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Harlingen Business Over Breakfast – David Luna

The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Business Over Breakfast June 10 with keynote speaker Dr. David Luna. Dr. Luna will discuss the importance of hurricane preparedness. The Red Cross will also present tips and strategies on how to prepare for these storms, including emergency preparedness kits with necessary supplies and making a plan in case of an evacuation. This event is free. For more information, contact the chamber.

TSTC Fills Cool Jobs in Rio Grande Valley

TSTC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in HVAC Technology, an HVAC Technician certificate and a Basic HVAC occupational skills award. (photo TSTC)

When air conditioning breaks down on those sizzling Rio Grande Valley days, leave it to heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians to come to the rescue. More of the technical superheroes are needed in the region and throughout Texas. “Right now, we are getting job offers from different companies,” said Jorge Cabrera, lead instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program in Harlingen. “I don’t have…

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TSTC Meets Need for Precision Machining Jobs

Texas State Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Precision Machining Technology. It also offers a certificate of completion in Machining. (photo TSTC)

From airplane landing gears to smartphones, precision machining is a critical component of our lives. “Everything comes from an actual machine shop making the products you are going to need for later use,” said Isaac Gonzalez, lead instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Precision Machining Technology program in Harlingen.  Gonzalez said it is challenging to change misconceptions about how modern precision machining is. While students learn some techniques on older,…

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Harlingen Makes Park Destination Points

Harlingen's new Lon C. Hill Destination Park is a signature project in the city.

Living in Harlingen these days means having access to as much parkland and hike-and-bike trails as can be found in the Rio Grande Valley. It’s a point that Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell likes to make, as he did recently when the city marked the official opening of the Lon C. Hill Destination Park. The $3.3-million project transformed what was an ordinary green space. It is now over 50 acres of…

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Harlingen Lunch & Learn

The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce presents Lunch & Learn May 20 at the chamber. Guest speaker Frank Mulcahy will discuss the importance of cyber security. He will also talk on how technology is evolving the way entities take sensitive information. Contact the chamber to register.

TSTC Program Ready to Fill Valley Jobs

TSTC Health information technology

Health information technology enables people to work wherever they want to do their part to keep patients’ health care records organized. Beyda Ramirez, an instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Health Information Technology program in Harlingen, said graduates do more than handle billing and coding. They also maintain the accuracy of electronic medical records and work with medical facilities’ clinical documentation improvement plans. “The medical field is always updating and…

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Harlingen Business Over Breakfast

Business Over Breakfast May 2021

The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Business Over Breakfast May 13.  Lucy Wolthoff with Foster Angels of South Texas will serve as keynote speaker. Attendees may meet, exchange and share contact information, as well as ideas and knowledge in a positive environment. To attend, you must RSVP to lcampbell@harlingen.com or call 956-423-5440.

Aviation Maintenance Program Looks To Fill Local Jobs

As aviation continues to grow in the Rio Grande Valley, so does the need for more mechanics and technicians. “We have had more students applying and expressing interest in the program than I have ever seen,” said Leo Guajardo, lead instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Aviation Maintenance program, which encompasses Aircraft Airframe Technology and Aircraft Powerplant Technology. Guajardo said some credit for increasing program curiosity can be given to…

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Women Empowering Women – Amy Flores

Women Empowering Women

The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce host its monthly Women Empowering Women event May 6. Keynote speaker is Amy Flores, chief nursing officer of Harlingen Medical Center. The event is free. Attendees must bring their own money for lunch. Register online.