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RGCCISD Board Names Trigo Interim Superintendent, Effective Jan. 1

Rio Grande City Mr. Joel Trigo was official named Interim Superintendent of schools at the regular meeting of the Rio Grande City CISD School Board held on Tuesday evening, December 9, at the Fort Ringgold Multipurpose Center. Following the meeting's closed session, the Board reconvened to announce their decision in regards to the meeting agenda's Section VII, Line E item which called for a discussion regar ...

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Three Local ‘Sisters’ Receive National Recognition for their Humanitarian Efforts

Rio Grande Valley Three women religious from The Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are being recognized nationally for their work among the poor and immigrant people of Penitas, Texas, located near the U.S. – Mexico border. The three women, Sister Carolyn Kosub, Sister Emily Jocson and Sister Fatima Santiago, first came to the tornado-stricken colonia of Pueblo de Palmas, in Penitas, Texas, ...

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Veterans Day Ceremony Held at Newly Remodeled Cemetery

Rio Grande City A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the recently remodeled Veterans Cemetery plot located within the Starr County Cemetery on Fairgrounds Rd., in Rio Grande City. “Several individuals came together and decided to do the renovation of the [Veterans] plot here [at the County cemetery],” said US Army, Colonel, Rosbell Barrera. “The County donated a flag pole. The Rio Grande City Economic Develo ...

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Three ‘Obamacare’ Workshops to be Held in Starr County in Dec.

Starr County Congressman Henry Cuellar recently announced that his office will hold three health insurance enrollment workshops in Hidalgo County over the next four weeks. Residents of Starr County who do not have health insurance can sign up between November 15th and February 15th, 2015. Those residents seeking health coverage starting in 2015 must enroll in a plan by December 15th. “Millions of people acr ...

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Club Seeks Contestants for Upcoming Talent Show Competition

Rio Grande City The South Texas College, Starr County Campus Psychology Club will host their 6th Annual Starr County's Got Talent competition on Tuesday, November 25, from 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. at the campus auditorium. All local talent interested in being a contestant should attend a mandatory orientation and an optional rehearsal on Tuesday, November 18, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., also at the campus audit ...

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The Texas State Library and Archives Comm. Holds Meeting in RGC

Rio Grande City The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and its executive and administrative staff met on Friday morning, November 7, at Rio Grande City Hall to hold their quarterly meeting. According to information provided by the commission, TSLAC has been working closely with the staff at the Rio Grand Public Library and the Director of the Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation ...

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Teen Drug Use and Social Media Discussed at Monthly SCAN Meeting

Rio Grande City At the Starr County Community Coalition meeting held on Wednesday, November 5, SCAN director Sandra Garza presented information highlight the connection between teen drug use and social media. According to the information, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently funded a study which analyzed the content and demographic reach of a popular pro-marijuana Twitter handle in 2013 and ...

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Starr Co. Women Center

Starr County The South Texas Empowerment of Women Center Board of Directors held a Ribbon cutting Ceremony for a new facility in Starr County on Thursday morning, November 6. According to a press release from the County of Starr public relations office, the facility is a culmination of the tireless efforts of Sister Rosalia Fink and for all of the board members who have worked to raise the necessary funds f ...

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Multiple Rio Grande City Veterans Day Events Start This Weekend

Rio Grande City Several events in honor of Veterans Day will be celebrated in Rio Grande City starting next weekend. One of the events will involve the official renaming of a major RGC road. At 10:00 a.m., on Saturday morning, November 8, the municipal park located just North of HWY 83, on FM 3167 will be officially named Silver Star Park during a special dedication ceremony. At that same ceremony, FM 3167 ...

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South Texas Economic Development Council Hosts Town Hall Meeting at STC

Rio Grande City The Rio South Texas Economic Development Council, in partnership with the Starr County Industrial Foundation and South Texas College held a Town Hall Meeting focused on Economic Development in the region. The meeting was held on Thursday evening, October 30, at the STC Starr County Campus auditorium. The event was described as a venue where local residents had the opportunity to participate ...

