06/15/2016 The Monitor
MISSION — After a breakfast meeting between local mayors and Tamaulipas governor-elect Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca at the Anzalduas International Bridge, Rio Grande Valley leaders hope to keep improving relations with Mexico.
Cabeza de Vaca graduated from Memorial High School in McAllen and Houston Baptist University and speaks fluent English. McAllen Mayor Jim Darling is excited and optimistic about Cabeza de Vaca’s strong ties to McAllen and the Valley.
“It’s very rewarding to me personally,” Darling said about Cabeza de Vaca, who he called a friend, becoming governor. Not only was it rewarding to Darling because of their relationship, but because of Cabeza de Vaca’s familiarity with the border and the Valley.