HARLINGEN, RGV – Each weekday, RGV Public Radio 88 FM presenter Mario Muñoz produces a local news segment called Afternoon Update.

The Rio Grande Guardian will be running these segments in digital format from now until 88 FM goes off the air. The station is being sold by the Diocese of Brownsville within the next month or so and the new owners, Relevant Radio/Immaculate Heart Media will not be running NPR or local news programs.

Muñoz’s popular two local news segments, Closer to Home, which runs on his morning show, and Afternoon Update, will continue after 88 FM changes hands. They will continue to be broadcast in digital format by the Rio Grande Guardian. More on this in a later edition.

Afternoon Update

This is National Charter School Week and to coincide the Texas Charter Schools Association has produced a report designed to “dispel some of the myths” surrounding charter schools. Here is a story with Starlee Coleman, CEO of Texas Charter Schools Association.

Andres Zuniga, president of Zuko Industrial Construction, discusses the importance of Mexico’s Carretera Interoceánica, including the Baluarte Bridge, to the Rio Grande Valley’s economic prosperity:

Dr. Ricardo Martinez, a co-founder of DHR Health, and Thalia H. Muñoz, CEO of Starr County Memorial Hospital discuss a collaboration agreement in the healthcare arena in Starr County.

A new partnership between the Port of Brownsville and NextDecade LNG will lead to the deepening of the port’s ship channel. Eduardo Campirano, port director for Brownsville Navigation District, discusses the project:

Starr County Industrial Foundation President Rose Benavidez discusses a large solar energy project coming to her county: