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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
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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...
Rep. Cuellar, President Arenaz to announce TAMIU CARES program
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Rep. Cuellar, President Arenaz to announce TAMIU CARES program

Rep. Cuellar, President Arenaz to announce TAMIU CARES program From Staff ReportsPublished Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 Tomorrow, Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and TAMIU President Pablo Arenaz plan to announce the path for federal funds in the CARES program. Scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Student Center Rotunda of Texas A&M International University, the event will explain how these funds "will help meet the needs of students and families impacted by [the] pandemic," according to a press release from Cuellar's office. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas The funds were authorized by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. Its intent is to help students who suffered additional expenses du...
Garden, Dusty’s Diner team up for meals
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Garden, Dusty’s Diner team up for meals

Garden, Dusty's Diner team up for meals By Jhoanna AngelesBridge Staff InternPublished Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 During a free event for participants who signed up, the TAMIU Garden and Dusty’s Diner teamed up to offer a healthy meal. Texas A&M International University students were treated to a dinner featuring organic ingredients on Feb. 1 at the Student Center. Those ingredients were grown on campus. Students received an email providing information about the event, as well as a link to sign up to receive a plate of the following options: cauliflower steak or chicken stir fry. Alejandro Carbajal | BridgeA cauliflower steak seared and served alongside spinach and mashed cauliflower on Feb. 1 at Dusty's Diner. Christopher Segovia manages the garden. “There was a small...
Campus food court nearly deserted
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Campus food court nearly deserted

Campus food court nearly deserted By Angela K. CarranzaBridge Assistant Editorand by Juan BarreraBridge contributing writerPublished Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 What was once filled with life and lively conversations, is now a deserted island filled with limited food options. For those unaware, Aramark changed its dining hours at the Student Center Food Court and for Starbucks due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library’s Starbuck is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., which is shortened from previous semesters when the coffee shop’s doors would remain open until late hours. Gabriela Chapa | BridgeAn after-hours empty Food Court shows a lack of chairs and seating to prevent student congregation due to COVID-19 risks, on Nov. 4. Instead, chairs are piled up a...
TAMIU bookstore pushes on amidst pandemic
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TAMIU bookstore pushes on amidst pandemic

TAMIU bookstore pushes on amidst pandemic By Jesus A. GarciaBridge contributing writerPublished Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 The University Bookstore located at the Sen. Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center remains open for students during the pandemic. To better serve students in these times, the Texas A&M International University Bookstore added more options to online orders. Students can order books online and decide to pick them up in person on campus or get their items shipped to their home or residence hall. Gabriela Chapa | BridgeThe online order pick up line allows students to pick up orders without spending too much time in the bookstore, as seen Nov. 4. The bookstore also offers face masks in a variety of colors and school logos to promote health and school spirit...
Student forms small business during pandemic
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Student forms small business during pandemic

Student forms small business during pandemic By Jessica RodriguezDirector of PhotographyPublished Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 The novel coronavirus pandemic presents new challenges for most everyone. Texas A&M International University sophomore communication disorders major Ana Karen Arriaga is no exception; it helped her hone a new passion which turned into a money-making business. Since early March when the pandemic began to isolate people in their homes in South Texas, many young Laredoans created small businesses. Most of these started and continue to thrive on both Facebook and Instagram. On July 9, Arriaga joined this new wave of small entrepreneurs. Jessica Rodriguez | BridgeTAMIU sophomore Ana Karen Arriaga, owner of ShopHunnyBunny, turns her time into a business in ...
CARES Act provides campus loaner laptops
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CARES Act provides campus loaner laptops

CARES Act provides campus loaner laptops By Gabriela ChapaBridge Staff InternPublished Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 Purchasing 500 laptops for its new Student Loaner Laptop Program, TAMIU helps students continue course attendance during the fall semester. As the times continue to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the return to face-to-face classes, Texas A&M International University released a new program where students can check out a laptop for the semester. The Student Loaner Laptop Program was created through the TAMIU CARES Program with the goal of helping students who struggle with technology and want to continue their classes. TAMIU purchased these devices that are being distributed to students. Students enrolled in both Fall and Spring semesters will be able to kee...
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OPINION: Internships, more hurt by COVID-19

OPINION: Internships, more hurt by COVID-19 By Tomas CruzBridge Marketing DirectorPublished Monday, May 11, 2020 The Spring 2020 semester rapidly became one of the toughest semesters for many students’ academic journey at TAMIU. The coronavirus pandemic impacted not only our university, but the rest of the world. As a Texas A&M International University senior, I faced many bumps on the road to finish my degree. This spring semester I was interning at a marketing/advertising agency for my COMM 4350 Internship course. Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, many interns faced issues with internship locations closing and not being able to complete their hours. While some of us were able to work remotely, many others were unfortunately not able to return to their internship because ...
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