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TBC Selects New Leadership,

Honors Service of Outgoing Chairman


The Texas Border Coalition (TBC) has announced its new chairman and chairman-elect for 2013-15.


Adan Farias, mayor pro tem of the city of Pharr, will serve as TBC chairman for a two-year term beginning this fall. Farias was selected chairman by acclamation of the TBC members in attendance at the coalition’s fall meeting in San Antonio.


Farias succeeds outgoing TBC Chairman Ramsey Cantu, mayor of Eagle Pass. 


Also at the fall meeting in San Antonio, TBC members elected former Hidalgo County Judge J.D. Salinas to serve as chairman-elect for 2013-15.  Sd to the private sector in 2012. 


TBC Treasurer Eddie Aldrete and IBC Bank hosted the TBC fall meeting at the bank’s office in downtown San Antonio.


In addition to selecting new leaders for 2013-15, TBC members discussed the group’s legislative priorities for the 2013-14 interim legislative session leading up to the 2015 Texas Legislature.


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TBC Praises

New Law

to Curb Fraud

in State’s

Export Sales Tax Rebate Program


TBC is hailing a new law

that will curb fraud in

Texas’ export sales tax

rebate program.


The Legislature passed the measure during the

regular session

and it became law

on June 17.



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News Release




New TBC Report

Sheds Light On

America’s

Border Security

Blunders






Analysis shows

lack of strategy,

investment in

border crossings

facilitates and empowers

Mexico’s drug cartels


TBC News Release

TBC Report

The Texas Border Coalition is the collective voice of border communities on issues that affect Texas-Mexico border region quality of life. TBC is comprised of mayors and city council members, county judges and other county executives, and business and community leaders. We represent more than 2.5 million people in dozens of Texas border communities from Brownsville  to El Paso.

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