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BALLET FOLKLÓRICO UT PAN AMERICAN PRESENTS ALEGRÍA GIRA 2015

26 de Enero de 2015 The Ballet Folklórico UT Pan American will present its tour of Alegría Gira 2015 with four shows throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Now in its 45th season, the Ballet Folklórico will start with an opening night Gala on Feb. 12 at the McAllen Country Club. A dinner at 5:30 p.m. will precede the opening night show of Alegría Gira 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and show are $75 per ...

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CUELLAR REACTS TO OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

26 de Enero de 2015 Congressman Henry Cuellar issued the following statement in reaction to the State of the Union address, delivered by President Obama this evening. “Tonight, I sat in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives with an open mind, not listening for Democratic or Republican talking points, but instead listening for Texas values and ideas that will continue to move our state and country ...

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TWC AND THECB UNVEIL NEW TOOL FOR PROSPECTIVE TEXAS COLLEGE STUDENTS

26 de Enero de 2015 Prospective college students exploring higher education options in Texas now have an additional resource to help them choose the right college and program of study. As part of a federal Workforce Data Quality Initiative, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) partnered to create Texas CREWS (Consumer Resource for Education and Workf ...

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VALLEY REP MOVES TO HELP LOCAL STUDENTS SEEKING LAW DEGREE

26 de Enero de 2015 South Texas students seeking a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, considered one of the most prestigious public law schools in the nation, could take their first year of required coursework in the Rio Grande Valley under legislation filed on Tuesday, January 20, by Rep. Terry Canales. The measure, House Bill 791, would help Valley students, who would benefit from thei ...

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RATTLER WRESTLERS WIN TOP SPOTS AT RECENT TOURNAMENTS

26 de Enero de 2015 A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD reports the Rattler Wrestling team placed in the top 3 teams at four of their five tournaments this season. The team placed 3rd at the Southern Scuffle at McAllen Rowe in November, 2nd place at the Mustang Classic at McAllen Memorial in December, 1st place at the Snakebite Invitational at Rio Grande City, 1st place at the Gator Roll Invitatio ...

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GRULLA HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS SUCCESSFUL FINANCIAL AID EVENT

26 de Enero de 2015 According to a press release from the Rio Grande City CISD, Grulla High School hosted their Financial Aid Night on Wednesday evening, January 21. GHS parents attended the event to receive the most up to date information on various universities and the procedures for applying for financial aid. Several university representatives were present at the event to answer any questions. Among the ...

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RGC PARKS & REC. TO HOST RESOLUTIONS FAIR, PARTNERS WITH TV SHOW

26 de Enero de 2015 The City of Rio Grande City's Parks and Recreation Department will host a Resolutions Fair next Saturday aimed at helping resident follow through on their new year's resolutions. The City has also partnered with a popular television reality show for a 'community challenge' that offers participants the opportunity to lose weight, and appear on national television. “We'll be having a Resol ...

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SIXTEEN MIGHTY RATTLER BAND MEMBERS EARN TOP SPOTS AT STATE LEVEL

26 de Enero de 2015 According to a press release from the Rio Grande City CISD, sixteen Mighty Rattler band members represented Rio Grande City High School on Saturday, January 10, at Alice Texas High School during the Texas Music Educators Association Area G Auditions. The following students earned a position in a TMEA All-State Band or Orchestra.  5A All-State Symphonic Band on French Horn:  Mr. Ervey Gar ...

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FREE TAX ASSISTANCE TO BE OFFERED AT RGC CITY HALL

26 de Enero de 2015 The City of Rio Grande, and the United Way of South Texas organization have partnered up to provide free tax preparation assistance to local families who earned less than $53,000 in 2014. These services will be provided by trained volunteers at Rio Grande City Hall every Monday, and Wednesday. “The City's finance department began participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA ...

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COMMUNITY GATHERS TO ‘MEET & GREET’ NEW RGC PD CHIEF

26 de Enero de 2015 A large crowd gathered at Rio Grande City Hall on Friday afternoon, January 23, to get to know the newly appointed RGC Chief of Police, Noe Castillo, at a City sponsored “Meet & Greet” event. Present at the event were representatives from multiple local law enforcement entities such as the Starr County Sheriff's office, the District Attorney’s office, Border Patrol, U.S. CBP, the Rio ...

