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Doctor’s Hospital outlines growth plans during speech

EDINBURG — Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance continues to look locally to expand.

  • icon Posted: July 30
Thursday 07/30/2015
Doctor’s Hospital outlines growth plans during speech
Posted: July 30, 2015

EDINBURG — Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance continues to look locally to expand.

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Sales tax holiday weekend approaches
Posted: July 30, 2015

As families across Texas edge closer to the start of the new school year, local businesses are preparing for the annual state sales tax holiday that occurs Aug. 7-9.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
$10M Mercedes hotel conference center planned
Posted: July 28, 2015

MERCEDES — A $10 million hotel conference center is set to soon move forward, with construction near the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets expected to be complete by October 2016.

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$10M Mercedes hotel conference center planned
Posted: July 28, 2015

MERCEDES — A $10 million hotel conference center is set to soon move forward, with construction near the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets expected to be complete by October 2016.

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Friday 07/24/2015
Local shrimp industry confronting multiple challenges
Posted: July 24, 2015

Two weeks after the annual blessing of the Brownsville-Port Isabel shrimp fleet, the industry is facing stiff headwinds as it enters the marketplace this season.

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Local shrimp industry confronting multiple challenges
Posted: July 24, 2015

Two weeks after the annual blessing of the Brownsville-Port Isabel shrimp fleet, the industry is facing stiff headwinds as it enters the marketplace this season.

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Thursday 07/23/2015
CBP approves donations for Pharr, Donna bridge improvements
Posted: July 23, 2015

PHARR — U.S. Customs and Border Protection tentatively approved international bridges in Pharr and Donna to accept donations to expand their commercial traffic capabilities.

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CBP approves donations for Pharr, Donna bridge improvements
Posted: July 23, 2015

PHARR — U.S. Customs and Border Protection tentatively approved international bridges in Pharr and Donna to accept donations to expand their commercial traffic capabilities.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
New $5M entertainment center on tap in McAllen
Posted: July 22, 2015

McALLEN — Miguel Kamel flipped through glossy pages of artist renderings of his new $5 million entertainment center while sitting inside a coffee shop on Expressway 83 on a recent weekday afternoon. He traced a finger along the company’s logo of the letter “e” inside a glowing circle and said it stood for Europa.

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New $5M entertainment center on tap in McAllen
Posted: July 22, 2015

McALLEN — Miguel Kamel flipped through glossy pages of artist renderings of his new $5 million entertainment center while sitting inside a coffee shop on Expressway 83 on a recent weekday afternoon. He traced a finger along the company’s logo of the letter “e” inside a glowing circle and said it stood for Europa.

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Friday 07/17/2015
DHR hopes to double size, but faces opposition from other local hospitals
Updated: July 18, 2015 - 9:32 am

EDINBURG — Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance is seeking to double the number of beds at its main campus within the next two years, but only if federal regulators bless its plan.

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DHR hopes to double size, but faces opposition from other local hospitals
Updated: July 18, 2015 - 9:32 am

EDINBURG — Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance is seeking to double the number of beds at its main campus within the next two years, but only if federal regulators bless its plan.

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Thursday 07/16/2015
RadioShack remains in some Rio Grande Valley cities
Posted: July 16, 2015

RadioShack is dead. Long live RadioShack.

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RadioShack remains in some Rio Grande Valley cities
Posted: July 16, 2015

RadioShack is dead. Long live RadioShack.

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Mexican microbrewers step out of the shadow of the country's beer giants
Posted: July 16, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Rodrigo Escudero comes from thoroughbred Mexican beer stock, Coronas and Tecates coursing through his family's veins.

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Wednesday 07/15/2015
$15M Cambria Suites hotel on track to open by end of 2016
Updated: July 20, 2015 - 2:51 pm

McALLEN — Cambria Suites hotel is now slated to be built on McAllen Convention Center grounds and construction of the $15 million project is expected to be complete by October 2016.

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Saturday 07/11/2015
At Pharr tour, Mexican ag producers seek new avenues into U.S. markets
Posted: July 11, 2015

PHARR — More than 40 entrepreneurs trekked nearly 500 miles from the Mexican state of Zacatecas to the Texas-Mexico border this week to tour the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge and participate in two days of exportation seminars.

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At Pharr tour, Mexican ag producers seek new avenues into U.S. markets
Posted: July 11, 2015

PHARR — More than 40 entrepreneurs trekked nearly 500 miles from the Mexican state of Zacatecas to the Texas-Mexico border this week to tour the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge and participate in two days of exportation seminars.

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Friday 07/10/2015
Krispy Kreme to open second Rio Grande Valley location
Posted: July 10, 2015

Brownsville’s sweet treat market is about to get more competitive, with North Carolina-based franchise Krispy Kreme announcing plans to open a location here in mid-August.

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Sunday 06/28/2015
Texas to pump gas to Mexico
Posted: June 28, 2015

A proposed pipeline project to supply Mexico with natural gas from Texas would pass through Brownsville, though the exact route appears yet to be determined.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Grillers rejoice as U.S. shale boom sends propane to 13-year low
Posted: June 26, 2015

The fuel that will grill millions of hot dogs nationwide on the Fourth of July is giving energy producers heartburn.

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Olive Garden completes renovation in McAllen
Posted: June 26, 2015

Olive Garden recently completed a remodel of its South McAllen location at 222 Expressway 83.

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For millennials in workforce, a different view of ‘American Dream’
Posted: June 26, 2015

AUSTIN — I learned something new at a recent diversity training session: I’ve held some unfair biases against millennials.

