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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?

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“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.

Information Session: Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program – San Benito

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Learn about the Woman Owned Small Business and the Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Program. Discover the benefits of being an WOSB certified firm, and if you qualify for the WOSB or EDWOSB program. In addition, learn about the WOSB’s application process. If your business is owned and controlled by a woman, and you have a product or service you can sell to the federal government, and you want…

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Play in San Benito’s Southside

Existing park in SB, Landrum Park, is the starting point for the city to improve their park system. (Courtesy)

The San Benito residents living south of Expressway 77/83 will soon have something they have never had -– a comprehensive park. What is currently being called Southside Park is nearing completion. The six-acre project is the first phase of what is hoped to be a 12-acre park. The first half of the project will have plenty for residents to enjoy. It will include a splash pad, walking/jogging trail, two soccer…

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