Mexican energy reforms that could help transform the South Texas economy.

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