UT-Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey says UTRGV and Texas A&M University-Kingsville have agreed to work together on engineering programs for the Rio Grande Valley. Bailey told the Guardian that engineering programs at the two institutions would be complimentary. UTRGV and TAMUK leaders met in Harlingen on Wednesday.
McAllen Mayor Jim Darling is pictured with his wife Sandra and Sasha Crane, wife of the late McAllen City Commissioner Scott Crane at a “Celebration of Life” memorial service at the McAllen Convention Center. Thousands of Rio Grande Valley residents lined the streets of McAllen to pay their tributes to Commissioner Crane.
Ramon Ayala’s Christmas Posada in Hidalgo drew tens of thousands of music lovers, many from Mexico, on Wednesday evening. Intocable, from Zapata, Texas, topped the bill. Earlier in the evening Ayala gave out 10,000 Christmas presents to the children present. The event was sponsored by Hermes Music and the City of Hidalgo.
Erasmo Martínez, Mexico’s cónsul in McAllen, says his office is gearing up to help Mexican nationals that wish to take advantage of President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Under the order, immigrants that have lived in the U.S. for many years can come out of the shadows, get a work permit and avoid deportation.