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Brigadier General to visit valley schools to stress PE importance

As part of a statewide speaking tour, Brigadier General (Ret.) Joe E. Ramirez, Jr., Commandant of Texas A&M University’s Corps of Cadets, will be visiting schools in Brownsville and Harlingen on September 28 to talk to PE classes about the importance of physical fitness. On Wednesday, General Ramirez will be Ortiz Elementary in Brownsville (2500 W Alton Gloor Blvd) from 9:00 am – 9:30 am and at Harlingen School of Health Professions (2302 N 21st St, Harlingen) from 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Obesity is the leading medical reason why 73 percent of young adults in Texas are unable...

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Walmart Associates Earn $24 Million In Cash Bonuses

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX, (September 21, 2016) – As part of Walmart’s continued focus on improving and enhancing the store experience for associates and customers, the company recently awarded $24 million in second quarter cash bonuses to 103,500 hourly associates in Texas. The bonuses, which were based on stores’ performances from May through July of this year, are part of an overall incentive plan designed to reward associates whose stores have met their performance and customer service goals. Eligible associates can earn these bonuses four times a year.   More than 932,000 hourly associates received a second quarter bonus,...

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Breaking: Blue Bell Issues New Ice Cream Recall

Out of an abundance of caution, we are issuing a voluntary recall on two ice cream flavors. https://t.co/KYfdTUWsPJ — Blue Bell Ice Cream (@ILoveBlueBell) September 21, 2016 BRENHAM, Texas – Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select products produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for it to contain Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although...

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La Joya ISD to Conduct Hundreds of Home Visits to Recover Dropouts

La Joya, TX – La Joya ISD Dropout Prevention Department will be having their annual Community Walk on Thursday, September 22nd and Friday, September 23rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Once a year, groups of educators literally take to the streets in search of students who have dropped out and persuade them back into the classroom.  For two days, over 60 employees go out looking to recover hundreds of leavers – students who (at one point) came to school but then stopped coming. The teams of social workers, counselors, police officers, and central office personnel, drive out to homes to...

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Edinburg Native Dorinda Rodriguez Earns Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Edinburg native Dorinda Rodriguez, OTR, CHT, recently earned a doctorate in occupational therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals in Provo, Utah. Rodriguez earned a bachelor of science in occupational therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1996. Two years later, she graduated from the Hand Therapy Fellowship Program through Texas Woman’s University and the Hand and Upper Extremity Institute of the Baylor College of Medicine. In 2001, Rodriguez became a certified hand therapist. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five...

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