VTX1 Companies Acquires Digital Communications

VTX1 Companies Acquires Digital Communications
Digital Communications' security solutions will expand VTX1's diversification of services


Raymondville, TX (April 26, 2017) – VTX1 Companies today announced its acquisition of Digital Communications in Harlingen, TX. Digital Communications, established in 1983, is a provider of security, surveillance and monitoring systems in the Rio Grande Valley. They also have expertise in premise-based and hosted business communications systems as well as installing and maintaining LAN/WAN network systems.

“The combination of Digital Communications' security and business telephony system expertise with our internet, phone and TV services will provide our members and customers with additional service options,” said Dave Osborn, CEO of VTX1 Companies. “The acquisition is also expected to result in greater efficiencies and significantly increase our market share with business customers.”

“A partnership was formed with VTX1 Companies to facilitate Digital Communications in broadening its reach in and beyond the Rio Grande Valley,” commented Terry Wolfe, Owner, Digital Communications. “Our competencies in security and communications systems for homes and businesses will allow VTX1 Companies to expand their service offerings.”

VTX1 is in the process of integrating Digital Communications' products and services into their operations. “The integration of both companies will take place over the next 4 to 6 months.  Our newly acquired clients will continue to receive the same high quality products and services they have come to expect,” stated Dave Osborn, CEO of VTX1 Companies, “and we look forward to getting to know them better.”

About VTX1 Companies
VTX1 provides internet, telephone, TV services and security applications for homes and businesses in South Texas, and a fully-managed IP transport network and optical services for larger enterprises. VTX1’s broadband network extends from south of San Antonio to the lower Rio Grande Valley. The corporate name is VTX1 Companies. Legal entities are: Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., VTX Communications, LLC and VTX Telecom, LLC.  For more information about VTX1, visit www.vtx1.net or call 1-800-446-2031.

U.S. Senators Cornyn and Cardin Lead Bipartisan Group to Affirm Strategic U.S.-Mexico Partnership in Resolution

The United States and Mexico have long relied on a strong, strategic partnership in the areas of defense, national security, and trade.  The resolution outlines our shared cultural and economic ties and highlights areas of cooperation including votes at the United Nations; defense, security, and law enforcement partnerships such as the Merida Initiative; and efforts by the Nieto administration to reduce domestic production of illegal drugs and extradite criminals to the United States.  The resolution reaffirms this relationship by supporting continued diplomatic, economic, and security cooperation between the two countries and fostering a relationship that is based on mutual respect and the promotion of shared democratic values and principles.

“The United States and Mexico have long benefited from a symbiotic relationship in the areas of trade, defense, and national security,” said Sen. Cornyn. “It is vitally important, particularly for Texans, to ensure this strategic partnership is maintained by continuing to support economic and diplomatic cooperation between our two countries.” 

"This bipartisan resolution is an important reaffirmation of the enduring partnership and friendship between the United States and Mexico. From diplomacy to security, immigration to trade, the United States is safer and stronger when we work together with Mexico,” said Sen. Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “With over one million Americans living in Mexico and tens of millions of Mexican-Americans here in the U.S., our people share common values and unbreakable bonds that transcend politics.”

“Over the past few months, the United States’ relationship with Mexico has been in the spotlight for all of the wrong reasons.  But the fact is many of the challenges facing the United States cannot be effectively confronted, let alone solved, in a responsible way without cooperating and strategically planning with Mexico,” said Sen. Menendez,  Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere.  “As the U.S. and Mexico continue to be inextricably linked by geography, people, and shared economic and security interests, this bipartisan resolution reaffirms the importance that our two countries work towards strengthening our relationship, breaking down barriers and forging new areas of cooperation and growth.”

“The United States and Mexico share more than just a border—we have a deep and unbreakable bond rooted in mutual respect and a strong economic and political partnership,” said Sen. Durbin. “We must protect and strengthen this relationship to ensure that Mexico remains one of our closest allies and trading partners.”

