Strategic Behavioral Health broke ground on Palms Behavioral Health, a 72-bed, acute behavioral health hospital, in Harlingen on Thursday. The hospital will have psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and nurses with compassion to serve those who are struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, grief/loss and personal crisis situations.
Bishop of Brownsville Daniel Flores has just returned from Central America. He will celebrate a special Mass with teachers at 9 a.m. on Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows in McAllen to mark the start of the new school year. After the Mass he will be available for interviews with the media about his trip to Central America.
U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa has been named as one of the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Awards honorees. He will be recognized on Sept. 18 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The Mercedes Democrat will receive the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) award, in honor of his work to make Latinos competitive in these fields.
The Lower Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held a meeting at Los Norteños in Harlingen on Thursday. Guest speakers were Juan Cerda Benitez, of the Mexican Consulate’s Office in Brownsville, and Salomon Torres of San Benito EDC. LVHCC is almost a year old and growing rapidly, said co-founder Tony Gutierrez.