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Zonta Club Honored Three Great Women

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L-R: Letty Garza, Pat Blum and  Veronica Gonzales.
L-R: Letty Garza, Pat Blum and Veronica Gonzales.

By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez,

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As originally published by Texas Border Business newsprint edition.

The event takes place once a year, and is hosted by The Zonta Club of West Hidalgo County in coordination with Zonta International. It is an event that if you are invited, you should not miss it.

Letty Garza, the popular KRGV-TV5 Anchorwoman; and Pat Blum, the co-owner of Simply Divine Events of Texas; and Veronica Gonzales, the brilliant attorney and former Texas State Representative who is now the UTRGV Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, were the three outstanding women honored during the celebration of the 23rd Annual Zonta Club event.

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Inside this issue, you will get know more about these women who advocate for other women and at the same time they help and contribute to their community expecting nothing in return.

Zonta International, originally founded in 1919, is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

With more than 30,000 members in 67 countries working together to improve the lives of women and girls, Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. You will enjoy this article.

Also get to know two young bucks in business, Marco Garcia and Juan Gastelum, who are inviting everyone to visit Arte Suave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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Fred Farias III, O.D., F.A.A.O., the CEO of 20/20 Vision Care in McAllen, Texas was named the American Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year. Congratulations!

Newly appointed Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez, a Texas Border Business friend, visited the Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation office and discussed workforce development, planning and support to Rio Grande City.

Pedro Ayala, our newest Guest Writer brought us an article with renderings about a fabulous project that could be named SOLARA. This new and exciting project will be built in the old McAllen civic center site occupying 13 acres of land.

During a visit that Mayor Jim Darling made to the Rotary Club McAllen South the attendees asked him for more information about the project and he said, “I don’t know how much I can say right now. We sold it, and we received the first ten million dollars. There’s another million and a half dollars pending to start.”

Mayor Darling mentioned that all of the transactions are under a framework where the developer has to perform as agreed or risks being penalized.

In this issue, our readers can see and admire the renderings of the project and see how it will look. The developer is also trying to get a Cinema to be part of the project. He said that it could even be an IMAX.

Over all, the mayor and city commission are looking for something very unique, and as you will be able to see, the renderings are fantastic.

Coming up, the Home Buyer’s Fair. Interested in learning how to build, buy, and own your own home? Attend the 18th Annual Home Buyer’s Fair which will take place on Saturday, June 11th 2016 at the McAllen Convention Center from 9 am – 4 pm.

Congratulations to Bert Ogden Mission! They have donated $5,000 for the second annual SOLE Search Shoe Drive. Last year Valley Day and Night Clinic the promotor of this event had a successful year by collecting over 1,000 pairs. Congratulations to both!

Read every story and enjoy every minute of it! TBB

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