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Noon Fix: Local denim company woes; High school football season; Rio Grande Valley schools’ performance intrigues researchers; McAllen begins budget process Monday

August 7, 2018

Denim company yet to meet incentive benchmarks; projects growth

EDINBURG — Santana Textiles, a denim manufacturing company that received $15 million in taxpayer assistance, has long been a point of contention for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and it most recently became the subject of an EDC video that characterized it as a “bad debt, a bad investment.”

Natural grass fields are becoming increasingly rare in high school football

The days of lawn mowers and broadcast fertilizer spreaders are past. Well, almost.

Rio Grande Valley schools’ performance intrigues researchers

McALLEN — The high academic performance of most schools in the Rio Grande Valley has some eager to learn how the area is disrupting preconceived correlations between high poverty and low performance.

McAllen begins budget process Monday

McALLEN — Perhaps the most important document the city fleshes out each year begins taking shape Monday. City commissioners will file into the Palm View Golf Course clubhouse wearing casual clothing as the arduous budget process gets underway.

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