Restaurants like this one in Brownsville are the type of businesses that applied for SBA emergency loans. (VBR)

Lone Star Steps Up To Help

Lone Star National Bank President David Deanda knew he and his staff had the challenge of a banking lifetime before them.  The outbreak of COVID-19 had brought the South Texas economy to a sudden and shocking halt. Small businesses in the Rio Grande Valley were soon desperate for help. The federal government offered two lifelines. One was the Paycheck Protection Program. The other was the Economic Injury Disaster program.  Both…

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Containing COVID Is Key To Economic Recovery

The Rio Grande Valley’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis will be prolonged. It could take 12-to-18 months, at the minimum, said leading bankers…

Alamo EDC Continues to Offer Popular Incentive

During these rough times, the Alamo Economic Development Corporation continues to offer its programs to aid businesses in Alamo. One of the EDC’s most…

Women of Purpose Includes Farewell

The annual Women of Purpose Social Mixer on March 4 hosted by IBC Main…

Quiroga Uses Immigrant Experience As Motivation

It’s an eventful road from being a 6-year-old child and recent…

Serving Brings McAllen CPA Joy

Born and raised in McAllen, Lorena Castillo-Saldaña loved visiting…