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McAllen Educator Named Teacher of Year

Jennifer Han, a product of McAllen ISD and a current fourth-grade teacher at Seguin Elementary, is the 2022 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. She is the third teacher in McAllen ISD history to win this prestigious award, the most in the Valley. On Oct. 22, Han was surprised with the news by many of her fellow teachers plus officials representing the city, county and state. Students from the James…

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San Benito Pharmacy Recommits to Community

Smiles and great customer service are the rule of thumb at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy of San Benito. (Courtesy)

David Garza opened his San Benito pharmacy on April 1, 1980. That same day, his wife Dorothy gave birth to their first child.  It’s 40 years later and The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy endures. The landmark anniversary has been met by a worldwide pandemic in the spring of 2020. The COVID-19 virus has put a dent in the longstanding community pharmacy. It perseveres, however, under the primary watch of a second…

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Brownsville Native Gains UT Honor

Tony Garza

He was at the time a 20-something Brownsville lawyer seeking to become Cameron County’s district attorney. A turn of events in the fall of 1988, including the sudden death of the county judge, propelled Tony Garza into a different direction. Garza would shift over to running for county judge as a Republican. He appeared to be a longshot in a Democratic-leaning region.  What appeared to be improbable then became a…

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Site Connects Employers With UT Students

A UTRGV student speaks with a potential employer at a recent Teacher Job Fair. Employers can now connect with UT students from anywhere online via UT Connects Talent. (photo by David Pike, UTRGV)

The University of Texas has recently launched UT Connects Talent, a one-stop shop connecting businesses with students at all UT institutions. Businesses can register in a single location to attract qualified students from a larger candidate pool to fill positions ranging from full- and part-time positions to seasonal positions as well as internships. According to UT, the job matching platform, created by WorkFountain, simplifies the hiring process for businesses and students…

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