WESLACO — As House Speaker Paul Ryan made a historic trip to the Texas-Mexico border, U.S. Reps. Vicente Gonzalez and Filemon Vela led a panel discussion on border business at the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council in Weslaco.

Elsa’s sales tax collections in February, which reflect January’s numbers, are nearly 3 percent up with $141,214.16 collected currently compared to the $137,367.40 generated during the same time last year. Elsa’s year-to-date take, $251,711.98, is 9 percent ahead of 2016, which was at $230,9…

Edcouch’s sales tax collections in February, which reflect January’s numbers, are 11 percent down with $18,367.53 collected currently compared to the $20,633.99 generated during the same time last year. Edcouch’s year-to-date take, $35,219.58, is 4 percent ahead of 2016, which was at $33,840…

 Mercedes schools Superintendent Dr. Daniel Trevino with Maribel Rodriguez, a graduate of the Parent Academy of Success of Schools held Monday night. A total of 35 parents completed the 10-week training that helps parents help their children achieve educational success.

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MERCEDES — The Oak Ridge Boys are set to appear at the Llano Grande Resort in Mercedes between January 14 and 18. Their high-energy stage show remains the heart and soul of what they do best. Their performances will feature classic gospel, country and patriotic music.

Of the 33,677 firearm-related deaths reported in the United States in 2013, a National Safety Council report found that 506 were unintentional. Granted, this means about 1.5 percent of shooting deaths were attributed to accidental circumstances that year, at least according to mortality data…

With indoor treadmill desks, an open-air feel and high-tech wiring galore, IDEA Public School’s new administrative headquarters in Weslaco is modeled after several high-tech Silicone Valley firms, but located right here in the Rio Grande Valley.

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