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Old-Fashioned Customer Service

The Eiler family, Ken, Debbie, Loretta and Bob, stand in front of the store’s new paint department.

The store is clean and modern. At the same time, it stands as a testament to an era when the local hardware store stood as a community fixture. Borderland Hardware in Mercedes is among only a handful of locally owned, old-fashioned hardware stores left in the Rio Grande Valley. Owners Bob Eilers, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday; his wife of 67 years, Loretta; and son Ken and wife Debbie,…

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Officials, Public Welcome Residency Clinic

Dr. Guy Bailey, founding president of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, speaks at the Knapp/UTRGV Family Practice Residency Clinic ribbon cutting. (photo VBR)

Family Practice Residency Clinic opens soon Officials with Knapp Medical Center and UTRGV held a ribbon cutting this morning, July 20 at the new Knapp/UTRGV Family Practice Residency Clinic. The clinic opens to the public in August. The clinic will provide medical residents the opportunity to focus on adolescent and geriatric care, as well as urgent care and community-based care. The 12,000-square-foot clinic features multiple exam rooms and training facilities for as…

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Resort manager runs a small town 

Llano Grande sets RV park bar “People my age are starting to retire and have a whole different outlook on life than the previous generation,” said Karen Pike, 57, resort manager at Llano Grande Resort and Country Club. “They want to be entertained and to go where their every need is met. They are not penny pinchers. If they saved up for retirement, they are going to spend it.” Named…

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