Category Archives: e-Brief Features

AAF-RGV Accepting ADDY Award Nominations

ADDY Awards 2022

The American Advertising Federation – Rio Grande Valley is accepting entries for the 2021-2022 ADDY Awards through Jan. 21. The awards honor both professionals and students, recognizing and rewarding the creative spirit of excellence in advertising. The American Advertising Awards, home of the ADDY Award, is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions. It attracts nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through competitions via local AAF clubs. Conducted…

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H-E-B Recognizes McAllen ISD For Excellence

Excellence in Education

McAllen ISD is one of eight school districts that are finalists for H-E-B’s 20th annual Excellence in Education Awards program. It is also one of five public school boards H-E-B is recognizing to highlight the importance of strong leadership at the board level. McAllen ISD is one of five districts in the Large School Districts category; three other districts make up the Small School Districts category. Four early childhood education…

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Edinburg Adds Assistance For Home-Based Businesses

Edinburg City Hall

The City of Edinburg and its economic development corporation are starting the new year with a new addition to an existing program designed to assist locally owned businesses through COVID-19-related hardships. The city’s Stimulus Program Aimed at Recovery from COVID is adding assistance to business owners who are based out of their homes. The SPARC program will provide up to $2,000 in grants for use to purchase furniture, supplies and…

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Hidalgo County Holds Webcast Auction For Various Items

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Auction

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Auction of general merchandise, fleet, heavy equipment and court awarded vehicles Jan. 25. The public may view Items in person at Palmer Pavilion and the San Carlos Community Resource Center Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.). AMT Auctions will auction all items “as is” with all sales final. Bidding begins Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. until the…

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McAllen Opens New Inclusive Park

Sanchez Elementary Inclusive Park

Later today (Jan. 6), local officials will open an inclusive park at Blanca E. Sanchez Elementary School. The park bring with it new avenues of play for children of all abilities. A ribbon-cutting will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to officially open the park at 2901 Incarnate Word Ave., between Sanchez Elementary and the McAllen Youth Baseball Complex. Participating officials include those from Hidalgo County Precinct 4, City…

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Bid 2021 Adieu With A First Day Hike In 2022

First Day Hike

Welcome 2022 with a First Day Hike at one of 89 Texas State Parks. Parks statewide will host a variety of self-guided and guided events so visitors can walk, bike or paddle their way into the new year. First Day Hikes at Texas’ state parks and natural areas aim to help visitors commit to their New Year’s resolutions to get healthy. Last year, 2,668 visitors ushered in 2021 by hiking, biking…

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UTRGV Offers New Doctorate Degree

Mathematics and General Classrooms Building on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus. (hoto Silver Salas, UTRGV)

UTRGV now offers a doctorate in Mathematics and Statistics with Interdisciplinary Applications in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The program provides a strong mathematics and statistics background that supports intense quantitative work in a wide range of disciplines. The curriculum prepares scholars to work on problems at the intersection of mathematics, science, engineering, medicine, finance, computer science and other quantitative disciplines. It aims to be the most inclusive…

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Queen City Food Park Coming To Mercedes

Queen City Food Park owners Ashley and Roy Gonzalez.

  The Mid-Valley area will soon be getting a second food truck park when Mercedes opens its version in early 2022. The Queen City Food Park will be located right alongside the south side of Expressway 83 on its access road where it intersects with Virginia Street. Its owners are Ashley and Roy Gonzalez, who began the process of having a food park in mid-2020. The couple has worked closely…

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TSC Nursing Lab Ready To Transform Education

TSC's newest nursing simulation lab located at the ITEC Center. (photo STC)

A new era of technology was recently celebrated at Texas Southmost College with a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Associate Degree in Nursing program’s new state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab.  The new simulation lab’s design at the TSC International Technology, Education and Commerce Center resembles a hospital floor. The lab features mid- to high-fidelity simulation mannequins. TSC Director of Nursing Beth Kasprisin said this lab has been a longtime…

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