Contreras: Rescue plan dollars provide an opportunity to invest wisely

The American Rescue Plan provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for the Rio Grande Valley. As such, it is imperative that our local elected leaders to be strategic and forward-thinking when considering how to spend the funds. According to the Lower Rio Grande Development Council, roughly $10 billion is slated for the RGV to […]
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Contreras: Adoption and access to broadband in RGV requires collaboration, long-term plan

Like many other parts of the state, the Rio Grande Valley has been hit hard by the pandemic.  While a range of economic indicators highlight that the Valley is thankfully bouncing back, the pandemic exposed a number of vulnerabilities that, if left unaddressed, could undermine the recovery and long-term growth. Much has been made about […]
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