Working Toward a Better Rio Grande Valley

We are a group of citizen volunteers who present information regarding issues and concerns in our communities.
We focus on improving our communities in the areas of economics, health, safety, entertainment, and education.

Our Work

FM ISSUES on which we have worked 2012 – 2020

2012.May Harvesting the economic benefits of the Botanical Gardens
2012.May McAllen’s new Development Codes. Pros & Cons – McAllen 2025??
Leonel Garza & Ronnie Tavarez McAllen Planning & Zoning
Education builds the bridge to FUTURE – — a vision of the possible
Dr. Shirley Reed – President, South Texas College
2013.Nov.18 Border, Bridges, Badges, Business panel J.D. Salinas, former Regional GSA Dir.
2014.Feb.11 Futuro McAllen Candidate Forum 2014 Hidalgo County Primary Election
2014.Feb.25 former Mayor Richard Cortez – A Glimpse of Tomorrow Today
Breakfast Series
Dr. George Baker, Rice Univ.
Impact of Mexico’s Energy Reforms on RGV
2014.Oct.14 Jim Moore Reversing the RGV negative image
2014.Nov.12 Ross Ramsey Legislative Preview
Wireless Access for our Kids – technology update –
Conrado Alvarado, Pres. MISD Board, Drew Lentz, Wireless Network Architect
“Better Health for the Valley”
Dr. Sarah Williams Blangero, Dir. UTRGV Diabetes and Obesity Institute
2015.Mar.5 Candidate Forum for McAllen City Elections
2015.Apr.22 MISD Bond Forum
2015.Sep.15 Wireless Access for our Kids – technology update –
TRANSPORTATION – get there fast –
Elizabeth Suarez, McAllen Intern.Airport, Julian Alvarez, RGV Partnership
Sam Vale, Starr-Carmargo Bridge,
Luis Bazan, Pharr International Bridge
Next McAllen-what’s possible? Sam Garcia, AIA, David Girault, JD
2016.Jan.19 Candidate Forum U.S. Representative District 15
2016.Feb.11 TBC makes a difference in the Valley Texas Border Coalition (TBC)
2016.Mar.30, Crisis for our kids SPICE / K-2 = a fast trip to E.R.
2016.Apr.27 U.S. Representative District 15 and 449th District Court Judge
2016.Sep. 28 McAllen ISD – now & tomorrow – Sam Saldivar & Marco Suarez, Dr. Jose A.Gonzalez,
2016.Jan.19 Cand.Forum
2016.March ELECTION 2016 Run-off
2016.Mar.16 MISD- what next?
2016.apr.27 Run-off Cand.Forum
2016.Mar.30 SPICE/Artificial marijuana panel
2016.Oct.18 Healthcare District Referendum, McAllen Convention Center
2016.Nov.15 Legislative Preview, Weslaco Library Auditorium
2017 Sep.19 Healthcare forum
2017.Nov.14 Economic Impact MX shoppers
2018.APR11 Bond Issue Forum
2018.Apr.03 County Courthouse
2018.Jan.11 District #1 Candidate forum
2018.Jan.23 Hidalgo Co. Cand.Forum#1
2018.Feb.06 Hidalgo Co. Cand.Forum#2
2018.Oct.9 3-County Judge Forum
2019.Mar.7 Candidate Forum
2019.Apr.11 Parenting Your Cyber Teen
2019.May.09 .5G for the RGV
2019.Aug.30 USMCA Trade Pact Forum
2019.Nov.18 2020 CENSUS Forum
2020.Feb.10 2020 Candidate Forum
2020.Sep.30 2020 Census Extension