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U.S. EDA has awarded United Brownsville a $300,000 grant to help with an asset mapping project. United Brownsville wants more manufacturing in Brownsville, perhaps supplying the maquila industry in Matamoros. Pictured are Mike Gonzalez of United Brownsville and Fred Rusteberg of IBC Bank-Brownsville.
Radio Bilingüe went live across the nation from UT-Pan American on Tuesday evening, with two hours of discussion in English and two hours in Spanish. The topic was improving higher education opportunities for Latinos. Among the experts on panel were Alejo Salinas from STC, Danny King from PSJA ISD and Juanita Valdez-Cox from LUPE.
Francisco Guajardo, head of bilingual studies at UTPA, and Olga Cardoso, of the Llano Grande Center, talk to Hugo Morales, the founder of Radio Bilingüe. Morales said Radio Bilingüe has just built a new station in Rio Grande City, KXJT FM 88.3. Guajardo said he would like to see Radio Bilingüe broadcasting across the Valley.
Edinburg EDC’s Gus Garcia, and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance’s Israel Rocha and Sofia Hernandez spoke at an Edinburg City Commission meeting on Tuesday. DHR is investing $206 million in new projects and creating over 500 new jobs. As such it can qualify for $2.5 million in state incentives, with a ‘double jumbo’ enterprise zone designation.
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Officials: Texas Lyceum conference helped shine a new light on the Valley
Rio Grande Valley leaders hope their region gets looked at in a different, much more positive, light following the success of the two-day Texas Lyceum conference.
Top Valley Republican endorses Van de Putte
Mission Mayor Norberto ‘Beto’ Salinas, who usually backs Republicans in statewide races, says he is endorsing Democrat Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor.
Impact of Mexico's energy reforms on South Texas underway with STC-UTGZ pact
In an interview with the Guardian last Saturday, the chair of the Texas Border Coalition’s workforce development committee, Blas Castañeda, said he could foresee colleges in South Texas training workers for northern Mexico’s soon-to-be booming energy sector.
Simmons: Donna is poised for explosive growth
Donna Mayor David Simmons is not fazed by a breakdown in negotiations for the City of Pharr to take a 40 percent stake in the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge.
Border senators welcome decision to study impact of Mexico's energy expansion
Following a similar move in the House by Speaker Joe Straus, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has asked a Senate panel to study the potential impact of Mexico’s energy reforms on Texas.
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border life López: Past deeds pave our path to the future

Guardian columnist calls for unity

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education Castañeda praises PSJA ahead of key adult basic education meeting

Border leader appointed to TWC's Adult Education & Literacy Advisory Committee

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Key stakeholders meet privately ahead of Commissioners Court deadline

arts López: What we owe our Tejano ancestors and their descendants

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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 Impact of Mexico's energy reforms on South Texas underway with STC-UTGZ pact

General academic collaboration agreement signed in McAllen

Mexico welcomes court ruling in case of youth killed by Border Patrol agent

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