Tag Archives: Harlingen

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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Rotary Shrimp Fest of South Texas Inc.

Join the Harlingen Rotary Clubs for an evening of fun in downtown Harlingen on Jackson. The Shrimp Fest will showcase several RGV restaurants presenting their signature shrimp dishes in a small-bite tasting format. The Retro Rockers and Super Tree will be performing on the main stage. A silent auction will be available. Beer and wine available for purchase. There are two types of tickets to this event, VIP and Standard.…

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American Airlines Official Visits Harlingen

American Airlines representative Dale Morris sits with Valley International Aviation Director Marv Easterly during a lunch with Harlingen officials and business leaders.

As American Airlines prepares to begin daily service to Dallas-Fort Worth to and from Valley International Airport in March, airline representative Dale Morris made a visit to Harlingen last week to meet with city officials and business leaders, as well as take a tour of the airport. Dale Morris, senior consultant for special projects and government affairs for American, met with community leaders for lunch at Frankie Flav’z before heading…

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UT Health RGV Offers New Services

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UT Health Rio Grande Valley is expanding its clinical services to offer orthopedic and sports medicine care. Dr. Michael Sander, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who is board certified in orthopedic sports medicine, has joined the faculty at the UTRGV School of Medicine as both an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and the division chief of Orthopedic Surgery. In addition, Sander’s practice is now operating as UT Health RGV…

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TSTC Instructors Present at National Conference

Two Education and Training program instructors from Texas State Technical College in Harlingen recently garnered some national attention in Washington, D.C. Here, they made a presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children conference on classroom play centers. TSTC Education and Training Department Chair Myriam Aguila and instructor Mary Elizabeth Hollmann were chosen from among hundreds submitting presentation proposals. They are also the only ones presenting from the…

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The Power of QuickBooks Online

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CPA Giovanna Givilancz covers advanced tools and tips to optomize the use of QuickBooks. Experienced users can learn about the following: Custom reports and searches for specific details Sales orders and inventory managemen Advanced features, such as QuickBooks Calendar, Reminders, To do List and Notes QuickBooks versions and new features Importing and exporting, such as lists and customized forms Mastering QuickBooks reporting.

Thrift Store Helps Victims

Customers browse racks of used clothing at Repeat Performance, which is open Monday through Saturday on Jackson Street in Harlingen. (VBR)

One of the shops along Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen is a thrift store that not only recycles old clothes and other merchandise, it fosters new beginnings for victims of domestic family violence and sexual assault. The small retail outlet is operated by the Family Crisis Center of the Rio Grande Valley. “Repeat Performance generates revenue that comes back into the center to help us run the center,” said Laura…

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Manufacturer Unique in Valley

Texas Thread owner Kavanaugh Francis operates a manufacturing business that is unique in the Rio Grande Valley. (VBR)

A nondescript metal building with a faded sign along an industrial/commercial stretch of Wilson Road in Harlingen houses Texas Thread, a manufacturing enterprise that is unique in the Rio Grande Valley. “We are the only thread maker in the Valley,” owner Kavanaugh Francis said. “Actually, we are the only one west of the Mississippi because most of our competitors are in the east in states like the Carolinas. And, being…

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TSTC welcomes new police chief

Eduardo Patiño

Eduardo Patiño was recently promoted and named Texas State Technical College’s newest police chief. Patiño celebrates 10 years at TSTC in June, serving as sergeant for the force for the past six years. TSTC Police Commissioner Aurelio Torres says Patiño was one of six candidates selected and interviewed on competences identified as critical for a college police chief. “Patiño has made an impact since day one,” said Torres. “His experience in…

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