Texas A&M Signing Ceremony

Signing ceremony

In a historical moment, officials with the Texas A&M University System, the City of McAllen and Hidalgo County took the first steps to expand the university’s presence in the Rio Grande Valley.

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In meetings with Valley press corps, President Bailey shares his vision for UT-Rio Grande Valley

Guy Bailey, founding president of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has put more than 37,000 miles on his pickup truck since July 1, 2014, driving from one end of the Valley to the other to ensure a stellar launch for this distributed university on Monday, August 31.

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Hidalgo County courts first in the state for criminal e-filing system

Beginning tomorrow, Hidalgo County will be the first county in the state to implement a criminal court electronic filing system in all of its courts.

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The road to UTRGV, the first university created in 21st century

Decades of brainstorming ways to better fund the University of Texas-Pan American and UT-Brownsville culminated in October 2012 with a midnight phone call between then-UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and former UT System Regent Eugene Powell.

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Clinton Campaign Headed for Rio Grande Valley

Making her first trip of this campaign to the Rio Grande Valley, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Friday plans to put in face time with local donors and officials, including an evening fundraiser at the McAllen home of Alonzo Cantu, a construction magnate who has long been among Clinton's most generous boosters in the Valley.

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Van donated to Edinburg chamber by State Rep. Canales, transportation company

LeFleur Transportation and State Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, donated a van to the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

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Valley state lawmakers oppose budget cuts for therapy services

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Valley state lawmakers oppose budget cuts for therapy services that help 60,000 disabled children and elderly Texans - including more than 26,000 in the Valley - says Rep. Canales

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IBC Bank-McAllen hosts flag-raising ceremony

IBC Bank-McAllen hosted a flag-raising ceremony and Independence Day celebration July 3 at the main bank in downtown McAllen.

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Dozens of local bills passed Gov. Greg Abott's desk

While subjects that spark heated debate, like border security and healthcare district legislation dominated headlines during the 84th legislative session, hundreds of other bills passed Gov. Greg Abbott's desk — signed and unsigned — and dozens were authored by political representatives across the Rio Grande Valley.

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New Texas law addresses death toll of unidentified border crossers

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More than 1,000 immigrants have died in the Rio Grande Valley since 2005, the majority of whose bodies remain unidentified, because local authorities lack the resources to investigate their deaths and to extract their DNA.

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