Mayor Joel Villarreal Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor Joel Villarreal delivered his State of the City Address on March 28, 2019 at City Hall. In his address, Mayor Villarreal focused on the abundant opportunities present in Rio Grande City that enable so many to achieve success.

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Texas Main Street Programs Recommended for National Accreditation

The Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) of the Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized Rio Grande City Main Streetfor successful annual progress in carrying out national performance standards for a Main Street community. Rio Grande City Main Street is one of 68 to be recommended this year.

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Medina EC Grand Opening

Medina EC held the grand opening of its new Rio Grande City office on Monday, November 19, at 601 North FM 3167. Co-op members, community members, local officials and Medina EC Board of Directors and employees attended the event. 

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Rio Grande City Commission Passes Smoke-Free Ordinance

The Rio Grande City Commission approved an ordinance Wednesday, July 18, making Rio Grande City the 101st city in Texas to pass a Comprehensive Smoke-Free Ordinance. 

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Rio Grande City Main Street Attends Summer Conference in Amarillo

Nancy Perez, Rio Grande City Main Street and Business Development Coordinator, was part of a class of 17 new Main Street managers, assistant namers, and volunteers completing Texas Main Street orientation July 10, 2018, in Amarillo. Read More...

Cuellar Partners with Area Groups to Help Small Businesses

U. S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, partnered with economic groups in Hidalgo and Starr counties Friday morning to host Access to Capital, a resource fair and financing forum for small businesses. Read More...

Main Street Holds 3rd Annual Super Raffle

Rio Grande City Main Street held its 3rd Annual Bike & Boards Super Raffle at this year's Freedom Fest on June 29 through July 1, 2018 at Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park in Rio Grande City.  Read More...

Rio Grande City Announces New Chamber 

The reassembling of the RGC Chamber of Commerces is being spearheaded by the RGC Economic Development Corporation. Read More...

Texas Historic Commission Holds Workshops in Rio Grande City

Members of the Rio Grande City Main Street Advisory Board and the Rio Grande City Historic Preservation Commission attended workshops held at the Kelsey Bass Museum and Event Center on June 11, 2018.  Read More...

Ribbon Cutting Commemorates Completion of the New FM 755 in Rio Grande City

The City of Rio Grande City together with the Texas Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 8 at 9 am to mark the completion of the New FM 755 Re-Alignment Project.  Read More...

Starr County Summer Job Fair Held at South Texas College Starr Campus

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, Workforce Solutions and community partners Rio Grande City EDC, Starr County Industrial Foundation, South Texas College and Rio Grande City Public Library hosted the Starr County Summer Job Fair at STC.  Read More...

Main Street Holds Memorial Day Observance Ceremony

Rio Grande City Main Street in partnership with Rio Grande City EDC and VFW Post #8526 held a Memorial Day Observance Ceremony in honor and memory for fallen heroes from Starr County on Friday, May 25th at the Britton Avenue Kiosk in downtown Rio Grande City.  Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Elected Officials Take Oath of Office

Newly elected Flor E. Flores (Commissioner Place 1) and re-elected Hernan Garza, III (Commissioner Place 3) were officially sworn into office on May 16, 2018 at Commissioner's Chambers located in City Hall.  Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Main Street Attends Laredo Main Street 101 Workshop

Nancy Perez, Rio Grande City Main Street and Business Development Coordinator attended a Main Street 101 Workshop as part of continuing professional development.  Read More...

 

Main Street Celebrates Accreditation and Historic Preservation Month

The Main Street Advisory Board presented Main Street's 2018 Accreditation at the Commission Meeting on May 9th, 2018.  Read More...

How Chocolate Cake Became a Texas Main Street Tradition

Back in 1981, the National Trust for Historic Preservation was rolling out a national effort focusing on the revitalization of historic downtowns. The Texas Historical Commission partnered in that effort and created the Texas Main Street Program that year as one of the first six state coordinating programs in the country. Read More...

Local Officials Participate in Abrazo de la Amistad

Mayor Joel Villarreal, with a delegation of several local officials and special guests, attended the Abrazo de la Amistad ceremony in honor of Camargo's Dia del Comercio 2018. Watch Video...

