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Lt. Governor Patrick issues Interim Charges to Senator Lucio’s IGR Committee

Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick issued interim charges to the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) chaired by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville). The IGR Committee will be studying matters related to: disaster preparedness planning and coordination; municipal annexation; local ordinance integrity; municipal management districts; federal fair housing mandates; and, debt transparency in the voting booth. Continue Reading »

  • Posted October 12, 2015
  • in Articles
  • from Office of Senator Eddie Lucio
King: Adult education can be big winner under Promesas del Valle Initiative

PSJA ISD Superintendent Daniel P. King says one area that can really benefit from the new Promesas del Valle Initiative is adult education.

PSJA has set up seven adult community engagement centers to meet demand for more adult education and job training courses and it is still not enough. In the first year of operation 2,500 adults signed up for classes in the centers. In the second year it as 3,600. Now in its third year, PSJA expects 5,000 adults to sign up for classes. Continue Reading »

Block grant program provides $1.8 million to RGV areas

A handful of local communities received good news and a lot of money this past week.

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $1.84 million to communities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council for critically-needed infrastructure improvements. Continue Reading »

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