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Paco Valentin, state director for USDA Rural Development, helped officially open the City of Mercedes’ new $2.6 million fire station on Wednesday. Half of the money for the building came from Valentin’s agency. The current firehouse was built 87 years ago. U.S. Rubén Hinojosa, a native of Mercedes, participated in the ribbon-cutting.
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Paco Valentin, state director for USDA Rural Development, made a presentation to San Benito Mayor Celeste Sanchez at San Benito City Hall on Wednesday. Valentin’s agency is providing San Benito EDC with $400,000 for a revolving loan program to help small businesses obtain the capital they need to expand.
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Dozens of members of La Unión del Pueblo Entero received Congressional certificates from U.S. Reps. Rubén Hinojosa and Filemon Vela at a citizenship ceremony in San Juan on Wednesday evening. The members took English and Civics classes at LUPE offices in San Juan, Alton and Mercedes before applying to become U.S. citizens.
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Congressmen Rubén Hinojosa and Filemon Vela told how their families moved to the U.S. from Mexico at a La Unión del Pueblo Entero citizenship ceremony in San Juan on Wednesday evening. Vela noted that Hispanics do not vote in high numbers. He urged the new U.S. citizens to exercise their newly obtained democratic right and vote.
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Alejandro: RGV set to become major metro region like Houston, DFW
The Rio Grande Valley will become a major metropolitan region like Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth in the next 15 years, predicts one of the area’s top educators.
 
McAllen looks set to land UTRGV medical school research center
McAllen Mayor Jim Darling is increasingly confident that his city will benefit directly from the roll out of the new UT-Rio Grande Valley and its four-year medical school.
Creating a seamless transfer of workers between Eagle Ford Shale and Cuenca de Burgos
The director of the Binational Center at Texas A&M International University in Laredo would like to see binational, bicultural and bilingual energy industry workers transfer seamlessly from the Eagle Ford Shale to the Cuenca de Burgos.
 
Worsley: Something magical is happening in Mexico
On the first day of the 21st Annual U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson paid tribute to Mexico’s political leaders, saying they showed true leadership in deregulating their country’s energy sector.
 
Diputado: Biggest benefit of energy reform will be increased competitiveness
The biggest benefit from Mexico’s energy reforms will be a more competitive industrial base brought about by lower electricity prices, says a border congressman.
 
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Alejandro: RGV set to become major metro region like Houston, DFW

McAllen looks set to land UTRGV medical school research center

Perryman: Managing markets with a few powerful firms

Rogers: Will the next Texas Governor protect low-income families?

Acevedo: Insights on transformation of Rio Grande Valley

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Yo Cuento Rogers: Will the next Texas Governor protect low-income families?

Community leader discusses pay day lending


business Creating a seamless transfer of workers between Eagle Ford Shale and Cuenca de Burgos

Continuing coverage of US-Mexico Border Energy Forum

features Rivera: Colonia residents will benefit hugely from hospital district

Vote 'Yes' on Proposition 1 campaign kicks off

         
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guest column Perryman: Managing markets with a few powerful firms

Texas economist discusses work of Nobel Prize winner Jean Tirole


veterans Salazar: RGV would also like a visit by acting VA Secretary

American GI Forum leader pushes for Veterans Hospital


border life Obama nominates Brownsville judge to federal bench

Congressman Filemon Vela supports nomination


         
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education Alejandro: RGV set to become major metro region like Houston, DFW

Weslaco ISD Superintendent says today's students will benefit


healthcare Community Health Centers fear huge funding cuts

Administrators seek support from patients and elected officials


arts García: Spain’s connections to South Texas

Guardian columnist visits Madrid


         
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green Border senators welcome decision to study impact of Mexico's energy expansion

House and Senate panels given similar interim charges


media McAllen looks set to land UTRGV medical school research center

Announcement could come in next month and a half


Hispanic Caucus welcomes Echaveste ambassador to Mexico selection

NALEO also supportive of Echaveste nomination


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

Guardian profiles non-profits along Texas-Mexico border


green Peña Nieto anuncia nuevas medidas sobre uso de dólares en efectivo

Presidente visita el Parque Cultural de Reynosa


green Moore to give his recommendations on fighting RGV's negative image

Communications expert to speak at Futuro event and at town hall meetings


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Rep. Gutiérrez: US drug use fans border crisis

Obama slows drive for legal power to deport migrant kids

Court halts denial of licenses for Arizona immigrants

South Texas shows drama behind illegal immigration

The Unnecessary Expense of Immigrant Detention






 
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UTPA athletics department still a work in progress for AD King

Donna leaders seek plans for bridge inspection station

Health care business accused of Medicare fraud; prosecutors move to seize assets

ACLU: Woman settles suit with UMC over cavity search during border stop

YISD: Lower Valley schools have lowest enrollment, district needs $72.3 million in repairs

El Paso's CFO/deputy city manager resigns

 

One dead as powerful typhoon hits Japan's Okinawa

Israel launches military offensive in Gaza

In France, boys will be boys

Oklahoma town divided on influx of immigrant kids to Army base

Google tracking video streaming speeds by ISP

United Nations recognizes same-sex marriages of all staffers

Alfredo Di Stéfano: epic trajectory of the Blond Arrow

Chicago: More than 60 shot July 4 weekend in latest gun violence

Supreme dump: Court expands reach of Hobby Lobby on eve of holiday weekend

Behind Harry Reid’s war against the Koch brothers

     
 
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Bill Powers and the Sad State of Texas Politics

Gov. Perry Urges Congress To Put Pressure On Mexico To Curtail Flow Of Immigrants To U.S.

AgriLife Extension Says Texas Pecan Yield Recovering From Drought

Despite Success, Some Shortcomings in Texas Higher Ed

In Border Crisis, Perry Finds a Political Advantage

Cigarroa: Communication Problems Led to Powers Decision

Perry Seeks Private Talk With Obama About Border Crisis

State Halts Foster Care Placements With Contractor

State Bar Moves Ahead on Grievance Against Anthony Graves' Prosecutor

The Brief: Cigarroa and Powers — A Broken Relationship

 

In Mexico, water fight underscores distrust of government

     
 
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