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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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IBC-Bank Zapata to Host Texas State University Mariachi Nueva Generacion for Free Christmas Concert

IBC Bank-Zapata will host the award-winning Texas State Mariachi Nueva Generación, Texas State University’s Mariachi Band, at IBC Main Bank-Zapata, on Monday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. Families of all ages are invited to enjoy this fun, festive and free Christmas concert.
Robert and Janet Vackar with students from Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD.

PSJA ISD, UTRGV host 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference for high school students

A group of 100 sophomores and juniors recently attended the 3rd Annual Young Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) in partnership with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Harlingen Veterans Group to Lay Wreaths at Grave Sites

Each December Veterans groups and volunteers across the nation place a Christmas Wreath at as many veteran grave sites as they can. This year, with the help of the Harlingen Advisory Board, National Wreath Day which is observed on December 15, will also be celebrated here.

Congressman Gonzalez and UTRGV Announce Almost $100,000 for Bilingual Enrichment Courses

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) has awarded $99,991 to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s (UTRGV) Project SSTARC (Social Studies Through Authentic and Relevant Content): Promoting Humanities Learning in Elementary Schools.

Congressmen Gonzalez, Vela, Cuellar Laud Over $27 Million for Hidalgo County Head Start

Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Filemon Vela (TX-34), and Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Head Start has awarded a continuation grant of $27,236,014 to Hidalgo County Head Start.