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TPWD NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR DRAWN HUNTS

29 de Julio de 2015 Hunters are encouraged to start making plans now by applying online for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Drawn Hunts. Hunters can select from more than 35 hunt categories on 95 areas throughout the state, including hunts for whitetail, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, exotics, turkey, alligator and more. The system is currently accepting applications for 2015-16 Drawn Hunts, ...

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AEP TEXAS WARNS CONSUMERS ABOUT CALLS FROM SCAM ARTISTS

29 de Julio de 2015 AEP Texas reminds area electricity users that scam artists posing as electric company personnel are continuing to call consumers telling them they are behind on their electric bill and threatening to disconnect their electric service unless immediate payment is made. Reports of such scam calls began appearing earlier this month within the AEP Texas service territory, as well as the servi ...

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LOCAL COLLEGE CLUB TO HOST CROSSING DISCIPLINES; INTO THE FIELD OF ACTING CONFERENCE

29 de Julio de 2015 The South Texas College Psychology Club will host a 'Crossing Disciplines' conference on Tuesday afternoon, July 28, at the Starr County Campus Auditorium from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The guest of honor will be Oscar J Gutierrez II. “Oscar J. Gutierrez II, is from San Juan, Texas, from our very own Rio Grande Valley, and he was an actor in the movie 'Spare Parts' this year with actor and ...

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EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLANNING MEETING HELD AT LOCAL COLLEGE CAMPUS

29 de Julio de 2015 According to a press release from the County of Starr public relations office, representatives from several Starr County entities joined Zapata and Webb County officials in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Operations and Planning Meeting for all hazardous situations and events. The meeting was held at the South Texas College (STC) Starr County Campus and was made possible through a c ...

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EARLY REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2015 STC CLASSES ENDS NEXT FRIDAY

29 de Julio de 2015 Students are encouraged to receive the best selection of courses that fit their busy schedules by registering early for the fall 2015 semester at South Texas College. The Fall Early Payment Deadline is July 31 with classes staring on August 24. Students that register early have more flexibility with their schedules, allowing more time to participate in campus organizations and activities ...

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL TEXAS SALES TAX HOLIDAY IS AUG. 7 TO 9

29 de Julio de 2015 Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state's annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 7 through 9. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on e ...

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CITY OF RIO GRANDE CITY HOLDS EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

29 de Julio de 2015 On Thursday afternoon, July 23, Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal and the City Commission hosted an Appreciation Luncheon for all City employees at which Mayor Villarreal took the opportunity to express his gratitude to staff, and share his vision and goals for Rio Grande City. During his welcoming remarks, Mayor Villarreal emphasized the importance of team work within all department ...

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FREE STATE TAX SEMINARS FOR BUSINESS OWNERS THROUGH JULY AND AUGUST

21 de Julio de 2015 The Comptroller's office will conduct 18 free taxpayer seminars across the state in July and August. At these seminars, taxpayers can learn how to properly fill out tax forms and file and pay taxes electronically. Information about e-services also will be available to help taxpayers manage their online accounts. Comptroller representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide ...

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CUELLAR HONORED FOR SUPPORT OF NATIONAL PARKS

21 de Julio de 2015 Congressman Henry Cuellar recently received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). This award recognizes Congressman Cuellar’s votes during the 113th Congress which contributed to the protection and enhancement of America’s national parks. NPCA’s Friend of the National Parks Award was established in 1999 to track and pu ...

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BILL ENSURES TRANSPARENCY AT FAMILY UNIT DETENTION CENTERS AND BORDER CROSSINGS

21 de Julio de 2015 Congressman Henry Cuellar, member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, was successful in adding language into the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The language in the bill, which passed Tuesday, would bring more transparency within Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Last year, Congressman Cuellar ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY COMMISSION APPROVES UPDATES ON “VENDOR” ORDINANCE

21 de Julio de 2015 The regular meeting of the City Commission of Rio Grande City held on Wednesday evening, July 15, featured the second reading and approval of Ordinance No. 2015-6, which revises the city's existing vendor ordinance. "This will regulate and provide safety for all citizens, and will help minimize the risk of liability to the City,” declared deputy city manager Elisa Beas. “[The ordinance] ...

