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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Valley Interfaith throws its weight behind Hidalgo County Hospital District
Valley Interfaith has come out in favor of a hospital district for Hidalgo County.
 
Alejandro: RGV set to become major metro region like Houston, DFW
The Rio Grande Valley will become a major metropolitan region like Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth in the next 15 years, predicts one of the area’s top educators.
McAllen looks set to land UTRGV medical school research center
McAllen Mayor Jim Darling is increasingly confident that his city will benefit directly from the roll out of the new UT-Rio Grande Valley and its four-year medical school.
 
Creating a seamless transfer of workers between Eagle Ford Shale and Cuenca de Burgos
The director of the Binational Center at Texas A&M International University in Laredo would like to see binational, bicultural and bilingual energy industry workers transfer seamlessly from the Eagle Ford Shale to the Cuenca de Burgos.
 
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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Valley Interfaith throws its weight behind Hidalgo County Hospital District

Allex/Cascos: Support Texas transportation

Alejandro: RGV set to become major metro region like Houston, DFW

McAllen looks set to land UTRGV medical school research center

Perryman: Managing markets with a few powerful firms

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Yo Cuento Rogers: Will the next Texas Governor protect low-income families?

Community leader discusses pay day lending


business Creating a seamless transfer of workers between Eagle Ford Shale and Cuenca de Burgos

Continuing coverage of US-Mexico Border Energy Forum

features Rivera: Colonia residents will benefit hugely from hospital district

Vote 'Yes' on Proposition 1 campaign kicks off

         
Guest Column Veteran's Voice Border Life
guest column Allex/Cascos: Support Texas transportation

Cameron County leaders urge 'yes' vote on Proposition 1


veterans Salazar: RGV would also like a visit by acting VA Secretary

American GI Forum leader pushes for Veterans Hospital


border life Obama nominates Brownsville judge to federal bench

Congressman Filemon Vela supports nomination


         
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education Alejandro: RGV set to become major metro region like Houston, DFW

Weslaco ISD Superintendent says today's students will benefit


healthcare Valley Interfaith throws its weight behind Hidalgo County Hospital District

Group plans to urge 'yes' vote through churches


arts García: Spain’s connections to South Texas

Guardian columnist visits Madrid


         
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green Border senators welcome decision to study impact of Mexico's energy expansion

House and Senate panels given similar interim charges


media McAllen looks set to land UTRGV medical school research center

Announcement could come in next month and a half


Hispanic Caucus welcomes Echaveste ambassador to Mexico selection

NALEO also supportive of Echaveste nomination


         
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green Just Kauz it’s Right distributes supplies to help children

Guardian profiles non-profits along Texas-Mexico border


green Peña Nieto anuncia nuevas medidas sobre uso de dólares en efectivo

Presidente visita el Parque Cultural de Reynosa


green Moore to give his recommendations on fighting RGV's negative image

Communications expert to speak at Futuro event and at town hall meetings


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Obama slows drive for legal power to deport migrant kids

Court halts denial of licenses for Arizona immigrants

South Texas shows drama behind illegal immigration

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El Paso's CFO/deputy city manager resigns

 

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Israel launches military offensive in Gaza

In France, boys will be boys

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Google tracking video streaming speeds by ISP

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Alfredo Di Stéfano: epic trajectory of the Blond Arrow

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Behind Harry Reid’s war against the Koch brothers

     
 
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Bill Powers and the Sad State of Texas Politics

Gov. Perry Urges Congress To Put Pressure On Mexico To Curtail Flow Of Immigrants To U.S.

AgriLife Extension Says Texas Pecan Yield Recovering From Drought

Despite Success, Some Shortcomings in Texas Higher Ed

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Perry Seeks Private Talk With Obama About Border Crisis

State Halts Foster Care Placements With Contractor

State Bar Moves Ahead on Grievance Against Anthony Graves' Prosecutor

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In Mexico, water fight underscores distrust of government

     
 
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