Tag Archives: South Padre Island

UTRGV Hosts STEM Symposium For Latinas

NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will host the NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers on May 16-17 at The Pearl South Padre Resort. The event will address best practices and lessons to enhance successful STEM careers, This is the first part of a two-part series on Latinas in STEM academic careers. The series addresses how work-life issues, policies/practices, mentoring and climate affect their pathways/pipelines, recruitment, retention and…

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ServSafe Basic Food Handling Class

ServSafe

Food safety is more important than ever. News Headlines tell the story everyday. Public concern about food safety has never been greater. Each highly publicized incident of food borne illness deals a blow to the public’s confidence in the industry. Taught in both English and Spanish, this course: Satisfies required training in Section 10-12.3 of the SPI ordinance Protects customers Protects business Download a registration form or register online.

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Class

ServSafe

Food Managers Certification provides the training needed to meet SPI City Ordinances. Certification classes held once a year and good for five years. This is a two day class with test administration on the second day. Class hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. daily. Classes are taught in both English and Spanish. Benefits of attending the class include: Satisfies Section 10-12.1 for Certified Food…

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SPI Public Affairs Luncheon

Public Affairs Luncheon, Keith Phillips

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Education and Training Committee welcomes Keith Phillips to this Public Affairs Luncheon. Phillips, with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch, will present the 2019 Economic Forecast for Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Event begins at 11:45 a.m. Registration is $20 for chamber members and $25 for future members through April 2. Registration after April 2 is…

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Growth of a Spirited Business

To stay competitive, Holiday Wine and Liquor owner David Hernandez’s Rio Grande Valley business evolved from selling cold beer to a chain of full-service liquor stores. (VBR)

Fresh out of college at 23 years of age, David Hernandez saw an opportunity and then seized it. With $30,000 in hand from his relatives, Hernandez used it as seed money to open the first of what would become 12 Pop-A-Top stores in the Rio Grande Valley. The yellow stores with blue trim became ubiquitous across the region. “Coldest Beer In Town” was the Pop-A-Top signature line and Hernandez meant…

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Fresh Shrimp Key to Success

Dirty Al’s restaurant business is owned and operated by the Salazar family, left to right, Cameron, Al and Ethan. (VBR)

Little did Al Salazar know that a small bait and tackle stand on South Padre Island would become a multimillion-dollar enterprise that keeps growing as time goes by. Today, the family business owns and operates seven restaurants, and is about to open an eighth eatery, Josephine. Salazar, the family patriarch who wears no fancy outfits and who often advertises himself holding a beer mug, said he opened a fishing stand…

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Medical Conference Coming to SPI

The 27th Annual Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference takes place April 26-27 at the Isla Grande Beach Resort on South Padre Island. Helping to plan the conference are Dr. Dionisio Calvo III, internal medicine physician in Weslaco; Mitty Reyna of the Knapp Medical Center Education Department; and Dr. Robert Sepulveda, internal medicine physician in Weslaco and conference chairman.

The Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference & Exposition for Valley physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists and medical students takes place April 27-28 on South Padre Island. “This year’s conference will be particularly convenient in allowing physicians and other healthcare professionals in Hidalgo and Cameron counties to obtain the education credits they need in one jam-packed weekend,” said Dr. Robert Sepulveda, chairman of the conference. The conference will also provide…

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