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Pharr State Of The City Address 2021

Join Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. for Pharr’s State of the City Address! Happening today, January 21st, 2021 at 1:15 pm
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Harlingen EDC Adapted Quickly Under the Pressure of COVID-19

What is the main ingredient for a city to be successful? I would say the right people. People are vital for a city to grow and prosper. However, it's challenging to find the right people who can work together like a fine-tuned orchestra.

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.

Business of The Week

SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline through Dec. 31, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to Dec. 31, 2021.

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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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The BIG Story

“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.

U.S. Congress

The IRS Sending Payments of $600 per person and $600 for qualifying children and dependents

Congressman Henry Cuellar released the following statement regarding information on economic impact payments distributed by the IRS

Sen. Cruz Applauds Trump Administration for Issuing Presidential Permit for Expansion of Pharr International Bridge

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the administration’s decision to grant a presidential permit for the expansion of the Pharr International Bridge

Sen. Cruz Calls on Trump Administration to Submit Obama-Biden Iran Nuclear Deal & Paris Climate Agreement to Senate as Formal Treaties

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week called on the Trump administration to submit both the Iran Nuclear Deal and Paris Climate Agreement to the Senate as formal treaties.

Sen. Cruz: The Anti-Money Laundering Act Helps Wall Street, Hurts Small Businesses

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today called for the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA), a provision that significantly favors Wall Street, and hurts small businesses, to be excluded from the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021.

Border Patrol at The Texas Border

Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 275 Pounds of Marijuana and Make Four Arrests

On Thursday, Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Border Patrol agents seized over 275 pounds of marijuana, valued at over $220K.

Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 1,100 Pounds of Marijuana

EDINBURG, Texas – On Wednesday, Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Border Patrol agents seized over 1,100 pounds of marijuana, valued at over $886K.

Border Patrol Agents Arrest a Convicted Sex Offender

EDINBURG, Texas – Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a subject previously arrested for Criminal Sex Conduct with a minor, and Fort Brown Border Patrol Station agents arrested a subject with a Negligent Homicide conviction.

Combined Efforts Result in the Arrest of 60 Illegal Aliens

Since Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents interdicted five human smuggling cases resulting in multiple arrests.
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School Districts (ISD)

PSJA ISD partners with Hidalgo County to administer 2,000 plus COVID-19 vaccinations to the community

SAN JUAN - January 13 and 14, were pivotal days in the PSJA area as the District partnered with Hidalgo County to administer over 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines to the community.

Fourteen PSJA ISD Schools receive Honor Roll

PHARR – Fourteen Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) schools have been named to the 2019-2020 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for their high achievement in student success.

McAllen ISD lands 10 schools on state Honor Roll list

Ten McAllen Independent School District campuses have been recognized statewide after being named to the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) Honor Roll for 2019-20.

12 McAllen ISD students earn All-State in Choir

McAllen ISD had 12 students earn a spot on the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Choir following virtual auditions held January 16.

Higher Education

Individual Tickets On Sale For UTRGV Volleyball Matches

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Thursday that individual tickets for UTRGV volleyball matches during the 2020-21 season are now on sale.

UTRGV Women’s Basketball Reschedules Games With New Mexico State to Jan. 29-30

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Thursday that the women's basketball home games against New Mexico State, previously scheduled for Jan. 22-23, have been rescheduled for Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. and Jan. 30 at 12 p.m. at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.

UTRGV Athletics Announces Long-Term Partnership with Texas Regional Bank

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is excited to enter into a significant four-year partnership with Texas Regional Bank.

STC community joins for Drive-Thru Program Fair in February

MCALLEN, TEXAS– Faculty and staff at South Texas College will join forces to ensure that students receive a safe and secure start into the future career of their dreams. Beginning next month, those seeking information about programs and registration at STC will be able to drive up and get the information they need without leaving their vehicles.


USL Championship Announces 2021 Season Format

TAMPA, Fla. – The USL Championship announced on Thursday following the league’s Board of Governors meeting that the 2021 regular season will begin on or about May 1, see the teams split in to four divisions, and will contain a 32-game slate running across 27 weeks through the end of October with playoffs scheduled for November.

UTRGV Men’s Basketball adds Saturday Road Game at Tarleton State

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Wednesday that the men’s basketball team will visit Tarleton State for a non-conference game on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Vipers Finalize 2021 Roster

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the NBA G League Affiliate of the Houston Rockets, have finalized the roster for the 2021 NBA G League season.

UTRGV Athletics Welcomes Five New Programs into WAC

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is excited to welcome Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin and Southern Utah as new members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
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