Tag Archives: Edinburg

Valley Economic Forecast Good

Salvador Contreras, director of UTRGV’s Center for Border Economic Studies, summarizes his findings in a 2019 economic forecast for the Rio Grande Valley. (VBR)

Deep South Texas is expected to see economic growth again this year, although the increases in activity may be a little smaller than the numbers for 2018, according to an economic forecast compiled by Salvador Contreras, director of the Center for Border Economic Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. “Texas had a strong 2018,” Contreras said. “This year may not be as strong but we will have…

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Custom Raspas for a New Age

Ashley Vasquez knows what it’s like to start small. “We started with a shack,” Vasquez said of Iced Cube, the millennial-inspired version of a raspa stand she and her husband, Jonathan Segura, started in Elsa in June 2018. “It was the most humble beginnings you can think of.” Iced Cube didn’t stay humble for long. Tapping into pop culture, social media and offering flamboyant creations that transform old-school raspas into…

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Luncheon To Address RGV Census

Edinburg of Commerce officials Hiren Govind, Mario Lizcano, Veronica Gonzalez and Ronnie Larralde promoting the RGV Census Forum.

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce’s Feb. 7 Public Affairs Luncheon will host several county judges as they discuss the 2020 census. The RGV Census Forum will feature Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr., Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez, Starr County Judge Eloy Vera and Willacy County Judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, as mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. The…

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TWC Awards STC more than $1.3 million

Ruth Hughs, chair of Texas Workforce Commission, signs three grants totaling more than $1.3 million to South Texas College. (photo STC)

On Jan. 11, South Texas College had a “million-dollar morning” with three Texas Workforce Commission grants totaling more than $1.3 million. The award includes a $249,096 Job and Education for Texas grant, as well as $655,153 to STC’s Healthcare and Social Assistance Consortium. The consortium will create and upgrade 1,167 jobs. Additionally, a $409,890 grant goes to the college’s Manufacturing Consortium to create and upgrade 205 jobs. Guest speakers in…

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Winter Texan Expo Jan. 17

Edinburg Winter Texans

The Edinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce host a Winter Texan Appreciation Day and Expo Jan. 17. The event includes live music by Sweet Water Band RGV, food and a chance to win door prizes. “Winter Texans continue to be vital to our community,” said Ronnie Larralde, executive director of the Edinburg Chamber and Edinburg CVB. “Their visits to Edinburg assist our growing economy and…

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Edinburg Job Fair Jan. 17

job fair

The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and Workforce Solutions will host a Job Fair for the Edinburg community Jan. 17 at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library. Employers participating include the City of Edinburg, Biomat USA, Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance and Edinburg CISD. Other participants include Goodwill Industries, South Texas Health Systems, Wonderful Citrus and more. “We are experiencing phenomenal growth throughout the city with more and more job creation and opportunity for…

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Larralde to Lead Edinburg Chamber

Noe “Ronnie” Larralde

On Jan. 7, the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce board of directors made the announcement that Noe “Ronnie” Larralde will lead the organization as its new executive director. Larralde, who served as the interim executive director since September, replaces former president Letty Gonzalez. Prior to his appointment, Larralde served as the director of Marketing and Special Events for seven years. Prior to joining the chamber in 2012, Larralde worked at First National…

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The HR Process

Do you have an HR department? Human resources is an important component of a small business. In addition to recruiting and hiring employees, an HR department can set the guidelines on employee engagement and customer relations, among other critical areas. This workshop provides insight on the process of setting up HR in your business. Learn about the following: – What are the appropriate steps to take when you are planning…

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