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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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GOVERNOR ABBOTT MEETS WITH NUEVO LEÓN GOVERNOR JAIME RODRÍGUEZ CALDERÓN

13 de Abril de 2016 Earlier this week, Governor Greg Abbott hosted Nuevo León Governor Jaime Rodríguez Calderón at the Texas Capitol to discuss collaboration on energy, trade, transportation and border security. During the meeting, the Governors discussed transnational energy infrastructure and collaboration on strengthening trade and commercial ties between Texas and Nuevo Leon. Governor Abbott thanked Gov ...

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TEN RGV STUDENTS EARNED AWARDS AT THE 30TH ANNUAL STATE-WIDE COMPETITION

13 de Abril de 2016 More than 1,200 bright young Texans vied for prizes last weekend at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair, a competition that brings together top science fair winners from across the state. The event was hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, March 31-April 2. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has co-sponsored the competiti ...

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Local University Will Soon have Access to 3D Printers

13 de Abril de 2016 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Chemistry Department will soon own three 3D printers, increasingly important tools in education and research. UTRGV Assistant Professor Shervin Fatehi and Professor Javier Macossay have secured the “Educate and Inspire” grant from the 3D-printing start-up company New Matter. UTRGV was one of 100 institutions to receive this grant from among 450 a ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY TEACHER SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER INSTITUTE AT YALE UNIVERSITY

13 de Abril de 2016 A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD reports, Melissa Morin, an 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at Veterans Middle School, has been selected to participate in a Social Studies Summer Institute at Yale University. "The selection process for this institute is very competitive and VMS is very proud of Mrs. Morin for taking the initiative to expand her knowledge in the area which i ...

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LAST RIO GRANDE CITY ART WALK OF THE SEASON SET FOR APRIL

13 de Abril de 2016 The Rio Grande City Public Library, along with the RGC Main Street Program, and the RGC Economic Development Co. will host the last art walk of this year's season on Thursday, April 14, at the Kelsey-Bass Museum and Events Center starting at 6:00 pm. “We are trying to reach out to artists, and promote literature, music, and poetry,” stated RGC Public Library director Norma Fultz. “Anyone ...

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GRULLA STUDENTS EARN 2ND PLACE IN STATE ROBOTICS COMPETITION

13 de Abril de 2016 According to a press release from the Rio Grande City CISD, CTE students under the direction of Mrs. Ana Cavazos from Grulla High School won 2nd place last weekend at Skills USA. The students received State Champions in Robotics Urban Search and Rescue. Skills USA State Competition was held at the Corpus Christi Texas American Banking Center on April 1-3. SkillsUSA is a United States car ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY CRIME STOPPERS TO HOST COLOR RAIN DASH

13 de Abril de 2016 The RGC Police Dept. Crime Stoppers has teamed up with several other local organizations to host a 5k marathon event scheduled to take place at the Buffalo Fairgrounds in Rio Grande City, on Saturday morning, April 16. The race itself will kick-off at 8:00 am. Participation registration fees are $25 for participants age 16 and over and $15 for participants age 11-15. There is no charge f ...

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