Tag Archives: San Benito

Uniform Store Honors Paramedic’s Legacy

Aracely Salinas honors her late husband, a paramedic, through her business.

Aracely Salinas’ start in business was born of grief as well as inspiration from her late husband. Michael Bryant Salinas was a longtime Rio Grande Valley paramedic and CPR instructor. For years, Aracely accompanied her husband to classroom and training sessions. Here, her husband taught the essentials of emergency medical care.  When he died in August 2018, Aracely had life-changing decisions to make. One came fairly quickly when she decided…

Read More

Home For the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Join the San Benito Chamber and the Humane Society of Harlingen virtually every Wednesday in December for adoption and foster opportunities. Each event also includes donations, vaccines and a chance to win prizes. This week’s topic is “Getting Involved.” Grab a doggie bag and watch live on the San Benito Chamber Facebook page.

Home For The Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Join the San Benito Chamber and the Humane Society of Harlingen virtually every Wednesday in December for adoption and foster opportunities. Each event also includes donations, vaccines and a chance to win prizes. Weekly topics are: Community Resources – Dec. 23 Getting Involved – Dec. 30 Grab a doggie bag and watch live on the San Benito Chamber Facebook page.

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Join the San Benito Chamber and the Humane Society of Harlingen virtually every Wednesday in December for adoption and foster opportunities. Each event also includes donations, vaccines and a chance to win prizes. Weekly topics are: Adoption/Foster/Community Cats & Dogs – Dec. 16 Community Resources – Dec. 23 Getting Involved – Dec. 30 Grab a doggie bag and watch live on the San Benito Chamber Facebook page.

‘Local Treasures’ Keep Community Connections

An arrangement of flowers at Southern Roots Flower Market, which has strong ties to McAllen.

A customer called Cissy Infante Guerrero to let her know they wouldn’t be coming by that week – but no worries – a return to Tucker’s Barbecue was guaranteed. “It was so sweet of her to call,” Infante Guerrero said of the customer. “She was worried about us and wanted to assure they would be back to see us.” The months of COVID-19 have consequently tested local businesses. They’ve adjusted…

Read More

San Benito Halloween Spooktacular

A drive-thru trunk-or-treat takes place during the San Benito Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. (until supplies last). Attendees are asked to follow all guidelines: Face covering required. All attendees must stay in their car. Vehicles only. No one can walk into this event. The following vehicles will not be permitted: limos, bicycles, motorcycles, scooters, vehicles with trailers attached, buses, motor-homes, cargo vans, and any vehicle over 8’2’’ high.…

Read More

San Benito Community Virtual Job Fair

job fair

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Solutions Cameron cohost a virtual job fair Sept. 30. Job seekers may register online and upload a resume in .pdf format. Job seekers may get more information by emailing bsucameron@wfscameron.org. Employers may register online. Once the employer registers, Workforce Solutions Cameron will provide a tutorial video on how to set up their booth and answer questions. For more information, contact the San Benito…

Read More

Catholic Diocese Conducts Census Sundays

census

The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville is launching Census Sundays in an effort to bolster census participation in areas that are still undercounted. In addition to announcements to parishioners, certain area churches will host drive-through events every weekend through Sept. 27. “A vital part of the mission of the Church is to care for the people of God – all people – Catholic or not,” states a release from the Diocese.…

Read More

Producing Health Care Workers In Time of Need

South Texas Training students practice skills on each other in early spring 2020. (Courtesy)

The front lines of hospitals and nursing homes are under severe duress – and help isn’t coming just from universities and nursing schools. Employers are in need of nurse assistants, medical assistants and phlebotomists in caring for surging numbers of patients. Career schools with licenses from the Texas Workforce Commission are training and educating these essential workers. Schools such as Careers Unlimited and South Texas Training Center are working to…

Read More

Customer Service Plus!

customer service

This “Customer Service Plus!” on Aug. 27 is a condensed, no-cost version of the two-hour session. The workshop gives participants a better understanding of why customer service is so important to the success of a business. Learn tips on the following: Meeting customer expectations and satisfy customer needs Delivering excellent customer service Becoming a powerful problem-solver The UTRGV SBDC offers the session. Promotional support comes from the Rio Grande City…

Read More