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CUELLAR TRAVELS THROUGH MEXICO, SOUTH AMERICA WITH CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION

10 de Mayo de 2016 Earlier this week Congressman Henry Cuellar traveled with a bipartisan delegation of 11 members of Congress, led by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, to three countries that are part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries that would eliminate around 18,000 taxes, in the form of tariffs, on American-made products. The mem ...

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FARM WORKERS UNION ANNOUNCE UPCOMING RGC LABOR STRIKE COMMEMORATION EVENT

10 de Mayo de 2016 This summer marks the 50-year anniversary of the labor strike and march of a group of Rio Grande Valley farm workers and allies from Rio Grande City to the Texas capitol. A group that includes farm workers from that era will hold its first commemorative event in Rio Grande City on Wednesday morning, June 1. A news conference to discuss the upcoming programs was held on Thursday, May 5, at ...

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NEWLY APPOINTED WORKFORCE COMMISSIONER, ALVAREZ, VISITS WITH RGCEDC

10 de Mayo de 2016 Last month, newly appointed Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez visited the Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation office. During his visit, he discussed workforce development, planning and support for the City. According to a press release from the EDC, one topic emphasized during the meeting was the Skills Development Fund. This program supports the development and implement ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY HIGH SCHOOL LITERARY CRITICISM TEAM IS STATE BOUND

10 de Mayo de 2016 According to a press release from the Rio Grande City CISD, the Rio Grande City High School Literary Criticism Team competed on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at The University of Texas – San Antonio and came in 1st place, making them Regional Champions. They are currently ranked 2nd in the State and will be going to Austin in on May 23-25, to compete for the state title. The students are coac ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY HIGH SCHOOL’S MIGRANT CLUB HOLDS MIGRANT BANQUET

10 de Mayo de 2016 On Thursday, April 21, 2016, Rio Grande City High School held their Migrant Banquet at the Rio High Library; reports a press release from the RGCCISD. According to the release, The banquet is held every year in order to recognize and celebrate the migrants for their hard work, commitment, and challenges they face when going out to work in different areas. This year the Migrant Club had a ...

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ROMA GLADIATORS EDGE RATTLERS 1-0 IN TIEBREAKER GAME TO REACH BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

10 de Mayo de 2016 The following is an excerpt from an article submitted to ENLACE NEWS by freelance writer Kenneth Roberts. The full version of this article can be found on this publication's website, or on www.rgherald.com. In a game played at Roma on Monday night, May 2 to determine the fourth and final District 31-5A baseball playoff berth, the Roma Gladiators scored the contest’s only run with two out ...

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LOCAL CLUB HOSTS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL TALENT SHOW COMPETITION

10 de Mayo de 2016 On Friday evening, April 29, the South Texas College Starr County Campus Psychology hosted Starr County’s Got Talent 9 at the STC Amphitheater in Rio Grande City. The sold out event was attended by 436 people in attendance. $1,919 was fundraised overall, from the admission and participation fees, plus money obtained from selling waters, Gatorades, sodas and chips, which will benefit the a ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: APRIL IS ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

26 de Abril de 2016 The following is a letter-to-the-editor was submitted to ENLACE NEWS earlier this week by the Starr County Community Coalition, SCAN, Inc.. Dear Editor: This April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) since 1987, this year’s theme is: “Talk Early, Talk Often: Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Alcohol ...

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RGCCISD STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK MEET

26 de Abril de 2016 A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD reports students form across the district participated and placed in a Special Olympics Track Meet held earlier this month in Zapata. The meet took place on Wednesday, April 6, at the Zapata ISD. This event itself was hosted by the Zapata Independent School District and offered the students the opportunity to compete, experience track and fie ...

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LOCAL CLUB SEEKS DONATIONS FOR TOILETRIES DRIVE

26 de Abril de 2016 The South Texas College Starr County Psychology Club is currently seeking donations for a Toiletries Drive to benefit the South Texas Empowerment of Women Center. Some of the items being accepted include diapers (any size), deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, bath soap, etc. Donations can be dropped off at the E2.730 or E2.716 offices of the STC Starr County Campus located on 14 ...

