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In a region heavily dependant on cross-border trade comes the Anzalduas International Bridge, the nation's newest crossing into the industrial border cities in Mexico.
Retail activity in the Rio Grande Valley continues to expand, albeit not at the pace enjoyed over the past 5 years, according to Randy Summers of Davis Equity Realty in Weslaco.
Sales tax revenue for the entire Rio Grande Valley is about the same as last year, but some individual cities are down 8 to 10 percent while others, such as Weslaco, Mercedes and Edinburg, are up 8 to 12 percent.
With the opening of the new UTPA McAllen Teaching Site Aug. 26, access to advanced education will now be a few miles closer for many Rio Grande Valley residents, saving them travel time and costs.
Initiated by The University of Texas-Pan American in partnership with the City of McAllen, the new 10,000-square-foot leased facility is located at 1800 South Main Street in the Main Place Shopping Center adjacent to the La Plaza Mall. A map showing the site’s location is available at www.utpa.edu/mcallen.
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