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NEW BILL WOULD HELP REDUCE IMMIGRATION BACKLOGS

27 de Mayo de 2015 Congressman Henry Cuellar recently issued the following statement aft er Chairman John Culberson touted the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill that would include funding for 55 new immigrations judges and support staff to reduce immigration backlogs. Th e funding was advanced by a voice vote in a House Appropriations CJS subcommittee yesterday as part of a $51.4 billion sp ...

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STARR CO. TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION CONTINUES “WORKING ON WELLNESS”

27 de Mayo de 2015 According to a press release from the County of Starr public relations offi ce, Th e Starr Co. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension held a Working on Wellness Coalition Meeting on Wednesday, May 20, at South Texas College. Starr County Commissioner Abel Cantu was among the presenters at the meeting. Commissioner Cantu presented on the progress of the Community Garden which he has sponsored an ...

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GRULLA HIGH SCHOOL’S ONE-ACT PLAY TEAM RECOGNIZED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS

27 de Mayo de 2015 According to a press release from the Rio Grande City CISD, the Grulla High School One-Act Play team performed "Overtones" by Alice Gerstenberg at an optimal level and made history time and time again throughout this UIL year. Mr. Johnny Trillayes utilized his expertise in creatively coordinating and editing this play and found a way to make all their talents shine. Due to their commitmen ...

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NEW LEGISLATION AIMS TO “IMPROVE LITERACY INSTRUCTION”

27 de Mayo de 2015 Governor Greg Abbott recently signed Senate Bill 925, which establishes literacy achievement academies to provide high-quality, face-to-face professional development to public school teachers who instruct students in kindergarten through third grade. SB 925 is the fi rst piece of legislation responsive to Governor Abbott’s early education emergency item to reach his desk for signature. Th ...

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HEAD TO SAN ANTONIO, TOUR UNIVERSITIES

27 de Mayo de 2015 According to a press release from the Rio Grande City CISD, the district's Early College High School took their students on a tour of the University of Texas San Antonio and Our Lady of the Lake University. Students enjoyed guided tours of both schools. Th ey were presented information on the admissions process and the importance of maintaining their grade point averages. Aft er the tours ...

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TWO RIO GRANDE CITY BLOOD DRIVES SCHEDULED FOR NEXT FRIDAY

27 de Mayo de 2015 Th e Rio Grande City Fire Department will host blood drive on Friday, May 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A second blood drive event will also be held on the same day, at RGC City Hall from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Th e Rio Grande City Fire Dept. is located on 910 E Us Highway 83, Near the intersection of E US Highway 83 and E 2nd St/E Main St. RGC City Hall is located on 101 S. Washington ...

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TEXANS URGED TO CONTINUE MONITORING DANGEROUS WEATHER

27 de Mayo de 2015 Th e Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to remain vigilant and closely monitor weather conditions as severe storms are expected to continue impacting the state this week and through the Memorial Day weekend. “Heavy rainfall and severe storms are expected to continue impacting signifi cant portions of Texas this week and through the Memorial Day weekend. As Texans loo ...

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VALLEY REP PUSHES FOR TERMINAL’Y ILL PATIENT’S ‘RIGHT TO TRY’

19 de Mayo de 2015 Texas is getting closer to becoming one of a handful of states to allow terminally ill patients, through their doctors, access to experimental but potentially life-saving drugs not yet on the market, but which have cleared initial review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. House Bill 21, whose primary author is Rep. Kyle Kacal, is based on a concept known as “Right to Try”, which ad ...

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GATOR BATTALION VISITS GRULLA MIDDLE SCHOOL

19 de Mayo de 2015 According to a press release from the Rio Grande City CISD, Grulla Gator Battalion visited Grulla Middle School in hopes of recruiting next year’s incoming freshmen to join the JROTC program. Th e 8th graders were called to the gym and given information on all the benefi ts JROTC brings to the average student and citizen through a small presentation. Th ey were shown the dynamics of the p ...

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COUNTY PARTICIPATES IN CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

19 de Mayo de 2015 A press release from the County of Starr public relations offi ce reports County Judge Eloy Vera and Starr County Commissioners designated May as Mental Health Month. “B4Stage4” is a campaign to promote awareness of Mental Health and to encourage anyone experiencing any kind of symptoms, to seek medical advice immediately. Th e proclamation read by the Judge declared; “I Eloy Vera, Starr ...

