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Glen E. Roney will never be forgotten

It is amazing what one man can do. Not just any man, but a man of the stature of Glen Roney. He is no longer with us. However, there are so many things he created, and the people he touched that he will be remembered for generations to come.
IBC Bank-Zapata Bank Officers. Standing, from left: Daniel Martinez, Stacy Lindquist, Tanya Longoria, Yadira Martinez, Cynthia Perez, Mayra Lopez, Melva Morace, Lisa Pena, Javier Ramirez, Ruben Perez, Eloy Lopez, Jose Ivan Rojas. Seated, from left: Janie De La Garza, Renato Ramirez, Ricardo Ramirez, Mark Alvarenga.

IBC Bank-Zapata Celebrates 35th Anniversary

On Saturday, January 12, IBC Bank directors, officers, employees, and honored guests celebrated thirty-five years in business in the Brush Country area at a gala held at the Zapata County Community Center.
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Salomé Martínez Lutz from Santa Fe, New Mexico wrote the play Estoy en El Rincon to be presented in April/May by The Pharr Community Theater, Co.   

Auditions at Pharr Community Theater, Jan 28 & 29

The Pharr Community Theater will host open auditions for its next play, Estoy en el Rincon by Salomé Martínez Lutz.

McAllen elementary school nominated for national Blue Ribbon Award!

Houston Elementary School has been nominated for a prestigious national award – the Blue Ribbon – it was announced by the Texas Education Agency today.
From L-R: J.J. Zamora, McAllen city commissioner; Mayor Jim Darling; and Robert De León, MPA, Business Management Analyst, Transit Department. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

McAllen Mayor Encourages Everyone to Use Public Transportation

During a ceremony that took place at the bus station, Mayor Jim Darling said that McAllen Metro has been part of the city for quite some time.
The UTRGV Chess Team, which was named the 2018 Chess College of the Year by the U.S. Chess Federation, will defend its title as national champions at the Presidents’ Cup in April in New York. The team participated Dec. 27-30 in San Francisco in the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship, which determines the top four highest-ranking universities and advances them to the President’s Cup tournament, also known as the Final Four of College Chess. (Photo by David Pike)

UTRGV Chess teams Advance to Defend National Title

The UTRGV Chess Team, fresh off a successful tournament at the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship, now will defend its title as national champions at the Presidents’ Cup in April in New York.

Cornyn, Cruz Praise White House Announcement of Texas Judicial Nominees

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominations