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Gurwitz’ Contribution to Local Communities Is an Incentive for Others to Do the Same

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By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez,

As Originally Published by Texas Border Business newsprint edition.

Mr. Gary R. Gurwitz, a local attorney manages one of the largest law firms in the Valley. He is one that has dedicated most of his life to giving back to his community.

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His community activities are numerous and he currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the South Texas College from 1993 to the present and as a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is also Vice-Chairman for the University of Texas-Pan American School of Business Administration, the Business Advisory Council, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation. He is the recipient of the American Heart Association, Upper Valley Division, Heart of Gold Award, 1993 and the Muscular Dystrophy Association Humanitarian of the Year Award, 2004.

For years Mr. Gurwitz has actively supported the University of Texas and its law school. He is a member of The Littlefield Society, the President’s Associates, the Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council, the Longhorn Foundation, and the University of Texas School of Law Dean’s Roundtable and Dean’s Council. In the past, he has served as a Director of the University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association and as a District Director for the University of Texas Ex-Students’ Association Council.

In this issue, learn more about him, he is the featured Exclusive story for January 2016.

On other matters, read how strong the economy is in the Rio Grande Valley. Mike Blum sent to Texas Border Business a chart that shows retail sales Valley wide. All the cities are showing strong sales.

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Also, plan to attend the 12th Annual State of Real Estate Forum coordinated by Edwards Abstract and Title Co. It is the place to be as business, industry, and civic leaders create their plan of action for 2016.

Edwards Abstract and Title Co. has been hosting the State of Real Estate Forum since 2004. The Forum covers an overview of topics that affect the economy, and residential and commercial real estate.

You will have the pleasure of getting to know more about Ramon Martinez, the prominent business owner of Martinez Furniture and Appliance. He is a man that never hesitates in giving the Glory to God.

On another note, we found a super builder. One that wins Energy Star awards. A recognition that is very difficult to obtain. Last year, Raul Pérez of Caltia Construction won for the second time an Energy Star award. He builds custom homes, apartments, commercial buildings and warehouses.

La primera mujer! Yes, Imelda Navarro, a 40-year veteran of IBC Bank-Laredo, has been named the first woman market president in the bank’s history. Orale!

Congressman Cuellar reminds us that the children from Central America continue to pour into our Texas Border. He noted that there is an increase in unaccompanied children arriving at the Southern Border.

You are going to love this article. A few months back, McAllen’s Mayor Jim Darling gave the welcoming remarks to the new Mexican Consul in McAllen. Without wasting time, Mayor Darling challenged Consul Guillermo Ordórica to a bicycle race. This, after he learned that Consul Ordórica at one time in his life was a star cyclist.

In this issue, learn ‘the rest of the story’ as Paul Harvey used to say.

I know that you will enjoy this issue!


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