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DPS REMINDS DRIVERS TO USE CAUTION AS NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS

1 de Septiembre de 2015 As Texas students head back to school, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to watch for children who are walking to and from school or waiting for buses. Drivers should be especially cautious around school buses – which make frequent stops – and always follow traffic laws related to school buses and school zones. “DPS urges Texas drivers to use extra cauti ...

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COUNTY DECLARES AUGUST 31 AS “STARR COUNTY UTRGV DAY”

1 de Septiembre de 2015 A press release from the County of Starr public relations office reports County Judge Eloy Vera and the Starr County Commissioners recently signed a resolution designating August 31, 2015 as “UTRGV Day in Starr County” during Commissioners’ Court held on Monday, August 24. “We are very excited with the merger, especially with the medical school which will provide a stimulus for growt ...

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TEXAS SETS “DUCK” SEASONS FOR 2015-16, OUTLOOK IS PROMISING

1 de Septiembre de 2015 In preparation for what is shaping up to be a banner year for duck hunting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved the 2015-16 waterfowl seasons for Texas. For the first time in several years, Texas should have some higher water level marks to greet record populations of wintering waterfowl. Good news of record-setting waterfowl populations, with nearly all species numb ...

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REP. CUELLAR CELEBRATES WOMEN’S ACHIEVEMENTS

1 de Septiembre de 2015 Rep. Cuellar recently marked Women’s Equality Day, a celebration of the 95th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which ensured women’s right to vote across the country. This hard-won victory came after 72 years of marching and petitioning as well as ostracism and imprisonment following the first major women’s rights conference at Seneca Falls, ...

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LOCAL STC STUDENT ACTORS ENCOURAGED TO AUDION FOR UPCOMING PRODUCTION

1 de Septiembre de 2015 South Texas College Theatre will hold auditions for its October 2015 production of Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus’ adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s classic novel Crime and Punishment September 2 – 3, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Studio, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All South Texas College and Rio Grande Valley com ...

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TEXAS JOB GROWTH CONTINUED THROUGH THE SUMMER

1 de Septiembre de 2015 Texas added jobs for the fourth consecutive month with the addition of 31,400 seasonally adjusted nonagricultural jobs in July. The state has added jobs in 57 of the last 58 months. “Texas employers added 31,400 jobs in July, resulting in an increase of 260,500 positions over the year,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar. “The steady growth in jobs demonst ...

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TEXAN DRIVERS ENCOURAGED TO RENEW THEIR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AT TEXAS.GOV

1 de Septiembre de 2015 Texas.gov and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) are reminding all Texans that the online option for renewing a vehicle registration is still available. With the launch of the new Two Steps, One Sticker program on March 1, 2015, vehicles must first pass an inspection. When ready, Texans can head directly to Texas.gov/Driver (www.texas.gov/driver) to complete their renewal ...

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LOCAL UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES FIRST ALL-DIGITAL, NO-PAPER TEXTBOOK DEGREE PROGRAM

1 de Septiembre de 2015 Entering freshman enrolled in the new biomedical sciences degree program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will never have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, their course materials will be delivered to them on iPads, which they’ll receive at orientation on Aug. 26. And that’s just the first indication that this degree program will not be business – or in this case – h ...

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SEPTEMBER IS STARR COUNTY VOTER AWARENESS MONTH

1 de Septiembre de 2015 A press release from the County of Starr public relations office reports County Judge Eloy Vera and the Starr County Commissioners recently signed a resolution naming “September as Starr County Voter Awareness Month”. This initiative is to provide citizens with every opportunity to register to vote. According to the release, voter awareness and registration drives will soon be schedu ...

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OVER 300 KIDS BENEFITED FROM RIO GRANDE CITY’S PARKS & REC. SUMMER PROGRAM

1 de Septiembre de 2015 The Rio Grande City Parks & Recreation department (RGCPRD) recently completed its Summer program that helped educate over 300 kids on the basics of swimming and water safety. During the summer, the RGCPRD hosted the Gus & Goldie program which enrolled 323 kids. “In an era when far too many municipal pools are being used for the hot summer, it’s a wonderful breath of fresh air ...

