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Fairy Dust Princess Ball

Fairy Dust Princess Ball

The ultimate princess experience treats little girls to a special time of beauty for hair, nails, makeup and photo opportunities with familiar princesses. Admission includes an event t-shirt and learning a unique princess dance. All tickets are pre-sale. Admission is $35 for one child with one adult; $45 for two children with one adult. Tickets are available at the CASA office, 1740 Boca Chica Blvd., Suite 300, Brownsville, Texas 78521. Sponsorship opportunities…

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Personal Financial Budgeting Workshop

Explore the importance of personal finance with creating and maintaining a budget. Attendees will learn how to examine the difference between wants and needs. They will also learn how to set goals for spending, saving and debt repayment, and more. This free workshop with RSVP is taught by experts from BBVA Compass. A door prize of a $25 gift card will be raffled at the end of the event. Register…

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Event for women ages 21 and older includes pampering, sipping, shopping and supporting Communities In Schools of Cameron County. Ladies will receive massages, nails, makeup and hair styles. Vendors will be displaying and selling must-have items, including shoes, handbags, jewelry, makeup and accessories. Attendees may shop silent auction tables throughout the night. Proceeds from the eighth annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun will benefit Communities In Schools of Cameron County.…

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UTRGV Summer Camps Expand to Brownsville, SPI

UTRGV summer camps

Summer is in full swing and camps are the way to go for many students. This summer, UTRGV has added summer camps and programs in Brownsville and South Padre Island. Topics range from marine science to teaching to chess. Upcoming camps taking place throughout June and July include: Marine Science Summer Day, South Padre Island – The School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences offers two summer camps in June and…

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Small Business Branding

The “Small Business Branding” workshop gives owners a better understanding of the process of successfully branding a business; top branding myths; the three branding principles; and how to protect a brand. Arturo Gonzalez, a UTRGV SBDC senior business and trade advisor, will present the workshop. “A brand is much more than a logo or a company name in a fancy font. The most successful brands keep their promises through effective branding…

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RGV Prepares for Job Influx

Companies investing in the Rio Grande Valley anticipate high demand for workers that may exceed 9,000 jobs. The news comes from seven large employers attending a Workforce Summit recently held at the Port of Brownsville. Three proposed liquefied natural gas plants will drive initial demand. The companies should receive their Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permits and commence construction within the next three years. During the construction phase these companies estimate…

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IBC Bank Awards Local Scholarships

IBC Brownsville scholarships 2019

Students from 12 area high schools are the recipients of a total of $12,000 in scholarships from IBC Bank-Brownsville. The A.R. Sanchez Sr. Memorial and Fred W. Rusteberg scholarships are need-based scholarships for those high school seniors possessing a commitment to IBC’s “Do More” philosophy. “At IBC Bank, we understand that the future of our community depends on the success of our students,” says IBC Bank-Brownsville President and CEO Al Villarreal.…

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Community Debate Spurs Compromise

Brownsville’s Historic Battlefield Trail is a nine-mile hike-and-bike path that runs north and south through the middle of the city. (Courtesy)

The old railroad tracks heading northward from Brownsville were removed 10 years ago, crossing over some of the city’s busiest streets and setting off a decade-long debate between developers and emerging exercise enthusiasts. The debate at times grew heated between those wanting to create a new north-south thoroughfare and proponents advocating for a hike-and-bike trail to add to the miles of such trails currently crisscrossing all parts of the city.…

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Rich Border Heritage on Display

A display of some of the merchandise available in the gift shop at the Brownsville Historical Complex on East Washington Street. (VBR)

Many historians contend that Brownsville is the second most historic city in Texas, ranking behind only San Antonio. Facts to back up that claim abound, with the Brownsville Historical Association acting as a primary resource to discover that story. With a valuable arsenal of facts, information and buildings that open doors to the past, the association offers a look back to the original city founders, battles fought in this part…

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