Tag Archives: McAllen

Payroll Compliance

Small business owners may attend this payroll workshop on the steps owners need to take when hiring employees and the specific government agencies to contact over payroll. UTRGV SBDC sponsors the workshop with the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosting. There is no fee to attend but pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop or for more information, call the RGV Hispanic Chamber.

It’s Time to Play Ball in McAllen

Olympic pitcher Monica Abbot Powers throws the pitch to McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.

Olympic softball pitcher Monica Abbot Power threw out the first pitch Aug. 18, officially opening the new and improved McAllen Municipal Softball Complex. Joining Power were officials from the City of McAllen, Parks and Recreation, and Cavazos Sports Institute. Also on hand were representatives of the Boys and Girls Club of McAllen. The McAllen Municipal Softball Complex now hosts six new fields along with new batting tunnels, restrooms and concessions stand. It…

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Grants Fund Numerous Partnerships, Apprenticeships

The Texas Workforce Commission presents more than $300,000 in grant funding to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Board. The funds support projects in the board's partnership with STC, Edinburg EDC and Pharr EDC. (photo STC)

With more than $300,000 in funding, South Texas College is partnering with local workforce agencies and municipalities to bring numerous education and training opportunities to the Rio Grande Valley. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Board now has more than $300,000 in grant funding from the Texas Workforce Commission. The board is in now in a partnership with STC, Edinburg Economic Development and Pharr Economic Development. Earlier this month,…

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Venture X Opening in McAllen

Venture X will soon open a new 12,000-square-foot location at Trenton Crossing Shopping Center in McAllen. This will be the shared office space company’s first location in McAllen. It is the third in the Rio Grande Valley, joining the Brownsville and Harlingen locations. With a location at 7600 North 10th Street, Trenton Crossing Shopping Center offers both retail and office space. One of the metro area’s four Target stores anchors the center. Marshalls,…

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McAllen Hosts Festival & Events Conference 

The McAllen Holiday Parade is one of many local festivals and events Texas Festival & Events Association Annual Conference attendees can learn from. (photo McAllen Holiday Parade)

The City of McAllen is hosting this year’s Texas Festival & Events Association Annual Conference August 9-11 at the McAllen Convention Center. With more than 450 member festivals and events, organizers are expecting attendees from Texas and beyond. Attendees also hail from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and even Mexico. McAllen is the first city in the organization’s 26-year history to host two years in a row. This year’s conference…

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Part 2: Q&A With The RGV Matters

Panelist Briana Pedraza asks questions of the MISD School Board candidates.

The RGV Matters is a youth-led organization that was founded in 2017 by recent McAllen ISD graduate Sydney Ramon. The organization’s main focus is to work within the community to further educate and empower the community.  Read about how The RGV Matters was founded and what its focus is here. Q: Why was it so important for y’all to host this forum? A: I think what made it really special…

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STC Nursing Receives Equipment Grant

South Texas College will be the recipient of a $75,000 grant by Texas Workforce Commission for its Associate Degree of Nursing program. South Texas College is one of 27 institutions to receive the JET grant totaling $5,718,073.

South Texas College is the recipient of a $75,000 grant by Texas Workforce Commission for high-demand job training in its Associate Degree of Nursing program. The grant provides funding for equipment to eligible educational institutions for developing programs. These programs can be career and technical, leading to a license, certificate or post-secondary degree. The Jobs and Education for Texans grant is part of an initiative by TWC. It supports TWC’s efforts…

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McAllen ISD Hosts Educator Event

TECHnovate

McAllen ISD will be at the center of the fifth annual TECHnovate Aug. 9. The all-day event for educators focuses on creativity, social collaboration and engagement. It also explores compelling ways schools integrate technology into their classrooms. The event is open to all teachers, not just McAllen ISD. There will be presentations on 100 topics. This includes15 Tools for Digital Readers, Deepening Learning with Digital Portfolios and Promoting Engagement and Classroom Culture through…

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STC Receives More Than $1 Million in Grants

Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez, Workforce Solutions Strategy and Engagement Director Arcelia Sanchez, Workforce Solutions Boardmember Sonia Falcon, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, and South Texas College President Shirley A. Reed at the formal check signing ceremony Aug. 1.

Ceremonies took place at South Texas College Aug. 1 to announce a $1 million Skills Development Fund from Texas Workforce Commission and DHR Health. The funds marked the 27th SDF grant for STC from TWC. It also marks the second grant in partnership with DHR. The grant will provide customized training through a variety of healthcare areas. Additionally, it will benefit an estimate of 4,000 new and existing employees of DHR Health.…

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When Passion Becomes Business

Very Artsy owner, Veronica Cerda-Ayala, stands at her checkout counter, which used to be an old restaurant cashier stand that she transformed by added the molding details on the front and painted in a trendy ombre pattern.

Whether writing, playing a sport, dancing or creating something new, our hobbies are a labor of love and enjoyment. Every once in a while, we are lucky enough to turn our hobbies into something more. This is exactly what Veronica Cerda-Ayala did.  After 18 years of being a teacher, Ayala decided she was ready to pursue her true passion … home decor. She began several years ago in her very…

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