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A number of receptions are being held for Guy Bailey, the new president of UT-RGV. Bailey will be honored this evening at the McAllen Convention Center by the McAllen Chamber. On Aug. 5, he will be honored at Nuevo Santander by the RGV Hispanic Chamber and on Aug. 7 at the Weslaco Event Center by the Weslaco Chamber.
A $659 million emergency border spending package authored by U.S. Rep. Kay Granger may be in trouble, according to reports. Granger authored the bill after visiting a Border Patrol facility in McAllen to see detained Central American children and touring Guatemala and Honduras. The House Republican leadership supports the bill.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says he will not be able to support a $659 million emergency border spending package authored by U.S. Rep. Kay Granger if it contains language to curtail President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The bill would speed up the deportation of undocumented children from Central America.
Business leaders involved in international trade watched a power point presentation on the Parador Internacional Rex-Pharr Centro Logistico at Tierra del Sol in Pharr on Wednesday. The project, financed by Grupo Jugas and Pharr International Bridge Board, is being built on the Reynosa side of the Pharr International Bridge.
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South Texas leaders praise selection of McRaven as UT chancellor
South Texas leaders have welcomed the selection of Admiral William H. McRaven as sole finalist for the position of UT System chancellor.
Weisberg-Stewart: Visiting VIPs are not seeing the real Rio Grande Valley
The Rio Grande Valley is missing out on a golden opportunity to interact with dozens of members of Congress that are visiting the region to see first-hand the immigration of Central American children.
County Judge: Good progress being made on hospital district MOU
Key stakeholders say they are making good progress on a Memorandum of Understanding that will be presented to voters when they decide in November on whether to set up a hospital district in Hidalgo County.
Garcia: Edinburg, the epicenter of economic development in the Valley
EDC Executive Director Gus Garcia gave an absorbing overview of all the growth happening in his city and concluded that Edinburg is going to be at the epicenter of economic development in the Rio Grande Valley.
Valley leaders visit D.C. to discuss surge in immigration
More than a dozen Rio Grande Valley leaders, led by Sister Norma Pimentel, visited Washington, D.C. on Thursday to discuss the so-called crisis on the border.
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