Tag Archives: San Benito

Magnet Schools Adapt to Changing Times

Simulation Lab Facilitator Linda Valdez shows the variety of equipment in her lab at Med High

Engineering students are at work inside a new innovation lab building on the Mercedes campus of the South Texas Independent School District campus. They peer over laptops and move from table to table, conferring over projects and looking over numerical formulas that offer solutions.  “These kids know they’re not on an island,” said Gabe Valdez, an instructor at the school. “They collaborate. They look for opportunities to teach each other.”…

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What’s Behind the Numbers?

financial statements

“What’s Behind the Numbers? Use the Financial Statements to Measure Your Business Success!” discusses the meaning and importance of financial statements to measure business performance. They are also instrumental as decision-making tools for business management and growth planning. The San Benito Chamber of Commerce hosts the seminar while the UTRGV Small Business Development Center presents. UTRGV SBDC Director Maria Juarez-Serna encourages small business owners to sharpen their financial management skills…

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A Look at Survival Advantages of Creatures of the Night

Nocturnal animals

Nocturnal animals have many interesting adaptations that give them huge advantages to survive in their dark world. The Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist invite the public to learn about these local creatures March 10 with “Creatures that Come out at Night.” The talk will feature nocturnal animals and how you can see them for yourself. Attendees will discover native spiders, bugs, bats, birds and other animals that you…

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Texas Master Naturalist Offers Volunteer Classes

Texas Master Naturalist

The Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist is offering a new class session to their program of enlightening and educating a corps of volunteers about the natural resources of the Rio Grande Valley. Classes begin Jan. 15 and take place every Wednesday night for 10 weeks. Additionally, Sunday field trips will pair with the classes.   Most participants of this program volunteer at local state parks and wildlife refuges.…

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Coffee with the San Benito Chamber

Join the San Benito Chamber of Commerce for its monthly Coffee with the Chamber with hosts Dairy Queen in San Benito. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to introduce themselves. They may also give a brief overview of what is going on in their business/organization. Refreshments will be provided.

San Benito EDC Starts Anew

Vida Nueva Creations is one San Benito new business receiving a rent subsidy from the EDC to help with initial start-up costs.

Rebeca Castillo is building from the ground up in giving San Benito its first viable economic development corporation. The San Benito Economic Development Corporation is in its third month of being a standalone entity from city government. The EDC is in its own building on Bowie Street. It is adjacent to the Heavin Memorial Park which wraps around the city’s main resaca. Furniture and refurbishment of a facility that was…

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What’s Behind the Numbers?

financial statements

“What’s Behind the Numbers? Use the Financial Statements to Measure Your Business Success!” discusses the meaning and importance of the financial statements. These documents measure business performance and are decision-making tools for business management and growth planning. San Benito Chamber of Commerce hosts the training with the presentation by the UTRGV Small Business Development Center. UTRGV SBDC Director Maria Juarez-Serna encourages small business owners to sharpen their financial management skills…

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Texas Master Naturalist Training Begins

Kim Kirby, Pamela Gregory, Greg Storms, Louise Wilkinson work at Ramsey Park in Harlingen (photo RGV Chapter Texas Master Naturalist)

The Rio Grande Valley Chapter Texas Master Naturalist will host a volunteer training class for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management. The classes take place Aug. 29 – Oct. 16 at the Cameron County Annex Building. The mission of the organization is to “develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for…

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Chalupa Loteria Fundraiser

The City of San Benito’s Veterans’ Advisory Board hosts this Chalupa Loteria Fundraiser. Donation is $15 for three cards. The event includes prizes and snacks. Funds will benefit the San Benito Veterans War Memorial Granite Monuments drive. It will feature the engraved names of all MIA and KIA from the area. Tickets are available for sale at the door.