The City of Pharr and the Port of Corpus Christi signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday. The two entities said they will help market each other’s facilities. With major oil and gas exploration expected to take place in northern Mexico in the near future, Port of Corpus leaders see great opportunities for trade.
As expected, UT-Brownsville President Julieta Garcia will not be seeking the presidency of the new UT-Rio Grande Valley. Garcia said Friday she would consider other work projects once the president of UTRGV has been appointed. One of Garcia’s other projects is working with the Ford Foundation, for which she is a board trustee.
Carlos Rubinstein, chair of the Texas Water Development Board, was keynote speaker at a water awareness summit hosted by state Rep. Eddie Lucio at the McAllen Convention Center on Friday. Rubinstein said his agency has a number of programs to help provide water and wastewater services to Valley colonias.
The City of San Benito hosts a Texas Independence parade and re-enactment at the San Benito Fairgrounds, 755 Cesar Gonzalez Parkway, San Benito today. The re-enactments will be of the Battle of The Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Texas history Speaker Rudy “Tejano” Peña from Corpus Christi will deliver a speech on Tejano Heritage.
Abbott urged to visit Valley's colonias At a campaign event at El Pato in Edinburg on Thursday, gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott was handed a letter urging him to visit the colonias of the Rio Grande Valley.