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PURCHASE OF POPULAR SUMMER TREAT MAY HELP LOCAL CHILD PATIENTS

26 de Julio de 2016 Experience a chilling treat Thursday, July 28, as a national restaurant chain offers a special promotion to benefit Driscoll Children’s Hospital. For the 11th annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard sold at participating Dairy Queen locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, which raises funds and awareness for more than 150 chil ...

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PSYCH CLUB WINS TOP PRICE AT STC CLUB OLYMPICS

26 de Julio de 2016 On Friday morning, April 15, the South Texas College Starr County Campus Psychology Club participated in the annual Club Olympics at the Starr County Campus. According to club organizers, the club Olympics is a friendly competition among the different clubs and student organizations at STC Starr County Campus. There was a variety of games and competitions during the Olympics that include ...

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CDC OFFICE OPENS IN SOUTH TEXAS TO HELP FIGHT AGAINST ZIKA

26 de Julio de 2016 Earlier this week, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Mayor Pete Saenz and the City of Laredo Health Department announced the creation of a new office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Laredo, with three CDC-contracted public health professionals. At Congressman Cuellar’s request, the CDC has contracted with Caduceus Healthcare to hire a contracted team of public health ...

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NEW INNOVATION BRINGS IN NEARLY $100 MILLION FOR TEXAS SCHOOLCHILDREN

26 de Julio de 2016 Earlier this week, Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) third online sale of oil and gas leases recently earned public education more than $98 million. The GLO recently partnered with EnergyNet, an industry leader for easy-to-use oil and gas auction and sealed bid transaction services, to conduct lease sales online. By taking the bids online, t ...

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LOCAL HS STUDENTS CONDUCT COLLEGE RESEARCH IN UTRGV’S HIGH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

26 de Julio de 2016 A 10-week program, dubbed HIGH Scholars, engages high school students from the Rio Grande Valley in “real time” laboratory and research projects being conducted by university faculty on the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses, with the goal of promoting student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Dr. Parwinder Grewal, dean of the College of Science, said the HIGH ...

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POPULAR TELEVISION PERSONALITY TO SPEAK AT STARR COUNTY STC CAMPUS

26 de Julio de 2016 The South Texas College Starr County Campus Psychology Club will host its 4th edition of Crossing Disciplines Conference on Thursday, July 28, from 12:30-1:30pm at the Campus auditorium. The theme for this conference is "Into the TV Journalism Field" with Guest Speaker Marcy Martinez. Marcy is a RGV native and the current TV host and producer of Action 4 News (Channel 4). According to ev ...

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LOCAL CHURCH HOSTS APPRECIATION DINNER HONORING RIO GRANDE CITY POLICE DEPT.

26 de Julio de 2016 A Rio Grande City Police Dept. appreciation dinner was held at the Saint Johns First Methodist Church by Pastor Emerson Villegas on Friday evening, July 15. Following a brief service in honor of local law enforcement, RGC Mayor Joel Villarreal, members of the community and the PD staff and family all sat down to enjoy a meal together. The event served as a show of support and appreciatio ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY BOYS & GIRLS YOUTH CLUB ENJOY ZOO ANIMAL PRESENTATION

26 de Julio de 2016 On Friday afternoon, July 22, The Rio Grande City Boys & Girls Youth Club enjoyed a presentation by the Gladys Porter Zoo which featured several live animals. The children learned about the lives of multiples species of animals including, lizards, tortoises. The kids also learned about the Gladys Porter Zoo, and the daily lives of all the animals that live there. The Gladys Porter Zo ...

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OPERATION LONE STAR RETURNS TO RIO GRANDE CITY NEXT WEEK

26 de Julio de 2016 For almost 20 years now, residents of the Rio Grande Valley have come to rely on the free medical care provided during Operation Lone Star. The medical personnel see more than 1,000 people daily. For some, this annual emergency preparedness exercise is their only opportunity to see a physician. Clinics will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28, a ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY PARKS & REC. DEPT. ENCOURAGES SAFETY AT NEW SKATE PLAZA

26 de Julio de 2016 Although an official grand opening ceremony is still in the planning phase, many are already enjoying the recently constructed Skate Plaza located within Rio Grande City's Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park. The City's Parks & Rec. Department encourages all visitors follow basic principles to ensure all skateboard enthusiast safely enjoy the new facilities. Hours of operation for the ...