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RGC Native Speaks at Coveted TEDx Conference

Texas Rio Grande City native, Leo Lopez III, was invited to speak at the TEDx San Antonio conference on Saturday, October 18, where, he spoke to the audience about recent, and troubling health issues their impact on many residents across the Rio Grande Valley. “I'm talking about the idea of access to quality healthcare,” said Mr. Lopez during his presentation. “Starr County [Texas] has some of the most imme ...

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Veterans Middle School Students Enjoy Career Day Activities

Rio Grande City Rio Grande City CISD Veterans Middle School students enjoyed multiple educational presentations as part of Career Day, on Wednesday October 29. One of the presentations was given by local personal fitness trainers from Rio Grande City. Personal trainers Gerald, and Christopher Salinas were invited to the school by educator Veronica Santos Garcia. During one of their presentations, the two bo ...

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Volunteers Continue Work on County Veterans Cemetery Restorations; Contributions Welcomed

Rio Grande City A handful of dedicated volunteers continue their efforts to beautify Starr County's Veterans Cemetery which, over the years, had fallen into a state of disrepair. “This is a volunteer community project,” said project spokeswoman, Maria Elia Ramos. “Rosbell Barrera, and Norma Linda Salinas-Lopez, decided it was time to get our veterans plots at our County cemetery to the honorable condition t ...

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SOUTH TEXAS REP. RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR LEGISLATIVE EXCELLENCE

Martes 14 de Octubre de 2014 Congressman Henry Cuellar recently announced that he has received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Legislative Excellence, which honors Members of Congress who demonstrate support for policies that enhance the ability of U.S. manufacturers to succeed in the global economy. “Jobs in the manufacturing sector support millions of American workers and are a v ...

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH OBSERVED IN STARR COUNTY

Martes 14 de Octubre de 2014 In recognition of October being Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness Month, Starr County Judge Eloy Vera and Starr County Commissioners recently signed a “Zero Tolerance” Towards Domestic Violence Proclamation in an effort to promote awareness of Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National C ...

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RGC FIREFIGHTERS CELEBRATE NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

Martes 14 de Octubre de 2014 Earlier this week, Rio Grande City Firefighters, and Mayor Ruben Villarreal kicked-off the local observance of National Fire Prevention Week with a lively presentation to elementary school students at the Fort Ringgold Auditorium which highlighted the dangers of “playing with fire.” Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 confl ...

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CUELLAR NAMED LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR BY TEXAS REHAB ACTION NETWORK

Martes 14 de Octubre de 2014 The Texas Rehab Action Network (TRAN) has named Congressman Henry Cuellar “Legislator of the Year” in recognition of his assistance to and support of public rehabilitation effort. TRAN, a voluntary group with approximately 800 members made up of professionals from the field and members of the business community, met for their annual conference on Oct. 2 in Frisco, Texas, where t ...

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TEXAS PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO PREPAY FOR THEIR CHILD´S EDUCATION

Martes 14 de Octubre de 2014 Open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began September 1, and runs through February 28, 2015. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds families that the Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents the chance to prepay for their child’s education at Texas public colleges and universities at today’s prices. “Saving for college is ...

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STARR COUNTY IMPROVING EMPLOYEE´S HEARTH 1″ONE STEP AT A TIME

Martes 14 de Octubre de 2014 The Starr County Employee Wellness Program is in full force providing opportunities for a healthier lifestyle; reports a press release from the County of Starr Public Relations Office. According to the release, The Wellness Committee realizes that employees have great responsibilities such as taking care of children, elderly parents and work. These duties sometimes make it diffi ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY NATIVE PARTICIPANTES IN NATIONAL BODY BUILDING COMPETITION

Photo Courtesy of James Allen Rio Grande City native, Jennifer Guzman, participated as an official constant at the National Physique Committee-Texas' (NPC) Iron House Classic competition on Saturday morning, October 4, at the McAllen Convention Center. “Stepping out from your comfort zone isn't easy. Doing an NPC Competition was a personal goal of mine,” declared Guzman who, through had work and dedication, ...

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