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Residents Propose Renaming Street and Park to Honor Veterans

Rio Grande City At the regular meeting of the City Commission of Rio Grande City held on Thursday afternoon, July 24, local residents along with representative from multiple military veterans associations spoke in the public forum to propose the renaming of one local road, and a municipal park to honor veterans. The proposed project would rename FM 3167, commonly referred to as 'Hospital Road', and a small ...

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Perry Deploys up to 1,000 National Guard Troops to the Border

(Photo Credit: Sgt. Jessi Ann McCormick - http://www.army.mil/media/284289/) U.S/Mexico Border Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focuse ...

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Rio Grande City Children Attend Sea Turtle Presentation at Public Library

Rio Grande City On Wednesday afternoon, July 16, a large crowd of families gathered at the Rio Grande City Public Library to learn about the life cycles of sea turtles and how everyone can take part in protecting the now endangered spices. Khrystyne Jamerson with Sea Turtle Inc., put on a lively, and educational presentation in which she explained the differences between several species of turtles, and plac ...

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RGC Native Featured in Weight-loss Reality Television Show

Rio Grande City Rio Grande City native Angel Montemayor is currently a contestant on the Spanish language reality show, Pierde y Gana (as of the writing of this article). The weight-loss challenge reality show, which is broadcast on the Televisa television network, is said to be similar to the popular NBC television show The Biggest Loser. On Saturday morning, July 12, Montemayor was one of the organizers o ...

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STC Psychology Club to host Sixth Starr County Role Models Conference

Starr County The South Texas College Psychology Club will host the Fifth Starr County Role Models Get Inspired! Conference on Tuesday, July 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., at the Starr County Campus Auditorium, located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City. The four featured panelists at the Starr County Role Models Get Inspired! Conference are Carlos Guzman, Roma ISD Superintendent, Dr. Luzelma G. Canales, ...

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Former RGC Police Officer’s Wife Files Grievances Prior to His Recent Termination

Rio Grande City Earlier this week ENLACE NEWS (EN), received a citizen complaint from Mrs. Melisa Escobedo, in which she expressed her disappointment with the recent employment termination of her husband, Nicolas Escobedo Jr., from the Rio Grande City Police Department. In a lengthy complaint emailed to ENLACE NEWS, Mrs. Escobedo declares she believes her husband was treated unfairly, and unjustly terminate ...

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Donations Sought for Cattlemen’s RoundUp to Benefit Children’s Hospital

Rio Grande City The 2014 South Texas Cattlemen's RoundUp is set to take place next Friday, July 18, at the R.Y. Livestock Sales, Inc. located on 12 Livestock Rd, in Rio Grande City, starting at 11:00 a.m. “To help support the 4-H Clubs in their efforts for this wonderful and unique event, we are asking for your contribution,” declared 2014 Cattlemen's RoundUp Chairmen Gerald Eckel in one letter. “One hundre ...

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Preparations Underway for Operation Lone Star

Rio Grande City Perpetration are currently underway for the 2014 Operation Lone Star program set to begin on Monday, August 4, through Thursday, August 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday, August 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ringgold Middle School Campus located on 1 S. Fort Ringgold in Rio Grande City. The operation is a joint exercise involving the Department of State Health Services, Texa ...

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Rio Grande City’s Boys & Girls Club to Undergo Major Restructuring

Rio Grande City According to Rio Grande City officials, the Rio Grande City Boys & Girls club has currently ceased all activities and is set to undergo serious restructuring following the drastic decline of enrollees during the Summer months. Deputy Rio Grande City Manager, Elisa Beas, recently confirmed to ENLACE NEWS that the RGC Boys & Girls Club Board moved to terminate all RGC Boys & Girls Club employe ...

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Cuellar Asks Why Obama Would Apparently Rather Play Pool and Not Visit the Border

PHOTO: Official White House Photo Nation In a recent interview with Fox News' Andrea Mitchell, Congressman Henry Cuellar expressed his concerns about how the White House is dealing with the 'Border Crisis', and asked why Mr. Obama would seemingly rather attend a fund-raising event, instead of driving just a few miles to tour the border and see the extent of the problem firsthand. “Let me say this: when I sa ...

