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A Hero Among Us

Vermork Hydroelectric Plant in Norway was destroyed; an allied victory. Eugene Gutierrez Jr. and the plant, a photo composition for illustration purposes. Photo of the plant courtesy Wikipedia. Photo of Mr. Gutierrez by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez
By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez, As originally published in Texas Border Business newsprint edition November 2018 – A true hero of the Rio Grande Valley is among us. Eugene Gutierrez Jr. enlisted in 1941 right out of Harlingen High School. His family had lost their grocery store due to the great depression and with seven siblings, things were tough...
Thank you to Lone Star National Bank for collecting 1,820 meals for struggling families right here in the Valley via the 2018 Food Drive!  Jackie Flores, FBRGV Director of Development & Donor Services; Ron Meijerink, FBRGV CEO; Cowboy Cash, Philip Farias, FBRGV Manager of Corporate Engagement & Events; and Pamela Montemayor, Lone Star National Bank Community Relations Coordinator AO.

Lone Star National Bank Collects 2,000 lbs of Food

Texas Border Business Lone Star National Bank collected 2,185 pounds of food during its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in the RGV and San Antonio markets.  The...
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UTRGV sophomore Ashley Garcia, of Brownsville, captured first place in the annual President’s Holiday Card Contest. Garcia, 19, a graphic design major, designed the official 2018 UTRGV winter holiday card and earned bragging rights and a $1,000 scholarship. Garcia’s card will be shared with UTRGV faculty and staff, donors, friends of the university and elected officials across the state and country. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)

Graphic design major wins 2018 UTRGV Holiday Card Contest

The holidays came early for UTRGV sophomore Ashley Garcia, of Brownsville, who captured first place in the annual President’s Holiday Card Contest.

UTRGV is removed from Probationary Status

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees today announced it has removed The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley from probationary status.

PSJA ISD student featured as guest announcer on Good Morning America  

PSJA North Early College High School freshman Emily Garza recently had the birthday celebration of her life after getting invited as a guest announcer on the ABC television show Good Morning America during her family’s trip to New York on Monday, Nov. 26.

IBC Bank to Provide Holiday Dinner for More Than 500 People at Respite Center...

This year, as part of their commitment to “Do More” for the communities in which they serve, IBC Bank-McAllen will provide dinner for more than 500 immigrants and low-income families on Wednesday, December 12 at the Respite Center in Downtown McAllen
STC’s cybersecurity program launched in the Fall of 2017 and is one of just four in Texas bearing the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year (CAE2Y) designation – and the only program of its type in South Texas.

Cybersecurity at STC: Educating Law Enforcement’s Hidden Heroes

With its new, National Security Agency-certified Cybersecurity Specialist program, South Texas College is helping lead the charge against cybercrime in Texas, and beyond.