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Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp has long wanted to expand A&M's footprint in the Rio Grande Valley. An expansion will be announced today when Sharp unveils a School of Engineering in Weslaco, administered by Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The plan is to train up to 800 students in different aspects of engineering.
State. Rep. Armando Martinez says today’s announcement by Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp about a new School of Engineering in Weslaco is the forerunner to a Texas A&M University-Rio Grande Valley. “I am excited about the announcement and pleased to have played a part in the discussions to land this new school,” Martinez said.
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, a Republican from Lubbock, Texas, discussed banking and international trade with Mexico at a breakfast event at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Thursday. The event was hosted by the RGV Partnership and various local EDCs. Neugebauer was interviewed by IBC Bank’s Eddie Aldrete.
Despite trailing in the polls, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis was full of confidence when she spoke at a campaign event at the Blue Onion in Weslaco on Thursday. Davis said the pollsters are going to be in for a big shock on Tuesday, Election Day. Davis also claimed the Voter ID law was set up to suppress the votes of minorities.
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Valley Interfaith: We can tip balance in hospital district vote
Valley Interfaith leaders believe a concerted Get out the Vote campaign they are waging at six local churches can make the difference and secure a “yes” vote for a hospital district in Hidalgo County.
Treviño: TAMUK to start a School of Engineering in Weslaco
- Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp will be in Weslaco on Friday to make an announcement about a project that many people hope will eventually turn into Texas A&M University-Rio Grande Valley.
Mayors of McAllen, Reynosa, to visit South Korea
McAllen Mayor Jim Darling and Reynosa Mayor Pepe Elías Leal are to travel to South Korea to try to attract more manufacturing companies to the South Texas-Mexico border region.
RGV officials meet with Tamaulipas governor to discuss energy
Elected officials from the Rio Grande Valley say they are impressed with plans the State of Tamaulipas has in place to exploit the massive oil shale play in the Cuenca de Burgos.
Valley Interfaith throws its weight behind Hidalgo County Hospital District
Valley Interfaith has come out in favor of a hospital district for Hidalgo County.
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