Main Street Hosts Business Networking Mixer

The Rio Grande City Main Street Program held a business-networking mixer at the historic Lopez-Tijerina Courtyard on April 26, 2018. Read More...

Rio Grande City Holds Strategic Plan Workshops

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders and rural Empowerment Advancement Program, help a public conversation session for the Connected and Growing Rio Grande City Strategic Plan on Saturday, April 21st, at Commissioner's Chambers in City Hall.  Read More...

Rio Grande City Main Street Receives 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

Rio Grande City Main Street has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Read More...

Connected and Growing Rio Grande City Strategic Plan

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation has partnered with the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders and Rural Empowerment Advancement Program to revisit the "Rio 2020 Strategic Plan' and develop for Rio Grande City a high-level strategic plan, the "Connected and Growing - Rio Grande City Strategic Plan."

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South Texas College Celebrates Expansion of Starr County Campus

South Texas College's (STC) Starr County Campus will celebrated the opening of its newly constructed Health Professions and Sciences Building, library and additional building expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Read More...

Rio Grande City Earns Rank in Top 100 Best Places for Starting a Small Business

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce Rio Grande City has landed on a list of top 100 best communities in Texas to start a small business by LendEdu. Read More...

Mayor Joel Villarreal Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor Joel Villarreal delivered his State of the City address on March 29, 2018, at City Hall. Watch video…

Rio Grande City Welcomes New Main Street Coordinator

Nancy Perez has been named Rio Grande City's new Main Street & Business Development Coordinator. Mrs. Perez, a UTRGV graduate, previously served as the executive assistant and incentive coordinator at the Rio Grande City EDC.  Read More...

Texas Main Street Programs Recommended for National Accreditation

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will recommend Rio Grande City for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 68 to be recognized this year.  Read More...

Rio Grande City EDC Holds Lunch and Learn Workshop

The Rio Grande City EDC, in partnership with Edward Jones, and investment company, held a Lunch and Learn workshop at the Commissioner's Chambers in City Hall.  Read More...

Apples and Bananas Daycare Grand Opening

The Rio Grande City EDC congratulates Apples and Bananas Daycare, LLC on their grand opening in Rio Grande City.  Read More...

Winners of Rio Grande City's 10th Annual Chili Showdown

It was a great day in Rio Grande City as cooking teams from around the Rio Grande Valley gathered on Britton Avenue in Historic Downtown for the 10th Annual Chili Showdown, February 3rd.  Read More...

Rio Grande City Employer Expo & Job Fair 2018

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation held its second Rio Grande City Employer Expo and Job Fair in Rio Grande City.  Read More...

Bessie III Trolley Tour Shines at Winter Texan Expo 2018

With the Winter Texan season in full swing, Rio Grande City EDC staff attended the 25th Annual Winter Texan Expo and Health Fair held at the McAllen Convention Center to promote Rio Grande City and showcase the Bessie III Trolley Tour.  Read More...

Unemployment Rate Drops to Single Digits in Starr County

The Texas Workforce Commission released the September 2017 Labor Market and Employment reports and unemployment in Starr County has slid into single digits to a 9.7%. Read More...

 

Rio Max Fitness Celebrates Anniversary and Expansion

The Rio Grande City EDC congratulates Rigo and Maria Rios, owners of Rio Max Fitness, on the 2-year anniversary and expansion grand opening of their facility held on October 20th. Read More...

 

Citizens State Bank Celebrates New Location in Rio Grande City

Citizens State Bank celebrated the relocation of their Rio Grande City branch to 2801 W. US Hwy 83 on Thursday, October 19th. Read More...

 

Rio Grande City EDC Holds Lunch and Learn Workshop

The Rio Grande City EDC, in partnership with Aptus Health Care, held a Lunch and Learn workshop at the Commissioner's Chambers at City Hall. Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Welcomes Expansion of Affordable Homes of South Texas Inc.

Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc., in partnership with the City of Rio Grande City, has officially announced its expansion into Rio Grande City.  Read More...

