Category Archives: Events

RGV Job Fair July 18

RGV Job Fair

The Pharr Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with Workforce Solutions, hosts the fifth annual RGV Job Fair July 18. More than 65 employers from various industries will be on-site seeking qualified individuals looking to advance their professional careers. “Our job fair has been very successful over the years, and it has grown into one of the largest in the RGV,” said Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez. “This year we have added…

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Economic Development Summit July 12

The Starr County Economic Development Summit: Shaping the Future, a strategic planning summit, takes place July 12. The event will focus on developing a roadmap for Starr County. This will allow for economic and community development that is “driven, transparent, adaptable and whose shared success is measurable.” In late 2018, South Texas College and the Starr County Industrial Foundation received a $100,000 federal planning grant to assist in updating the…

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Celebrating 100 in Weslaco

Debby Rektorik has a signature saying when it comes to describing the lengthy list of activities that are celebrating her hometown’s birthday in 2019. “You’re only 100 once,” she will say. Weslaco began on Dec. 8, 1919 when the W.E. Steward Land Company invited one and all to buy property lots that were put up for sale. Prices ranged from $50 to $400 per lot. For the next two days,…

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Operation Lone Star Offers Free Health Services

Texas State Guard Lt. Col. Richard Male performs a patient screening in Mission during Operation Lone Star.

Texas State Guard Lt. Col. Richard Male performs a patient screening in Mission during last year’s Operation Lone Star.Operation Lone Star makes its return to South Texas the week of July 22 as the state oversees an emergency preparedness exercise. The event features an array of health services offered for free at six locations. Five of those locations are in the Rio Grande Valley. The sixth location is in Laredo.…

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STC Training Adult Drone Pilots

STC Drone Camp

South Texas College will begin offering drone piloting fundamentals for adult students, enabling them to have the understanding and skills to fly drones safely and legally. STC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing introduces drone pilot training for adults ages 18 and older in weeklong courses throughout the month of July. This camp utilizes the current techniques and principles to pilot a recreational or industrial drone in a safe manner. This follows…

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McAllen Announces Business Expo Dates

McAllen Business Expo

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 21th annual McAllen Business Expo and is currently inviting local businesses to participate as sponsors and exhibitors. The chamber is expecting the event to draw more than 3,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors. The Business Expo takes place Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the McAllen Convention Center. The chamber calls the event “the perfect event to showcase, advertise, and sell…

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CAF Air Show Flies In This Weekend

David Hughston, chairman of the CAF board, stands by a PT-17 scheduled to fly.

The 2019 Commemorative Air Force Air Show will happen this weekend at the Port Isabel/Cameron County Airport. Locals and tourists alike can head out to enjoy aerobatic flybys and war-like aerobatic displays above the wide skies of this part of South Texas. Some 20 vintage aircraft will participate in the two-day event on June 22-23 at the airport located between the Towns of Bayview and Laguna Vista on West FM…

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UTRGV Summer Camps Expand to Brownsville, SPI

UTRGV summer camps

Summer is in full swing and camps are the way to go for many students. This summer, UTRGV has added summer camps and programs in Brownsville and South Padre Island. Topics range from marine science to teaching to chess. Upcoming camps taking place throughout June and July include: Marine Science Summer Day, South Padre Island – The School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences offers two summer camps in June and…

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Old Dominion Hosts Open House

The Old Dominion Brownsville Service Center will host an open house June 20 beginning at 11 a.m. The center is located at 27775 Solis Road in La Feria. The service center, which has 37 employees, recently completed a $6.6 million renovation. This includes the addition of 14 truck doors and a rebuild of the offices. The facility became part of the Old Dominion network’s 233 service centers in February 2001.…

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RGV Prepares for Job Influx

Companies investing in the Rio Grande Valley anticipate high demand for workers that may exceed 9,000 jobs. The news comes from seven large employers attending a Workforce Summit recently held at the Port of Brownsville. Three proposed liquefied natural gas plants will drive initial demand. The companies should receive their Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permits and commence construction within the next three years. During the construction phase these companies estimate…

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