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  Niederstrasser: 'We are All Americans' - The Cold War with Cuba is Over
EDINBURG, December 17 - The United States just changed its policy on Cuba — a policy that existed for over five decades after the two countries broke off diplomatic relations.
  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.
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    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.
    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.
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    Mounce: Two Nations in Pain: Mexico and the U.S.
EDINBURG, December 4 - Pain in One Nation: “Duele Ser Mexicano.” “It is painful to be Mexican.”
    Bailey: This is a new story we are writing together
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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  Niederstrasser: 'We are All Americans' - The Cold War with Cuba is Over
EDINBURG, December 17 - The United States just changed its policy on Cuba — a policy that existed for over five decades after the two countries broke off diplomatic relations.
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  López: The String of Pearls of the Lower Rio Grande
SAN ANTONIO, December 7 - This past November 24th, UTPA (UTRGV) unveiled on its campus a statue honoring Count José de Escandón y Helguera.
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  Acevedo: Rethinking Racism
TAOS, New Mexico, December 7 - And here we go again. Ferguson and its aftermath have sparked renewed interest, debate and introspection of how we Americans act against each other in a destructive manner.
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  Niederstrasser: Celebrating Latin American Medicine
EDINBURG, December 17 - Following tradition, December the 3rd marked the day of “Latin American Medicine.”
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  Lopez: UTRGV Vaqueros? Bigger problems lurk amid the creation of the new institution
EDINBURG, December 7 - People around the RGV have made their objection to the new mascot very clear.
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  Mounce: Two Nations in Pain: Mexico and the U.S.
EDINBURG, December 7 - Or so read one of the many hand-made signs at the protest/rally/ceremony held Wednesday night, December 3rd, 2014, at the Mexican Consulate, McAllen, Texas.
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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.
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  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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  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.
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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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Niederstrasser: 'We are All Americans' - The Cold War with Cuba is Over

López: The String of Pearls of the Lower Rio Grande

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Niederstrasser: Celebrating Latin American Medicine

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