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Travel tips before you “take-off” this holiday season

Prior to arriving at McAllen International Airport (MFE), be sure to check the safety guidelines for the destination that will be visited, including hotel of choice or accommodations.

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Edinburg CISD hosts swearing-in ceremony for three Board of Trustees

The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District hosted a swearing-in ceremony for three members elected to the Board of Trustees during a Special Called Board Meeting on Nov. 17 in the District’s board room.

“A Journey of Faith That Will Never End,” – Roy Rodriguez

On a pilgrimage of faith, the members of a local family take a long walk to the Basilica of San Juan, Texas.

Bert Ogden’s First Electric Cadillac Dealership Under Construction in Edinburg

Bert Ogden Auto Group announced the construction of the new dealership - Bert Ogden Cadillac, where it will debut the Cadillac Lyriq.

DHR Health plan for $76.8 million expansion in Edinburg

A plan by DHR Health for a $76.8 million expansion in Edinburg, which would create and retain 500 employees, has been praised by the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) Board of Directors

Virus Vaccine Timeline for Delivery Start at the end of November 2020

The timeline for the delivery of the vaccine has changed in a positive way since Pfizer’s announcement that they are ready
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Community News

The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo Announces Safe Holiday Plans and New Store

The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will open Friday, November 27th at 7:00 AM as they kick off their 4th Annual Black Friday Event. This year The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo will be giving away golden goodie bags with gift cards to the first 100 guests arriving at the center.

Viasat grant provides relief for Texas restaurant

In its eight years of business, Adolios restaurant has become a favorite among the residents of Brownsville, TX. And that’s because a traditional stop at Adolios is more than a meal, it’s an experience.

Vela Announces $150K Awarded to the City of South Padre Island

Today, Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX) announced that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have awarded $150,000 to the City of South Padre Island as part of the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF).

Travel tips before you “take-off” this holiday season

Prior to arriving at McAllen International Airport (MFE), be sure to check the safety guidelines for the destination that will be visited, including hotel of choice or accommodations.

Cliffe Killam Honored by Oil and Gas Investor Magazine in “Forty Under 40”

Oil and Gas Investor Magazine has named Radcliffe “Cliffe” Killam II, President of Killam Oil, as a 2020 honoree in its Forty Under 40 program.
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Governor Abbott Encourages Texans To Participate In Small Business Saturday

Governor Greg Abbott today released a new web video encouraging Texans to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 28th.
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Make this Christmas brighter!

Give the gift of fun to everyone on your list, with in-store assembly and free curbside pick-up. Make this Christmas brighter together with Academy Sports + Outdoors.
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12 COVID-19 Autopsy Cases Reveal the TRUTH How Patients are Dying

In all 12 Coronavirus Autopsy cases, the cause of death was found within the lungs or the pulmonary vascular system.
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Sen. Cruz to Big Tech CEOs: Who Elected You to Decide What the Media Can Report and What the American People Can Hear?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who had been called on to testify regarding Big Tech’s recent political censorship and attempts to interfere in the 2020 election, along with possible reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
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Harlingen EDC Awards $30,000 to HELP for Small Business Final Round of Applicants

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the HELP for Small Business committee met one final time as they reviewed the remaining loan applications submitted.
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Exclusives

Exclusive: The Year 2020, to be Remembered for Decades to Come

The year 2020 has been a year that we cannot forget. It has had about everything.

Laura Warren Ogletree Architect with No Borders

Those who know Laura Warren Ogletree know she is a capable and gifted professional in the architecture and building industry.

Mayor Trey Mendez, Strong Leadership for Brownsville’s Future

Trey Mendez, an attorney by trade, is the mayor of Brownsville, a landmark city in South Texas. Mayor Mendez came into this position propelled by the idea that the city lacked long-term planning.

Bonnie Gonzalez, a Professional That Cares

It is reassuring to know that someone and a board of directors work diligently to better the health of the Rio Grande Valley residents.

A Husband and Wife Remind Us the American Dream Is Alive

I left the meeting with a great feeling, knowing that the American Dream is alive and well. Having met Juan Rafael Cano and his wife Sara Ana, was indeed an honor.

“Professional Sports Should Be a Point of Civic Pride for A Community” – Ron Patel, GGE President

Golden Grape Entertainment, LLC (GGE) is the unique company managing the Bert Ogden Arena and HEB Park. Both facilities represent a dream come true; they were envisioned by the principal of the company, Alonzo Cantu.

