Tag Archives: Weslaco

Weslaco Virtual Business Forum: Hurricane Hanna


Join the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce Sept. 14 for a Zoom meeting with the SBA. Representatives will discuss resources available to Texas businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Hanna. Types of loans available include: Homeowners: up to $200,000 to repair or replace real estate damage and up to $40,000 to replace personal property. Renters: up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses: Property Damage: up to $2,000,000 to…

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Catholic Diocese Conducts Census Sundays


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.…

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Weslaco’s Love Local Rewards Shoppers

Love Local shopping

The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce has kicked off its Love Local campaign through Nov. 27. The weekly drawing will reward those supporting Weslaco businesses by making purchases of at least $20. In order to be eligible for drawings, customers must send the chamber a photo of their receipt(s) through Facebook messenger. The more people shop, the more entries they receive. Customers may also receive extra entries by uploading a picture…

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Payroll Compliance

The Payroll Compliance webinar Aug. 26 sheds light on the compliance requirements of payroll. Are you planning on hiring employees? Hiring employees involves more than just signing a paycheck. Before hiring employees, business owners must understand and prepare for the additional obligations that come with being an employer. Learn about the following: Steps to meeting general state and federal requirements Laws and types of payroll taxes business owners must pay…

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STC Enrollment Centers Open Every Saturday

South Texas College Enrollment Center

South Texas College’s enrollment centers at Starr, Mid Valley and Pecan campuses are open on all Saturdays throughout August to help students with registration for the fall semester.  Both enrollment centers and financial aid areas will be open for students by appointment only. Students can sign up for an appointment online, or by downloading the Qless app and searching for South Texas College. Enrollment centers will be open from 10…

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Medical Residents Set the Standard

Dr. Miguel Tello, center, with the first class of physician residents of a UTRGV School of Medicine program in the Mid-Valley. (Courtesy)

Eddy Berges earned medical degrees and training in his native Dominican Republic and then in Puerto Rico.  A major goal still lay ahead and Berges pursued it by applying to several medical schools in the United States. Berges’ goal was to be accepted into a residency program. He found one in the Rio Grande Valley, and a program barely getting off the ground.  Berges and five other physician residents from…

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Busy Bristles Uses Art For New Understandings

Cynthia Duran is gearing up to start another school year – in whatever form that may take – but she’s always teaching. The Weslaco school district art educator has navigated through an interesting summer at her Busy Bristles Art Studio. The downtown Weslaco business also had its COVID-19 ups and downs. The enthusiasm for art never waned.  The interest of children and adults to get before a canvas again ran…

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STC Begins Music and Culinary Classes at Mid Valley

Guitar instructor Jaime Garcia interacts with students during the spring semester. STC will begin offering Music and Culinary Arts courses at Mid Valley in the fall. (photo STC)

For the first time ever, South Texas College’s Mid Valley Campus is adding courses in both music and culinary arts for the fall semester.  STC will open a new piano lab that will allow both music majors and others to register for piano. Guitar instruction is also available.  “As the Music Department continues to grow, it’s become obvious we are now in a position to strengthen our presence on another…

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Weslaco Virtual Coffee Talk

coffee talk

Join the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce July 22 for a virtual coffee talk. This networking event has participants connect and interact with each other. This will be a Zoom chat on Facebook Live, so participants must have video and audio capabilities. Don’t forget the coffee (or whichever beverage you prefer)! Register online.