“U.S. security and economic prosperity hinges on a strong relationship with our neighbor Mexico,” said Sen. McCain. “In my state of Arizona, over 100,000 jobs are directly dependent on trade with Mexico, and the free flow of goods and services across the border has contributed to unparalleled economic growth and development. We must do more to revitalize the spirit of partnership between our two countries and continue to strengthen our bilateral cooperation.” 

To read the full resolution click HERE

Senator Hinojosa Announces $150 Million in Funding from TxDOT for US 83/US 281 Interchange Project

AUSTIN, TX -- Today, the Texas Transportation Commission(TxDOT) recommended $150 million in funding for the US 83/US 281 Interchange project in the Rio Grande Valley. The monies will come from TxDOT under the 2017 Unified Transportation Program which authorizes projects for construction, development and planning activities and includes projects involving highways, aviation, public transportation, and state and coastal waterways.

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa issued the following statement:

"It's exciting news that the Rio Grande Valley has been recommended by TxDOT to receive $150 million in funding. As one of the fastest growing areas of the state, infrastructure is key to continue the economic growth of the Rio Grande Valley. The Pharr Interchange is critical to the flow of traffic of the economies of Pharr, Edinburg, McAllen, Mission, and Weslaco.

Since last year I have made the Pharr Interchange project a top legislative priority. This funding is critical to improve our transportation system and infrastructure need that will greatly benefit our local communities. It will address the congestion and bottlenecks that presently exists.

We have had many meetings with our local elected officials, the Governor's office, TxDOT staff and leadership, including Chairman Tryon Lewis and James Bass who made a visit to the Rio Grande Valley.

Thank you to the leadership of Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, the Valley legislative delegation and the Hidalgo County MPO for working together to achieve such great success for our region. The strong local support and investment into these projects from our local communities played a key role in successfully obtaining these funds."

Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez also issued the following statement:

"As Mayor of Pharr and Vice-Chair of the regional Hidalgo County Metropolitan Planning Organization, transportation and infrastructure improvements have been my top priority. Over the past 18 months, I have used my position to impress upon our local leaders, our state officials, and our federal partners the importance of bringing resources to South Texas to meet the demand of our growing communities. 

We have worked as a regional consortium with a long-term strategy to show that our area has the vision, the knowledge, and the commitment to plan, coordinate and implement viable, regional transportation and infrastructure projects and attract necessary funding to get them done. I am pleased that our state legislature, especially our State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, House Transportation Vice-Chair Representative Armando “Mando” Martinez, and the entire South Texas delegation, as well as the Texas Transportation Commission, have recognized the importance of projects such as the I-69 Interchange Expansion. On behalf of our citizens, I thank them for their support." 

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa served as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development; Transportation; Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs as well as the Sunset Advisory Commission.



2017 RGV Legislative Tour

We are so very grateful for all of our sponsors, hosts, and visiting legislators for helping us make this a productive experience for everyone.

Our Board of Directors are heartened to see this group being so attentive and inquisitive throughout our journey through the RGV.

The purpose of this tour is to engage our local communities and supporters in a direct conversation with our policy makers. Stay connected here for additional media coverage.

Thank you,
Sergio Contreras, CEO & President - RGV Partnership

RGV Foundation’s 29th Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament

The RGV Partnership thanks all sponsors of the RGV Foundation’s 29th Annual Golf Tournament. It was an amazing day shared with great individuals from throughout the RGV. Proceeds will support our scholarship program to ensure that we continue to champion a skilled and educated workforce in our 4-County region!

Sergio Contreras announced as President & Executive Director for the RGV Partnership

September 22, 2016 - The Rio Grande Valley Partnership is pleased to announce that Sergio Contreras, Executive Director of the Pharr Economic Development Corporation (PEDC), has been selected to serve as the next President & Executive Director.

“Sergio is uniquely qualified to lead the RGV Partnership in a time when our Valley needs bold leadership to unite and focus our efforts on the greater good. His vision aligns perfectly with the Partnership’s mission to advance prosperity to everyone with a stake in our regional economy,” said Anabell Cardona, Board Chairwoman."  

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