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S.P.A.R.C. deadline approaching next week


Sen. Cruz to Big Tech CEOs: Who Elected You to Decide What the Media Can Report and What the American People Can Hear?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who had been called on to testify regarding Big Tech’s recent political censorship and attempts to interfere in the 2020 election, along with possible reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Harlingen EDC Awards $30,000 to HELP for Small Business Final Round of Applicants

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the HELP for Small Business committee met one final time as they reviewed the remaining loan applications submitted.

McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B Newly Reimagined for 2020

Today, the City of McAllen unveiled details of this year’s newly reimagined McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B and powered by Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships.

UPDATE: US/Mexico border wall nears 400 miles

As President Trump is in Arizona on October 19, 2020, as of this day, more than 370 miles of new border wall is complete

Executive Order increases occupancy levels for all business other than bars to 75%

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials.
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Texas Border Business

The City of Edinburg’s Stimulus Program Aimed at Recovery from COVID (S.P.A.R.C.) Program is moving full steam ahead, but businesses are reminded there is a deadline to apply for funds.  S.P.A.R.C. provides Edinburg businesses and residents financial stimulus by injecting $2.5 million directly into the Edinburg economy. Funded by the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), these funds were dedicated to local governments in response to the COVID-19 public health 

 “We’re going to make sure our businesses negatively impacted during this pandemic get financial help,” said Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina. “We’re also going to give our residents some spending money, a $100 gift card, to use at our local stores and businesses.” 

The program will have two distinct components:

  • First, the Business Grant Program will provide $1.25 million in direct grants to qualifying businesses impacted by business closures.  
  • Second, the Individual Assistance Community-to-Business Grant Program will provide an additional $1.25 million in gift cards to eligible residents of the City of Edinburg to be used within a designated time frame at businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic.  

To qualify for funding on either S.P.A.R.C. Program, persons must complete the online application and upload supporting documents. Applications are available at www.cityofedinburg.com

The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. 

Anyone needing assistance can call the Edinburg Info Help Line at 956.259.HELP(4357)

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