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South Texas Health Systems held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for a free-standing emergency room that will be built on the north side of I-2/Expressway 83 in Weslaco. STHS owns McAllen Medical Center, McAllen Heart Hospital and Edinburg Regional Hospital. It also plans to build a free-standing emergency room in Mission.
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Mission mayoral candidates Jaime Gutierrez, a businessman, and John Guerra, a physician, participated in a debate at Mission Public Library on Tuesday evening. It was hosted by the Progress Times. Mission Mayor Norberto Salinas was a no-show. “Why do I need to debate these guys? Everyone knows my record,” Salinas told the Guardian.
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Mission’s population is over 80,000 yet only about 6,000 to 7,000 voters cast ballots in city elections. Mission City Commission Place 1 candidate Jessica Ortega-Ochoa says more education is needed. She says even educated people tell her they cannot vote for her because they live in Sharyland. But, Sharyland is part of Mission.
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Hidalgo Mayor Martin Cepeda will give the very first Hidalgo State of the City Address on Thursday evening. The event takes place at 6 p.m., March 24, at the Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce. Cepeda said he will discuss Hidalgo’s most recent accomplishments and share his vision for the future of the city.
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New service allows appointments to be made to visit ER
It seems a contradiction in terms, making an appointment for a week Friday to visit the ER department. But that is the service now on offer at the four emergency rooms operated by South Texas Health Systems.
 
Hinojosa speaks at Eagle Ford Shale conference
Today, state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa spoke at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium.
FCC invites public to comment on KMBH license renewal application
Rio Grande Valley residents now have an opportunity to officially comment to the Federal Communications Commission on the Diocese of Brownsville’s application to renew its license to operate KMBH-TV.
 
Patridge: McAllen-Daejeon connection can pay big dividends
McAllen Economic Development Corporation believes the new ideas coming out of the KAIST research park in Daejeon can lead directly to good paying manufacturing jobs in the Rio Grande Valley.
 
Moves afoot to un-designate Hidalgo County Courthouse as historic
Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia is looking for the Rio Grande Valley legislative delegation to pass a bill un-designating the county courthouse as an historic building so that it can be demolished.
 
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New service allows appointments to be made to visit ER

Hinojosa speaks at Eagle Ford Shale conference

FCC invites public to comment on KMBH license renewal application

Fans pay tribute to Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez in Mexico City

Patridge: McAllen-Daejeon connection can pay big dividends

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Yo Cuento Barnes and Villalba will meet after all

Tea Party leader initially declined


business Hinojosa speaks at Eagle Ford Shale conference

Senator makes remarks during legislator panel discussion

features Abbott urged to visit Valley's colonias

Gubernatorial candidate says he understands the issues

         
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guest column Acevedo: Retirement Challenges to the Aging Hispanic Community

Columnist says health and socioeconomic well-being of Hispanics should be of concern


veterans Hinojosa: Texas Capitol Monument honors Vietnam Veterans

State senator pens op-ed


border life Acevedo: The Generic Latino

Columnist discusses ethnic descriptions


         
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education Momentum growing for Mexican American Studies course in Texas high schools

SBOE member Ruben Cortez, Jr., gaining support for proposal


healthcare New service allows appointments to be made to visit ER

South Texas Health Systems rolls out ER Reserve


arts FCC invites public to comment on KMBH license renewal application

Continuing coverage on the possible loss of PBS in the RGV


         
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green Judge: FEMA could still declare Hidalgo County a flood zone

Garcia wants to know where the drainage bond money went


media Hinojosa: Delta area deserves South Texas College campus

Congressman pens op-ed


Mounce: Lázaro, Come Forth! Cuauhtémoc, Stay Strong!

Guardian columnist discusses an iconic figure


         
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green Just Kauz it’s Right distributes supplies to help children

Guardian profiles non-profits along Texas-Mexico border


green Realizan en ciudad Mier marcha y bloqueos en protesta por hechos violentos

Blanca Isela Zumaya reporta desde Reynosa


green Moves afoot to un-designate Hidalgo County Courthouse as historic

Ero Architects designing new facility


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Cowboys and Indians ride into U.S. capital to protest Keystone pipeline

New Redistricting Lawsuit Would Tilt State Senate In Favor of White Voters

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TSTC chancellor to discuss Maldonado’s replacement

Local foreclosures down; lower than national rate

Citrus greening quarantine expanding

Property being zoned; medical facility in mind

Lyford plans test run for tablets over paper use

South Texas Health System breaks ground on Weslaco ER

Drug operation targets smuggling group

County commissioner loaned money for JP election challenge

3 weeks after fatal auto-pedestrian wreck, arrest quashes Hidalgo rumor mill

A green take on Valley water logistics

 

U.S. top court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action

Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

For one Arizona tribe, a chance for justice after decades of legal limbo

Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

KKK group to launch neighborhood watch in Pa. township

Syrian government accused of using chlorine gas

Ministry of Truth: SCOTUS skeptical of law to police campaign ‘lies’

The woman who killed affirmative action. Twice.

Food Freedom movement grows with help from left

Moderate Dems resist Obama on deportations

     
 
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Feds: New laws, oversight needed after Texas blast

Worker insurance coverage may change in Texas

Analysis: Perry and the Threat That Boomeranged

Sources: Perry Offered to Restore Vetoed Funding if DA Resigned

LCRA Draws Criticism Over Proposed Rate Increases

As Rice Farmers Turn to Groundwater, Can They Stay Afloat?

Report: Prison Heat Violates Basic Human Rights

AG Seeks Details on Federal Plans for Land by Red River

UT Law Clinic Study Shows Dangerous Conditions In Texas' Sweltering Prisons

Eagle Ford touted as 'greatest energy success story'

 

Hundreds in Mexico Protest Telecommunications Law

Mexico Arrests 46 Criminals Posing as Vigilantes

Mexico To Buy $680 Million In Black Hawk Helicopters From U.S. To Combat Drug Trafficking

Poniatowska traza en España un México de pobreza y sortilegios

Albazo de Lozano para aplazar el dictamen de telecomunicaciones

     
 
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