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Entrepreneurs share rags-to-riches stories at TAMIU
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Entrepreneurs share rags-to-riches stories at TAMIU

Entrepreneurs share rags-to-riches stories at TAMIU By Juan ReyesSocial Media ReporterandBy David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 A collaboration of TAMIU’s LULAC and SOLE held a panel with two of Mexico’s successful entrepreneurs. Empresarios Hispanos TAMIU 2021 took place in the Student Center in the auditorium, Room 236, where a pair of successful entrepreneurs, Palos Garza Group CEO Mario Palos Garza, and Pollo Loco and Taco Palenque founder Juan “Don Pancho” Francisco Ochoa.  “Without respect, everything falls apart,” Ochoa says. These are words he lives his life by, leading to prosperous results. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeTaco Pelinque founder Juan Francisco Ochoa, left, and Palos Garza Group CEO Mario Palos Garza speak to one another dur...
Nearly $31 million in federal funds go to TAMIU
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Nearly $31 million in federal funds go to TAMIU

Nearly $31 million in federal funds go to TAMIU By Gabrielle PratherAssistant EditorPublished Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, TAMIU alumnus, visited campus to present an about $30.8 million grant pool. The American Rescue Plan makes up the primary funding source with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and others adding to the pool. The total funding award included $29.2 million in ARP funds; Texas A&M International University’s Advanced Nurse Education-Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program received $1.4 million. The total also included $249,297 for open educational resources through the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library. courtesy Marivic Torregosa | submitted photoTAMIU College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Marivic Torregosa, left, an...
Halloween Toyshow offers action figures, collectibles, smiles
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Halloween Toyshow offers action figures, collectibles, smiles

Halloween Toyshow offers action figures, collectibles, smiles By Jhoanna AngelesSocial Media ManagerPublished Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 Local collectors searched through bins, counters, racks and shelves looking for that elusive collectible. On Saturday, Oct. 2, local collectors hosted The Laredo Toyshow Halloween Edition at Embassy Suites on Calle del Norte. Jhoanna Angeles | BridgeAn unidentified person sells masks at a table full of Halloween decorations on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Embassy Suites Hotel in Laredo during The Laredo Toyshow Halloween Edition. Close to 30 vendors attended the event to share products with fanatics who attended the event, which consisted of toys, anime collectibles, comics, trading cards, Funko Pops and more. Texport vendor Salma Guzman recalled h...
TAMIU College of Nursing recognized as ‘best bang for your buck’
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TAMIU College of Nursing recognized as ‘best bang for your buck’

TAMIU College of Nursing recognized as ‘best bang for your buck’ By Nabeel JavedBridge contributing writerPublished Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 One factor TAMIU frequently gets recognized for relates to its affordable cost. The College of Nursing, in particular, received recognition as “the best bang for your buck” after a No. 10 ranking on the list of most affordable Texas nursing schools. Texas A&M International University administrators and faculty said this accomplishment should attract more students and upcoming college freshmen to pursue a degree in nursing. “When you really look at this achievement, it’s great for the college as a whole because it’s gonna be a favorite among the people looking to go into nursing school,” Clinical Assistant Professor Raul Cortes said. S...
Students benefit from TAMIU Books IncludED
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Students benefit from TAMIU Books IncludED

Students benefit from TAMIU Books IncludED  By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 One new TAMIU program offers students something they might not previously thought they would receive free: Books IncludED. Texas A&M International University offers its students free textbooks and course materials this semester through the pilot program made possible through the funding of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, a public law signed on Dec. 27, 2020. The CRRSAA, according to the U.S. Department of Education website, authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion from the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act. Through that federal funding source, along w...
Local barber offers $2 haircuts to college students
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Local barber offers $2 haircuts to college students

Local barber offers $2 haircuts to college students By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 The Barber Education Academy offers $2 haircuts to college students with a valid student ID. Javier and Wendy Hernandez, owner and administrator of the academy, began this discounted offer in 2019. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeJavier Hernandez, owner of the Barber Education Academy, speaks with one of his students at the barber school on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. “At first, we would post this on our Facebook page because we do know how expensive it could be when you’re in college,” Wendy Hernandez said. The promotion was recently advertised again through the TAMIU Student Network page on the social media platform Facebook on Aug. 23—while simultaneously giving a...
TAMIU CARES deadline today
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TAMIU CARES deadline today

TAMIU CARES deadline today From Staff ReportsPublished Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 For those who like to wait until the last minute: today is the last day to apply for the Fall 2021 CARES Act funds through TAMIU CARES. Applications close at 3 p.m. today. TAMIU CARES has been granting financial relief for Texas A&M International University students since Spring 2020. According to the TAMIU CARES website page, “These allocations are designed to provide grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to [the] coronavirus. ... used to address financial hardship, including housing and food insecurity, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies (including technology).” On previous applications, students were notified via...
Dusty’s Diner offers alternate menu
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Dusty’s Diner offers alternate menu

Dusty’s Diner offers alternate menu  By Jhoanna AngelesBridge Staff InternPublished Friday, April 9, 2021 TAMIU’s Dusty’s Diner changed its breakfast menu on March 3 to swap out its typical U.S. offerings for more of a Mexican-style. Diner employees hope the change continues on Wednesdays. Dusty’s Diner cook Genesis Silva offered her insight on the menu change. “We want to make something different,” Silva said. “Because we always put an American breakfast, so we decided to put more Mexican-style breakfast for [the students] and they love it.” Alejandro Carbajal | BridgeThe Breakfast Bonanza at Dusty's Diner features: re-fried chorizo beans, papa ala Mexicana and picadillo con papas. This dish was part of a special event at the diner on March 3. Diner employees hope this off...
Fees, tuition increase
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Fees, tuition increase

Fees, tuition increase By Evenlyn GomezBridge contributing writerPublished Friday, April 9, 2021 Texas students or others receiving in-state undergraduate tuition rates can expect to see an annual increase from $9,254 in 2021 to $9,448 in 2022, according to TAMIU’s website. For non-resident tuition, the increase will go from $23,390 in 2021 to $23,882 in 2022. Even so, Texas A&M International University is one of the least expensive universities in South Texas. During the 2019-2020 school year for 15 semester credit hours, TAMIU charged $4,422 while Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi charged $5,010 for the same number of hours. “Perhaps one of the most distinguishing methods of funding is property taxes, which can be charged by school districts and community colleges,...
Entrepreneur imparts wisdom, help
Business, Finance

Entrepreneur imparts wisdom, help

Entrepreneur imparts wisdom, help By Mario LopezBridge Staff WriterPublished on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 As an entrepreneur and local leader, one Nuevo Laredo native is perhaps one of the most important businessmen in the local region. Eduardo Garza Robles’ company Uni-Trade, with more than 500 employees, has a presence in Mexico, the United States and Japan. Founded on Sept. 30, 1988, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Uni-Trade Group is a corporation with more than 20 businesses focused on foreign trade, real estate and financial services. Courtesy Raul Rodriguez | Uni-Trade GroupEduardo Garza Robles But not everything has been sunshine and rainbows. He and his wife, Juanita Garza, have had to work and sacrifice many things to get where they are today. “Part of my success h...
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