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VALLEY REP. MOVES TO PREVENT BAD CREDIT SCORES FROM COSTING JOBS

23 de Febrero de 2015 Employers in Texas would be banned from asking for, or using, credit reports on job applicants, or to fire, discipline, discriminate against, or deny employment or promotion to an employee or applicant under legislation filed on Tuesday, February 17, by Valley Rep. Terry Canales. Canales’ HB 1515 does not limit or affect the rights, remedies, or procedures available to an individual wh ...

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LOCAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT LITTER PREVENTION ART

23 de Febrero de 2015 Keep Texas Beautiful and Don’t mess with Texas are encouraging elementary school students from every corner of Texas to break out their crayons and paintbrushes in a crusade to keep Texas roadways clean and litter-free. The Don’t mess with Texas Elementary School Art Contest, sponsored by H-E-B and Central Market, are looking for the next winning artwork for the 2016 Don’t mess with Te ...

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CLUB HOSTS SUCCESSFUL “GET INSPIRED” CONFERENCE

23 de Febrero de 2015 The 7th Starr County Role Models “Get Inspired” Conference sponsored by South Texas College Psychology Club was held on Thursday morning, February 19, 2015 at the college's Starr County Campus. The Panelists included; Mr. Omar Escobar, Jr. – Starr County District Attorney, Mrs. Jessica Vera-Rios-RGCCISD Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Aaron Cantu-Physical Therapist and Mr. Yamil Y ...

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GRULLA STUDENTS EARN TOP HONORS IN SPELLING, WRITING

23 de Febrero de 2015 According to a press release from the Rio Grande City CISD, late last month, Grulla High School UIL students competed in the Donna High School Invitational Meet from which several Grulla students returned home from with top honors. “In a meet that consisted of 29 schools, three of our students rose to the occasion and successfully accomplished one of the top scores in their respective ...

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STARR COUNTY’S WELLNESS PROGRAM ENCOURAGES PROACTIVE HEALTH INITIATIVES

23 de Febrero de 2015 A press release from the County of Starr public relations office declares the County's employee Wellness Program has been very successful in encouraging proactive health initiatives. The program, which was implemented by Starr County Judge Eloy Vera, provides employees opportunities to make healthier lifestyle choices through wellness clinics, immunization clinics and written literatur ...

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGER TO VISIT RIO GRANDE CITY

23 de Febrero de 2015 The Rio Grande City Boys and Girls Youth Club extends Valley residents an open invitation to meet actor Steve Cardenas at a special event to be held at the Starr County Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 28. Cardenas has received world-wide recognition for portraying the 'Red Ranger' in the 1995 Hollywood blockbuster film; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Youth club unit director Michael B ...

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STARR CO. SHERIFF ATTENDS 84TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION, VOICES CONCERNS TO LEGISLATORS

23 de Febrero de 2015 A press release from the County of Starr public relations office reports Sheriff Rene “Orta” Fuentes was among the 120 sheriffs that attended the Texas Sheriffs’ Association 'Day at the Capitol' during 84th Legislature Session. At the meeting, Fuentes was able to meet with legislators and local sheriffs to voice his concerns regarding border issues and support legislation that provides ...

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WORK BEGINS ON OLD EL SAUZ RD. DRAINAGE PROJECT

23 de Febrero de 2015 Earlier this week, work officially began on the much anticipated Old El Sauz Rd. Drainage Project which is intended to help prevent flooding in a well populated area on the West side of Rio Grande City. “In our community, drainage problems can sometimes occur all of a sudden.” said Deputy City Manager Elisa Beas. “Rain water that comes through [the area of Old El Sauz Rd.] can come [fr ...

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TWC WARNS RESIDENTS TO BE AWARE OF FALSE UNEMPLOYMENT WEBSITES

03 de Febrero de 2015 The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) warns Texans’ seeking unemployment benefits to be aware of third-party vendors offering assistance. Unemployment insurance (UI) claims should be filed through the TWC website or by phone, and never through a third-party. Individuals in Texas have reported receiving emails soliciting personal information from a third-party vendor who is not affiliate ...

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EVERYDAY BEHAVIORS PUT TEXANS AT GREATER RISK OF TAX ID THEFT

03 de Febrero de 2015 To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, and a tip sheet. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft, according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the educa ...

