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Weslaco Speed Networking Lunch

Weslaco Speed Networking Luncheon, Feb. 2020

The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce hosts its next Speed Networking Luncheon with attendees making new connections. Both chamber members and non-members will move around the room in a timed format. Attendees should bring business cards. Davis Real Estate serves as this installment’s sponsors. This event is free for members, $20 for non-members. Lunch will be provided. Call 956-968-2102 to RSVP.

Leadership Mid Valley Celebrates 15 Years

This year marks the 15th year of Leadership Mid Valley. (photo Weslaco Chamber)

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce‘s Leadership Mid Valley is celebrating 15 years. The eight-month program seeks to both identify and motivate emerging leaders. It also develops potential for community leadership by exposing participants to the realities, opportunities and issues the community may face. Leadership Mid Valley consists of monthly meetings that focus on one particular industry or topic. These include agriculture, history, healthcare, economics, media and more. In addition,…

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Weslaco Chamber Announces New Board

Robert Donaldson, Alex Montenegro and Omar Rodriguez

Three new members are now on the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Robert Donalson of Texas Regional Bank, Alejandra Montenegro of Frost Bank and Omar Rodriguez of Rio Bank all accepted the nominations to serve a three-year term. Donalson is a loan officer at Texas Regional Bank in Weslaco. He is a graduate of Leadership Mid Valley XI and served on the…

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Living a Better VIDA

Anna Martinez is a patient care technician at Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. She will soon graduate from South Texas College in July with an associate’s degree in nursing, thanks in part to financial aid and support services from VIDA. (photo Ruben Garcia)

Anna Martinez may not have imagined what coming home would mean for her and her 8-year-old daughter.   Born and raised in Weslaco, Martinez and her family moved to Houston when she was in fourth grade. The years that followed were difficult. When Martinez became a teen parent, depression and anger sent her on a downward spiral.  Then Martinez’s parents separated, adding to her pain. Three years ago, Martinez decided to…

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Weslaco 100 People and Pet Costume Parade

pet parade

Weslaco 100 is rejuvenating a Weslaco tradition. For years, children and their pets dressed in costume and walked several blocks to form the annual parade. This year, families or individuals with or without a pet or child are welcome to participate. Whether one participant or many, creativity is key. Awards go to first through third place. There is no entry fee. To register, visit weslaco100.org.

Mid-Valley Christmas Parade and Santa Dash 5K

Mid-Valley Christmas Parade 2019

The City of Weslaco, the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce and the Weslaco 100 committee host the 25th Annual Mid-Valley Christmas Parade at 10 a.m. Kicking off the parade at 9 a.m. will be the return of the Santa Dash 5K. The festive fun run/walk will have hundreds of Santas running through Downtown Weslaco. This year, the parade will take place during the day, as part of the Weslaco 100…

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Project Please To Grow Special Ed Leaders

Project PLEASE

Faculty in the UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration have been awarded a $1.2 million grant for Project PLEASE, a collaborative initiative to help grow leaders in special education administration. “Project PLEASE is a personnel training grant that will give scholarships and stipends to 14 vetted candidates to complete their doctorate in education in special education administration,” said Hsuying Ward. Ward is an associate professor of Human Development and…

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Bobby Calvillo Named Board Chair

Robert “Bobby” Calvillo

Robert “Bobby” Calvillo is the board chairman of the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. He began his service on the Weslaco Chamber board in 2015. For the last 23 years, Calvillo has served as executive director of Affordable Homes of South Texas Inc. AHSTI is one of the largest non-profit housing producers in the country. It serves as a subdivision developer, builder and mortgage company…

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Valley Baptist Extending Services to Weslaco

Valley Baptist Health System’s micro-hospital in Weslaco

The Valley Baptist Health System and its landmark hospital in Harlingen have long been synonymous with Cameron County. Its reach was extended in the county to Brownsville last decade with the purchase of an existing hospital. The health system is now making a huge strategic move. In Jan. 2020, it will open a micro-hospital in Weslaco. Valley Baptist executives say is a first move to further expand its footprint in…

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