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Editorial   As humans anger can overpower love, understanding and compassion.  In recent months we have seen an increase to the amount of families that are illegally crossing into the U.S. El Tejano has both been applauded and criticized for the coverage of detainments.  The comments on the photos and videos seem to increase in hostility.  It is entirely possible […]

Tell It Like It Is

Editorial   I can’t help but side with my colleagues from The Monitor in their latest editorial in regards to the actions of the Cary Zayas, Director of Communications for the City of Edinburg.   During the arrest of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina and his wife Delia Molina for an illegal voting scheme Zayas stole headlines for her behavior.  Before […]

Tell it Like it Is

Editorial   I’ve written a piece or two while angry… In fact I’ve written an editorial fuming but those feeling, I assure you, were merely superficial. It was usually a politician that was disrespectful or someone behaved in a way that mimics the prehistoric era.  Nonetheless this week I’m writing in a deep seeded feeling of anger.   Not only […]

Anniversary of Famed Tejano Artist Selena Quintanilla

On the 24th anniversary of the death of Tejano artist Selena Quintanilla fans still mourn her loss. It has become a moment in history. El Tejano asked, Where were you when you heard Selena had been killed? I had just spoken with Selena’s dad Abraham about three weeks before. Was trying to contract her for the National Hispanic Journalist aAssociation […]

Community Leaders Aid in Raising Scholarship Funds

Last week local leaders aided the students from the Rio Grande City CISD’s migrant council. Several elected officials and pillars of the community banded together to raise funds for student scholarships. The group donated and cooked enough food for the nearly 1,000 plates sold. Thank you to everyone involved in making this fundraiser a success. In total the $6 tickets […]

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Editorial   Given the immediate need for a municipal judge for the City of Rio Grande City I’d like to commend our city commission for attending to the matter as quickly as possible although an appointment has not been made.   Unfortunately, the names buzzing around as possibilities have left me wondering, why can’t the appointment go to someone outside […]

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Editorial   There’s a complaint against a local attorney making its rounds on Social Media. Remember that the history of all attorneys can be found with the Texas State Bar.  The website is easily accessible at   A profile can be found for each attorney that includes basic information like their license number, primary office address, and even areas […]

Tell it Like it Is

There is one sure way to ensure progress in our County, private industry.  Small businesses are the backbone of our local economics and it is up to us  the consumers to bring them success.   When local business owners become successful it creates jobs.  People employed by small businesses instead of local governments and school districts ensures voters that are […]

DA Hopeful Announces Candicacy

229th Judicial District

229TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, TEXAS, March 16, 2019—Gocha Allen Ramirez proudly announces his candidacy for District Attorney for the 229th Judicial District in the March 2020 Democratic primary elections. As the one of the most outspoken and highly regarded attorneys in South Texas for the last 39 years, Gocha has fearlessly demanded the fair treatment and justice alike for all citizens […]

Dispute Over Disqualification

Roma   It was days before the TAME State Competition and like every other participating group Roma High School’s Mariachi Nuevo Santander was enthusiastically practicing.  Under the direction of Eloy Garza the group has gained recognition year after year and is almost always expected to place.  While the mariachi did place in first place they were later disqualified.  In an […]

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