Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick issued interim charges to the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) chaired by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville). The IGR Committee will be studying matters related to: disaster preparedness planning and coordination; municipal annexation; local ordinance integrity; municipal management districts; federal fair housing mandates; and, debt transparency in the voting booth. Continue Reading »
Land Commissioner toured Southbay Coastal Preserve to visit the Region 4 Oil Spill Prevention and Response team in Port Isabel.
Sen. Lucio Joined Canales Elementary to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appointed Sen. Lucio to the state’s Joint Interim Committee to Study Border Security earlier this month.
Tournament will take place October 19th in Austin. Proceeds go to the Eddie Lucio Scholarship Fund
Sen. Lucio is among the panelists who will be discussing some of Texas’ most important issues at the Festival this fall at UT Austin.
PSJA ISD Superintendent Daniel P. King says one area that can really benefit from the new Promesas del Valle Initiative is adult education.
PSJA has set up seven adult community engagement centers to meet demand for more adult education and job training courses and it is still not enough. In the first year of operation 2,500 adults signed up for classes in the centers. In the second year it as 3,600. Now in its third year, PSJA expects 5,000 adults to sign up for classes. Continue Reading »
A handful of local communities received good news and a lot of money this past week.
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $1.84 million to communities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council for critically-needed infrastructure improvements. Continue Reading »