Paco Valentin, state director for USDA Rural Development, is visiting the Rio Grande Valley today. He will announce an $8.3 million grant to construct a new high school in Santa Maria and provide funds to San Benito EDC and Raymondville EDC for revolving loan programs to assist small and emerging businesses grow and create new jobs.
If one can stand the cold weather there are welding jobs in Alaska that pay a quarter of a million dollars a year, said Mario Reyna, South Texas College’s dean of business and technology, at the official opening of Weslaco ISD’s Early College High School. As part of the curriculum, students at the new high school can learn welding at STC.
Speaking at the official opening of Weslaco ISD’s Early College High School, Weslaco ISD Board President Robert Sepulveda said great things are happening in the RGV. “This week there’s an announcement coming of something dramatic that is going to happen in the Valley for education,” Sepulveda said. He said he was sworn to secrecy.
State Rep. Sergio Muñoz’s much anticipated legislation to help improve healthcare services for RGV veterans will finally be unveiled at a news conference today at the McAllen Veteran’s War Memorial. The legislation would allow the State of Texas to speed up the delivery of healthcare services using VA funding.
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.