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Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel

EMMETSBURG, Iowa – The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last - at least in the United States.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
AgriLife Extension schedules sugarcane aphid field day to address growing concern
Posted: October 22, 2014

WESLACO — The sugarcane aphid continues to spread throughout the South and is now considered the most important pest of grain sorghum in the United States, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Local businesses competing for $150,000 grant
Posted: October 15, 2014

Three small business owners from the Rio Grande Valley are vying for a $150,000 grant from the Mission Main Street project, in which Chase Bank and Google pledged $3 million to be split between 20 companies across the nation.

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South Texas cattle program could reflect growing herd numbers
Posted: October 15, 2014

EDINBURG —Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel are hoping that with recent rains and improved pastures, South Texas cattle ranchers will start rebuilding herds sold off during the drought.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
Lower Rio Grande Valley soil testing campaign runs through February
Posted: October 09, 2014

WESLACO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the Lower Rio Grande Valley is offering its annual soil testing campaign through February.

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Friday 10/03/2014
US jobless rate falls to 6-year low
Posted: October 03, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

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Thursday 10/02/2014
AgriLife Research sets sugarcane field day for Oct. 8 in Weslaco
Posted: October 02, 2014

WESLACO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco will be hosting a sugarcane field day from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, according to Jorge da Silva, sugarcane breeder at the center.

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Friday 09/26/2014
Innovation conference hopes to spur bi-national growth
Posted: September 26, 2014

McALLEN — Local entrepreneurs interested in learning about the next oil and gas boom could find some answers to common questions at the South Texas College Innovation conference, set to begin today.

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Thursday 09/25/2014
Save the Arroyo Fiesta set for Oct. 9
Posted: September 25, 2014

WESLACO – The second annual Save the Arroyo Fiesta and fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Dargel Boats Showroom, 4110 N. Farm-to-Market Road493 in Donna.

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Friday 09/19/2014
U.S. Congressmen visit Texas A&M AgriLife’s front line of defense against invasive pests, diseases
Posted: September 19, 2014

WESLACO – Two U.S. Congressmen learned firsthand recently the efforts Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are making in South Texas to keep invasive pests and diseases from threatening the country’s food supply, including one pair that threatens the future of the citrus industry.

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Thursday 09/04/2014
Local pharmacies try to adapt as state law restricts funds
Posted: September 04, 2014

Independent pharmacies are disappearing in the Rio Grande Valley as more than 100 have closed in the past two years, with around half of them in Hidalgo County, a regional pharmacy group says.

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Friday 08/29/2014
Readmission rates costing RGV hospitals
Posted: August 29, 2014

Hospitals can go largely unnoticed until someone needs one. Cue the flashing lights of an ambulance, with rushing doctors and nurses in an emergency room.

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Monday 08/11/2014
8-11 FOR THE RECORD
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 10:52 pm

McALLEN | MARIJUANA SEIZED, MAN MISSING

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Thursday 08/07/2014
Mexico dreams face test after opening energy to investors
Posted: August 07, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has passed laws to open its oil, gas and electric industries to private and foreign investors after 76 years of state control. Now comes the hard part.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Gulf shrimping season off to a 'good' start
Posted: July 25, 2014

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE – Like hunters anxiously awaiting the start of deer season, shrimp boats from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi recently converged near the mouth of the Rio Grande along the southern Gulf Coast.

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KUDOS: New steakhouse, a Mexican eatery and more honors for local businesses
Posted: July 25, 2014

OPENING

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GROCERY WARS: Wal-Mart prepares for new type of grocery store; H-E-B undeterred
Posted: July 25, 2014

McALLEN – Amid the dizzying array of retail grocery options in the Rio Grande Valley, Wal-Mart and H-E-B rise above the rest.

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San Juan EDC expands offices
Posted: July 25, 2014

SAN JUAN — With its vision for a permanent home taking longer than anticipated to be realized, the San Juan Economic Development Corp. is expanding its temporary offices on North Raul Longoria.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Grocery Wars: Wal-Mart prepares for new type of grocery store; H-E-B undeterred
Posted: July 24, 2014

McALLEN – Amid the dizzying array of retail grocery options in the Rio Grande Valley, Wal-Mart and H-E-B rise above the rest.

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San Juan EDC expands offices
Posted: July 24, 2014

SAN JUAN — With its vision for a permanent home taking longer than anticipated to be realized, the San Juan Economic Development Corp. is expanding its temporary offices on North Raul Longoria.

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Business expo to focus on energy opportunities for Hispanics during convention
Posted: July 15, 2014

McALLEN – Industry recruiters from across the country and even over the Mexican border will have all eyes on South Texas during the 39th Annual convention of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) later this month.

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Monday 07/14/2014
Business Expo to focus on energy opportunities for Hispanics during convention
Posted: July 14, 2014

McALLEN – Industry recruiters from across the country and even over the Mexican border will have all eyes on South Texas during the 39th Annual convention of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) later this month.

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Friday 07/11/2014
Interior design market shifts in the Valley
Posted: July 11, 2014

McAllen -- A nearly $5,000 metallic fabric ottoman studded with mirror trim glistens through the window of Celina’s Interiors on West Nolana Avenue in McAllen, while inverted pyramid crystal chandeliers dangle like earrings from the ceiling.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Food safety conference to be held in College Station
Posted: July 10, 2014

COLLEGE STATION — An effort to determine why bacteria resists removal from the surface of fresh produce, causing possible outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, will bring stakeholders together to discuss possible solutions, according to Texas A&M AgriLife organizers.

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Interior design market shifts in the Valley
Posted: July 10, 2014

McALLEN -- A nearly $5,000 metallic fabric ottoman studded with mirror trim glistens through the window of Celina’s Interiors on West Nolana Avenue in McAllen, while inverted pyramid crystal chandeliers dangle like earrings from the ceiling.

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Sunday 07/06/2014
Why was Pharr ranked the best small city in the country for working women?
Posted: July 06, 2014

PHARR — When Costco opened in Pharr in 2012 and began bringing experienced managers from other stores, they noticed something: it was easy to find male supervisors who wanted to try out a new city, but harder to find women who wanted to relocate to a border town from elsewhere in the country.

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Saturday 07/05/2014
Why was Pharr ranked the best small city in the country for working women?
Posted: July 05, 2014

PHARR — When Costco opened in Pharr in 2012 and began bringing experienced managers from other stores, they noticed something: it was easy to find male supervisors who wanted to try out a new city, but harder to find women who wanted to relocate to a border town from elsewhere in the country.

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Friday 07/04/2014
Sugarcane aphids under control as South Texas grain sorghum harvest begins
Posted: July 04, 2014

WESLACO – After rising to alarming numbers, populations of the sugarcane aphid in South Texas grain sorghum have crashed, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel.

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