Tag: Rio Grande Valley

UTPA Hosts Supply Drive

In response to the recent influx of immigrants to the Rio Grande Valley, the University of Texas Pan American is collecting toiletries and other basic supplies this week. Drop off boxes have been set up at seven locations across campus and other UTPA facilities such as the UTPA library, student union and the alumni center on South Closner Boulevard. UTPA is asking the community to get involved in response to this humanitarian crisis occurring along the border. If you wish to make a donation but can’t make the trip you can call the college of Health and Human Services...

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DHR Hosts Free Seminar To Educate About Diabetes

Nearly one in every ten American adults is diagnosed with diabetes, in the state of Texas it’s 9.3 percent and in the Rio Grande Valley, 11 percent. A majority of these cases are type 2 diabetes, which are linked to a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. Today, DHR and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Task Force held a free Living with Diabetes seminar, a vital step to educate the public about this disease. A cardiologist, nutritionist and family doctor spoke about the disease, how to prevent it and how to live with it. If left undiagnosed, diabetes has...

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DHR Announces Historic Alliance with University of Texas at San Antonio’s school of medicine

Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance officially announced an important alliance with the University of Texas at San Antonio’s school of medicine. This alliance comes right after the approval of the new medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. DHR will be serving as the new location for the residency programs in internal medicine, surgery, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology, so that medical students can complete their training. And it is due to this utmost necessity that DHR has now invested millions of dollars in order to guarantee a higher medical attention for our community. The school of medicine at...

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Dept. Homeland Security Sec. Visits Rio Grande Valley

Congressmen Henry Cuellar and Ruben Hinojosa accompanied Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson in a tour of the South Texas border with the purpose of identifying regional needs and explore potential resources. During two different press conferences held at the Anzalduas International Bridge in McAllen, local officials and representatives announced plans to improve national and border security as well as trade and commerce, recognizing that the valley plays a key role. Cuellar also announced an addition of 2 thousand more Customs and Border Protection Agents over the next 2 years to revamp border crossings and inspections. This, after convincing...

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Valley Tire Recycling Plant Investigated For Illegal Operation

A one-of-its-kind recycling plant in the Rio Grande Valley may be facing fines of up to six figures over alleged use of toxic substances. According to public records, the tire recycling and processing plant in Harlingen is being investigated for its use of chemicals as well as not adhering to state law or city permits. Pending the outcome may face fines up to 100-thousand dollars. According to the Rio Grande valley partnership, the plant utilizes state-of-the-art technology to process and shred used tires, to in turn produce high value products, including bio fuel. The city of Harlingen, or tire...

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