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Pharr shows best rate of improvement in retail economy among major Valley cities for December 2018; Sen. Hinojosa prepares for action on Monday on the Property Tax Reform Act of 2019

Pharr shows best rate of improvement in retail economy among major Valley cities for December 2018; Sen. Hinojosa prepares for action on Monday on the Property Tax Reform Act of 2019

Featured: Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, M.D., during his third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, January 17, 2019. According to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Pharr’s retail economy showed the best rate of improvement among the major Valley cities for December 2018.

Photograph By ERNESTO RIVERA

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McAllen’s retail economy generates most sales tax revenue for the year among Valley’s largest cities, reports Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

McAllen’s retail economy generates most sales tax revenue for the year among Valley’s largest cities, reports Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Featured: Antonio and Rebecca Díaz of Edinburg were among thousands of South Texans who witnessed family members and friends receive their university diplomas from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during graduation ceremonies held on Saturday, December 16, 2018, at the McAllen Convention Center. The previous day, graduation ceremonies also were held on the Student Union Lawn at UTRGV in Brownsville. UTRGV graduated more than 3,100 students during the two days of ceremonies. Since UTRGV opened in 2015, the university has awarded more than 12,800 degrees.

Photograph By SILVER SALAS

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For sixth consecutive month, city’s retail economy shows improvement over same period last year, with June 2018 figure up almost six percent over June 2017, reports Edinburg EDC

Researchers in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences are working to develop a next generation of anti-HIV drugs that are more effective and have fewer side effects.

Featured: Researchers in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences are working to develop a next generation of anti-HIV drugs that are more effective and have fewer side effects. Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) remains one of the leading causes of death globally. To further support studies into HIV-1, the National Institutes of Health awarded UTRGV a grant for the project, called “Nanodiamond Based Anti-HIV Drug Delivery Targeted Towards the Brain,” The grant is for $432,729 starting July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021. The principal investigator is Dr. Upal Roy, Assistant Professor at the UTRGV Department of Health and Biomedical Science.  From left are some of the students majoring in Biomedical Science who will be working on the research – Jonathan Abshier, Roberto DeLa Garza, Dr. Upal Roy, Jesus Hernandez and Hari Das. he 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. 

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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

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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For fourth consecutive month, city’s retail economy shows improvement over same period last year, with April 2018 figure up almost 10 percent over April 2017, reports Edinburg EDC

For fourth consecutive month, city’s retail economy shows improvement over same period last year, with April 2018 figure up almost 10 percent over April 2017, reports Edinburg EDC

Featured, from left: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley education students Jimena Gamboa of La Feria, Clarissa Rodríguez of Weslaco, Kasandra Salinas of La Feria, and Clarissa Guerra of Edinburg, are among seven UTRGV students named recipients of the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers, under the Raise Your Hand Foundation. For this inaugural cohort, 100 students from 10 partnering universities in Texas were chosen from a pool of 350 candidates by means of a competitive selection process, which included a written application, interviews, group activities and demonstration of a teaching lesson. Each student receives an $8,000 scholarship each year for up to four years, as well as ongoing training, mentorship and networking opportunities facilitated by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation. Not shown are recipients Raquel Pérez of Edinburg, Brenda Olvera of Brownsville, and Cristina Ortiz of Laredo. 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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