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Launches Landmark Roma Infrastructure Project

Roma On Wednesday morning, July 2, the City of Roma held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new drainage system on Ebony Street. The City received $6.3 million in federal funding to conduct roadway and drainage improvements and replace utilities. “This is part of the American Recovery Act,” explained Congressman Henry Cuellar. “$1.3 million for roadway improvements. $3.2 million for drainage improvements. $232 ...

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Local Club’s Fund Raising Activities Aid RGC Two-year-old

Rio Grande City On Thursday, June 26, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club presented a check in the amount of $1,630 to aid two-year-old, Zadee Lopez of Rio Grande City who was recently diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer known as Neuroblastoma. According to a press release from the club, the amount is a combination of funds obtained by donations, and a T-shirt sale during the month of June. The ch ...

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July Officially Declared; “Watch Your Car Month”

Texas In 2012, vehicle thefts in Texas totaled 64,982, which means a car was stolen every eight minutes, according to a press release from the Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA). Any vehicle is a potential target, and those most stolen are at least five years old. In 2013, the most targeted makes/models in Texas included: Ford Pickup, Chevrolet Pickup, Dodge Pickup, Chevrolet Tahoe, ...

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Lopez Speaks to Students About Recent Medical Mission to Central America

Starr County On Monday, June 30, the South Texas College Starr County Campus Psychology Club invited Leo Lopez III as guest speaker for a special presentation in which he shared his experiences during his second medical mission to Guatemala; reports a press release from the club. During his presentation, Lopez, showed pictures and elaborated on how much students should value what we have in the United State ...

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Local Lodge Decorates Downtown RGC with American Flags

Rio Grande City Members of the Rio Grande City Masonic Hope Lodge volunteered to decorate downtown Rio Grande City with American Flags in observance of Independence Day 2014. Volunteers; John Silva, Sabas Chapa, Ross Barrera,Lupe Barrera,Samuel Ramos and a few others all joined in this endeavor. “Let's see more flags in the neighborhoods to show our patriotism,” reads a statement from the lodge. “[Today] is ...

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H-E-B Issues Precautionary Recall on Meat Products

Rio Grande City H-E-B, is issuing a precautionary recall of several beef market items in its Texas stores due to the possible presence of foreign material; according to a recall notice posted on the company's website. As of the publishing of the article, no illnesses have been reported. "H-E-B is committed to the highest standards of food safety for our customers," said Winell Herron, Group Vice President o ...

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Multiple Agencies Battle Fronton Blaze, Save Neighborhood

Fronton On Tuesday afternoon, July 1, firefighters, police officers, Sheriff's deputies, State troopers, residents, Border Patrol agents and Fish & Wildlife representatives all fought side-by-side to defeat a blaze that threatened an entire neighborhood in Froton Texas; located just a few miles West of Roma. “It was an amazing team effort,” said Roma Fire Department (FD) chief Alfredo Garza about the fire-f ...

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Community Invited to Attend RGC 4th of July Celebration

Rio Grande City The City of Rio Grande City is set to host a 4th of July celebration on Friday, July 4th from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. within the plaza surrounding the Kiosk on Britton Avenue, across from BBVA Compass Bank. The event will feature live performances from local bands such as The Casual Buds, Big River Outlaws, The John Clarke Band, and the Vulture Club. Attendees are encouraged to bring their o ...

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College Club Aids Campaign to Send Care Packages to Active Troops

Starr County On Tuesday, June 17, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club organized to decorate a contribution box for Operation Interdependence (OI) that will be placed by a stair case at STC Starr County Campus Building E; reports a press release form the club. OI is a campaign aimed at sending care packages to active overseas military, and will be accepting contributions up to July 10. Students, faculty, ...

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Renowned Author to Visit RGC Library this Friday

Rio Grand City Author, Angélica Reyna-Bland, will give a presentation in the Rio Grande City Public Library on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., discussing her book, "Last Ride on the Ferry: My Life as a Migrant Worker 1940's". The event will also feature an author signing session. Reyna, first published 'Last Ride on the Ferry' in 2006, but published it as fiction. However, her goal had always been to p ...

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