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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

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

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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U.S. Citrus Texas Legislative News Service, which will report on state leaders’ impact on agriculture, including $200 million citrus industry, launched by Mani Skaria, PhD, the Founder, President, and CEO of U.S. Citrus

Featured: Mani Skaria, PhD, the Founder, President, and CEO of U.S. Citrus, LLC, a 550-acre state-of-the-art facility located in Hargill with the potential to produce large quantities of high-quality, disease-free citrus trees of many different varieties for sale. 

Photograph Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/am.skaria

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Edinburg EDC Board of Directors schedule special meeting for Tuesday, July 10; updates to budget and employee classification and organization chart to highlight 6 p.m. public session at City Hall

Featured: The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation is looking for a new visual identity, and is inviting Edinburg residents, including Edinburg public school students, and higher education students who are Edinburg residents, to participate. Edinburg residents who can design a creative, innovative and professional logo are being invited by the Board of Directors of the Edinburg EDC to compete in the contest, which has a deadline of 5 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 for all entries to be submitted. The winner shall be awarded a $500 (five hundred) prize. The logo created must be submitted by the original owner of the copyright for the logo. Each contestant may submit up to three logos for consideration. The 2018 Logo Contest Entry Form is available online, and may be downloaded by contacting the Edinburg EDC at 956/383-7124 for instructions on where to obtain the entry form. 

Graphics Courtesy of THE CITY OF EDINBURG LIBRARY AND CULTURAL ARTS

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More than $53.1 million in construction, led by residential housing, took place in the city from January through May 2018, reports Edinburg EDC

Featured: “Good Books Radio,” which has been airing on 88FM, the Rio Grande Valley’s Public Radio Station, for several years, is hosted by Dr. John Cook, Associate Professor and Chair of the UTRGV Communications Department. Cook partnered with UTRGV communications professor Dr. W. F. Strong on the program, which is produced by the UTRGV video production team in the University Marketing and Communications Department. 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 MARÍA ELENA HERNÁNDEZ 

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City pledges $126,000 in bid to secure additional $719,000 from Federal Transportation Administration for downtown bus trolleys, Edinburg EDC announces

Featured: $719,000 in federal funding is being requested by the City of Edinburg, through Valley Metro, for two electric (battery-powered) bus trolleys – similar in design to this vehicle operated  by Laguna Beach Transit in California – that would serve Edinburg’s downtown area and increase business and commerce for dozens of retail shops, restaurants, and offices around and near the Hidalgo County Courthouse. 

Photograph Courtesy https://hometowntrolley.com/trolleys/villager

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