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Tell It Like It Is

Editorial   Last Saturday was scorching hot and I felt like it was going to be a slow news day.  No accidents and it seemed like no one was out doing questionable decisions.  Boy, Oh boy was I wrong.  I didn’t even need to leave the house for the news to come pouring in. Let me give you some background.  […]

House Fire in Rio Grande City

Local firefighters rushed to extiniguish the flames that engulfed a residence early Tuesday morning.   First responders arrived at the corner of Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson around 5:30am and quickly got to work.  Rio Grande City Police officer blocked off the area while firefighters worked.  Unfortunetly the blaze consumed most of a mobile home.  According to the owner it was […]

Hit and Run Accident Leaves Residents Without Power

Nearly 120 homes were left without power the night of May 18th and law enforcement was tasked with finding the driver of an 18 wheeler that left the scene.   Residents near the intersection of Victoria and Barron off of Efren Ramirez in Roma were left without power when an 18 wheeler damaged power lines and left the area.  DPS […]

Transformer Explodes, Hundreds Without Power

An electricity transformer exploded the afternoon of May 21st near a residence in Las Lomas. Firefighters from La Casita and San Isidro tended to a small fire ignited by the transformer and a nearby palm tree.  The incident left hundreds of homes without power.  Repairmen from both AEP and Spectrum arrived at the scene to make the repairs. Although initially […]

Tell It Like It Is

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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