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As Governor, Greg Abbott Made His First Official Visit to the Valley

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Governor Greg Abbott

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By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez,

As Originally Published by Texas Border Business newsprint edition.

Yeah! What it means is that he likes the Valley. The newly elected Texas Governor chose the Rio Grande Valley to make his first official visit as governor of Texas. It was the City of Edinburg at the Edinburg Renaissance Convention Center where he made his appearance in front of visiting Texas legislators touring the Valley. Richard Garcia Mayor of Edinburg had the privilege of introducing him, “The governor of the State of Texas Greg Abbott, our governor.”

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Gov. Abbott feels at home when he visits the Valley, he has made a lot of friends aside from the ones he already had. For us at Texas Border Business it is a privilege to have him for the second time as our feature story cover. He represents everything that describes a good, law-abiding citizen, a patriot, and a ferocious protector of the United States Constitution.

The newly elected governor of Texas Greg Abbott visited the Valley precisely when the RGV Legislative Tour, which is marking its 21st anniversary, was underway. This is probably one of the proudest days for the Valley when House and Senate members from around Texas tour the Valley under a very tight schedule of multiple activities.

He also thanked United Health Group not only for the grant they provided to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley but also for their efforts to make Texas better. You may read inside this issue about the $2.8 million grant.

On another matter, things will begin to change in Pharr after Dr. Ambrosio “Amos” Hernandez officially filed his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Pharr.

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The candidate cited that one of the major changes he plans to bring with him is accountability. Read more inside this issue.

In this issue we bring you a great story about a financial advisor that came to the Valley as a student from Chicago, Illinois. Find out about the many tools available through a financial professional on where to invest and how to keep your hard earned dollars.

Mathew T. Mierzycki, an Edward Jones representative, shares an interest in his industry when he applies the passion he feels for his profession.

And what a refreshing story, that how you will feel when you read and learn about Nadia Valdez, the owner and Artistic Director of Nadia’s School of Dance. Her narrative about her teachings of discipline to the children that take her classes is inspiring. She also is the daughter of a well-known professional musician. She shares how her family has supported her in everything she does.

The following story titled “IBC Bank hosted a Free Seminar on Fraud Prevention for Business Leaders” is a must read if you are in business and accepting credit cards. The law has changed and you only have a few months to get ready for the chip credit card that is being implemented in order to diminish fraud.

All merchants need to be prepared to accept chip-based smart cards (EMV) ahead of the October 2015 shift in liability for card fraud from the issuing bank to the merchant.

The smart card technology provides an additional form of card authentication for the transaction—validating the legitimacy of the payment type being used and helping reduce the use of counterfeit, lost, and stolen payment cards at ATMs and retail points of sale.

Read more inside this issueTBB

Written by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez the 2009 SBA Journalist of the Year Award Winner & The 2009 and 2012 Paul Harris Award Recipient.

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