 

DCM Nutrition & Pharma Celebrates Grand Opening

The Rio Grande City EDC congratulates DCM Nutrition & Pharma on their grand opening held on Tuesday, September 26th.  Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Main Street Announces Annual Christmas Parade Theme

Grab your popcorn and candy as the Rio Grande City Main Street Advisory Board announces this year’s Annual Christmas Parade theme of  “A Christmas Movie Parade”.  Read More...

 

Winners of RGC Main Street's Michelada Contest at Viva Mexico

The 2nd Annual Main Street Michelada Contest took place on Saturday, September 16th at Rio Grande City's Viva Mexico at the Britton Avenue Kiosk in Historic Downtown Rio Grande City.  Read More...

 

IDEA Rio Grande City Hosts Campus Tour and Ribbon Cutting Celebration

IDEA Public Schools administration and staff invited local community leaders and guests to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and campus tour to celebrate their grand opening. Read More...

 

Small Business Highlight: Piñatas El Gato Felix

Small businesses help our economy stay strong and improve our quality of life. It is our belief that behind every small business in Rio Grande City, there is a story worth sharing. Get a glimpse of the driving force behind our local businesses as we highlight small business owners of Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

Medina EC Breaks Ground

 Medina Electric Cooperative board members, employees and community members from the Rio Grande City area gathered early on Tuesday, August 22, to break ground at the site of the cooperative's new Rio Grande City office.   Read More...

 

Rio Brewing Company Holds Grand Opening

The Rio Grande City EDC congratulates Rio Brewing Company on the grand opening of their new location held on Friday, August 18th.  Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Commission Approves Proposed Tax Rate

There will be no change in the 217-2018 property tax rate for Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

Rivera's Collision Center Holds Grand Opening

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation would like to congratulate Rivera’s Collision Center’s on their grand opening in Rio Grande City.   Read More...

 

SBDC Holds Financial Statement Analysis Workshop

The UTRGV Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Rio Grande City EDC, Rio Grande City Public Library, Starr County Industrial Foundation and RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, held a Financial Statement Analysis for Small Business Owners workshop presented by Ismael Delgado at the UTRGV at Starr County Campus in Rio Grande City.  Read More...

 

Welcome to Rio Grande City

Beneath clear blue skies and nestled along the blue-green waters and beautiful river bends of the Rio Grande River, you will find a small Texas town.  Read More...

 

Small Business Highlight: South Texas Garage 

Small businesses help our economy stay strong and improve our quality of life. It is our belief that behind every small business in Rio Grande City, there is a story worth sharing. Get a glimpse of the driving force behind our local businesses as we highlight small business owners of Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

Doctors Clinic of Rio Grande City Grand Opening Celebration in Historic Downtown

Rio Grande City native, Dr. Patricia-Laurel-Garza and her husband, Dr. Delfino Randy Garza celebrated the debut of their new medical practice, Doctors Clinic of Rio Grande City, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Tejas Housing Group Hosts Soft Opening

Tejas Housing Group hosted a soft opening of their newest gated community featuring 80 apartment homes located on the north side of Rio Grande City on Eisenhower Road. 

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The Medicare Store Celebrates Grand Opening

The Medicare Store celebrated the debut of their store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Rio Grande City on Friday, July 7th. 

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Winners of Rio Grande City's 9th Annual Chili Showdown at Freedom Fest

The 9th Annual Chili Showdown took place on Saturday, June 24th in conjunction with Rio Grande City's Freedom Fest at Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park. 

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Rio Grande City Main Street Attends Summer Professional Development

Belinda Treviño, Rio Grande City EDC Business Development and Main Street Coordinator and Rosa Gonzalez, Main Street Advisory Board Chairwoman represented Rio Grande City at the Texas Main Street Program Summer Professional Development Training in San Angelo, Texas on June 13-16, 2017. 

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El Pekador Restaurant Grand Opening

The Rio Grande City EDC congratulates El Pekador Restaurant on their grand opening in Rio Grande City. 

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Starr County Summer Job Fair Sees Successful Turnout

Workforce Solutions, in partnership with Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation, South Texas College, Rio Grande City Public Library, and the Starr County Industrial Foundation, held the Starr County Summer Job Fair on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Rio Grande City STC campus.

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Digital Tools Help Small Businesses Stay Competitive

Small business owners are invited to free workshops featuring online tools for entrepreneurs on Thursday, July 27 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Rio Grande City Public Library, located at 591 E. Canales Street in Rio Grande City. 