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Highway 550 toll delinquents to face prosecution
Posted: June 26, 2015

The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority announced this week that it will pursue prosecution on people owing tolls who have not paid.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
McAllen Chamber president recognized with statewide award
Posted: June 25, 2015

Steve Ahlenius, president and chief executive of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, was honored this month by the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives, an association of more than 1,500 chamber professionals throughout the state.

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McAllen mayor named LRGVDC president
Posted: June 25, 2015

McAllen Mayor Jim Darling on Wednesday was appointed to a yearlong term as Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council president.

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ROD SANTA ANA: Summer meals program makes good neighbors in Edinburg
Posted: June 25, 2015

EDINBURG — Kids and their parents make her office building come alive every Monday and Friday morning.

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Stripes donates $522K to Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Posted: June 25, 2015

Stripes Convenience Stores on Thursday presented a $522,722 check to Driscoll Children’s Hospital at its location in McAllen.

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Peña Eye Institute to celebrate new Harlingen location
Posted: June 25, 2015

The Peña Eye Institute is set to hold its grand opening for its Harlingen location on Monday.

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Monday 06/15/2015
Target selling pharmacy, clinic businesses to CVS Health
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Target will sell its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health in the latest twist behind a push from big retailers to become all things to all customers.

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Saturday 06/06/2015
McAllen again looks at redeveloping civic center site
Posted: June 06, 2015

McALLEN — The northwest corner of South 10th Street and Expressway 83 used to be reserved for traveling plays, dance recitals and mariachi performances.

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Saturday 05/30/2015
After 25 years, Weslaco woman calls EDC her second home
Posted: May 30, 2015

WESLACO — Many consider Miroslava “Miros” Valdez the glue that holds the Weslaco Economic Development Corp. together.

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Saturday 05/02/2015
Bar owners betting big on Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
Posted: May 02, 2015

CHICAGO — One thing’s for sure, there’s a lot of money to be made on Saturday’s so-called fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. But for bar and restaurant owners hosting viewing parties, not so much.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Three fast-food chains to open in Pharr near Costco
Posted: April 21, 2015

PHARR — City officials announced Tuesday that Chick-Fil-A, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, and Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers are coming to the city.

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H-E-B hoping to change shopping experience with launch of new app
Posted: April 21, 2015

Everybody needs to eat.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Allegiant flights from McAllen to Orlando, LA take to skies again this spring
Posted: April 16, 2015

McALLEN — Allegiant's seasonal nonstop flights between McAllen and Orlando and Los Angeles are set to return this spring.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Simon buys Sears property at La Plaza Mall in McAllen
Posted: April 14, 2015

Sears Holdings Corp. has agreed to form a real- estate joint venture with Simon Property Group Inc. that will generate $114 million, the department-store chain's latest push to use its extensive properties to shore up its finances.

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Saturday 04/11/2015
New gas-fired power plant coming to Edinburg
Posted: April 11, 2015

EDINBURG — Flipping on a light switch is easy, but generating electricity to power that light bulb is hard.

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
Chipotle Mexican Grill set to open in Edinburg
Posted: March 18, 2015

EDINBURG — Chipotle Mexican Grill has filed paperwork to open an Edinburg location in August. 

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Sunday 03/01/2015
After nearly 37 years, Hidalgo County railroad bridge project still rolling along
Posted: March 01, 2015

SOUTH OF MISSION, ON THE RIO GRANDE — The blaring sound of a train whistle could be heard through the dense brush south of Chimney RV Park on a Saturday afternoon last month.

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Saturday 02/28/2015
10 to compete for 4 spots on McAllen school board in May election
Posted: February 28, 2015

McALLEN — Ten candidates are vying for four spots in the McAllen school board election.

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'High-end' affordable housing developer eyes North McAllen
Posted: February 28, 2015

McALLEN — By December 2016, the overgrown thicket behind a northwest gated community near the corner of Ware and Trenton roads could be another gated community named Orchard View at Mirabella.

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Despite victories, Valley lobbying group’s finances worsen
Posted: February 28, 2015

McALLEN — Commercial trade along the Texas-Mexico border is the lifeblood of the Rio Grande Valley economy, but records show that one grassroots nonprofit tasked to be a voice in Washington for industry and municipalities along the Southwest border has been bleeding money.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Plans for McAllen craft beer eatery still brewing
Posted: February 27, 2015

McALLEN — More than a year and a half after breaking ground on Hidalgo County’s first craft brewery, the owners say the project is still on track to open next fall at Fireman’s Park.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Strawberry research to be shared March 5
Posted: February 26, 2015

WESLACO  --  Strawberry fields forever? Maybe not. But strawberry research, including how to extend their harvest, will be shared with the public at the Strawberry Field Day to be held March 5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Weslaco, according to organizers.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Rio Grande Valley's PBS affiliate sold to commercial broadcaster
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 4:23 pm

BROWNSVILLE — The sale of KMBH-TV, the Rio Grande Valley's only PBS affiliate, to a commercial broadcaster closed last week, officials said Friday. 

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Chipotle Mexican Grill coming to McAllen
Posted: January 30, 2015

McALLEN — Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to open its first Rio Grande Valley location this year, according to records filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. 

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The rise of the avocado, America's new favorite fruit
Posted: January 30, 2015

America is in love with avocados.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Maquiladora worker by day, McAllen craft brew supplier by night
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 11:48 pm

McALLEN— Peeling open a white bucket Wednesday evening, Rudy Mayer leaned in for a whiff of some rye grains with a spicy smell and popped one of the kernels in his mouth.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Farm bill workshop set for rural Hidalgo, Starr County growers
Posted: January 23, 2015

McCOOK — With the clock ticking down, crop policy experts are reaching out to rural farmers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to inform them about long-term decisions they’ll have to make soon under the 2014 farm bill.

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