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County Toll Bridge System Maintains Bond Rating with Stable Outlook

Fitch Rating Company affirmed its “A” Bond rating for Cameron County’s International Toll Bridge System. In its statement the company announced, the Ratings Outlook remains “stable”. Fitch went on to say, “the rating reflects the bridge systems relative importance to the service area, albeit susceptible to economic cyclicality.” County Judge Pete Sepulveda, . was pleased […]

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Orientations Underway at UTRGV for New Students

Edinburg and Brownsville, Texas – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is welcoming its first class through several new student orientations that began in May and will be held until mid-August. Sessions are taking place at both the Edinburg and Brownville campuses. Organizers said multiple departments and committees are working hard to create a […]

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Rio Grande Valley Cities Keep Growing

Edinburg, Pharr, McAllen, Mission and Brownsville all add hundreds RIO GRANDE VALLEY – Rio Grande Valley cities continue to grow and add population although not nearly as fast as power suburbs around Texas’ major metro areas, according to the most recent US Census’ annual estimates of resident population for cities above 50,000. Edinburg was the […]

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Rio Grande LNG Developers Hold Public Open House

NextDecade, LLC., developers of the Rio Grande LNG and Rio Bravo Pipeline projects hosted an exclusive Media event on Thursday, May 21, from 3 to 4 pm at the ITEC – International Technical, Education & Commerce Center located at 3-1 Mexico Blvd in Brownsville. The Media event was held prior to a Public Open House […]

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Sci Tech Hosts Second Annual Campus-wide ‘EDD Presents’ Conference

Mercedes – The Science Academy of South Texas (Sci Tech) held its second annual Engineering Design & Development ‘(EDD) Presents’ Conference last Friday at the Sci Tech campus in Mercedes. During the district wide event, 65 two-to-three member teams made up of the members of the senior class, presented their end-of-year projects to judges – […]

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Legislature to Vote on New Rides for Rio Grande Valley

by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Students in the Rio Grande Valley could be getting a new ride to class if a public transit project is approved by the Texas Legislature as part of its new budget. The two-year pilot program would connect high school graduates to all higher-education campuses in the region, which spans […]

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Texas Folklife Announces the 2015 Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Finalists

Austin, Texas – The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for this year’s Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. There are ten finalists who will compete for three grand prizes in three categories. There will be a Grand Prize Winner for Cajun zydeco, a Grand Prize Winner for […]

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Dinosaurs are Back at the Gladys Porter Zoo

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Once again, dinosaurs are roaming at the Gladys Porter Zoo, but this time, a whole new cast is in town. Be prepared to witness the return of these fascinating creatures. Dinosaur Expedition is now open to the public until Sunday, July 5th. Due to the great success of last year’s Dinosaur Safari […]

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Bailey Miller Named 2015 Texas International Fishing Tournament Hostess

A big TIFT congratulations goes out to twenty-year-old Bailey Miller of Harlingen. Bailey has been named the official 2015 Texas International Fishing Tournament hostess. The daughter of James and Becky Miller of Harlingen, Bailey is currently a sophomore at Texas A & M University, majoring in business with a minor in communication. She is a […]

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LFHS RGV LEAD Student Ambassadors to Job Shadow This Summer

“RGV LEAD is a partnership between education and business that prepares young people for today’s skilled workforce. This partnership involves high schools, colleges and universities, large and small businesses, and governmental agencies — all working together!” RGV LEAD focuses on “strengthening the link between education and economic development and helping students acquire the skill-sets necessary […]

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