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  Astrid Silva: Thank you, Mr. President
LAS VEGAS, November 22 - I didn't actually hear President Obama when he first said my name. And then he started to tell my story.
  Mounce: Lucky Canada, Lucky U.S.A., Lucky UTPA, Lucky UTRGV
EDINBURG, November 24 - Our good neighbor—Canada. They are the nicer “us.” But we take them for granted. We didn’t pay much attention until the recent shootings in their Parliament.
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    Cornyn: Let's be thankful of those who serve
WASHINGTON, November 27: As Texans gather with our loved ones and friends in the coming days to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded that so many of our blessings would not be possible without the contributions of our men and women in uniform—past and present—and the families who support them from the homefront.
    Bailey: This is a new story we are writing together
I am sure most of you have heard the news that The University of Texas Board of Regents unanimously approved my recommendation last week to name the Vaqueros as the athletic nickname for UTRGV and to maintain the colors of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American – blue, green and orange – to represent our new university.
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    López: Vaquero – A Proud Tradition
SAN ANTONIO, November 9 - Chances are that if you have a Spanish last name and you originate in Texas, your earliest ancestors developed the vaquero way of life.
    Niederstrasser: Viva Vaqueros!
McALLEN, May 1 - The president and CEO of KMBH says Corpus Christi-based KEDT is more likely to save PBS in the Rio Grande Valley than R Communications, the commercial media group that currently manages KMBH TV for the Diocese of Brownsville.
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  Bailey: This is a new story we are writing together
I am sure most of you have heard the news that The University of Texas Board of Regents unanimously approved my recommendation last week to name the Vaqueros as the athletic nickname for UTRGV and to maintain the colors of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American – blue, green and orange – to represent our new university.
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  López: Vaquero – A Proud Tradition
SAN ANTONIO, November 9 - Chances are that if you have a Spanish last name and you originate in Texas, your earliest ancestors developed the vaquero way of life.
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  Niederstrasser: Viva Vaqueros!
EDINBURG, November 9 - University of Texas—Pan American (UTPA) students and community are witnessing a vigorous debate about the new mascot for the new University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), to be inaugurated in the fall of 2015. Some protestors want to retain "Bucky" (nickname for the symbol of the Bronc) of UTPA.
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  Opinion: New diabetes research institute is great news for entire Valley
HARLINGEN, November 6 - The recent announcement of the formation of the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute is great news for the entire Rio Grande Valley and for our families.
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  Perryman: The End of Quantitative Easing
WACO, November 6 - It’s the end of an era. The Federal Reserve System (Fed) has officially ended “quantitative easing,” the program of bond buying which began during the recession.
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  Tallant: Texas A&M-Kingsville’s engineering program offers choices to RGV students
WESLACO, November 3 - When Texas A&M University-Kingsville first began discussing the idea of expanding our engineering programs in the Rio Grande Valley, we knew it could draw some resistance. We also knew it was the right thing to do.
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  Perryman: The U.S. Energy Workforce
WACO, October 30 - The dramatic resurgence of the oil industry over the past few years has been a notable factor in the national economic recovery.
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  Allex/Cascos: Support Texas transportation
BROWNSVILLE, October 25 - With a major push from community leaders statewide and a wide array of transportation advocates, the Texas Legislature ended a third special session last year with passage of a measure estimated to increase transportation funding by $1.7 billion annually if approved by Texas voters on Nov. 4.
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  Perryman: Managing markets with a few powerful firms
WACO, October 23 - For his work in the area of market power and regulation, Jean Tirole has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics (formally, “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”).
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  Acevedo: Insights on transformation of Rio Grande Valley
TAOS, New Mexico, October 21 - There are many regions, throughout the globe, that have historically been isolated and insulated from the mainstream of the flow of resources to expand the quality of life of their populace.
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  Burns: Don’t forget Mexico and Canada
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 10 - Like the majority of his modern predecessors, President Obama has looked to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as the regions where America’s vital interests are most often engaged.
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  López: Hispanic Heritage Month Honors Bi-lingual Texas
SAN ANTONIO, October 6 - On August 17, 1988, Public Law 100-402 was passed to establish Hispanic Heritage Month recognizing Hispanic immigrants’ contributions that make our great U.S.A. greater still.
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  Zabalgoitia: Energy reform strengthens NAFTA, U.S. partnership
MIAMI, September 29 - Twenty years ago, Canada, Mexico and the United States joined in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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  Mounce: Grand Debate on the Rio Grande
EDINBURG, September 21 - The Rio Grande Valley is now surely a “player” in the State of Texas’ political future.
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  Castro: Ahlenius is right about border region being trampled on
SAN ANTONIO, September 19 - I was heartened to read that the president and CEO of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Steve Ahlenius, discussed how the negative publicity and disparaging comments made by Texas leaders regarding our border communities have hurt the region.
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  Harrington: Honoring Labor struggles through ethical shopping and advocacy
AUSTIN, September 1 - Americans are pretty tone-deaf when it comes to Labor Day.
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  Guzman, Galindo: This Labor Day, let us reflect on unpaid labor in the Rio Grande Valley
BROWNSVILLE, September 1 - As people enjoy time at the beach or barbequing for Labor Day, Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center urges society to reflect on the most vulnerable sectors of the modern day workforce, those who do not get paid for their work.
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  López: It’s Labor Day, Thanks to Unions
SAN ANTONIO, August 31 - The Industrial Revolution era began in England and the U.S. generally around the first half of the 18th century and carried itself well into the next.
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  Martínez: Deferred Action has benefited more than 400,000 young Mexicans
McALLEN, August 20 - Last Friday, August 15th, marked two years since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) entered into force.
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  Lavariega Monforti: A Crisis on the Border?
EDINBURG, August 5 - Debate about immigrants and immigration policy is one of the few constants in the United States.
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  Whitlock: LRGVDC's Regional Strategic Plan helps frame Valley's legislative agenda
WESLACO, August 5 - Advocates for improving the quality of life of veterans, colonia residents, the elderly, disabled and others will get the opportunity to formulate their message for the upcoming legislative session at a meeting on Wednesday.
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  O'Rourke: We can do better, Governor Perry
EL PASO, August 3 - As tens of thousands of children leave death and despair in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and make the thousand-mile voyage to present themselves for refuge and asylum at the Texas-Mexico border, we can choose a number of ways to respond.
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  Harrington: Three days with refugees in South Texas
McALLEN, July 31 - I arrived at the McAllen refugee camp at 6:30 Monday morning.
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  Mounce: "I Will Not Sit Idly By..."
EDINBURG, July 27 - I will not sit idly by... while Governor Rick Perry repeats, ad nauseam, “I will not sit idly by.”
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  Cornyn/Cuellar: Texas Must Take Urgent Action on Migrant Children Crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17 - It is no secret that we come from different political parties and differ on many issues.
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  Acevedo: Coming to America
CHIMAYO, New Mexico, July 7 - While I was driving through the mountain passes and valleys of northern New Mexico last week when a tune begin to play on my satellite radio.
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  Cass: Undocumented parents, children, are the face of Christ today
McALLEN, July 3 - When I heard stories of great famines occurring in Africa I would think to myself, “How close does a starving child have to be for local people to show concern?
   
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Bailey: This is a new story we are writing together

López: Vaquero – A Proud Tradition

Niederstrasser: Viva Vaqueros!

Opinion: New diabetes research institute is great news for entire Valley

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