U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa presented a $1.2 million check from the Economic Development Administration to the City of Pharr on Friday. The money will go towards the building of a new International Trade Center that will be built next to the Pharr International Bridge. South Texas College will utilize the building.
Jeremy Cordova, who is studying to become a master electrician at STC, spoke to educators from around the nation at a conference at McAllen Convention Center on Friday. The event was hosted by PSJA ISD to highlight the school district’s success with early college high schools, dropout prevention and parental community centers.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has invited Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald (above) to the RGV. “It is imperative that you garner a clear understanding of the challenges facing veterans in places like the Rio Grande Valley and other regions that lack access to adequate inpatient care in VA facilities,” Cornyn wrote in a letter.
Dr. Ruben Alejandro, superintendent of Weslaco ISD, predicts the Rio Grande Valley will become a major metropolitan region like Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth within the next 15 years. Alejandro spoke about his vision at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Weslaco Early College High School that has been developed in partnership with STC.
Worsley: Something magical is happening in Mexico On the first day of the 21st Annual U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson paid tribute to Mexico’s political leaders, saying they showed true leadership in deregulating their country’s energy sector.
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Video about a new gas pipeline going through Starr County to Mexico