New Medical Residents Enter the Valley

Beginning July 1, the Valley will have 56 new medical residents completing post-graduate training. The UTRGV School of Medicine residents span six specialties in hospitals across the area. The residents received a welcome from the school during an orientation June 22-23 at the Edinburg Medical Education Building. The School of Medicine now has 140 medical […]

Boots to Business Reboot in Harlingen

Veterans of all eras and their spouses are invited to Boots to Business Reboot June 29-30 at the SBA office in Harlingen. The free two-day entrepreneur training is for all service-members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves. The training program provides an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, as well as […]

Community Colleges to Offer Bachelor Degrees

State Bill 2118 is now official, permitting community colleges to offer certain baccalaureate programs. These programs include those in the fields of applied technology, applied science, early childhood education and nursing. As a result, South Texas College plans on offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program by fall 2018. The announcement was made by […]

Local Educators Certified in STEM

The second cohort of faculty receiving certification by South Texas College are now ready to guide student in STEM careers. The 61 educators are the latest graduates of the RGV STEM Faculty Institute. Working under the auspices of the Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator, faculty members from school districts across the Valley completed intensive professional […]

Five Mid-Year Tax Planning Strategies

For many small business owners, thinking about taxes occurs only twice a year … when returns are being prepared and perhaps at the end of the year. This is a mistake. With half of 2017 over, now is a great time to assess where you stand and to take action that will be helpful to […]

AmeriCorps seeks volunteers for training assistance

AmeriCorps and South Texas College are seeking participants for its Continuing Education volunteer program. Volunteers are needed to assist with GED, ESL, computer, workplace and literacy initiatives. AmeriCorps VISTA, along with STC’s Continuing Professional and Workforce Education recently began the year-long program in an effort to assist low-income communities. “We need volunteers to help with […]

Creating quality video on a budget

Inventors and entrepreneurs can actually create a quality video for promotion with one single device, a cell phone. Enrique Leal, producer of more than 100 commercials and marketing videos, will speak at the June 22 I&E Network meeting on how people can use their devices to create a video to promote their business, idea or […]

JET grant provides medical training

South Texas College is the recipient of a $223,109 Jobs and Education for Texans grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The grant helps the college purchase and install equipment to provide 150 students with training for careers in the medical profession. This includes positions such as licensed practical and vocational nurses. The JET program provides […]

Veteran entrepreneur training comes to Harlingen

Boots to Business Reboot is coming to Harlingen June 29-30. The free two-day event is an entrepreneur training program for veterans of all eras and their spouses. This includes service-members as well as members of the National Guard and Reserves. The SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office hosts the event that provides participants an […]

McAllen Day in Mexico City

The McAllen CVB, Simon-La Plaza Mall, and the city’s retail and aviation departments host McAllen Day in Mexico City July 11. McAllen hotels, restaurants and retail stores are invited to promote their businesses via a tabletop display at the event. Participating businesses are responsible for their own airfare, ground transportation, hotel, meals and any incidentals. […]