Publisher’s Word: And Why Not Congratulate First lady Melania Trump for Her Courage and Love for Children

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First Lady Melania Trump visits children at the Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu, Wednesday May 24, 2017, in Vatican City. Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks
First Lady Melania Trump visits children at the Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu, Wednesday May 24, 2017, in Vatican City. Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks

Texas Border Business

As originally published in Texas Border Business newsprint edition October 2018

Yes, that’s what I say, why not congratulate Mrs. Trump for being courageous and coming to visit the children being detained in South Texas. Not only that but also to let her know that her admirable visit is very much appreciated, and we hope she will come back again.

This issue of Texas Border Business is dedicated to First lady Melania Trump. We do this without any hesitation, she deserves to be recognized and featured in a front cover of one of the publications of the nation. I believe this is the first one of many more to come.

When you read the article, at the bottom of the story I have included a QR that will take you to a profile about First Lady Melania and more about her ‘Be Best’ campaign. The Profile and the ‘Be Best’ information were provided by the White House.

This issue of Texas Border Business was sent to First Lady Melania Trump by three different official conduits. I wanted to make sure that our message of gratitude and appreciation was received.

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I also want to thank Sister Norma Pimentel, Sandra Darling and Dalia Molina for their participation in this project.

The woman that made the First Annual Pharr International Trucking Expo a reality: Myrtha Tijerina, Event Coordinator for Pharr Economic Development Corporation; Rebecca Arizmendi, President of the Pharr Chamber of Commerce; and Edna De Saro, Senior Vice President and Marketing Director for Lone Star National Bank. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez.
The woman that made the First Annual Pharr International Trucking Expo a reality: Myrtha Tijerina, Event Coordinator for Pharr Economic Development Corporation; Rebecca Arizmendi, President of the Pharr Chamber of Commerce; and Edna De Saro, Senior Vice President and Marketing Director for Lone Star National Bank. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez.

On another matter, in this issue, you will find many articles related to the First Annual Pharr International Trucking Expo. There were 40 Exhibitors participating, and close to 700 attendees made their way to what I call The Grandioso Expo!

Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, MD said, “This is the beginning of more to come.” During the inaugural opening remarks by Mayor Hernandez, he recognized and credited three women that made the Trucking Expo a reality: Myrtha Tijerina, Event Coordinator for Pharr Economic Development Corporation; Rebecca Arizmendi, President of the Pharr Chamber of Commerce; and Edna De Saro, Senior Vice President and Marketing Director for Lone Star National Bank.

Rebecca told Texas Border Business that the Pharr International Trucking Expo is designed to cater to industrial and manufacturing industries that are in Pharr and in South Texas.  “We wanted to allow this one-stop-shop event for all of these vendors to either network with each other or to invite the community to come into this facility and connect with different people from the industry.”

According to Rebecca, the one that initially came up with the Expo idea was Myrta. So, I spoke to Myrtha.

I was informed that the Expo idea came from you? Myrtha: “Yes, I was in the trucking business for a long, long time, and we didn’t have anything like that. Today, we have the bridge, dealerships, brokers, logistics, and thousands of trucks coming and going through our area. So, it made sense to create it.” Besides, she said, “Why not, it sounded like a good idea, but then we all got together… it’s teamwork. This is the result, and we really know that this is going to work out.”

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