Tag Archives: Rio Grande City

Virtual Hurricane Preparedness Summit

Rio Grande City hosts a Virtual Hurricane Preparedness Summit June 11 at 5:30 p.m. on the city’s Facebook page. Keynote Speakers will discuss the 2020 season forecast for Starr County. They will also talk about the current preparations and recovery plan in place for the city. Speakers include RGC Mayor Joel Villarreal, Commissioner Dave ‘Chachi’ Jones and Police Chief Noe Castillo. Other speakers include Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator Manuel Muniz,…

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Student Helps by Printing Protection

Julio Garza found a niche creating protective face shields for healthcare providers. (photo STC)

It initially began as a way to help protect his mother Cecilia, a nurse at several healthcare agencies in the Valley. Julio Garza now runs an effort to support the medical community in the region as a whole.   Garza, 23, says he found a niche creating protective face shields for healthcare providers by utilizing 3D printing techniques he learned as a student with the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program at…

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All STC Summer Courses Will Go Online

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South Texas College will maintain a distance learning environment for all classes during the summer 2020 semester which begins June 1. There is the potential of classes returning to a face-to-face format during the term if conditions allow. Students already registered for summer semester courses were notified of the online or alternate class format changes. “We are striving to insure that students are able to continue moving towards the academic…

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Local Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Begins

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Starr County began offering drive-through coronavirus testing on Sunday while Cameron and Hidalgo counties saw their number of COVID-19 cases grow over the weekend. The first coronavirus-confirmed patient in Hidalgo County is from McAllen. The second also resides in the county, but health officials did not state in which city the patient lives. Both patients were infected away from the Rio Grande Valley before returning home and showing symptoms. Cameron…

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Ranchers to Gather in Rio Grande City

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The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host a ranch gathering Aug. 27 at the Triple G Livestock Auction in Rio Grande City. The event will provide an opportunity for local cattle producers to learn about TSCRA’s recent activities. TSCRA will also discuss issues facing cattle raisers while attendees can connect with other cattle producers in the area. TSCRA Special Ranger Joe Aguilar will also provide an update on…

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Economic Development Summit July 12

The Starr County Economic Development Summit: Shaping the Future, a strategic planning summit, takes place July 12. The event will focus on developing a roadmap for Starr County. This will allow for economic and community development that is “driven, transparent, adaptable and whose shared success is measurable.” In late 2018, South Texas College and the Starr County Industrial Foundation received a $100,000 federal planning grant to assist in updating the…

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Operation Lone Star Offers Free Health Services

Texas State Guard Lt. Col. Richard Male performs a patient screening in Mission during Operation Lone Star.

Texas State Guard Lt. Col. Richard Male performs a patient screening in Mission during last year’s Operation Lone Star.Operation Lone Star makes its return to South Texas the week of July 22 as the state oversees an emergency preparedness exercise. The event features an array of health services offered for free at six locations. Five of those locations are in the Rio Grande Valley. The sixth location is in Laredo.…

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Legal Tips for Small Businesses

Startups and prospective business owners are invited to attend a free, legal workshop on business structures; signing contracts; negotiating a lease; hiring employees; workplace safety; intellectual property; and much more. Attorney Amber VanSchuyver with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid will present the session. The session is sponsored by the UTRGV Small Business Development Center and hosted by the Rio Grande City Public Library, Rio Grande City EDC, RGV Hispanic Chamber of…

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South Texas College Hosts President’s Advisory Retreat

Representatives from the RGV law enforcement community recently met for South Texas College’s first President’s Advisory Council Retreat. Here, leaders provided regular input and recommendations for professional continuing education and degree programs. Law enforcement is coordinating with STC to develop an action plan as the STC Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence gets underway. Earlier this year, STC President Shirley A. Reed extended an invitation to leaders of the law enforcement…

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