Juan Trey Mendez III is setting precedence. The Brownsville mayor currently faces criticism from the community for his recent distorted bully pulpit methods against local activist Rebekah (Bekah) Hinojosa, but the question remains, was this personal?

Overworked and underpaid

As Texas opted out of receiving benefits for federal unemployed workers, wage shortages and job openings continue to cause uncertainty.

The Fight Against SB 8

Balloons with “Love Our Abortion Provider” and “Aborto Seguro y Legal (Safe and Legal Abortion)” written on them at the February 2019 We’re Still Here March at Whole Woman’s Health Clinic in McAllen, Texas. 📷 by Freddy Jimenez.

Abortions were difficult to obtain in the Rio Grande Valley, now it will be even harder but not impossible.