Tag Archives: Rio Grande City

Local Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Begins


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

TSCRA ranch gathering

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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Basics of Franchising

Entrepreneurs are invited to this free seminar that covers types of franchises; key documents in franchise agreements; advantages and disadvantages in franchising; and tips to evaluating a franchising, as well as helpful, franchising resources. The session is presented by the UTRGV Small Business Development Center and hosted by the Rio Grande City Public Library, Rio Grande City EDC, RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Starr County Industrial Foundation Pre-registration is…

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STC Trustees Gain National Positions

STC Trustees Paul Rodriguez and Rose Benavidez

Two selected for Association of Community College Trustees Two South Texas College trustees will now represent the region as well as the college on the national stage after being selected to positions with the Association of Community College Trustees. STC Trustee Rose Benavidez was elected to the Board of ACCT, and now represents the ACCT’s Western Region. She will now advocate on a national level for the needs and interests…

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Starting a Business & Financing Options for Small Businesses

The “Starting a Business” and “Financing Options for Small Businesses” workshops cover what steps prospective business owners need to take to start a business and on the various options that exist to access financing for a business. “Many entrepreneurs may not realize the amount of work and dedication it takes to open a small business. These seminars, featuring guest speakers like the U.S. Small Business Administration, PeopleFund and LiftFund, offers…

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