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TWC Approves $2.45 Billion To Aid Child Care Providers

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The Texas Workforce Commission recently approved $2.45 billion in direct support for the Texas child care industry. Providers may use these funds in a variety of ways to support their program’s operating costs. These are one-time funds available through federal child care stimulus dollars. The funds intend to help child care providers address the impacts of COVID. Awarding of funds will go to regulated child care centers and homes beginning…

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STC Receives GED and Workforce Training Grants

South Texas College is one step closer to its goal of tapping into private foundations to support 1,000 at-risk individuals in need of GED and workforce training opportunities. The initiative coordinated by the departments of Continuing Education and Resource Development, Management and Compliance worked to raise $600,000 in award agreements from private foundations. STC’s Board of Trustees formalized and approved the latest installment of $289,388 by The Meadows Foundation Oct.…

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UTRGV Institute of Neuroscience Opens In Harlingen

The UTRGV School of Medicine, together with its clinical arm UT Health RGV, officially opens its Institute of Neuroscience. The state-of-the-art facility is in Harlingen at 2902 Haine Drive. (photo David Pike, UTRGV)

  The UTRGV School of Medicine and UT Health RGV officially opened its Institute of Neuroscience with a ribbon-cutting last week. The facility measures at more than 30,000 square feet. The institute, which broke ground in 2019, is an all-encompassing research, education, clinical care and community partnership facility. The facility’s goal is to transform brain health for the Rio Grande Valley community. ION will bring advanced care and training in…

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BND Board Recognized As Men of Vision

Eduardo A. Campirano, Esteban Guerra, John Wood, Ralph Cowen, Sergio Tito Lopez and John Reed. (photo Port of Brownsville)

In 1910, secretary of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Louis Cobolini championed the ambitious plan of a deepwater port for Brownsville. He insisted upon a major port and channel facility capable of handling ships from all over the world. Today, Cobolini’s vision has paid dividends as the port is now a major deepwater seaport along the U.S.-Mexico border. During the Port of Brownsville’s 85th anniversary reception Oct. 21, Brownsville Navigation…

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TSC, Agencies Meet For First Responder Coordination

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies meet at TSC to discuss and create a multi-agency first responder coordination plan.

Texas Southmost College, in collaboration with the Brownsville Police Department, recently hosted a multi-agency first responder coordination meeting to discuss emergency response in and around the college.  TSC and Brownsville PD proposed to other local, state and federal agencies a three-phased approach for creating a coordination plan among agencies.  “TSC’s unique location to the border and within the city of Brownsville means that multiple law enforcement agencies are within minutes…

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Ediburg Night of Lights Parade Accepting Entries

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and City of Edinburg are now accepting participation applications for its annual Night of Lights Parade. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Edinburg Downtown District. Organizations, schools, marching groups, businesses and community groups must submit a Night of Lights Parade entry by Nov. 19. The city and chamber encourage all entries to participate in this year’s theme “Rocking Around The Christmas…

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It’s National Veterans Small Business Week

National Veteran Small Business Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week now through Nov. 5. “National Veterans Small Business Week is a time to honor the service and celebrate the impact of our nearly 1.8 million veteran entrepreneurs who are a driving force in our economy, generating approximately $1 trillion annually and employing nearly 4 million people,” said SBA Administrator Isabella…

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Whiskey Tavern Finds Its Place

The tavern's owner believes it takes time to appreciate and know the wide variety of whiskeys.

Whiskey is an acquired taste. That’s how Martin Cavazos puts it and he should know. He is one of the owners of the 1929 Whiskey Tavern in Brownsville. It is, Cavazos said, only one of two such establishments south of San Antonio that’s exclusive to whiskeys and its many varieties. The tavern is located across the street from Market Square, the historic center of Brownsville. The building whose bell tower…

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San Benito Development A ‘Game Changer’

City leaders see the development of Resaca Village as an indication that San Benito can attract new retailing and restaurants.

The city of San Benito is using specially crafted legislation that allows for the use of hotel/motel tax funds to develop a nearly 40-acre project of retail, restaurants and medical facilities near the corner of Paso Real Highway and Expressway 77.  City officials and Western Spherical Developers broke ground on Oct. 23 for what people are calling the Rio Grande Valley Epicenter. It would arguably be San Benito’s most significant…

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