PHARR, RGV – For this week’s wrap-up on the news we feature three events:

  1. A USMCA forum hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership and Futuro RGV and held in Pharr
  2. A Texas Transportation Commission meeting held in Austin
  3. A diabetes forum hosted by Unidos Contra la Diabetes held in Weslaco

The trade forum featured two panel discussions, one with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, and the other with Luis Bazan, director of Pharr International Bridge, Brownsville Navigation District Commissioner Ralph Cowen, and Keith Patridge, president of McAllen Economic Development Corporation.

The transportation meeting included approval by TTC of the Unified Transportation Program, which included $2.1 billion over ten years for the Pharr TxDOT District.

The diabetes forum featured the results of a new study by Dr. Belinda Reininger, dean of the UTHealth School of Public Health-Brownsville.