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CUELLAR WANTS GOV. TO STOP PAYING BILLIONS TO DEAD PEOPLE

03 de Febrero de 2015 Congressman Henry Cuellar successfully included language in FY2015 appropriations bill to ensure federal agencies are not making improper payments to deceased individuals. “Ensuring the federal government is not issuing payments to people no longer alive is more than saving taxpayer money, it’s just plain common sense,” Congressman Cuellar said. “Every single taxpayer dollar is preciou ...

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STARR CO. SHERIFF ATTENDS MULTI-AGENCY BORDER SECURITY MEETING

03 de Febrero de 2015 Starr County Sheriff Rene “Orta” Fuentes was among the Border Sheriffs who attended a meeting with Department of Public Safety (DPS) to discuss border issues and security. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a department of the government of the state of Texas. The DPS is responsible for statewide law enforcement and vehicle regulation. The Public Safety Commission oversees ...

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RGCCISD STUDENTS LEARN VALUABLE LEADERSHIP SKILLS

03 de Febrero de 2015 A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD reports Ringgold Middle School hosted its 2nd Annual Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 24. The theme for this event was 'Leadership Starts With Us!' Students from Ringgold Middle School, Veterans Middle School, La Grulla Middle School, Ramiro Barrera Middle School and Roma Middle School were also introduced into the world of leader ...

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RGC NATIVE TO PLAY PRINCE IN UNIVERSITY PRESENTATION OF SLEEPING BEAUTY

03 de Febrero de 2015. Students from the art, communications and theatre department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville bring the classic Sleeping Beauty to life for their annual Children's Play. One of the actors participating in the project is a native of Rio Grande City. The play is under the direction of student director Jennifer Sanchez, a junior history major from Edcouch-Elsa. Prince Edward is bei ...

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OPERATION DETOUR RGV HOPES TO SAVE LOCAL TEENS FROM LIFE OF CRIME

03 de Febrero de 2015 According to a press release from the County of Starr public relations office, County Sheriff’s Deputies recently assisted U.S. Border Patrol Agents on a presentation to inform students on the dangers of becoming victims of Cartel members or smugglers.  Starr County sheriff’s Deputies joined the U.S. Border Patrol Agents in a presentation in San Isidro ISD on “Operation Detour RGV”. Th ...

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RGC HIGH SCHOOL MARIACHI CASCABEL WINS BIG AT AREA COMPETITION

03 de Febrero de 2015 A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD reports the Rio Grande City High School Mariachi Cascabel recently received straight Division 1 ratings at the The Mexican-American School Board Members Association (MASBA) Area Competition held in Edinburg. Mariachi Cascabel members are: Monico Fernandez, Dante Figueroa, Jose Garcia, Arjelio Garza, Dellanira Garza, Eli Roy Gonzalez, Kassan ...

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MAN NEARLY DROWNS IN RIO GRANDE, SAVED BY BP AGENTS

03 de Febrero de 2015 U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector saved the life of a man Monday night, January 26, who was struggling to swim across the Rio Grande. Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station were working near the river when they encountered a man struggling to stay afloat. A helicopter from the Office of Air and Marine was in the area and landed to drop off an air obser ...

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FM 755 REALIGNMENT PROJECT CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN “THIS MONTH”

03 de Febrero de 2015 A press release from the County of Starr public relations office reports Judge Eloy Vera and County Commissioners recently approved funding to purchase six acres of land to allow right-of-way for the expansion of Starr County's FM 755. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) representative Ken Hatch recently appeared before the Starr County Commissioner's Court to finalize the proce ...

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BALLET FOLKLÓRICO UT PAN AMERICAN PRESENTS ALEGRÍA GIRA 2015

26 de Enero de 2015 The Ballet Folklórico UT Pan American will present its tour of Alegría Gira 2015 with four shows throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Now in its 45th season, the Ballet Folklórico will start with an opening night Gala on Feb. 12 at the McAllen Country Club. A dinner at 5:30 p.m. will precede the opening night show of Alegría Gira 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and show are $75 per ...

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CUELLAR REACTS TO OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

26 de Enero de 2015 Congressman Henry Cuellar issued the following statement in reaction to the State of the Union address, delivered by President Obama this evening. “Tonight, I sat in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives with an open mind, not listening for Democratic or Republican talking points, but instead listening for Texas values and ideas that will continue to move our state and country ...

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