Meet the new Chairman and CEO of a new bank in the Valley

Today, there are few opportunities to be in a market and witness the opening by the expansion of a bank.

Business of The Week

DHR Health plan for $76.8 million expansion in Edinburg

A plan by DHR Health for a $76.8 million expansion in Edinburg, which would create and retain 500 employees, has been praised by the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) Board of Directors

Publisher's Picks

“A Journey of Faith That Will Never End,” – Roy Rodriguez

On a pilgrimage of faith, the members of a local family take a long walk to the Basilica of San Juan, Texas.

The best way to save on Dental Care is 1Dental

Join and start saving today at: 1Dental is a smarter, simpler way to save on dental care. No limits, no waiting periods, no red tape.

Former Army Green Beret Pleads Guilty to Russian Espionage Conspiracy

A former Army Green Beret pleaded guilty today to conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with United States national defense information.

Former Raytheon Engineer Sentenced for Exporting Sensitive Military Related Technology to China

Wei Sun, 49, a Chinese national and naturalized citizen of the United States, was sentenced to 38 months in prison by District Court Judge Rosemary Marquez. Sun previously pleaded guilty to one felony count of violating the Arms Export Control Act (AECA)

Washington Must Pass Pandemic Relief

With the election behind us, now is the time for governing, and there is no shortage of issues that demand Washington’s attention. First among them is passing much-needed pandemic relief.

Publisher's Word

Publisher’s Word: Laura Warren Ogletree Affecting Change by Design

This region is lucky to have a professional like Laura Warren Ogletree. She has proven to be an asset, always willing to help.
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Most Read

Bert Ogden’s First Electric Cadillac Dealership Under Construction in Edinburg

Bert Ogden Auto Group announced the construction of the new dealership - Bert Ogden Cadillac, where it will debut the Cadillac Lyriq.

The best way to save on Dental Care is 1Dental

Join and start saving today at: 1Dental is a smarter, simpler way to save on dental care. No limits, no waiting periods, no red tape.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks McAllen as #3 for Best Places to Live for Quality of Life in the U.S.

McAllen has been rated tops again by U.S. News & World Report, this time, ranking #3 for Best Places to live for Quality of Life in the U.S. in 2020-2021, measuring how satisfied residents are with their daily lives by metro area.

Laura Warren Ogletree Architect with No Borders

Those who know Laura Warren Ogletree know she is a capable and gifted professional in the architecture and building industry.

Leaders Versus ‘Elite Leaders’

General Motors Incorporated (GM) recently announced that Fiesta Chevrolet is one of the nation's top 2019 Chevy dealers.
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The BIG Story

“Mexico Will Fulfill Water Delivery Obligations Under 1944 Water Treaty,” Texas Governor

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that Mexico will fulfill its obligations to Texas under the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande (1944 Water Treaty), which was signed February 3, 1944.

U.S. Congress

Sen. Cruz to Twitter CEO: ‘Who the hell elected you?’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Congressman Vela Unveils the John Lewis Taxpayer Protection Act

Today, Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX) introduced the John Lewis Taxpayer Protection Act. The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce taxpayer burdens and enhance taxpayer protections.

No Notes

Today during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) questioned Judge Barrett on the attacks from his Democratic colleagues insinuating she would not rule independently.

Cuellar Delivers $1,899,545 in Federal Funds to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,899,545 in federal funds to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Border Patrol at The Texas Border

Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $3M in Narcotics

Over the weekend, Border Patrol Agents interdicted multiple narcotic smuggling attempts.

Human Smugglers Endanger Lives

Human smugglers continue to jeopardize the safety of those they exploit for profit.

Agents Discover Abandoned 4-Year-Old Amongst Large Group

Border Patrol agents locate several illegal aliens, including a 4 year old traveling alone.

Human Smuggling Attempts Result in 74 Apprehensions

Rio Grande Valley agents foiled six human smuggling attempts and in the process seized marijuana and a loaded firearm.
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School Districts (ISD)

Edinburg CISD hosts swearing-in ceremony for three Board of Trustees

The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District hosted a swearing-in ceremony for three members elected to the Board of Trustees during a Special Called Board Meeting on Nov. 17 in the District’s board room.

Achieve Early College High named top RGV high school

McAllen ISD’s Achieve Early College High is the top-ranked high school in the Rio Grande Valley based on rankings compiled and released by a child-advocacy group.