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NEW RGV UNIVERSITY, MMCF TEAM UP TO BATTLE SOUTH TEXAS DIABETES AND OBESITY

19 de Mayo de 2015 Th e University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute have gained another partner in the fi ght against diabetes. Th e McAllen Medical Center Foundation, a nonprofi t wing of the McAllen Medical Center, today announced that it is funding a $100,000 professorship for the institute, a UTRGV research, clinical and education program that will conduct ad ...

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4TH ANNUAL STC STARR CO. CAMPUS PSYCHOLOGY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT NAMED

19 de Mayo de 2015 Edgardo Ramirez Jr., South Texas College student and Starr County Campus Psychology Club President, was presented with a Certifi cate of Recognition for being the 4th Annual Starr County Campus Psychology Club $1,000 Scholarship Recipient on Tuesday May 12, 2015. Ramirez will graduate from STC this May with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology and has obtained all A’s in his psychology cou ...

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OLMITOS GARCIA CREEK REHABILITATION PROJECT SET TO BEGIN WITHIN ‘NEXT FEW WEEKS’

19 de Mayo de 2015 According to a press release from the County of Starr public relation's offi ce, County Judge Eloy Vera and Commissioner Eloy Garza met with community leaders and representatives from Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and USDA-NRCS to discuss the Olmitos Garcia Creek Rehabilitation Project. “Th e rehabilitation project will ensure the safety of homes around the creek area in c ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY HIGH RIO GRANDE CITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SCHOOL STUDENTS TRAVEL TO LAREDO TRAVEL TO LAREDO FOR ANNUAL T.I.E.S FOR ANNUAL T.I.E.S EVENT

19 de Mayo de 2015 A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD reports RGC High School GEAR UP 10th Grade male students traveled to Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas on April 21. Th ey took part in the annual T.I.E.S. (Together in Education for Success) event for male cohort students. T.I.E.S. is under the direction of Ricardo Lee Lopez, Jr., Region 1 GEAR UP Specialist, native of Ri ...

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SCAN REMINDS COMMUNITY OF THE EFFECTS OF DRUGS ON THE BRAIN

19 de Mayo de 2015 According to a public service announcement from the Starr County Community Coalition, most kids grow dramatically during the adolescent and teen years. Th eir young brains, particularly the prefrontal cortex that is used to make decisions, are growing and developing, until their mid20’s. Long-term drug use causes brain changes that can set people up for addiction and other problems. Once ...

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TWC WARNS TEXAS JOB SEEKERS TO BE AWARE OF FALSE EMPLOYMENT SCAMS

12 de Mayo de 2015 The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) wants Texas job seekers to be aware of scams that involve individuals posing as potential employers in order to collect money in exchange for non-existent jobs. Some fake employers have even used the names of established businesses and interviewed job candidates in legitimate meeting spaces in order to scam individuals out of money. False employment sc ...

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RENEW ONLINE, SKIP THE TRIP TO DPS OFFICE THIS SUMMER

12 de Mayo de 2015 The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging residents to get ahead of the summer rush at driver license offices across the state by renewing their license or identification card early or online. The summer months tend to be one of the busiest times at driver license offices, and many Texans are eligible to skip the trip to the office completely via online renewal of their l ...

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SCHOOL DISTRICT HOSTS HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

12 de Mayo de 2015 A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD reports the district's Office of Human Resources hosted the First Annual Spring Health and Wellness Fair on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the MultiPurpose Center. “The event was extremely successful due to the participation of vendors that distributed valuable information and the employees that attended. We look forward to our next event,” said Dr. ...

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ROMA NATIVE PARTICIPATES IN UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON SYMPOSIUM ON RESEARCH AND THE ARTS

12 de Mayo de 2015 Samantha Mayne of Roma, presented "String Chamber Music" during the University of Dayton's 26th annual Bro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium. The symposium recognizes and celebrates academic excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, providing an opportunity for students from all disciplines to showcase their intellectual and artistic accomplishments. It represents the Marianist tradi ...

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