Tag Archives: Brownsville

Local Businessman Donates To TSC Scholarships

  Brownsville native and entrepreneur Steven De La Garza understands, firsthand, the vital role community colleges have in developing the next generation workforce. To ensure students have access to high-quality education that will connect them with careers that are in demand, he is funding scholarships at Texas Southmost College.  His first donation of $30,000 will go toward full student scholarships for workforce training programs. This includes welding, industrial scaffolding, plumbing…

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Digitally Empowered Community Mixer & Focus Group

Digital Community

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and its Connect BTX Committee host a focus group Sept. 2 to determine the needs of the Brownsville area business community related to digital literacy. Attendees can also meet like-minded people. Topics for discussion include: Your experience with high-speed internet access and its impact on your organization. What obstacles your organization is facing in becoming digitally empowered. Thoughts and feedback on the current state of…

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Gayman Channel Restricts Public Access

Based on study and recommendations from ecologists, the current 34-foot-wide half-mile Gayman channel will be widened to 250 feet and deepened to nine feet. This will increase tidal exchange by a factor of 13x and restore the ecosystem as a major fish, wildlife and waterfowl nursery and habitat.

Access to the Carl “Joe” Gayman Channel is closed to the public as of Aug. 28 as work continues to increase tidal exchange and restore the Bahia Grande as a major fish, wildlife and waterfowl nursery. The closure occurs south of SH 48, limiting public parking and access to the channel. The current 34-foot-wide half-mile Gayman channel connects the Bahia Grande and the Brownsville Ship Channel. It is widening to…

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Brownsville Sees Rapid Business Growth

The 1929 Whiskey Tavern, with Market Square in the window reflection, is one of many Brownsville businesses to receive local grants to help open and develop downtown properties.

Brownsville needed to send out a different kind of message that fit with the times of a city that sees itself as the state’s new space city. City leaders wanted to accelerate the process of getting business prospects through the grind of meeting building codes and ordinances. Every city has those measures in place, but it doesn’t mean they have to be overly cumbersome in the process of getting a…

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Brownsville Attorney Receives State-wide Recognition

Victor Flores

Victor A. Flores is the recipient of the 2021 “Rising Advocate in Government Law Award” from the State Bar of Texas – Government Law Council. Flores is an attorney with the Brownsville City Attorney’s Office. The annual award recognizes one Texas governmental entity lawyer who has made outstanding contributions to the practice of government law practice and serving the public. Flores’s service includes legal counsel to several communities in South…

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North Brownsville Rotary Club – Ninth Annual Whitewing Tune Up Shoot

Whitewing Tune Up Shoot

Tune up your wing-shooting skills before Whitewing-Dove Season at the North Brownsville Rotary Club’s ninth annual Whitewing Tune Up Shoot on Aug. 21. Proceeds go towards funding scholarships for area college-bound students. More than $250,000 has been awarded since 1985. Trophies awarded for first-, second- and third-place teams, and first-, second- and third-place individuals in men’s, women’s and youth divisions, plus Modified Lewis Class A, B, C and D winners. No experience is necessary as knowledgeable…

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RGV Regional Job Fair

RGV Regional Job Fair

Workforce Solutions Cameron, Workforce Solutions Lower Rio and RGV Partnership invite the public to the RGV Regional Job Fair on Aug. 19 at both the McAllen Convention Center and the Brownsville Event Center. Speak with representatives from various organizations offering employment opportunities. More than 100 companies from throughout the Valley will be participating. The McAllen fair takes place at 700 Convention Center Blvd. from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., while…

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Mexican Consulate Aids TSC Students

Consulate of Mexico in Brownsville General Consul Juan Carlos Cué Vega presents TSC President Jesus Roberto Rodriguez with $12,000 for the IME Becas (scholarship) for students of Mexican origin.

Texas Southmost College is the recent recipient of a Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior Becas program grant from the Consulate of Mexico in Brownsville. The Mexican government program provides help to organizations and institutions of higher education that promote and focus on areas such as literacy, English as a second language, adult education, computer skills and job training.   “The Hispanic community is a large community and sometimes they…

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UTRGV Athletics Hosts Youth Clinics, Matches

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and City of Brownsville will soon be hosting youth clinics and athletic events, all of which are presented by Chick-fil-A Boca Chica. The women’s soccer team will host a free youth clinic on Aug. 13 from 4:30-6:15 p.m. followed by an intrasquad match at 7 p.m. at Brownsville Sports Park. The clinic is open to girls ages 10-18 who are…

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Chocolatier Brings New Flavor To Brownsville

Cacao beans from all over the world are used in the products of Raw Xocolat.

Jesus Bojorquez had a decision to make in moving toward a degree in biomedical science.  Should he continue on a career path toward pharmacy school as he planned after concluding a stint in the U.S. Army? There was a new pursuit that had caught the Brownsville native’s fancy. It was becoming more than a hobby. Bojorquez was intrigued with the notion of being a chocolatier.  He had more than dabbled…

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