Author Adrianna Cuevas visits virtually with PSJA elementary campus

Children’s book author Adrianna Cuevas visited Ford Elementary virtually recently to speak to students about the influences for her work, writing process and her upcoming new book.

PSJA ISD’s Kelly-Pharr Elementary Recognized during 2020 National Blue Ribbon School Virtual Ceremony

Kelly-Pharr Elementary was recognized among close to 400 schools nationwide as a National Blue Ribbon School during the US Department of Education's two-day virtual ceremony held Nov. 12-13, 2020.

Higher Education

Thanks-For-Giving

South Texas College Culinary Arts students strapped on their aprons and stepped up to support their peers in need this holiday season,

Grand Opening for Three Upgraded South Texas Vocational Technical Institute Campuses

South Texas Vocational Institute (STVT) has moved its Brownsville, McAllen and Weslaco campuses into new and improved facilities, providing students an upgraded learning experience as they train for their future careers

STC establishes new apprenticeship for those with Construction Supervision experience

South Texas College (STC) and the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America (RGV-AGC) Have partnered together to develop a Construction Superintendent Apprenticeship Program.

Game Day Protocols set for UTRGV Basketball games

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics unveiled on Thursday protocols that will allow a limited number of fans back into the UTRGV Fieldhouse for most games during the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.

Sports

Houston Dynamo will not be renewing the contract of head coach

The Houston Dynamo announced today that the club will not be renewing the contract of head coach Gerson Echeverry with RGVFC for the 2021 season.

Women’s Basketball Set to open Season November 25

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Thursday that the women’s basketball team is scheduled to play 25 games leading up to the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament, including 12 at home, starting on Nov. 25 at Texas Tech.

Game Day Protocols set for UTRGV Basketball games

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics unveiled on Thursday protocols that will allow a limited number of fans back into the UTRGV Fieldhouse for most games during the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.

Toros to Present Donations to Friends for Hope

The Rio Grande Valley FC Toros will present the donation proceeds raised from the club’s FANFARE BEAR campaign to Friends for Hope on Friday, November 6 at Vannie E. Cook Children’s Cancer Clinic.
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Culture And Events

Species at Stake by Mujtaba H. Naqvi

The City of Edinburg’s Cultural Arts Division and the Edinburg Arts Foundation are proud to present Species at Stake, a Nature Photography Exhibition by Mujtaba H. Naqvi

Veterans Day Mural Unveiling and Virtual Parade

The City of Edinburg earned a special title in 2010, after former governor Rick Perry referred to the City of Edinburg as the 'Hometown of Heroes,'

Corn Husks, Community Altars and a Unique View at Mexican Folk Art with Virtual Homeschool Days

The International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen has plenty of activities for you to enjoy with your family.

1963 NAIA National Championship Pan American basketball team reunites

Players from the 1963 NAIA National Championship Pan American College basketball team will virtually meet during the Sunday Speaker Series Online presentation, “Reflections on the 1963 NAIA National Championship: Pan American Broncs Speak,” at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 on Facebook Live.

Anecdote

Anecdote: The Day I Replaced Alonso Cantu’s Chef

Back in the 70’s there was a very popular musical trio called Myrna and Los Platinos. The trio had performed internationally and played original songs composed by Osmel Martinez who at the time was considered to be an acoustical guitar virtuoso

Anecdote: Fritz Bergh, An Exceptional Businessman

It was 1975 when I first entered the radio business. My first job in this field was with KQXX FM 98.5 radio station located at 608 South 10th Street in McAllen, at that time. The building still stands, it is just across from Pep Boys.

Success in the Valley Didn’t Happen by Itself, Many Great People Helped

More than three decades ago, I had an opportunity to interview Glen E. Roney. He had always been a popular man due to his dedication to the communities of South Texas, and also because of his philanthropic activities.

Anecdote: Meeting with Paul Moffit Three Decades Ago Was a Window to the Future

Almost three decades ago, I met with Mr. Paul Moffitt; it was a great opportunity. He was a successful professional and board chairman of a leading savings and loan banking institution.

ANECDOTE: “I feed them, and I clothe them and give them temporary help… I think that’s American.” – Bishop John J. Fitzpatrick

Central Americans Fled their Countries to Escape Criminal Oppression Texas Border Business By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez In May 1987, I had the honor of meeting and interviewing...
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