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Local Education Receives $850K for Career Training

South Texas College is one of the local recipients of TWC's recent JET grants for training registered nurses. (photo STC)

One local college and four independent school districts are the recipients of $850,892 in grants from the Texas Workforce Commission. The funds are for programs that focus on supporting high-demand occupations through the Jobs and Education for Texans grant program. The award total for 27 JET grants is $5,718,073 in 27 grants. Funds go to multiple public community colleges, technical institutes, state colleges and ISDs for programs. “I congratulate these JET recipients as…

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Local Arts Boosted With Mission Arts Festival

It was months in the making and took a community-wide collaboration, but after a busy Saturday on April 27, the organizers of the 2019 Mission Arts Festival look back on the event with delight. “We’re incredibly happy with the turnout in the community,” said Ariel King, the owner of the Historic William Jennings Bryan House. King also led the efforts for the first annual arts festival. “It’s all about networking…

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QuickBooks Online: Basic Tips and Tools

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Business owners who use QuickBooks Online in their small businesses may attend this free workshop on the program. The “QuickBooks Online: Basic Tips and Tools” session is for new users or those who need a refresher. This session covers the navigation of QB Online, linking bank accounts, bank updates and reconciliation. Entering checks, expenses, and deposits; creating invoices and accepting payments; creating and paying bills are more topics. Furthermore, setting…

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Tragedy Tests Will to Succeed

Baskets with burgers and fries are lined up ready to be served to Ranch House Burgers patrons. (Courtesy)

Building a business from scratch is enough of a challenge, and as Mike Barrera can attest, coming back from a tragedy will test you anew. Barrera was three years into establishing a successful restaurant business in Weslaco – Ranch House Burgers – when a fire struck in 2014 as he was making plans to get his second restaurant open in Mission. All that Barrera had built in Weslaco was gone…

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Mission EDC Thriving With Silva

Mission EDC CEO Daniel Silva

Straight out of college and Daniel Silva was job hunting after earning a degree in computer information systems from then-University of Texas-Pan American. His job search then led to the Mission Economic Development Corporation at their former home at the Texas Sweet Building. He started as a project manager, a job that had little to nothing to do with computers. Then in late November 2018, after a 14-year climb, Sliva…

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College and Career Readiness Summit

STC College and Career Readiness Summit

Student success is at the forefront of priorities for South Texas College’s College and Career Readiness Summit. The summit will provide a forum for public and private schools, as well as higher education professionals to engage in a dialogue on closing the achievement gap in college readiness for high school graduates. The theme for this year’s summit is “Bridging Student’s Success.” The annual event will feature a day-long slate of both relevant…

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Buenas Tardes Luncheon

Judge Richard Cortez

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce hosts its quarterly Buenas Tardes Luncheon with keynote speaker Judge Richard Cortez. Cortez will share his vision for the business community in Hidalgo County. Sponsorships, including those for tables, are available. To view the packet of opportunities, contact the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. Tickets and sponsorships are available online.

All-American City Right Here in the RGV

Mission is one of only 20 finalists for the 2019 All-America City Award.

The City of Mission is at an elite level of American cities in becoming a finalist for the 2019 All-America City Award. Mission is one of 20 finalists which include cities from all parts of the United States. In addition, it is one of only five Texas cities in the running for the 10 winners to be chosen in June. Neighboring Edinburg, along with Houston, San Antonio and El Paso…

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The Power of Meaning for Effective Leadership in Today’s Workplace

meaning leadership

The increasing number of millennials and younger employees who make up the workforce is requiring leaders to pay attention to workplace culture in order to succeed in fulfilling their mission. One approach is to build workplace cultures that are grounded in and also foster meaning in team members’ lives. If you manage an organization or lead a team, this workshop will provide: an overview of the importance of meaning in the…

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