Author Archives: VBR

Hidalgo Proclaims Home Care and Hospice Month

The Commissioners Court proclaims November as National Home Care and Hospice Month.

The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court recently proclaimed November as National Home Care and Hospice Month. The proclamation is in honor of the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists and social workers who make a difference for those they serve. Accepting the proclamation was Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice Board President Jon Scepanski. “We help the elderly and disabled preserve their dignity and maintain their independence while receiving…

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STC Hosts Information Sessions on High-Demand Careers

South Texas College invites communities in Starr County to visit and explore high demand, high wage career opportunities in a series of information sessions in November and December. Sessions will take place at the Starr County campus, 142 FM 3167, Rio Grande City. The Emergency Medical Technology Program will open its doors from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 20,, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4. The Patient Career Assistant Program also welcomes the…

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SBA Hosts Holiday Marketing Twitter Chat

Holiday Season, holiday marketing

Are you looking for holiday marketing tips for your small business? The U.S. Small Business Administration and industry experts will host a Twitter chat Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. @SBAgov. During this time, they will discuss holiday marketing. The discussion includes tips and tricks to help businesses succeed during the holiday shopping season. Also, find out how to make the most of Small Business Saturday. Participate and follow along with…

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Grant Expands Mission EDC Computer Science Education

EcoSystemforCS

Computer Science for ALL has named the Rio Grande Valley as one of ten communities in its inaugural EcoSystemforCS cohort. In turn, it is awarding the Mission Economic Development Corporation $15,000 to further expand access to computer science education. Mission EDC will furthermore match the donation and use the funds to build equity through two key programs with its nonprofit partner, Youth Code Jam. They will host of a Low-Sensory…

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Fall Market at IB Festive Supports Community

Fall Market at IB Festive takes place Nov. 16 at Lamar Academy, offering a one-stop shop for holiday shopping while raising funds to give back to the community. The diverse group of vendors on hand include Zombie Fries, Candy House, Paparazzi Jewelry, It Works, Suca Maria, Scentsy, and Prayers for Paraguay. Also, Buzzy Bees Designs, Rodan + Fields, Power of Why Studio, Stella & Dot, Paula’s Designs, Wreaths for All…

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IBC Bank Hosts Mentorship Presentation

IBC Bank-Brownsville recently held a luncheon at its Main Bank for the bank presidents from the four Minitropolis programs in the Brownsville area. Invitations went to Hudsonville, Cowboyville, Kenmont and Episcopal Day School Mintropolis presidents. Here, they had the chance to network and engage in conversation regarding the importance of their roles. In addition, IBC Bank-Brownsville President & CEO Al Villarreal introduced a mentorship program. It will allow students of…

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Port’s Website Earns Gold dotCOMM Award

Port of Brownsville website

The Port of Brownsville was recognized in October with a 2019 Gold dotCOMM Award for design and content of its website portofbrownsville.com. dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. It spotlights creatives in the dynamic web, transforming the marketing and communication of products and services. The port’s website’s honors come in the category for government entities. The site, redesigned in 2017, features a…

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TSTC to Offer Evening Drafting and Design Course

For the first time, TSTC’s Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics Technology will expand its offerings with evening classes beginning Spring 2020. Department Chair Samuel Pizano says the change comes at a time when students are seeking flexibility. Evening and online courses are growing in popularity. In fact, the program has already seen its first registrants for evening classes. “We’ve recently seen a lot more interest in our program from students…

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INNO Discusses a “New Era” for Trade

Jose Espinosa Alvarez, an instructor at Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, speaks at STC’s 7th annual INNO Conference Nov. 1.

South Texas College’s seventh annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO) took place Nov. 1. This year’s conference brought together those from industry, education and economic development. Each brought pertinent information with a focus on both innovation and the impact of students on the future workforce. “A New Era of Manufacturing in South Texas and Northern Mexico” centered primarily on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The proposed agreement looks to modernize the 24-year-old…

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Weslaco Area Chamber Honors Residents

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership and awards luncheon Oct. 30 at the Knapp Medical Conference Center. Chamber recognitions included Man, Woman and Business of the Year, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award. Also receiving recognition were Volunteer and Board Member of the Year recipients. Man of the Year The 2019 Man of the Year is Joe Vidales, Weslaco’s resident expert historian. Vidales has been…

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