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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.
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IME Becas arrives in the Rio Grande Valley
For the first time since its creation in 2005, a scholarship designed to aid students of Mexican origin will reach institutions of higher education in the RGV.
IME Becas llega al Valle del Rio Grande
Por primera vez desde su creación, un fondo de becas diseñado para ayudar a estudiantes de origen mexicano ha llegado al Valle de Texas.
ACLU sues Obama administration following opening of Dilley immigrant lockup
The ACLU has sued the Obama administration following the opening of the Department of Homeland Security’s new family detention center in Dilley, South Texas.
Celebration of Life memorial to be held for Scott Crane
The City of McAllen has announced it is to host a “Celebration of Life” memorial for City Commissioner Scott C. Crane at the McAllen Convention Center on Wednesday, December 17.
Funding for residency programs, UTRGV med school, among Hinojosa’s top legislative issues
Healthcare and education issues top state Sen. Juan Hinojosa’s agenda for the 84th legislative session, with funding for the new UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine a particular priority.
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