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Salineno Volunteer Fire Department Receives Grant and Military Truck

The Salineno Volunteer Fire Department converted a 5-ton military cargo truck into a firefighting apparatus. The department also accepted a $19,900 Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program grant to purchase a slip-on unit for the conversion. The truck is an excess military vehicle from the Department of Defense Firefighter Property Program (DOD FFP). Both programs are administered by Texas A&M […]

Discord in RGCCISD Board

On Friday, May 17, members of the Rio Grande City CISD board have an important hearing in the 229th District Court. A visiting judge will hear the matter of a temporary restraining order against a special RGCCISD board meeting called by the majority of the board members.   The problems began on May 6th when four of the board members; […]

May Proclaimed Elderly Abuse Prevention Month

Texas law requires anyone who suspects adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation to report it to the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400 or online at TxAbuseHotline.org. Callers can remain anonymous. Learn how to recognize adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation at Everyonesbusiness.org. Last year Adult Protective Services investigated over 85,000 cases across Texas including Starr County and found that more than half […]

Drainage Shows Improvement

Recent rains that hit Starr County highlighted the improvements to flood prone streets in Roma.  Although the area received about 3 inches of rain in one hour the streets were nearly cleared by 6pm that same evening.   Streets like Eagle, Escandon and Efren Ramirez are notorious for flooding with even light rain.  Months ago the area experienced days of […]

Empresario Sera Reconocido Como Mr. Paisano 2019 en Camargo

Ruben Islas un empresario con raíces de Camargo, Tamaulipas hijo de Tiburcio Islas y la Profesora Antonia Rodriguez de Islas será reconocido este domingo en el día del comercio como Mr. Paisano 2019. Islas es dueño de Arcoíris Snowcones, también es reconocido por ser promotor de boxeo, al igual que tiene más de dos décadas de trabajar en HEB donde […]

Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Dismissed

The wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former Starr County employee Bernice Garza against 229th District Attorney Omar Escobar was dismissed by United States District Judge Micaela Alvarez on Wednesday.   Garza had been employed by Escobar for several years but in April of 2018 she was terminated.  The motive, she alleged, was political retaliation.  The relationship for the pair was […]

Firefighter Appreciation Day

Roma Fire Department celebrated FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION DAY with dinner and a small ceremony where two of the Firefighters were awarded for their awesome work and dedication to the Department.  Firefighter Raudel Garza who has been with the department for 7 years was awarded FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR, while Felipe Gonzalez who has been with the department for 5 years was […]

CBP Agriculture Specialists at South Texas Ports of Entry Ensure Mother’s Day Plants and Flowers are Disease and Pest-Free

ROMA, Texas – With the arrival of Mother’s Day this weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at South Texas ports of entry continue to conduct examinations and maintain strict vigilance to ensure that personal and commercial importations of flowers are free from insects, pests and diseases that could harm the agricultural and floral industries of the United […]

Water Tank Demolished as Maintenance Plan Takes Shape

A long time emblem of Rio Grande City, the old water tank near the Fire Department was demolished last weekend.  For some the nostalgia of seeing the tank be demolished raised questions of whether it could have simply be repainted.  In an exclusive interview with the Mayor of Rio Grande City, Mr. Joel Villarreal El Tejano learned not just of […]

Rio Motor Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Rio Grande City dealership that has become a favorite of out of towners and locals alike celebrated 25 years since opening its doors. Through great customer service and an effective phrase, “So Come Home to Rio Motor Company in Rio Grande City” not only did Billy and Dolores Canales become celebrities but they created a successful business.   On […]


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