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STARR CO. NUTRITION CENTERS STAFF COMPLETE TRAINING

21 de Julio de 2015 The Starr County Nutrition project manager, Mrs. Marisol De La Garza, and Mr. Hector Guerra, BLT-PA, with the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service Center in Starr County visited all of the Nutrition Centers in the County to present the center directors with the certificate of completion for participating in a nutrition course. “County Judge Eloy Vera and Commissioners work diligent ...

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MARTINEZ SWORN IN AS STARR COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD MEMBER

21 de Julio de 2015 A press release from the County of Starr public relations office reports Jaime Martinez was sworn-in on July 14, 2015 by Starr County Judge Eloy as the newest member of the Starr County Housing Authority Board. Martinez' appointment was announced earlier this month at a regular board meeting. Martinez stated that he is always happy to help his community and has demonstrated this through ...

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PROSPECTS BRIGHT FOR DOVE SEASONS, LICENSES GO ON SALE AUGUST

21 de Julio de 2015 Dove hunters will have more opportunity earlier in the season with dates and bag limits finalized recently by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the 2015-2016 Texas dove season, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide, and a 16-day early teal and Canada goose season. The traditional September 1 dove season opening da ...

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MAYOR VILLARREAL HOSTS FIRST “NEIGHBORHOOD PUBLIC MEETING”

21 de Julio de 2015 Newly elected Rio Grande City mayor, Joel Villarreal, recently hosted his first 'town-hall meeting' type event along with Deputy City Manager Elisa Beas on Monday evening, July 13, at the Rio Grande Baptist Church located in the 'Los Treviños' neighborhood. The event was the first of what is expected to be a series of “Neighborhood Public Meetings”, which Villarreal declares are to allow ...

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BIBLIOTECA DE LA JOYA INCREMENTA PARTICIPACIÓN

14 de Julio de 2015 Empezando el mes de Junio la biblioteca de la Ciudad de La Joya ha ofrecido diversos servicios para la comunidad. Además de tener un programa de lectura durante el verano para niños, se han implementado programas de nutrición, clases de crianza de los hijos y actividades familiares. La biblioteca tendrá un festejo este mes para reconocer a los niños que participaron en el programa de lec ...

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TEXAS GAME WARDENS WRAP UP INVESTIGATION OF STATE’S FIRST ALLIGATOR ATTACK

14 de Julio de 2015 Texas game wardens have completed their investigation into an alligator attack that resulted in the death of Tommie Woodard, 28, of St. Louis, Missouri. Investigators concluded that the unprecedented circumstances of the case, believed to be the first fatal alligator attack in Texas on record, warrant no further action. The alligator suspected of attacking Woodard was killed by an indivi ...

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PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF STATE PREPAID TUITION PROGRAM

14 de Julio de 2015 The deadline is July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund and avoid future increases in tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Newborns are children younger than one year at the time of enrollment. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state's prepaid college tuition program, allows participants to lock i ...

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FIVE YEARS AFTER OIL SPILL, BP PAYS TEXAS $750 MILLION

14 de Julio de 2015 Texas recently announced an agreement in principle between BP Exploration and Production Inc. and the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and the U.S. federal government. As part of the agreement, BP will pay $20.2 billion in damages and penalties, with Texas receiving more than $750 million. Upon agreeing to the terms, Governor Abbott issued the following statemen ...

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CUELLAR HELPS SECURE MILLIONS IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO ASSIST TEXAS CITRUS INDUSTRY

14 de Julio de 2015 Congressman Henry Cuellar recently helped secure $50 million within the Fiscal Year 2016 Agricultural Appropriations bill to save the citrus industry in Texas. Congressman Cuellar, whose district includes a portion of the Rio Grande Valley, the top citrus-producing area in Texas, understands the importance of the $11.2 billion citrus industry in the United States and how it has been affe ...

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