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Hog Waddle into San Benito

San Benito’s early years reflected the mark the city was trying to make in a new frontier called the Rio Grande Valley. It was an agrarian community like all others in the early 1900s, as towns in the region began to emerge along the newly laid tracks of the St Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway. One of San Benito’s early festivities was a Cabbage Day Parade. One key aspect of…

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  • San Benito’s early years reflected the mark the city was trying to make in a new frontier called the Rio Grande Valley. It was an agrarian community like all others in the early 1900s, as towns in the region began to emerge along the newly laid tracks of the St Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway.… https://buff.ly/2vZTgIS
  • The deadline for the 2019 McAllen Business Plan Competition is fast approaching. Applicants have until May 24 at 4:30 p.m. to submit their business plan to possibly receive $7,500 from the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Economic Development Corporation. The McAllen Business Plan Competition is an initiative to foster new business development in McAllen. The… https://buff.ly/2LPRmoU
  • The Happiness Factor – Mind, Body, Soul The McAllen Chamber of Commerce's All About Women presents the "The Happiness Factor - Mind, Body, Soul" seminar. This seminar will help participants understand: How much your perceived reality affects your performanc What it truly means to be in control of your future How to engage in Learned Optimism The importance of self-awareness for building… https://buff.ly/2LJuZ4t
  • The RGV Mental Health Fair takes place May 18 for the entire Valley community, showcasing mental-health providers, advocates and organizations. During the event, presenters and organizations come together to raise awareness and to break the silence about mental illness. The RGV Mental Health Fair aims to be an example of how a community can speak up… https://buff.ly/2HjcHmA
  • The RGV Mental Health Fair takes place May 18 for the entire Valley community, showcasing mental-health providers, advocates and organizations. During the event, presenters and organizations come together to raise awareness and to break the silence about mental illness. The RGV Mental Health Fair aims to be an example of how a community can speak up… https://buff.ly/2HjcHmA
  • Big Padre Arrives in SPI:⠀ The arrival matched the hype! Big Padre's arrival to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and now also the Alligator Sanctuary, was an event for the ages on May 11. Gator Country set out on a mission from its Beaumont, Texas, park and sanctuary with 50 juvenile alligators. Among them was Big Padre… https://buff.ly/2LIcIVm
  • Keppel AmFELS reached a pair of construction milestones April 30 in the building of two containership vessels for Pasha Hawaii. Executives from both companies were joined by Brownsville Navigation District Chairman John Reed and other federal, state and local dignitaries for the ceremonial keel laying for M/V George III and the cutting of the first steel plates… https://buff.ly/2VXeQwp
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  • Are you looking to increase productivity in your small business? Some entrepreneurs and professionals find it helpful to have access to multiple computer monitors. This type of setup can potentially improve collaboration, productivity and even location flexibility. But there are also some potential drawbacks, from money and space constraints to the potential for distractions. If… https://buff.ly/2JqGz1J
  • The Brownsville Navigation District and NextDecade Corporation have come to an agreement set to deepen of the ship channel. The project will then transform the Valley business landscape. The Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project Funding Agreement commits NextDecade to privately fund key improvements to the Brownsville Ship Channel. The company will pay 100 percent… https://buff.ly/2vRAVO4
  • Going from one classroom to another, Janie Garza Reyes gives a tour of a barber school that started with a handful of chairs 30 years ago, and is now the largest school of its type in the Rio Grande Valley – and one of the largest in Texas. “We opened this school from zero,” Reyes… https://buff.ly/2Ye0zZy
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