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE APPROVES LICENSE FOR HISTORIC U.S./MEXICO “OIL SWAP”

24 de Agosto de 2015 The United States Department of Commerce recently announced the approval of licenses for swaps of U.S. light crude oil in exchange for imports of heavy Mexican crude oil. Currently, the United States is prohibited from exporting its crude oil due to a crude oil export ban that was established in 1975 and has since hindered the American energy market in light of great advancements in ene ...

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TEXANS URGED TO USE ENERGY RESPONSIBLY AS STATEWIDE DEMAND GROWS

24 de Agosto de 2015 Governor Greg Abbott recently urged all Texans to use energy responsibly during the peak hours of between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM to combat the growing statewide demand for electricity. For the first time since 2011, electricity usage in Texas has set a monthly record, and the state’s electric grid will face continued stress as seasonably hot weather conditions are expected to persist. Addi ...

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RIO GRANDE CITY CISD PRINCIPALS READY FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

24 de Agosto de 2015 The Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District is set to start classes next Monday, August 24, at all 18 of their campuses. All 18 campus principals were recently recognized for their efforts by the school Board, and Superintendent Joel Trigo, who which them well for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Rio Grande City CISD principals are; Rio Grande City High School- Inter ...

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MEDINA ELECTRIC, TEXAS A&M TEAM UP TO PROVIDE WATER SCREENINGS FOR SAN ISIDRO

24 de Agosto de 2015 According to a press release from the County of Starr Public relations office, the local Texas A&M (TAMA) AgriLife-Starr Office has partnered with Medina Electric Cooperative Inc. to provide water screenings for San Isidro residents who own water wells. During a San Isidro Community Meeting held on Wednesday, August 19, a contribution in the amount of $2,000 was presented to the TAM ...

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STARR CO. FIREFIGHTERS SUCCESSFULLY EXTINGUISH LARGE BRUSH-FIRE

24 de Agosto de 2015 According to a press release from the County of Starr public relations story, a Brush-fire east of Rio Grande City burned approximately 30 acres of brush, but was successfully extinguished before the blaze could damage homes or business in the area and no injuries have been reported. The State of Texas Operations Center reports that the 80 acre tract where the fire started is located 4 ...

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LOCAL COSMOLOGISTS PROVIDE FREE HAIR CUTS FOR OVER 100 STUDENTS RETURNING TO SCHOOL

24 de Agosto de 2015 Former Grulla High School student Kayla Martinez teamed up with several local cosmetologists to help provide free back-to-school hair cuts to children getting ready to start their new school year next Monday, August 24. “It was more than what I expected and it was such a great turn out,” said event organizer Kayla Martinez. “I can't thank everyone enough who helped out with the event in ...

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TXDOT GRANT YIELDS BUS PURCHASE FOR STARR COUNTY

24 de Agosto de 2015 A press release from the County of Starr public relations office reports Starr County Pct. 4 Commissioner Ruben D. Saenz recently announced the purchase of a transport vehicle with a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. The vehicle will be utilized to enhance the mobility of senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. The 2016 Type II Bus is equipped with a wheel-ch ...

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LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HELP WITH BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING FOR LOCAL FAMILIES

24 de Agosto de 2015 Following a successful fundraising softball game, the Rio Grande City Police Department recently teamed up with several other organization, to help provide sever Starr County children with school uniforms and supplies for the upcoming school year. “Our first annual uniform benefit was a success,” reads a statement from the Rio Grande City Crime Stoppers. “It is our pleasure to announce ...

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CITY OF RIO GRANDE CITY HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING

18 de Agosto de 2015 Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal hosted a Town Hall Meeting at the new City Hall located on 5332 E. Hwy. 83, on Thursday evening, August 13, where he and the several city department-heads addressed issues and concerns brought-up by local members of the community. Some of the issues discussed at the meeting were lighting conditions for some neighborhood streets, updates on the FM 75 ...

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DPS REMINDS TEXANS TO STAY PREPARED DURING HURRICANE SEASON

18 de Agosto de 2015 With more than four months remaining in the 2015 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to review their emergency plans and stay prepared for the potential threat of hurricanes or tropical storms. Hurricane season began June 1 and continues through November 30, and historically, the more active months during a hurricane season are August and ...

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