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McAllen airport awarded $3.2 million in federal COVID-19 relief

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The McAllen International Airport was awarded more than $3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for COVID-19 relief. U.S. Rep. Vicente...

HEDC, workforce agency to hold major virtual job fair

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HARLINGEN — The city’s economic agency is teaming up with Cameron Workforce Solutions to stage a major virtual job fair sometime this spring. The date...

Grocery shelves wind up empty: Food shortage compounds RGV misery

By STEVE CLARK and FERNANDO DEL VALLE, Staff Writers This week virtually every restaurant with the lights on and any food to sell has had a line...

Tax numbers show strong holiday sales for most

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HARLINGEN — The majority of the Valley’s big cities had a retail holiday season to remember, pandemic or no pandemic. December sales tax allocations statewide...

Rent help program launched; Landlords, tenants encouraged to apply

The state will soon begin offering a hand to Texas residents having a hard time paying the rent because of financial strain due to...

VIA board approves tenant’s request to expand

HARLINGEN — It appears that a tenant of this Valley airport plans to expand there. The Valley International Airport (VIA) Board held a special meeting...

Top 50 taps Salinas; Former Brownsville EDC exec cited for body of work

Former Brownsville economic development official Gilberto Salinas has been named among 2021’s Top 50 Economic Developers in North America by the Michigan-based firm Consultant...

Harlingen leaders debate food truck park security

HARLINGEN — The opening of the city’s first food truck park awaits the city’s decision on the number of security guards it’ll require the...

BISD to keep recording executive sessions

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees narrowly decided Tuesday to continue electronically recording executive sessions rather than manually taking notes to document...

Texas is tops in the U.S. for commercial development impact

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Steve Brown, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS – Even with the pandemic, commercial real estate development contributed more than $65 billion to the Texas economy...