Travel plans at risk?

BROWNSVILLE — The IRS is warning those with serious delinquent tax debt, currently defined as $52,000 or more, that their passports are subject to...

Cornyn, Cuellar offer trade insights at forum

A forum in Pharr on Friday headlined by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar provided insights to the recently negotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, its potential positive impact to the Rio Grande Valley and the prospects of the agreement’s passage in Congress. “I believe it will be taken up for a vote this fall,” said Cuellar, the Democrat of Laredo whose district stretches along the Rio Grande to Mission. It was a prediction of a vote that has eluded Congress and what officials have said needs to happen this fall for any chance at a passage. The United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement was approved last year by the three countries during a summit in South America. But only the Congress in Mexico has approved the trade pact. Read the full story on TheMonitor.com.

TEDxMcAllen unveils speakers for November event

South Texas native astronaut Michael Fossum, Olympian German Madrazo and McAllen High School’s reigning teacher of the year, Melina Recio, are but three of the 15 speakers that will participate in the inaugural series of TEDxMcAllen, a subsidiary of TED, the popular events that are often presented in the form of short talks “delivered by leading thinkers and doers.” Also participating in the series on Nov. 12 at the Arts Village in McAllen will be Sister Norma Pimentel of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley; violinist Diana Seitz; bilingual advocate Karina Chapa; disabilities advocate Evelyn Cano; border advocate Sydney Ramon; entrepreneur Pilar Gonzalez; photojournalist Veronica Cardenas; professor Andres Bernal; author Shaw Elliot Russell; HIV/AIDS health advocate Leo Benavidez; and an agricultural blockchain founder Alex Macias. Read the full story on TheMonitor.com.

Venture X coming to McAllen

After opening locations in Brownsville and Harlingen, VentureX has set its sights on McAllen for its next set of rentable workspaces. According to a news...

As mass shooting anxiety mounts, McAllen braces for busy sales tax weekend

McALLEN — Shoppers are expected to flock to La Plaza Mall for the annual sales tax holiday this weekend, and most stores are hoping...

New RGV MPO taking shape

The Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization is taking shape, with an interim director in place and a board of directors overseeing the transition...

Pharr bridge numbers dip amid long wait times

PHARR — The Pharr international bridge has seen three straight months of declining vehicle crossings and extended wait times since President Trump threatened to...

Former educator realizes dream to open up a business as a franchisee

PHARR — After over 20 years in the classroom as a teacher and a coach, Jose Gonzalez decided it was time to make a...

San Juan gets medical boost with new ER facility

SAN JUAN — Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Wednesday for Rio Grande Regional Hospital’s newest free-standing emergency care facility. It is the McAllen-based hospital’s third...

Valley MPO merger in motion

Weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott signed the documents formalizing the merger of the three Metropolitan Planning Organizations in the Rio Grande Valley, the actual...