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2014 FEATURED STRONG BUSINESS GROWTH FOR THE ENTIRE STATE

  19 de Enero de 2015 Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry recently released numbers showing double-digit growth for new Texas businesses in 2014. “Texas continues to show strong economic performance year after year,” said Secretary Berry. “That performance can be seen not only in employment numbers or tax receipts, but also in the high number of businesses formations filed with the secretary of state’s o ...

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TEXAS CONGRESSMAN MOVES TO ‘PROTECT FAMILIES FROM HIGHER ENERGY BILLS’

  19 de Enero de 2015 Texas Congressman Will Hurd recently released the a statement regarding his vote for the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015, and how hopes the new legislation will promote job growth. “My job is to lift the heavy, unnecessary burdens that have been placed on the people in my district by the federal government, while making sure that our government operates in a way that promotes job ...

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GOVERNOR-ELECT ABBOTT WANTS A FULL PERFORMANCE REVIEW OF TEXAS BENEFITS

  19 de Enero de 2015 Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott recently announced the deployment of an independent strike force tasked with conducting a comprehensive performance review of management, contracting and operations within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Governor-elect Abbott released the following statement: "In the wake of recent revelations at the Health and Human Services Commission, ...

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UTPA HOPES TO “SEPARATE FACT FROM FICTION” REGARDING INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  19 de Enero de 2015 The University of Texas-Pan American's College of Health Sciences and Human Services plans to separate fact from fiction regarding infectious diseases at its second Critical Issues in Health Care Event Thursday, January 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the UTPA Ballroom. The panel discussion will be held from 3-5 p.m. at UTPA's Ballroom and the topic, "Infectious Disease: Are We at Risk," ...

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR TEENS INTERESTED IN WILDLIFE, LIVESTOCK

  19 de Enero de 2015 The Texas Brigade program is currently seeking local youth with an interest in learning about wildlife and/or livestock. Participants could qualify to earn a college scholarship. The Brigade mission is to educate and empower youths with the leadership skills and knowledge in wildlife, fisheries, and land stewardship to become conservation ambassadors for a sustained natural resource le ...

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CUELLAR WANTS CBP AGENTS TO “INTERACT RESPECTFULLY” WITH BORDER CROSSERS

  19 de Enero de 2015 The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a Homeland Security funding bill, including specific language added by Congressman Henry Cuellar. Cuellar’s additions include a call for a review of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer training to ensure professionalism, and the addition of a provision which makes costs of providing care, transportation, and humanitarian relief ...

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STARR CO. HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH STC FOR NURSING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

  19 de Enero de 2015 South Texas hospitals are partnering with South Texas College to prepare and train registered nurses to serve as mentors, known as preceptors, to nursing students using a $146,487 Workforce Investment Act statewide grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The partnering South Texas hospitals include McAllen Medical Center, Edinburg Children’s Hospital, South Texas Behavioral Ce ...

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H-E-B ISSUES RECALL FOR WHITE CORN TORTILLAS

  19 de Enero de 2015 H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall specifically for the H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas due to the possible presence of foreign material. H-E-B discovered the issue on January 13, 2015 during quality assurance product reviews at our manufacturing facility. This recall is specific to only the 12 count and 30 count packages of H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas ...

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STARR RANKED “POOREST” COUNTY IN TEXAS

  19 de Enero de 2015 According to one Valley media report, the U.S Census Bureau's American Community Survey has named Starr County as “the poorest county in the entire state of Texas.” The survey based its ranking on household income, poverty and unemployment rates. From 2009 to 2013, Starr County's median household income was a little under $25,000, which is less than half of the median household income ...

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TEXAS SENATOR MOVES TO PRESERVE STATE FUND FOR “WHEN WE TRULY NEED IT”

12 de Enero de 2015  Senator Charles Perry recenlty filed SJR 19 requiring that a minimum balance equal to 5% of general revenue must remain in the Economic Stabilization Fund more commonly known as the ‘Rainy Day Fund’ (RDF) at all times. Under Perry’s legislation, the minimum balance for the 2014-15 biennium would have been $4.81 billion. “The Rainy Day Fund is primarily funded by revenue from oil and nat ...

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