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CELEBRATE “DIA DE LOS NIÑOS” AT THE RGC BVM PARK, APRIL 28

26 de Abril de 2016 Over 50 Organizations have teamed up to help Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Dia De Los Niños, and Promote Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. The celebration will take place on Thursday, April 28, at the Rio Grande City Basilio Villarreal Park starting at 5:00 pm. Dia De los Niño’s, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of al ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY PARKS & REC. EMPLOYEES EARN MASTER NATURALIST CERTIFICATION

26 de Abril de 2016 Rio Grande City Parks & Rec. director Omar Peralez, and RGC Boys and Girls Youth Club instructor Enrique Casas both received Master Naturalist Certification from Texas Parks & Wildlife organization at a graduation ceremony held in Weslaco on Tuesday evening, April 19. Casas, and Peralez are now recognized as Master Naturalist by the South Texas Border Chapter of TP&W, which i ...

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RINGGOLD MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS EXPLORE THE COSMOS

18 de Abril de 2016 A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD report on Friday, April 8. Ringgold Middle School 8th grade students had a chance to explore the universe at the library with the UTRGV Portable Planetarium. "The students had the opportunity to view a digital full-dome presentation that was truly an out of this world experience," reads a statement from the district. "Special thanks to the UT ...

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LOCAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS EXPLORE THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

18 de Abril de 2016 A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD reports Ac2E Elementary's 5th grade students, along with teachers and staff, visited the University of Texas at Austin for its annual Explore UT event on Saturday, March 5. Students were grouped by academic interests and visited many workshops and stations related to their field of choice through the campus. “It was an extremely memorable tri ...

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LOCAL CONVENIENCE STORES HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

18 de Abril de 2016 Now through May 3, Stripes Convenience Stores in South Texas are asking customers to “Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are” and purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon to raise funds for Driscoll Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Funds generated during the in-store campaign will serve the 76,000 outpatients and 4,800 inpatient children treated annually at Driscoll Child ...

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GRULLA MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD GIRLS WIN DISTRICT TITLE

18 de Abril de 2016 According to a press release from the Rio Grande City CISD, Grulla Middle School 7th and 8th Track and Field girls have won the district titles for the 8th year in a row. “The girls have worked hard every day at practice and on their academics to defend the tradition. The girls have not only made their school proud but their community as well,” states the release. Grulla Middle School re ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY, CAMARGO LEADERS MEET FOR “ABRAZO DE AMISTAD”

18 de Abril de 2016 This year the "Abrazo de la Amistad" ceremony, where leaders from the city's of Rio Grande City and Camargo Tamaulipas meet for a symbolic embrace of unity, took place at the Starr Camargo International Bridge on Sunday morning, April 10. The ceremony kicked off Camargo's annual "Dia del Comercio y Tourismo" celebration. Following the event on the bridge, a delegation of Rio Grande City ...

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RESIDENTS, ARTIST ENJOY LAST RIO GRANDE CITY ART WALK OF THE SEASON

18 de Abril de 2016 The Rio Grande City Public Library, along with the RGC Main Street Program, and the RGC Economic Development Co. hosted the last art walk of this year's season on Thursday, April 14, at the Kelsey-Bass Museum and Events Center. Event coordinators explain this season's last Art Walk featured a Family and Friends Photography Contest, live music, and a poetry open mic session. "We want to t ...

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GRULLA MIDDLE SCHOOL MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM HEALTH CAMP

13 de Abril de 2016 A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD reports the district's Migrant Education Program provided Grulla Middle School a Health Professions Camp  on Friday morning, April 01. The day began with the introduction of Health professionals and with individuals that have been accepted to medical and dental schools. Students enjoyed suturing a banana, taking blood pressures, and various m ...

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL COSMETOLOGY STUDENTS ADVANCE TO NATIONAL COMPETITION

13 de Abril de 2016 According to a press release from the Rio Grande City CISD, Grulla High School students Stephanie Falcon, modulator, and Melanie Turner, model, under the direction of Mrs. Maribel Villarreal cosmetology CTE teacher will make history and advance to National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky. They will be representing the State of Texas in skills USA job skills demonstration open. They w ...

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