Tag Archives: Edinburg

Food Bank RGV Hosts First Sunset Distribution

Stuart Haniff, CEO, Food Bank RGV with Robert Lucio, general manager of Boggus Ford McAllen

The Food Bank RGV is holding its inaugural Sunset Drive-Thru Emergency Pantry Sept. 16. From 4-7 p.m., or until they reach capacity, Food Bank RGV will distribute food to clients who are normally unable to attend during the regular DTEP hours due to work or school schedules. This one-day only Sunset DTEP distribution replaces the Food Bank RGV’s regularly scheduled Wednesday,  7-10 a.m. DTEP this week only. This distribution is…

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Edinburg Chamber Donates to Boys & Girls Club

The Edinburg Chamber and its business members donated school supplies to the Boys & Girls Club of the Rio Grande Valley after hosting a two-week-long school supply drive. The start of the 2020-2021 school year may look very different but many students must still purchase school supplies. The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce made the decision to help parents alleviate this stress. Distribution of the supplies took place at the club…

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Making a Buck & Finding a Surplus

Juan Rosales in his warehouse at RGV Surplus.

Juan Rosales started out small, buying used books, figurines and old music albums. He called it “Just Trying To Make A Buck” back then in 2012, declining his wife’s suggestion of “Juan’s Junk” for his nascent surplus business. “I bought a few Just Trying To Make A Buck things and I got hooked,” said Rosales, a retired manager of the cigarette distribution business. He then began attending government and school auctions. His…

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Long Overdue: Specialist Seeing Patients in McAllen

Dr. Alejandro Cruz uses a model of the brain to discuss how lesions form in patients with multiple sclerosis.

The MS community in the Rio Grande Valley is abuzz with the news of a new doctor in town. Multiple sclerosis is an immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord. It causes the immune system to attack the myelin, or protective sheath, around nerve fibers. This makes it difficult for the brain to properly communicate with the rest of the body. As nerves…

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Leadership Edinburg Seeking Applications

Graduates of Leadership Edinburg Class XXX. (photo Edinburg Chamber)

The Leadership Edinburg steering committee is now taking applications for its XXXII Class. The annual leadership program will continue to train emerging leaders virtually. It will also be implementing safety protocols during its session in accordance with local health and public official recommendations. Since the program’s conception 30 years ago, 500 people have participated in the professional development and community learning program. “This program is beneficial for emerging leaders as…

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Payroll Compliance

The Payroll Compliance webinar Aug. 26 sheds light on the compliance requirements of payroll. Are you planning on hiring employees? Hiring employees involves more than just signing a paycheck. Before hiring employees, business owners must understand and prepare for the additional obligations that come with being an employer. Learn about the following: Steps to meeting general state and federal requirements Laws and types of payroll taxes business owners must pay…

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Mental Health Gaining In Building Wellness

Members of the Hidalgo County Mental Health Coalition pose for a picture in 2019.

The words of Dr. John Krouse, dean of the UTRGV Medical School, became the headline of a story in the July issue of Valley Business Report. Addressing the high incidence of obesity, diabetes and heart and lung disease in the Rio Grande Valley, Krouse stressed that we need to “build a culture of health.” When addressing physical health, the tendency is to focus on nutrition and fitness, which are undeniably…

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Edinburg Economic Development Department Board Forms

Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles is one of seven members now on the board of directors for the newly-created Edinburg Economic Development Department. (photo Paul Chouy)

The new Edinburg Economic Development Department now has a seven-member board of directors after appointments by the Edinburg City Council. The board consists of a former state representative, three previous members of the Edinburg EDC board of directors and three other prominent area leaders. The Edinburg Economic Development Department takes over the duties of the Edinburg EDC. The Edinburg EDC every year received millions from the city’s one-half cent sales…

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Distance Learning – More than Academics

Laert Musollari, 11th-grade violinist, records his individual video which was mixed with other students to create a virtual performance of McAllen High School’s Mariachi Oro.

March Madness took on an entirely new meaning this spring when schools, businesses and even day-to-day living came to a screeching halt due to COVID-19.  Everything changed from one day-to-the-next. For school districts, COVID-19 meant transforming the traditional concept of teaching into robust home-to-home learning, which is better known as “distance learning.’’ At IDEA Toros in Edinburg, technology-based Summit Learning is often used. It incorporates a Self-Directed Learning Cycle. The…

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