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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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Bond election to pay for drainage and street improvements scheduled for action on Thursday, August 9, by the Mayor and Edinburg City Council

Bond election to pay for drainage and street improvements scheduled for action on Thursday, August 9, by the Mayor and Edinburg City Council

Featured: About 500 stargazers and space aficionados visited the H-E-B Planetarium on the Edinburg campus of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to catch a glimpse of Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn – and the moon –  during a special community event hosted by the university. 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. 

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

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

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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