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Memorial Day Observance on Main Street

The Rio Grande City Main Street held a Memorial Day Observance ceremony at the Britton Avenue Kiosk to honor and remember the men and women who gave their lives in service protecting our freedom. 

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DCM Nutrition & Pharma Available for Distribution in Rio Grande City

DCM Nutrition & Pharma celebrated its first cargo of merchandise through Rio Grande City's port of entry. 

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3rd Annual Ruta 54 Meeting

International delegates gathered at Roma's Historic District for the 3rd Annual Rural 54 International Meeting. 

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Wal-Mart Celebrates Re-Grand Opening

After several months of planning and hard work, associates from Wal-Mart #1958 commemorated its newly remodeled store with a re-grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting. 

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Rio Grande City EDC Hosts Small Business Coffee Social

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation held a coffee social in honor of National Small Business Week.

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Local Officials Participate in Abrazo de la Amsted

Mayor Joel Villarreal, with a delegation of several local officials and special guests, attended the Abrazo de la Amsted ceremony in honor of Camargo's Dia del Comercio y Tourismo 2017.

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Small Business Highlight: Rio Grande City Small Businesses

Small businesses help our economy stay strong and improve our quality of life. It is our belief that behind every small business in Rio Grande City, there is a story worth sharing. Get a glimpse of the driving force behind our local businesses as we highlight small business owners of Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

Rio Grande City EDC Hosts Lunch & Learn Workshop

The Rio Grande City EDC held an informative Lunch & Learn workshop at the Holiday Inn Express in Rio Grande City. 

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Jax Mini Mart Receives EDC Grant

The Rio Grande City EDC awarded a business development grant to Jose and Graciela Olivarez, owners of Jax Mini Mart. 

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Courtyards Preserved

The Rio Grande City EDC and Rio Grande City Main Street strive to enhance the unique character of Rio Grande City Downtown's Lopez-Tijerina and Kelsey Bass Courtyards. 

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Small Business Highlight: Rio Max Fitness

Small businesses help our economy stay strong and improve our quality of life. It is our belief that behind every small business in Rio Grande City, there is a story worth sharing. Get a glimpse of the driving force behind our local businesses as we highlight small business owners of Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

IBC Bank Rio Grande City Donates Map to Kelsey Bass Museum

The Kelsey Bass Museum received a gift from the IBC Bank in Rio Grande City. 

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MetroPCS Holds Grand Opening

The Rio Grande City EDC congratulates Jackson Wireless, LLC, a MetroPCS authorized dealer, on their grand opening held on Friday, March 3rd. 

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Small Business Highlight: Runners Convenience Store

Small businesses help our economy stay strong and improve our quality of life. It is our belief that behind every small business in Rio Grande City, there is a story worth sharing. Get a glimpse of the driving force behind our local businesses as we highlight small business owners of Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

Local Area Nominees Inducted in the RGV Walk of Fame

Every year the City of Hidalgo, in conjunction with BorderFest, holds the Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame.  Read More...

 

Rio Grande City EDC Lunch & Learn: Business Development Grants

The Rio Grande City EDC held an informative Lunch & Learn workshop at the Kelsey Bass Museum and Event Center in Rio Grand City.  Read More...

 

Mayor Joel Villarreal Delivers State of the City Address

In his address, the Mayor discussed the city's accomplishments over the past year and how the city will further growth and development in 2017.  Watch Video...

 

Small Business Highlight: Crawfish Joint & Sports Bar

Small businesses help our economy stay strong and improve our quality of life. It is our belief that behind every small business in Rio Grande City, there is a story worth sharing. Get a glimpse of the driving force behind our local businesses as we highlight small business owners of Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Employer Expo and Job Fair

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation held its first Rio Grande City Employer Expo and Job Fair in Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Main Street kicks off Beautification Project

Rio Grande City Main Street is excited to announce the Main Street Beautification Project with the installation of benches and trash cans in the downtown area. Read More...