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NEW ALAMO LICENSE PLATE NOW AVAILABLE, SALES BENEFIT ALAMO PRESERVATION

19 de Julio de 2016 Earlier this week, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Texas State Representative Lyle Larson announced the availability of a new Alamo license plate for all Texans! With each purchase, $22 of the license tag price will go directly to the Alamo to pay for preservation efforts and historical educational programs. “The creation of this new license plate coincides with a new and exci ...

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CUELLAR WANTS INCREASED TRANSPARENCY IN ICE DETENTION CENTERS

19 de Julio de 2016 Earlier this week, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced he secured language in the House Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill designed to increase transparency within ICE detention centers, as well as increased funding for Alternatives to Detention. Concerned with the treatment of undocumented migrant families, Congressman Cuellar has brought the lack of transparency in ...

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UTRGV ANNOUNCES FOOTBALL FEASIBILITY CONSULTANT GROUP

19 de Julio de 2016 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced last week it has obtained the services of College Sports Solutions, LLC, to conduct its football feasibility study. The consultants will work with the football feasibility committee, which is being chaired by legendary football coach Mack Brown, to develop a recommendation to UTRGV Director of Athletics Chris King. King will then make t ...

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LOCAL CLUB HOLDS CANNED FOOD DRIVE TO AID LOCAL SOUP KITCHEN

19 de Julio de 2016 On Friday, July 1, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club spent the morning and the noon hour at Casa de Esperanza (CDE) in Rio Grande City. Casa de Esperanza is a local soup kitchen that provides free prepared meals for anyone who shows up, every day, Monday through Friday. The Starr County Campus Psychology Club recently hosted a canned food drive and donated those canned items to Cas ...

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TEXAS MILITARY DEPARTMENT SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR COUNCIL

19 de Julio de 2016 The Texas Military Department (TMD) is seeking up to five qualified applicants to fill volunteer positions on the Real Property Advisory Council (RPAC). RPAC members are appointed by the Texas Adjutant General, serve three-year terms, and have experience in one or more of the following areas: architecture, construction management, engineering, property management, facilities maintenance ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY AUDIO VISUAL CLUB TO HOST BW FILM DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

19 de Julio de 2016 The Rio Grande City Audio Visual Club will host a Black & White 35mm film development workshop on Saturday, July 23 at the Kelsey-Bass Museum and Events Center. The workshop is free and open to the public. "We would like to encourage anyone interested in learning how to take pictures with, develop Black & White 35mm film to our workshop," state club organizers. "We will be experi ...

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RGC PD TO HOLD SCHOOL UNIFORM BENEFIT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

19 de Julio de 2016 The Rio Grande City Police Department and the RGC Crime Stoppers are teaming up to host a School Uniforms Benefit Softball Tournament on Saturday morning, July 23, to help raise funds to purchase school uniforms for Starr County Students. "Our mission is to provide new uniforms to children in need in the Starr County area," reads a statement from the RGC Crime stoppers. "We will be hosti ...

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TEXANS URGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SUMMER ACTIVITIES

19 de Julio de 2016 Whether you are preparing for a vacation or just taking care of routine errands, Texas.gov is a great resource to help make your summertime plans a breeze. The state’s official website offers a gateway to plenty of helpful information about Texas and access to more than 1,000 simple, convenient, and secure online services. Here are just a few ways you can take advantage of what Texas.gov ...

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FOOD SALES REGULATIONS DISCUSSED AT RIO GRANDE CITY COMMISSION MEETING

19 de Julio de 2016 The regular meeting of the City Commission of Rio Gande City held on Wednesday evening, July 13, featured the first reading and approval of an ordinance aimed at regulating food sales by authorizing the city to perform health inspections. The purpose of Ordinance No. 2016-7 is to regulate food establishments, including food service establishments, retail food stores, temporary food estab ...

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LOCAL UNIVERSITY HOSTS FIRST U.S. SYMPOSIUM FOR LATIN AMERICAN ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION

12 de Julio de 2016 Professors and graduate students from seven Latin American countries are visiting South Texas for the first time to attend a multi-disciplinary research symposium hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley through July 9. A collaborative effort among UTRGV, La Universidad de Puerto Rico and the Asociación Latino Americana de Facultades de Contaduría y Administración (ALAFEC), th ...

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