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Saving for Sister's College Fund

Posted 01/31/2014 7:04 AM

It started out as a joke. Karen Gracia, a 9th grader at Hidalgo Early College High School received a plastic piggy bank more than 2 years ago at a GEAR UP Financial Literacy Summit. Several thousand... - read full story -
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Karen Gracia Speaks to Students

Posted 01/24/2014 7:03 AM

GEAR UP student Karen Gracia is reminding her fellow GEAR UP students about the financial literacy summit they all attended a couple of years ago. They're now 9th graders who attend Hidalgo Early... - read full story -
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Students Saving Money for College

Posted 01/17/2014 7:23 AM

Asking your children to save money for college may not be the easiest task as a parent. But some kids just have a knack for it. Letty Garza is standing by live in our studios with more on one girl's... - read full story -
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Students Working on Walking Trail Project

Posted 01/10/2014 7:51 AM

An abandoned rail line will become the city's new walking trail hence the project Rails to Trails. Recently, the students have been attending urban planning meetings. They are actually drawing up... - read full story -
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Rio Hondo Walking Trail

Posted 01/06/2014 6:59 AM

Ismael Garcia says "taking an abandoned railroad system and converting it into something that is going to provide a good benefit to our students. Better lifestyle, exercise. I think these are the... - read full story -
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Rails to Trails Project

Posted 12/27/2013 7:25 AM

These GEAR UP students have been invited by Rio Hondo to create the city's very first linear park and walking trail. The city is calling it the rails to trails project. Benny Medina says, "basically... - read full story -
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Financial Literacy Summit on College Funds

Posted 12/16/2013 7:55 AM

These GEAR UP students are having a blast. They're playing games that teach life lessons. One of the lessons: how to have enough funds to attend college. Some of these kids will earn full ride... - read full story -
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Bankers Educate Future College Students

Posted 12/06/2013 6:55 AM

A financial application can look intimidating. And going to a bank to request a loan seems overwhelming. That's why these bankers from across the Valley came together to educate students and parents... - read full story -
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First GEAR UP Class Member

Posted 09/09/2013 7:14 AM

Calvin Quintero is a big part of our Channel 5 news team. He's one of our studio camera operators during our weekday evening newscasts... He's only been on board for less than a year and is already... - read full story -
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Literacy Summit Teaches Students How to Save

Posted 11/22/2013 8:33 AM

Dr. Ida Acuna Garza, executive director for the South Texas Literacy Coalition is proud to be a sponsor for this year's South Texas Financial Literacy Summit. As a valley resident, she understands... - read full story -
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Financial Program Teaches Students About College

Posted 11/18/2013 7:23 AM

Dr. Cornelio Gonzalez is the executive director at Region One Education Service Center. His job is to make sure school districts in his region are well prepared for college. Dr. Gonzalez is working... - read full story -
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Financial Literacy Summit

Posted 11/11/2013 7:14 AM

This is the beat to a brighter future for this group of aspiring college students. The 2nd Annual Financial Literacy Summit, hosted by Region One's GEAR UP set the tone for these teens. After old... - read full story -
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John Michael Cabrera

Posted 10/04/2013 10:55 AM

As you can see, John Michael Cabrera is full of positive energy. He says GEAR UP is helping him get ready for college. "Some of the things I looked up at GEAR UP were colleges for meteorologists and... - read full story -
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Young Student, Wiser Beyond His Years

Posted 10/11/2013 6:57 AM

John Michael Cabrera is a go getter. He's played baseball at school and is his high school's biggest supporter. He cheers on his football team and his mom couldn't be more proud. She said "last... - read full story -
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Marlysa Flores

Posted 10/18/2013 6:48 AM

Marlysa Flores is a 9th grader who attends Falfurrias High School, home of the Jerseys. Marlysa recently attended a student leadership program. She says the program taught her new skills, skills... - read full story -
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Ag Commissioner Accepting Nominations for GROW Award

Ag Commissioner Accepting Nominations for GROW Award

Posted 10/10/2013 9:09 AM

AUSTIN - The Rio Grande Valley has a few submissions for a state award. Commissioner Todd Stables encourages more to apply. The agriculture commissioner says teachers, school administrators and... - read full story -
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Dedicated Teachers

Posted 08/23/2013 6:53 AM

Mary Lou Garcia says "this is the reason why I became an educator. Like the purpose of GEAR UP is why I became an educator. We didn't have GEAR UP when I was going to school but just the idea behind... - read full story -
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Texas Instruments Partnership with Region One

Posted 08/30/2013 11:04 AM

It's not often that you get to meet the top brass of one of the leading technological companies in the world. We caught up with Melendy Lovett at this year's GEAR UP Teacher Conference. We asked... - read full story -
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New Elementary School Open in Alamo

New Elementary School Open in Alamo

Posted 08/26/2013 8:10 AM

ALAMO - PSJA ISD opened a new elementary school. John "Jack" McKeever Elementary in Alamo is located at 1310 W. Ridge Rd. It replaces James Bowie Elementary. The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District... - read full story -
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UTB One of 3 Universities Testing TxDOT App

UTB One of 3 Universities Testing TxDOT App

Posted 08/23/2013 6:38 AM

AUSTIN - The University of Texas at Brownsville will be one of three universities to test a TxDOT app designed to help students plan ahead for a sober ride home. The Person Appointed to Stay Sober... - read full story -

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