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Alamo Small Business Workshop

Alamo EDC, together with the UTRGV Small Business Development Center is offering a free small business workshop. Take advantage and learn about Alamo EDC’s Revolving Loan Fund, Texas Rural Communities Loan Program, Micro-Loan Program and the Small Business Grant Program. Learn more about how UTRGV Small Business Development Center can assist your business with tax preparations, business plans and more. Lunch will be provided.

Alamo Business Expo

Alamo Business Expo

The Alamo Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its free Alamo Business Expo. Vendor booths are available at $50 for chamber members and $75 for non-chamber members. Sponsorship opportunities are $250. Market your business to the community For more information on sponsorships and booths, contact Victoria at 956-787-2117.

Alamo Holds T-Shirt Design Contest

Alamo t-shirt contest

The City of Alamo is currently accepting submissions from artists and designers for a new city t-shirt. The winning design receives  $150 and a shirt with the design on it. Second place receives $100 and third $50. The contest rules are: The design must be related to the City of Alamo. There is a limit of two design entries per person. The work must be original and not violate any copyright…

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Hurricane Preparedness Fairs Begin


In an effort to prepare the community for hurricane season, emergency preparedness fairs are going on this week across Hidalgo County. The 10th annual Dare to Prepare fairs aim to assist residents in planning for weather-related emergencies. To better reach the public, some of the fairs are in the evening and at larger and more convenient locations. Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez, who also serves as the county’s emergency…

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Alamo Small Business Financing Workshop

Small business owners and those considering starting their own business may attend this workshop to learn: What lenders look for in a potential borrower (five “C”s of lending) Lending sources Local public programs SBDC services for small business Lunch will be provided. This event is also good for those wanting to learn more about financing options for business expansion, purchase of property, purchase of equipment, repairs and renovations, and working…

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Grants Awarded to Local ISDs for Job Training

Donna ISD, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, Raymondville ISD are all recent recipients of Jobs and Education for Texas grants fro the Texas Workforce Commission. The schools will use the grants to purchase and install equipment necessary to train 779 students for careers in high-demand occupations. These include welding fabrication and emergency medical services. Grant totals include $271,472 to Raymondville ISD, $208,383 to Donna ISD and $280,630 to Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. The grants will benefit students in the Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande…

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Birding by the Numbers

Two birders scan the area with binoculars at Estero Llano Grande State Park. (VBR)

Some 800 birders visited the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in November, its 25th year as one of the premier birding events in the country. With dozens of field trips to regional birding hotspots and lectures by internationally renowned birding experts, the festival’s staying power is a testament to the economic impact of ecotourism, and particularly birdwatching, in Deep South Texas. While there are no recent studies on the financial…

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