Category Archives: Featured

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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Get the Most From Your Marketing Budget

marketing budget

Are you getting good results from your small business marketing? If your results are falling short of your expectations, perhaps it’s because you’re not investing enough money in your marketing campaigns. How much money should a small business spend on marketing annually, and how can you make the most of your precious marketing budget? Here’s what you need to know. How much should a small business spend on marketing? If…

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Mission is an All-America City

Mission delegation celebrates after gaining All-America City honor in Denver.

Mission earned All-America City recognition for the first time in its history on the same weekend that it lost a local hero, police Cpl. Jose Luis “Speedy” Espericueta.  The weekend of June 22-23 was a joyous one. City leaders were in Denver to compete for and eventually gain the All-America recognition. Earning the award came after months of preparation to go with the years of work that went into the…

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McAllen Hires New Planning & Zoning Director

Edgar Garcia

Edgar Garcia is the new director of Planning and Zoning for the City of McAllen. The Rio Grande Valley native has over eight years of experience in municipal work. His service most recently includes being the director of Planning and Community Development for Baker County, Fla. Garcia has a broad range of expertise in project management and development. This includes long-range and short-term project planning, grant writing and federal funds…

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New Hours for Pharr Bridge

Pharr Bridge

Effective July 4, the Pharr International Bridge has new hours of operation of the temporary pilot programs designed to relieve congestion, increase truck throughput and reduce border wait times at Pharr’s international land port of entry. The primary change to the schedule is that priority will be given to commercial traffic during regular business hours (Monday – Friday). Cars and passenger vehicle lanes will close for cars to give priority to…

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UTRGV Documentary Earns Telly Award

"And Then the Soldiers Were Gone" Telly Award-winning crew

UTRGV’s Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools has won a Bronze Telly Award for its documentary “And Then the Soldiers Were Gone.” The winning documentary focuses on the history of Fort Ringgold, the former military base in Rio Grande City turned school, through stories from the residents. Nick Taylor made the submission to the Telly Awards. He was in shock upon receiving the email that the film had won a Telly, he said. “This documentary…

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TSC Lowers Tuition and Fees

TSC campus

Texas Southmost College’s tuition and fees are now lower. This comes after a unanimous vote by the college’s board of trustees at a meeting June 27. “We are excited to be able to lower tuition and fees for the second time in six years,” said TSC Board Chair Adela G. Garza. “The board of trustees has been working diligently with administration to continue to make a college education affordable for…

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Preservation Awards Nominations Enter Final Days

(photo THC)

Only 10 days remain to nominate an individual or organization for their contributions to preserving Texas’ heritage. The Texas Historical Commission offers awards to recognize both worthy accomplishments and exemplary leadership in preserving Texas history. The deadline for submissions for the 2019 THC Preservation Awards is July 12. The THC is accepting nominations for the following historic preservation awards Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation John L. Nau III Award of Excellence…

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Entertainment Is the Main Event

The main attraction at Main Event is the bowling alley complete with video screens and neon lights. (VBR)

Rob Neagle was on his way to becoming a journalist before he took a job delivering pizzas. That’s when he made a discovery. “I found out that I love the hospitality industry,” he said. The delivery job while making his way through college – where he was at one time the sports editor of the University of Texas-Pan American newspaper – introduced Neagle to Pizza Hut. He would go on to…

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Camp Offers Adventures for Autistic

The Team Mario Fun Fridays Summer Camp at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus. (photo Silver Salas, UTRGV)

The UTRGV Edinburg Campus is currently hosting the Team Mario Fun Fridays Summer Camp, a camp with activities designed for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Team Mario is designed to educate, support and advocate for children and families affected by autism. Fun Fridays Summer Camp takes place every Friday from June 14 to July 12, with a different theme each day. Each camp features activities for participants. These range from crafts…

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