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October 23, 2018 In The News

The city of Presidio is rebuilding its international bridge to reinvigorate trade at the Mexican border.

This bridge can make all the difference for this small town.

Local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking for a new Presidio-Ojinada international rail bridge.

 

For Presidio, a small town of only 12,000 people, this rail line can make them a major player in the Texas economy.

October 23, 2018 In The News

La línea de ferrocarril South Orient se extiende en 391 millas, desde la frontera de Texas-México en Presidio a través de San Angelo hasta el sur de Coleman.

Este lunes se llevó a cabo el inicio de su renovación, el proyecto está financiado por una subvención denominada FASTLINE que Will Hurd, representante en el Congreso de los Estados Unidos por el Distrito 75, ayudó a obtener el año pasado.

October 23, 2018 In The News

An old West Texas rail line is one step closer to re-opening.

This week, county and state officials broke ground in Presidio on a $35-million project to reconstruct the South Orient Rail Line.

 

The 391-mile rail stretches from Mexico up to the Permian Basin. For years, sections of the line have been abandoned. And in 2008 a fire burned the rail bridge that connected Presidio to its sister city, Ojinaga.

October 9, 2018 In The News

Three Texas congressmen are asking President Donald Trump and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in San Antonio — the same place where its 25-year-old predecessor was inked.

September 21, 2018 In The News

Representative Will Hurd conducted a Town Hall meeting at the El Capitan Conference Center last Saturday. Sheriff Oscar Carrillo introduced Rep. Hurd to the compact audience of about a dozen area residents. Rep. Hurd is running for re-election for the 23rd Congressional District which covers 820 miles from Cotulla to San Elizario. Rep. Hurd noted that he plans to visit all 29 counties in five days.

September 19, 2018 In The News

DEL RIO, Texas — In this tiny town at the edge of South Texas brush country, a black steel fence runs along the Mexican border. About 15 feet high and topped by small metal spires that bend toward Mexico, it stretches west from a Border Patrol checkpoint for about a mile and a half. Then it stops.

September 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has reversed recent import tariffs on uncoated groundwood paper from Canada, after rejecting the Commerce Department’s argument that Canadian newsprint prices are harmful to the United States newsprint industry. The announcement comes as welcome news to newspapers across TX23 who have seen printing costs skyrocket since the tariffs were implemented.

August 29, 2018 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TX – U.S. Representative Will Hurd traveled to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala this week on official business organized by the House Intelligence Committee. Hurd led the tour in order to evaluate root causes of some of our shared challenges including mass migration, border security, human trafficking, violence and transnational crime, as well as, identify areas for collaboration.

August 27, 2018 In The News

After traveling to the hotbed of illegal immigration and drug trafficking, Republican Rep. Will Hurd is more convinced than ever that America doesn't need a border wall.

August 27, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, said after returning from Central America that countries from which migrants have fled could help Homeland Security find the families of some 350 children who remain separated from parents who either left the United States voluntarily or were deported.

Hurd also said that the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to cut aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have damaging effects on the goal of stemming migration from those countries by families beset by lawlessness and poverty.