By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez
As originally published by Texas Border Business newsprint edition March 2018
In the past, we have published articles about realtors, and each time we learn good things from them. They are experts in land or building investments. This time I spoke to Roger Stolley, a realtor with NAI Rio Grande Valley based in McAllen, Texas. Roger, is a wealth of knowledge and experience. Get to know him and find out more, this is an Exclusive feature story that you find only in Texas Border Business.
On another matter, Jim Darling, Mayor of McAllen delivered his State of the City address at the McAllen Convention Center. His entire speech is part of this issue.
In another progressive city, Weslaco Mayor David Suarez also delivered the 2018 State of the City address. His speech is also in this Texas Border Business issue.
GOOD NEWS: The City of Pharr Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez proclaimed March 5-9 as National School Breakfast Week during a special kick-off event held at Carmen Anaya Elementary in the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District.
WE WISH YOU THE BEST: Bertha Garza announced her retirement as first vice president and marketing director on March 3rd, marking her 20thanniversary at IBC Bank-Brownsville
BRAVO: As part of an ongoing effort to support higher education, the Terracon Foundation presented university grants for graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, and programs.
SELENA FANS: H-E-B and The Selena Foundation announced the release of a limited-edition shopping bag, featuring the Queen of Cumbia, Selena. These bags are selling exclusively at select H-E-B stores across Texas. Go and buy one, or two!
CONGRATULATIONS: AAA Real Estate & Investments announced that Adrian Abel Arriaga, Broker Associate with AAAREI in McAllen, Texas has achieved the SIOR Office Designation.
HARLINGEN: Raudel Garza, the Economic Development president is having great time working with large companies setting up in the city of Harlingen. Cardone Industries’$50 million development is already impacting Harlingen.
Don’t forget to read my Anecdote, this time I’m bringing an article featured by Texas Border Digest magazine (that was our name 31 years ago). We are remembering Mr. Jim Jones and his son, Lan Jones who owned and operated the Jones & Jones store.
ELECTIONS: Congratulations to Arturo Guajardo, Jr. for obtaining over 66% of total votes.
Dori Contreras defeated Ray Thomas with more than 58% of the total votes. She is ready for her November republican contender to fight over the Chief Justice, 13th Court of Appeals District position.
Marla Cuellar is going to be the next District Judge, 275th Judicial District. She garnered over 52% of the total votes. And Ellie Torres is making a grand entrance, defeating incumbent County Commissioner Joseph Palacios. She will be the next County Commissioner, Precinct No. 4.Torres garnered over 51% of the total votes cast.
Richard Cortez from the beginning was the obvious winner, but at some point, people on his team and including Cortez were asking what’s going on? What was going on is that he was winning all along. The results are that he is going to be the next Hidalgo County Judge, he brought in 55.38%.
Exclusive: Real Estate Professional Talks About 19 Years Managing La Plaza Mall and More
McAllen is Safe and Sound – State of the City 2018
Weslaco Mayor David Suarez delivered State of the City Address
City of Pharr Mayor proclaims National School Breakfast Week at PSJA ISD
First Vice President Bertha Garza announces her retirement on 20th anniversary at IBC Bank-Brownsville
Terracon Foundation grants $5,000 to UTRGV
HEB announces sale of limited-edition of Selena bag
Adrian Abel Arriaga Awarded Prestigious SIOR Designation
New $50 Million, 920,000 sq. ft. Development Impacts Harlingen, Texas
Anecdote: A Cut-Above Merchandise, for A Cut-Above People
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