From the Labor Camps to the Weslaco Mayor’s Office

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What a great story, he was born and raised in one of the agricultural labor camps of Weslaco. Today he leads that same city as the Mayor.

Yes, we are referring to Mayor David Suarez; he was elected to this post in 2013. For all of you that do not know him, Mayor Suarez is one unique public servant. He enjoys being mayor because he loves Weslaco. Every time he has a chance, he tells you of how the City of Weslaco has grown and the potential that it has. He emphasizes the privileged central location of the City and how merchants are flourishing in their businesses.

He highlighted two strong arms of the City, the Weslaco Economic Development Corporationand the Weslaco AreaChamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. He emphasized they are ledby strong teams that believe in business.Mayor Suarez also Texas Border Business that the city works aggressively toattracting industry for the creation of job opportunities. “We just had a workshop with the Economic Development team to buy more land; the EDC plansare to expand our industrial park.” He said, “We need to buy more land to the north and south so we can land manufacturing companies.” Read more in this issue.

Congratulations to Noble Texas Builders the parent company of Noble Charities Foundation. Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Awards, and OneStar Foundation announced the recipients of the 36th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. These awards honor the exemplary service of individuals, groups and organizations that have made a significant and measurable contribution to their communities through service and volunteering. This year, Noble Texas Builders is the recipient of such an honor. 

South Texas College and the U.S. Department of Education announced a partnership that will help foster a flexible and affordable path to education for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in South Texas.  

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo attended a special ceremony on August 30 to announce over $1.9 million in federal funds to STC through the Department of Education’s High School Equivalency Program (HEP). 

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Congratulations and a big applause! Last month, Easterseals of McAllen celebrated a very special event. About five years ago, they started another program called The Perfect Pair, which includes champions of the community. This year, Laura Warren Ogletree and Dan Ogletree were selected as The Perfect Pair to represent the Easterseals services and programs.

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is inviting everyone to attend the 21st Annual Business Expo, the RGV’s biggest Expo, September 12, 2019. The chamber is once again hosting close to 160 exhibitors and more than 3,000 attendees. In addition, the Business Expo will offer fun events.

The City of Pharr hosted The Rio Grande Valley Partnership and Futuro RGV as they held the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Forum at the Pharr Events Center to discuss how the USMCA modernizes North American Trade. Among the panelists featured were U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar who gave an update on the actions that are being taken in Washington to ensure the passing of USMCA. Other panelists and attendees heard from the local perspective regarding trade and how the agreement impacts our local economy in South Texas.

There is more in this issue. Enjoy!

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