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Alumnos de Servicio Automotriz Destacan en Competencia Estatal

Los alumnos que forman parte de Tecnología Automotriz del programa Skills USA –José Reyna, Uriel Salinas, Jaime Salinas, José G. Estrada, Luis Salinas y Jorge Sanchez- participaron hace algunos días en la Competencia Estatal misma que llevó a cabo en la Ciudad de Corpus Christi, hasta donde llegaron luego de lograr ser Primer Lugar en el Distrito en este importante programa. Ahí los alumnos demostraron un e ...

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DPS Report; Gangs Continue to Pose a “Substantial Threat” in Texas

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas.   According to the assessment, gangs continue to pose a substantial threat to public safety in Texas and are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime in our communities. Many gangs in Texas cont ...

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College Hosts Ninth Annual Symposium on Human Trafficking

The South Texas College Women’s Studies Committee will host the Ninth Annual Symposium on Human Trafficking on April 22-23 at the college’s Pecan Campus Cooper Center for the Communication Arts, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen, to discuss how human trafficking affects every corner of the globe, including South Texas. The symposium is free and open to the public. This year’s keynote speaker feature ...

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Commissioner Recognized for Role in Promoting Health and Wellness

According to a press release from the County of Starr public relations office, the Staff at Starr Co. Extension Office presented a plaque to Pct. 1 Commissioner Abel Cantu for his assistance in securing a place to plant a garden. Vit Kaspar from the Starr County Extension Office has been working with senior citizens who attend Pct. 1 Nutrition Centers in Rio Grande City and in La Rosita. According to the re ...

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Hundreds Gather at Fort Ringgold to Walk for Autism Awareness

According to an official estimate, over 1,000 people joined Roque Guerra Elementary's 'Walk for Autism; Constructing Brighter Futures' event held on Friday morning, April 11, at Fort Ringgold's Joe R. Sanchez Stadium. Roque Guerra Elementary students, and faculty and staff were joined by members of the community, as well as representatives from official entities such as the City of Rio Grande City, South Te ...

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Roma Police Dept. Swears in Latest Recruit; Daniel de la Cruz

    On Wednesday, April 9, police officer Daniel de la Cruz was officially sworn into the Roma Police Department at a swearing in Ceremony held at City Hall.   With Wednesday's swearing in, the city of Roma's Police Department now features over 20 police officers serving the community, according to officials at the Roma P.D.   The Roma Police Department is located at 987 East Grant Stree ...

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Families Flock to Roma Park for Traditional Easter Egg Hunt

    Roma area families of all sizes made their way to the Roma Municipal Park on Saturday morning, April 12, to participate in the 2n Annual Easter Egg Hunt organized by the City of Roma Parks and Recreation Department.   Aside from the Easter Egg hunt itself, the event also featured food and prizes, and the chance to take a photograph with the holiday's official mascot; the Easter Bunny. The ...

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Hundreds of Rio Grande City Pets Get Vaccinated

  Over 200 pet owners, and their pets made their way to downtown Rio City Grande City to take advantage of the City's low-cost annual rabies clinic held on Saturday morning, April 12.   The clinic's resources were available only to current residents of Rio Grande City who were able to get their cats and dogs vaccinated against rabies.   According to the American Animal Hospital Association's ...

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College Board of Trustees Chair Reads to Children at Local Head Start

    Starr County Industrial Foundation director, and South Texas College Board of Trustees Chair, Rose Benavidez, read to a group of children at a Rio Grande City Head Start facility on Tuesday morning, April 15, as part of a new program aimed at creating a “college-going culture”.   Center Supervisor at El Ebano TMC-Head Start, Mrs. Arlinda Montiel, explains Benavidez' visit marks the start ...

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STC to Celebrate National Library Week with “Super Hero” Themed Event

    The South Texas College Library will join libraries nationwide to celebrate National Library Week by hosting a series of open houses during the week of April 21 to 24 at its five campuses located in McAllen, Weslaco and Rio Grande City. All open houses are free and open to the public.   At the Starr County Campus, located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City, the library will hold its open h ...

