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UTRGV Athletics launches website

July 1, 2015

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley athletics department announced Wednesday the launching of its official website GoUTRGV.com The website contains information about all 16 UTRGV programs, including the history of each program dating back to Pan American College (1952-71) Pan American University (1971-89) and the University of Texas Pan American (1989-2015). Fifteen of the 16 sportsalre4aedy have their updated record books available under the listing “Information Guide (PDF)” while the remaining sport, men’s...
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Reminder: Third annual Freedom Fest set for Saturday and Sunday

June 30, 2015

The third annual Freedom Fest will beheld at Lon C. Hill Park on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5. The huge entertainment event will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. both days. The annual fireworks display will be held shortly after sunset on Saturday. Included will be a show featuring classic cars and motorcycles, games and rides for children. arts and crafts...
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Harlingen EDC to contract architectural firm for new retail building

June 30, 2015

The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation board on Tuesday approved hiring of architectural firm Megamorphosis, Inc.to design and engineer a shell retail building in the Bass Pro Shops area. All activity came behind closed doors in an executive session. The letter of agreement between the firm and the EDC shows the firm would be involved in the project and oversee it. If the design is...
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Ribbon cutting for new Veterans Service office building on Thursday

June 30, 2015

It’s been announced that there will be a ribbon cutting of the new Veterans Service office building at 4 p.m. Thursday, at its location, 1124 E. Madison St. in Brownsville. The public is invited to attend the occasion.
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Another effort for a VA hospital in RGV, or just a continuance of a longtime failed dream ( with politics thrown in)?

June 29, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Promises, promises and then, more promises. About what? To get a severely needed Veterans Hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. Your writer here has been in the Valley for nearly three decades and has heard so many politicos promise they will work toward...
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Texas abortions clinic rules temporarily blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court, Abbott responds

June 29, 2015

Texas was forbidden by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to enforce restrictions that would force 10 to close on July 1. The vote by the court was 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics following a federal appeals court upheld new regulations and refused to keep...
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Rep. Canales named ‘Dishonorable Mention’ by Texas Monthly

June 28, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Do you remember state Rep Terry Canales, D-Edinburg? If not, he is the state rep that made such a stink about the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s new mascot, The Vaquero. In fact, his fussing and threats did not end with...
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Former Howard E. and Mary Butt home-property in Harlingen in ‘sad condition’

June 27, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL The once elegant Howard E. and Mary Butt home and property in the historic part of Harlingen are in bad condition and the present owner is being criticized because of it, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The home was purchased by the...
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REMINDER: You can order ‘Dealing Off The Top’ directly from editor

June 27, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL The response for my autobiography, “Dealing Off The Top has been good, with allorders sought having gone out. This is just a reminder that you can order the book directly from me. Earlier, I was told by some readers they are having problems...
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Abbott issues memo directing state agencies to protect religious liberty

June 26, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage, Friday issued a memo to all state agency heads =, directing them to respect and preserve Texans religious liberties and First Amendment rights. “Texans of all faiths must be absolutely secure in the knowledge that their...
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H-E-B issues recall on hamburger, hot dog buns

June 26, 2015

H-E-B officials said Friday that the company has issued a voluntary recall on certain H-E-B brand hamburger and hot dog buns and Hill Country Fare hot dog buns. The company reported possible presence of foreign material in the dough used for the products. It said a glove used for...
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Reminder: DPS, cops out in force for July 4 holiday week

June 25, 2015

The Texas Department of Public Safety began its usual holiday program of having state troopers out in full force for the July 4 period in an effort to curtail drunken drivers, speeders and other traffic e violators. The program, also held by many Rio Grande Valley police departments, including...
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