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  Almaraz selected as Workforce Solutions' CEO
McALLEN, August 28 - At their board meeting on Wednesday evening, the directors of Workforce Solutions selected Francisco “Frank” Almaraz as the group’s chief executive officer.
  Perryman: An international perspective on employment
WACO, August 28 - Mexico and Canada (and a lot of other countries) have unemployment rates below that of the United States. Unemployment is high and still rising in much of Europe.
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    Holt: Politicians, media, are hurting Valley's image
EDINBURG, August 27 - Peter Holt, the owner of the San Antonio Spurs, says negative coverage in the media and negative comments by politicians about the Rio Grande Valley Is hurting the economy and relations with Mexico.
    Leal: Energy committee studying issues of great importance to South Texas
AUSTIN, August 24 - Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, earlier this year issued interim charges to every standing committee in the Texas House of Representatives.
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    Escamilla: Burgos Basin will be 8 times bigger than Eagle Ford Shale
McALLEN, August 21 - Energy production in the Burgos Basin of northern Mexico will be eight times bigger than that of Eagle Ford Shale, says Del Mar College President Mark Escamilla.
    Perryman: The economic benefits of the oil industry
WACO, August 21 - The resurgence of the oil industry over the past few years has been dramatic. As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, production levels have reached totals not seen since the late 1980s and continue to increase.
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  Almaraz selected as Workforce Solutions' CEO
McALLEN, August 28 - At their board meeting on Wednesday evening, the directors of Workforce Solutions selected Francisco “Frank” Almaraz as the group’s chief executive officer.
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  Perryman: An international perspective on employment
WACO, August 28 - Mexico and Canada (and a lot of other countries) have unemployment rates below that of the United States. Unemployment is high and still rising in much of Europe.
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  Holt: Politicians, media, are hurting Valley's image
EDINBURG, August 27 - Peter Holt, the owner of the San Antonio Spurs, says negative coverage in the media and negative comments by politicians about the Rio Grande Valley Is hurting the economy and relations with Mexico.
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  Leal: Energy committee studying issues of great importance to South Texas
AUSTIN, August 24 - Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, earlier this year issued interim charges to every standing committee in the Texas House of Representatives.
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  Escamilla: Burgos Basin will be 8 times bigger than Eagle Ford Shale
McALLEN, August 21 - Energy production in the Burgos Basin of northern Mexico will be eight times bigger than that of Eagle Ford Shale, says Del Mar College President Mark Escamilla.
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  Perryman: The economic benefits of the oil industry
WACO, August 21 - The resurgence of the oil industry over the past few years has been dramatic. As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, production levels have reached totals not seen since the late 1980s and continue to increase.
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  Hinojosa: Energy Renaissance Coming to South Texas
McALLEN, August 15 - History has taught us that nothing transforms a society or improves the quality of life more than man’s ability to effectively and efficiently harness and develop previously untapped sources of energy.
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  Perryman: The long-term outlook for the U.S. economy
WACO, August 14 - The national economy continues to improve. Although there is still much uncertainty which is curtailing economic performance, there have been notable indications the economy has regained some momentum and should gain ground through the rest of the year.
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  Perryman: A fresh look at employment growth
WACO, August 7 - National employment growth once again topped the 200,000 level in July, putting together the longest string of monthly gains of that magnitude since the late 1990s.
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  Valley leaders predict SpaceX will transform region
BROWNSVILLE, May 5 - Game changer, transformational, monumental, landmark, were some of the words used to describe Monday’s announcement that Space Exploration Technologies is to build a commercial rocket launching facility on Boca Chica beach near Brownsville.
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  Report: Big drop in number of Winter Texans visiting Rio Grande Valley
MISSION, August 1 - The number of Winter Texans visiting the Rio Grande Valley has dropped alarmingly, a UT-Pan American study has found.
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  Perryman: Developing the Texas Economy
WACO, July 31 - The most important key to success in economic development is to create an environment where companies want to locate.
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  Weisberg-Stewart: Visiting VIPs are not seeing the real Rio Grande Valley
McALLEN, July 29 - The Rio Grande Valley is missing out on a golden opportunity to interact with dozens of members of Congress that are visiting the region to see first-hand the immigration of Central American children.
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  Garcia: Edinburg, the epicenter of economic development in the Valley
EDINBURG, July 25 - EDC Executive Director Gus Garcia gave an absorbing overview of all the growth happening in his city and concluded that Edinburg is going to be at the epicenter of economic development in the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Straus announces joint interim charge to study impact of Mexico's energy reforms
MISSION, July 18 - State Rep. Terry Canales announced Thursday a new interim charge from House Speaker Joe Straus – studying the impact Mexico’s much anticipated energy reforms will have on Texas.
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  Perryman: Export-Import Bank
WACO, July 10 - Sometimes, the inability to get things done in Washington almost defies belief. In many instances, hard choices have to be made, with intense disagreement about how to allocate scarce resources.
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  Perryman: Texas Oil Production
WACO, June 26 - Texas oil production has staged a remarkable comeback over the past few years, and the size and speed of the upswing are impressive and surprising to many people (including me).
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  Perryman: Iraq and the Oil Market
WACO, June 19 - Tensions have escalated in Iraq, with the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, which is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) capturing territory and laying siege to refineries and other key Iraqi infrastructure.
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  Edinburg, Mission, record large increases in new construction
EDINBURG, May 5 - Edinburg and Mission are among the Rio Grande Valley cities to show increased building permit activity in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Valley Construction Report.
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  Baker: Brownsville can benefit hugely from oil and gas boom in Tamaulipas
BROWNSVILLE, June 5 - Brownsville stands at the center of the Eagle Ford and Burgos Basin shale activity and could benefit hugely if Mexico decides to export surplus natural gas, says a Mexican energy expert.
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  Perryman: Carbon Confusion
WACO, June 5 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Clean Power Plan proposal aimed at cutting carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants.
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  STC wins grant for two technical early college high schools
McALLEN, June 4 - RGV Focus has welcomed a decision by three state agencies to award funds to build two career and technical education early college high schools in the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Perryman: Texas Traffic Congestion
WACO, May 29 - One of the most frustrating aspects of many Texans’ days is commuting to and from work. Rush hour has expanded far past 60 minutes, and travel times are becoming increasingly unpredictable.
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  Cuellar: Laredo to Valley will be epicenter of oil production boom
LAREDO, May 27 - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says there is great excitement among Mexican elected officials and oil and gas executives about the opening up of their country’s energy industry to private competition.
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  Perryman: Tax Recovery
WACO, May 22 - Although the economy is finally almost back to where it stood before the recent recession by some measures, other indicators remain depressingly off.
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  Perryman: Entrepreneurial America
WACO, May 14 - Every year, hundreds of thousands of new businesses are launched across the United States, generating an important source of jobs and economic activity.
   
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Last Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014 04:32

Almaraz selected as Workforce Solutions' CEO

Perryman: An international perspective on employment

Holt: Politicians, media, are hurting Valley's image

Leal: Energy committee studying issues of great importance to South Texas

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