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SCAN to Hold “Take Back Pill” Event, April 26

The 'Serving Children and Adults in Need' program, also known as SCAN is encouraging the community to participate in a “Take back Pill” event set to take place on Saturday, October 26, at the Lacks Furniture Store parking-lot in Rio Grande City, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “We will be taking any unused medication, or expired medication that you have in your medicine cabinet, and that's to reduce [the possi ...

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Rio Grande City Manager Suspended with Pay Pending Investigation

    At a special meeting of the City Commission of Rio Grande City held on Sunday morning, April 13, the City Commission voted to suspend RGC manager Matt Z. Ruszczak, with pay, pending an ongoing investigation.   According to City attorney, Jacqueline R. Salinas, the suspension is related to an ongoing instigation by the District Attorney’s Office in connection with the Friday, April 4th, ar ...

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Rio Grande City Couple On Board German Plane During Attempted Hijacking

Retired Rio Grande City educator, Maria Elia Ramos, and her husband, Sam Ramos, were at the scene of the attempted hijacking of Airbus A321, which had just departed from Germany and was headed to Budapest, Hungry. This incident reportedly happened on Tuesday morning, April 1.   "Sam and I were on the hijacked plane from Munich to Budapest," said Ramos. According to NBC News, the Lufthansa flight was fo ...

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Emiten Recomendaciones para Quienes Ingresen a los Estados Unidos

  La temporada de vacaciones de Semana Santa en curso, conlleva  un incremento en el ingreso de vacacionistas al territorio norteamericano, por lo que Autoridades de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos, CBP, mantienen la difusión de recomendaciones para facilitar su entrada al país. Primeramente las Autoridades Federales señalan que los visitantes deben asegurarse de contar con la documen ...

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Starr County Sheriff Honors Retirees; Peña, Grigsby

Starr County Starr County Sheriff Rene Orta Fuentes and staff honored retirees Guillermo “Willie” Peña and Janie Grigsby with a luncheon and a commemorative plaque on Wednesday, April 9. “I would like to thank Chief Peña and Janie Grigsby for the service and dedication to Starr County,” said Sheriff Fuentes as he presented the plaques. The ceremony was highlighted by a musical performance by the Ringgold Mi ...

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Roma VFW Enjoys Custom BBQ Grill Contribution

Roma The Roma, Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9175 recently received a generous contribution of a fully customized BBQ grill from a local patriotic constriction company. “We'll do anything we can to support the men who fight for this Country, and our freedom,” declared Raul Garza, division manager for Strike Constriction, LLC. According to officials with the Roma VFW, the new grill is a major con ...

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Starr County Sheriff’s Officer Speaks at San Isidro ISD Health Fair

San Isidro According to a press release from the County of Starr Public Relations office, Sheriff's Officer Esmeralda Navarro Muniz participated in the San Isidro ISD Health Fair on Wednesday April 9. At the fair, Officer Muniz presented 911 information to all San Isidro ISD students and issued out packets with pertinent information. Many students took advantaged of the visit, and asked Muniz questions on e ...

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Border Cities of RGC, Camargo ‘Embrace’ at International Bridge

Rio Grande City On Sunday morning, April 6, Rio Grande City, Mayor Ruben O. Villarreal, the City's Greater Chamber of Commerce, and local citizens celebrated the Traditional Embrace of Friendship between the cities of Rio Grande City, Texas and the Mexican City of Camargo Tamps. at the midpoint of the Starr-Camargo International Bridge. According to a press release form the City of RGC, at the event, delega ...

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Vigil Held in Observance of Child Abuse Awareness Month

Starr County A vigil was held on Tuesday evening, April 8, on the front steps of the Starr County Courthouse, in observance of Child Abuse Awareness month which is recognized nationwide every April. The vigil was a coordinated community effort between Starr County Texas, the 229th Judicial District Attorney's office, the Starr County Attorney's Office, the Child Welfare Board, and Child Protective Services, ...

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Local Volunteers Recognized for Their Contributions at Recent Art Walks

Rio Grande City On Friday evening, April 4, The Rio Grande City Greater Chamber of Commerce officially recognized groups, and individuals whose voluntary efforts helped make the City's 2014 Art Walk season a success. At a special presentation ceremony held within Rio Grande City's Historic La Borde House, the Chamber presented certificates of appreciation to; Mary Salinas who help in the organization of eac ...

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