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Rep. Gonzalez mulls switching districts as possible uphill battle looms 

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BY BERENICE GARCIA AND NAXIELY LOPEZ-PUENTE | STAFF WRITERS U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez announced Friday he is considering switching districts to represent a different area...

Vela congratulates Blue Ribbon Schools

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U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela congratulated the four schools in his congressional district that are being recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools, Rising Scholars Academy...

Vela announces $1.7M awarded to Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

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U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $1.7 million to the City of Brownsville to fund further...

Vela: $133M may go to local bridges

Three international bridges in Cameron County could be getting upgrades after U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced he managed to include millions in federal...

Civil rights lawyer, Brownsville native announces Democratic congressional bid

Brownsville native and civil rights lawyer Rochelle Garza has announced her candidacy for Texas’ 34th congressional district, a seat currently held by U.S. Rep....

Vela hosts Service Academy Day; Students can learn about rigorous application process

South Texas middle school and high school students can learn how to go about applying to a U.S. service academy during a virtual Service...

EDITORIAL: Candidates: Next representative should maintain Vela’s commitment

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela has announced he won’t seek reelection to his congressional seat. Assuming he serves out his current term, he will continue...

Project to expand bridge lanes; Will reduce wait, travel time

Cameron County and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have approved a Donations Acceptance Agreement that calls for the expansion of inbound lanes at Veterans...

COMMENTARY: Biden getting it right

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For far too long our country’s broken immigration system has failed many seeking a better life. The Trump administration imposed one of the most...

Airport gets FAA grant; Money will help offset losses

The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport has been awarded more than $1.5 million as part of $4.4 million in COVID-19 Federal Aviation Administration...
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