By Gregg Romero Wendorf
Editor’s note: As this story illustrates, public corruption has been around forever across Hidalgo County. Human beings are, well, human (all flawed; some worse than others). Politics just makes it that much harder for a good person to stay honest and true. Power corrupts; absolute power corrects absolutely, or so goes the old saying.

Featured, from left: Marissa Castañeda, Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission; Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen; Rep. René Oliveira, D-Brownsville; Cary Zayas, News Anchor, KRGV-TV in Weslaco; Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco; and Edna X. De Saro, Senior Vice President and Marketing Director at Lone Star National Bank. The group met at the KRGV-TV studios, one of the locations for donations, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

Rep. Muñoz taking leadership roles in coming up with ways for Texas to reduce the impact of future natural disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey

Following the late summer 2017 catastrophe known as Hurricane Harvey, which missed the Rio Grande Valley but caused billions of dollars of property damage, much of it from historic levels...

PSJA North running back Juan Elizondo stiff arms La Joya cornerback Rolando Gonzalez en route to an 11-yad gain during the second half of their game at PSJA Stadium.

--Photo by Henry Miller

Coyotes beat PSJA North by one point

Sometimes an football entire game, one made up of 120 or more plays, can come down to one or two defining moments. Such was the case Friday night as La...

PSJA North running back Juan Elizondo runs behind his blocker, including Vonzell Griffin (17) during the first half of Friday night’s home game against visiting Donna. Elizondo rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as Donna won 24-20.

--Photo by Henry Miller

Donna chalks up improbable win over PSJA North

“The Donna Redskins grew up Friday night.” That’s what Donna Head Coach Ramiro Leal said to his group after Friday night’s improbable come-frombehind victory 24-20 over PSJA North on the...

Pharr Mayor Dr. Ambrosio “Amos” Hernandez

Pharr mayor sets the matter to rest: He won’t run for county judge Decision clears way for Richard Cortez?

Will Pharr Mayor “Amos” Hernandez run for Hidalgo County judge, or won’t he? In the world of Hidalgo County politics, rife with chisme (gossip), that’s been one of the questions...

PSJA Memorial ECHS students Serina Kornegay and Jennifer Crossman wrote a feature story on this year’s Operation Lone Star event at PSJA ECHS as part of their internship at the Rio Grande Guardian.

Partnerships with local businesses provide internships for PSJA ISD students

PHARR – Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD partnered with numerous local businesses this summer to ensure high school students gained work experience in the field of their choice. As part of the...



Macario Villanueva, 100, died Sunday, November 19, 2017, at his residence in Alamo.

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