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.