 

Rio Grande City EDC Lunch & Learn: Data Protection & Online Security

The Rio Grande City EDC held an informative Lunch & Learn workshop at the Commissioner's Chambers at City Hall.  Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Hosts Community Forum for Zika Virus

With the help of the Rio Grande City EDC, a community forum with city and county health officials was organized to discuss local efforts in the combat against the Zika virus threat in Starr County.  Read More...

 

Community Forum for Zika Virus to be held in Starr County

A local forum to discuss efforts to combat the Zika Virus in Starr County has been scheduled for December 6, 10:00 am, at the South Texas College Starr Campus Auditorium. Read More...

 

Ramirez-Meda Insurance Holds Grand Opening

The Rio Grande City EDC congratulates the Allstate Ramirez-Meda Insurance Agency on their grand opening held on Saturday, November 19th.  Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Celebrates 10 Years

Rio Grande City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center hosted a reception commemorating their 10-year anniversary.  Read More...

 

Rio Grande City EDC presents Lunch & Learn: Workplace Wellness

The Rio Grande City EDC held a Lunch & Learn workshop at the Commissioner’s Chambers at City Hall. In this session, Sylvia Contreras RN, FNP, presented information on cancer awareness, screenings and the importance of early detection.  Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Parks and Recreation Hosts Skate Plaza Grand Opening

The Rio Grande City Parks and Recreation hosted a grand opening of the Skate Plaza at Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park where officials, city residents, and skaters attended the official ribbon-cutting event.  Read More...

 

Release of Rio Grande City Visitor's Guide

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with Rio Grande City Department of... Read More...

 

Jax Mini Mart is Open for Business

The Rio Grande City EDC congratulates Jax Mini Mart on their grand opening in Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

Aptus Therapy Services Celebrates 20 Years of Business

The Rio Grande City EDC congratulates Aptus Therapy Services for 20 years of outstanding service to Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

Murphy USA

Local officials joined representatives from Murphy USA to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Murphy USA retail refueling station in Rio Grande City and the first in Starr County. Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Police Department present Business Security Tips

The Rio Grande City EDC and Rio Grande City Main Street Program, in partnership with City of RGC Police Department, held a Lunch & Learn seminar at the Kelsey Bass Museum and Event Center. Read More...

 

Dip Me in Chocolate Grand Opening

The Rio Grande City EDC congratulates Dip Me in Chocolate on their grand opening in Rio Grande City. Read More...

 

Rio Grande City EDC Welcomes Newly Appointed Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez

Newly appointed Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez visited the Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation office on April 8, 2016. Read More...

 

Just Tint Receives EDC Business Development Grant

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation awarded a business development grant to business owner Jaime de la Cruz of Just Tint. Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Men Inducted into Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame

Rio Grande City citizens Dr. Antonio Falcon and Mr. Rodolfo Carlos “RC” Salinas were inducted into the 2016 Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Read More...

 

A&R Computers Receives EDC Grant

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation awarded a business development grant to Adalberto Barrera of A&R Computers, LLC. Read More...

 

Rio Max Fitness Receives EDC Grant

The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation awarded a business development grant to business owners, Rigoberto Rios and Maria Villarreal Rios of Rio Max Fitness. Read More...

 

Crawfish Joint and Sports Bar Receives EDC Grant

The Rio Grande City EDC Board awarded Edgar Solis, owner of Crawfish Joint and Sports Bar Restaurant, the Building and Infrastructure Grant, Job Creation Grant, and Expedited Business Permitting Grant together totaling $10,193. Read More…

 

Rio Grande City EDC Announces Restaurant Roadmap Lecture

Thinking of opening a restaurant? Want to know more about the new Rio Grande City issued Inspections and Permits? Read More…

 

Rio Grande City Main Street Program Welcomes New Advisory Board

The Rio Grande City Main Street Program is pleased to announce its new members and officers of the Main Street Advisory Board. Read More...

 

Rio Grande City Main Street Program Expands It Network at New Manager Training

Belinda Trevino, Rio Grande City EDC Business Development, and Main Street Coordinator represented Rio Grande City at the Texas Main Street Program New Manager Training in Georgetown, Texas on January 26-27, 2016. Read More…

 

Mayor Joel Villarreal Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor Joel Villarreal delivered his first State of the City address on January 20, 2016, at South Texas College Starr County Campus Auditorium. Read More…

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