Author Archives: Angey Murray

Port of Brownsville Seeks Public Opinion

Port of Brownsville

The Port of Brownsville invites stakeholders and customers to complete a survey designed to help the port in better service. The survey includes a number of questions that ask about personal views of the Port of Brownsville and the services and benefits it provides. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.  To ensure confidentiality, an independent, third-party vendor is conducting the survey. Responses will remain anonymous and will be of…

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Lance Ames Promoted to Health System CEO

Lance Ames

Lance Ames is now the chief executive officer of South Texas Health System Edinburg and South Texas Health System Children’s. Ames recently served as chief operating officer and then interim CEO of the system’s facilities in Edinburg. Under his leadership, the hospital opened a new 26-bed inpatient unit dedicated to the care of surgical patients. The hospitals also saw an increase in total surgeries by 8 percent during the prior year. Prior…

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McAllen Ecourages Team Up to Clean Up

Keep McAllen Beautiful invites citizens to hit the streets of McAllen April 7 to help in the Great American Clean-Up & Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-off.

Keep McAllen Beautiful is organizing its annual Great American Clean-Up & Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-off for April 7, 2018 from 8 a.m. to noon at McAllen Municipal Park. KMB plans to hit the city’s major streets, hike and bike trails, city parks and schools to help keep McAllen looking clean and beautiful. “I am always so proud of our city during the cleanup because of the number of volunteers that participate and…

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Arts and Cultural Center Coming to Edinburg

(photo City of Edinburg)

On March 2, the City of Edinburg Library and Cultural Arts Division and the Edinburg Arts Foundation unveiled a new sign marking the spot of the future South Texas Arts and Cultural Center. Plans are in the works to renovate the old Sam Houston Elementary School. The vision is to feature local artists, host family-friendly cultural events, and attract more visitors to the city. The city acquired the property at the corner…

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Abbott appoints City of McAllen’s Villarreal

Rigo Villarreal

Superintendent of Bridges named to state commission Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Rigo Villarreal to the Texas Facilities Commission. The commission manages state government buildings and also handles the sale of surplus property. This includes property donated to the state by federal programs. “It’s an honor and privilege to be appointed by Governor Abbott. I’m humbled by his trust and that I greatly appreciate the appointment to this position,” said…

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