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Paco Valentin, state director for USDA Rural Development, is visiting the Rio Grande Valley today. He will announce an $8.3 million grant to construct a new high school in Santa Maria and provide funds to San Benito EDC and Raymondville EDC for revolving loan programs to assist small and emerging businesses grow and create new jobs.
If one can stand the cold weather there are welding jobs in Alaska that pay a quarter of a million dollars a year, said Mario Reyna, South Texas College’s dean of business and technology, at the official opening of Weslaco ISD’s Early College High School. As part of the curriculum, students at the new high school can learn welding at STC.
Speaking at the official opening of Weslaco ISD’s Early College High School, Weslaco ISD Board President Robert Sepulveda said great things are happening in the RGV. “This week there’s an announcement coming of something dramatic that is going to happen in the Valley for education,” Sepulveda said. He said he was sworn to secrecy.
State Rep. Sergio Muñoz’s much anticipated legislation to help improve healthcare services for RGV veterans will finally be unveiled at a news conference today at the McAllen Veteran’s War Memorial. The legislation would allow the State of Texas to speed up the delivery of healthcare services using VA funding.
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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.
Diputado: Biggest benefit of energy reform will be increased competitiveness
The biggest benefit from Mexico’s energy reforms will be a more competitive industrial base brought about by lower electricity prices, says a border congressman.
Beltrán: Half a million new jobs will be created in Mexico's energy sector
Mexico expects to create half a million direct and indirect new jobs in the energy sector over the next four years, those attending the U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum heard on Thursday.
Bailey: Burgos Basin can benefit from UTRGV energy commerce degree
UT-Rio Grande Valley is to offer a bachelor’s degree in energy commerce in order to give local students a better chance of landing a high paying job in the Eagle Ford Shale or the Burgos Basin.
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