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More than $73 million in construction took place in the city from January through June 2018, including two new hotel projects, reports Edinburg EDC

More than $73 million in construction took place in the city from January through June 2018, including two new hotel projects, reports Edinburg EDC - construction - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco (behind podium), leads the applause during the closing ceremony for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Railway Safety Camp held on Friday,  July 6, 2018 at the Performing Arts Complex at the UTRGV in Edinburg. The Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council, along with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and its Board of Directors, lobby the Texas Legislature and the UT System Board of Regents on matters that benefit and protect UTRGV and its School of Medicine, which have major campuses in the city.Photograph by PAUL CHOUY

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Edinburg and McAllen register the lowest unemployment rates in the Valley – at 5.2 percent and 5.1 percent, respectively – during June 2018

Edinburg and McAllen register the lowest unemployment rates in the Valley – at 5.2 percent and 5.1 percent, respectively – during June 2018 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Dr. Christopher Vitek (at left), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Associate Professor of Biology, and Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, spoke in mid-July in the Zika research lab on the Edinburg Campus, as Heather Hernández, a biology graduate student and lab manager, performed tests on pesticide effectiveness. Guerra and other guests toured the facility and got updates on important research UTRGV is conducting on Zika and other vector-borne diseases. The Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council, along with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and its Board of Directors, lobby the Texas Legislature and the UT System Board of Regents on matters that benefit and protect UTRGV and its School of Medicine, which have major campuses in the city.

Photograph By VICTORIA BRITO

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Greg Abbott, Lupe Valdez urged by Rep. Canales to declare health insurance funding for retired teachers an emergency item for Texas Legislature

Greg Abbott, Lupe Valdez urged by Rep. Canales to declare health insurance funding for retired teachers an emergency item for Texas Legislature - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Adriana Rendón, Vice President of Operations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV; Ashley Martínez, Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Club of Weslaco; Mary López, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Weslaco; Dalinda González-Alcantar, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of McAllen; Alfredo Mata, Jr., CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Pharr; Fay Beard, Director of Development, Southwest Region, Boys and Girls Club of America; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Precinct 2 County Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie” Cantú; and Jesse Vela, Member, Board of Trustees, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District. In 2017, Canales was coauthor of House Bill 13, which created a matching grant program to support community-based mental health programs to help out individuals experiencing mental illness in the region. area. On Thursday, July 19, 2018, these leaders joined the House District 40 lawmaker for the announcement that the Boys & Girls Club in Pharr had secured $1 million from this program to start services this year in Pharr, Edinburg, and Weslaco. “Mental health continues to be an important issue to me and I will continue working with our local judges and District Attorney to ensure we’re doing our part,” Canales said.

Photograph By ALEX RÍOS

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Edinburg EDC on Tuesday, July 24, set to review marketing/real estate consulting contract, proposed new logo, and transit center during board meeting to begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall

Edinburg EDC on Tuesday, July 24, set to review marketing/real estate consulting contract, proposed new logo, and transit center during board meeting to begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall - Edinburg EDC - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Dr. Robert Schweller, UTRGV Associate Professor in Computer Science, talks with Nami Akazawa, Computer Science student from Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Engineering building in Edinburg, Texas.
UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

Featured: The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Department of Computer Science a $495,042 grant for a research project, “Unifying Self-Assembly through Tile Automata,” which introduces and explores the Tile Automata abstract model of self-assembly to better understand how to design systems of particles, such as molecules of DNA, to reliably self-assemble into complex structures based on simple rules and local interactions. Associate Professor Dr. Robert Schweller (shown here) and Assistant Professor Dr. Tim Wylie worked on the grant proposal and are part of the Algorithmic Self-Assembly Research Group (A.S.A.R.G.) at UTRGV. The Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council, along with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and its Board of Directors, lobby the Texas Legislature and the UT System Board of Regents on matters that benefit and protect UTRGV and its School of Medicine, which have major campuses in the city. 

 

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Edinburg’s retail economy in May 2018 shows more than seven percent improvement over same month in 2017, Texas Comptroller announces

Edinburg’s retail economy in May 2018 shows more than seven percent improvement over same month in 2017, Texas Comptroller announces - Edinburg’s retail economy - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine on Monday, July 9, 2018, welcomed its Class of 2022, whose members are going through a three-week orientation at the UTRGV Medical Education Building on the Edinburg campus. The Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council, along with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and its Board of Directors, lobby the Texas Legislature and the UT System Board of Regents on matters that benefit and protect UTRGV and its School of Medicine, which have major campuses in the city. 

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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