Texas awards $307 million in contracts for 14 miles of new border wall

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High-poverty schools struggle to earn Texas’ highest rating. Some in the Rio Grande Valley break that trend.

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Eight migrants dead after dozens swept downriver along Rio Grande

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Gov. Greg Abbott, Beto O’Rourke agree to debate Sept. 30 in Edinburg

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Texas’ heat index could reach 125 degrees over the next 30 years, study finds

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Laredo confronts drought and water shortage with minimal options

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Drought and record-breaking heat spur a South Texas water crisis

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Greg Abbott agrees to one debate with Beto O’Rourke, but O’Rourke wants more

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Go “Inside the Interim” with Rio Grande Valley-area lawmakers at our free public event

What are Texas legislators in the Rio Grande Valley hearing from their constituents, and what are…

Serving Hispanic Students in Texas: How is higher education stepping up to the task?

Between 2019 and 2021, Texas colleges and universities lost 75,000 students. But despite this drop in…