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Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities, posted this photo on Twitter. She said the baby is a refugee at the welcome center in McAllen, Texas. The center, at Sacred Heart Church, has food, clothing and Christmas presents for recent refugee arrivals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
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H-E-B on Thursday announced a $1 million donation to the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute. The newly formed institute is part of the UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. Laura Gump, group vice president and general manager for H-E-B, said her company donates $8 million a year to education. She commended UTRGV.
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Dr. Francisco Fernandez, dean of the UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, said Thursday that a phrase in the documentary Diabetesville, USA, grates him. The phrase is, “Don’t be as sick as the Rio Grande Valley.” Fernandez said his medical school plans to turn that around. He spoke at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen.
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Dr. Steven H. Tallant, president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, says TAMUK and UT-Rio Grande Valley officials will explore more ways to collaborate in South Texas. This week, the two institutions agreed to work together to improve educational opportunities in the engineering arena. TAMUK is opening an engineering school in Weslaco.
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IME Becas arrives in the Rio Grande Valley
For the first time since its creation in 2005, a scholarship designed to aid students of Mexican origin will reach institutions of higher education in the RGV.
 
IME Becas llega al Valle del Rio Grande
Por primera vez desde su creación, un fondo de becas diseñado para ayudar a estudiantes de origen mexicano ha llegado al Valle de Texas.
ACLU sues Obama administration following opening of Dilley immigrant lockup
The ACLU has sued the Obama administration following the opening of the Department of Homeland Security’s new family detention center in Dilley, South Texas.
 
Celebration of Life memorial to be held for Scott Crane
The City of McAllen has announced it is to host a “Celebration of Life” memorial for City Commissioner Scott C. Crane at the McAllen Convention Center on Wednesday, December 17.
 
Funding for residency programs, UTRGV med school, among Hinojosa’s top legislative issues
Healthcare and education issues top state Sen. Juan Hinojosa’s agenda for the 84th legislative session, with funding for the new UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine a particular priority.
 
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healthcare Funding for residency programs, UTRGV med school, among Hinojosa’s top legislative issues

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TWDB chairman pens op-ed


media Sharp: UT will not stop A&M from building an engineering school in RGV

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