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Perry touts sale of state-backed biotech company - State - The Monitor

themonitor.com — North Carolina-based Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies announced Thursday the completion of an acquisition that gives the company a 49 percent stake in Kalon for now with plans to acquire the rest of the company later. Terms of the sale were not announced, but the state has held a 20 percent interest in Kalon since 2012 after giving the company $40 million.
Dec 20, 2014

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A family feud and a dash of spite heat up a pizzeria rivalry - Local News - The Monitor

themonitor.com — "This already came back to bite us in the butt once." The restaurant has been in a state of paranoia since early this summer when signs went up for a new Italian restaurant ready to open less than a mile away on 10th Street.
Dec 20, 2014

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Hidalgo County bids farewell to outgoing commissioner ‘Tito’ Palacios - The Monitor: Premium

themonitor.com — The meeting opened with Palacios' state representative, Armando "Mando" Martinez of Weslaco, reading a state resolution honoring Palacios. Thirty minutes and several kind words later - including from the Objective Watchers of the Legal System, the City of McAllen, La Union del Pueblo Entero and others - the soft-spoken Palacios was still center stage as he responded to the praise.

Hidalgo County bids farewell to outgoing commissioner ‘Tito’ Palacios - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — The meeting opened with Palacios' state representative, Armando "Mando" Martinez of Weslaco, reading a state resolution honoring Palacios. Thirty minutes and several kind words later - including from the Objective Watchers of the Legal System, the City of McAllen, La Union del Pueblo Entero and others - the soft-spoken Palacios was still center stage as he responded to the praise.
Dec 20, 2014

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Year-end DHS data reaffirms spike in Valley crossings - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — Driven by a surge in immigration across the Rio Grande by Central American children and families, federal immigration arrests spiked in the Rio Grande Valley in 2014, according to statistics the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released Friday.

COMMENTARY: Weslaco underneath the veil - The Monitor: Opinion

themonitor.com — "Weslaco has gone to pot!" To be fair to the mayor and commissioners, the meeting had only lasted four or five hours by that point. But who keeps track of time nowadays anyway, especially when a meeting begins one day and nearly ends the next.

Texas Supreme Court: Acquitted Rio Grande City educator can teach for now - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — A Rio Grande City teacher acquitted on charges of having an improper relationship with a student may remain in the classroom as he continues to appeal the revocation of his teacher certificate, the Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday. Erasmo Montalvo, 46, teaches elementary school in the Rio Grande City Independent School District.
Dec 19, 2014

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Alabama man walking Texas-Mexico border for book - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — NEAR ALAMO - Mark Hainds tapes up his toes before the sun rises. He wears hunter jeans with thick thorn-resistant fabric. If it's raining - as it was when he passed through Mission on Thursday - he'll put on a baseball cap. If it's sunny, he'll don his cowboy hat.

Newly accredited doctor programs to fall under UT-RGV - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is sponsoring the programs at the hospital, but they will soon fall under the control of the UT Rio Grande Valley, according to a news release. The accreditation means the programs will soon be able to offer spaces to applicants, said Dr. Francisco Fernandez, the founding dean of the UT-RGV School of Medicine.