Tag: Congressman Filemon Vela

IN DEPTH ON THE INFLUX: Congressman speaks on immigration crisis, recaps efforts

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com In an exclusive interview with the San Benito News to discuss safety along the American-Mexican borders, United States Congressman Filemon Vela (D-Texas, 34) expressed significant developments in potential immigration reform and proposed amendments to longstanding federal policies. Vela, who has met with federal officials in Washington several times …

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Congressman Vela talks KMBH, PBS transaction

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com United States Congressmen whose districts cover portions of the Rio Grande Valley are beginning to voice their opinions about the selling of KMBH-TV to MBTV Texas Valley LLC, a company based out of Del Rio. U.S. Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX 34th District) and Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX 15th …

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RESACAWALK: EDC purchases resaca property where new museum, boardwalk will be created

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Economic Development Corporation (EDC) held a ceremony Friday morning to announce the awarding of a $1.2 million federal grant, which has gone toward the purchase of the now-former First National Bank property located off Business 77 opposite the Heavin Resaca Trail. City of San Benito …

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Local farmer hopes petition prompts president to address Mexican water deficit

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Local farmers are continuing to voice their concerns about Mexico’s water deficit to the United States. “Back in November of last year, the United States and Mexico entered into an agreement about more water out of the Colorado, but they never even looked at the water depth in …

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Demonstrators protest border militarization

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The rain could not keep demonstrators hailing from all parts of the Valley from making their voices heard. A plethora of demonstrators treaded to the Cameron County Annex Building in San Benito on Thursday to protest an additional U.S.-Mexican border fence. In between chants of “Si se puede” …

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