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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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State Recognition for Willacy EMS Director

Frank Torres is flanked by family relatives. Far left are Manny Vela and Texas Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr.

Frank Torres, director of the Willacy County Emergency Medical Services, has been recognized by the Texas Senate for his exemplary service to the Lone Star State. Torres was chairman of the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board of Trustees since 2001. This year, he began a six-year reappointment on the administrative body that oversees 237 department members. He was recognized by the Senate and by Texas Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr.…

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IMAS Dia de los Muertos Festival

Guests view the Mexican and Latin American Folk Art exhibit at IMAS.

On Nov. 2, the Dia de los Muertos Festival took place at the International Museum of Science. The day featured events and exhibits, including a Catrina contest and the lecture “Mexico, Bones, and Life” by Servando Hinojosa. Other activities included story times and Calavera rock art. Also available for a small fee was the sugar skull workshop and decorate your own sugar skull with icing. Vendors and food trucks were…

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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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Texas Butterfly Festival Community Day

Patrons walk along the butterfly gardens during the Texas Butterfly Festival.

On Nov. 2, the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas hosted its 24 annual Texas Butterfly Festival free community day. The National Butterfly Center is a non-profit organization geared towards butterfly conservation. The center has plenty of nature to explore throughout the 100-acre property, and more than 300 different butterfly species to catch sight of. On this specific day of the festival, there were plenty of free activities to take part…

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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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Baxter Lofts Rises to the Occasion 

Baxter Lofts ribbon cutting

What eyesore? Those days behind us. Building ownership, Harlingen officials and regional business leaders gathered Nov. 6 for the official Baxter Lofts grand opening and ribbon cutting. To top things off, all units are also currently under lease at the Downtown Harlingen high rise residential property. “It’s another great day in the City of Harlingen,” proclaimed Mayor Chris Boswell. After decades of being uninhabited, private funds (not tax money) brought…

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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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