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Harlingen Valley Morning Star (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Harlingen, Texas Weather forecast today Summy is saturday steer cleats is students show their Best for judging Pioneer takes Post Brake Gonzalez. A a student at Lyford elementary school leads Lier Grande Valley livestock show on Friday. By Kayleigh Sommer stiff writer Mercedes a eight year old Bernice Gonzalez of Lyford directed her Brahman steer a with the Fine precision of a professional Friday into the steer barn. Onlookers could hardly Tell that Gonzalez the Little girl with a big yellow How in her hair was a first time steer Shower at the 76th annual Rio Ramie Valley livestock show. There were More than 130 Market steers judged Friday consisting of eight different Breeds including Santa Gertrudis Sim Rahs and other Breeds. Bright and Early before judging marked some youngsters under to years old were hosing Down brushing and sprucing up their More Titan 1,000-Pound steers for the Competition. Bernice said that to prepare a for Competition she had to feed him a lot. The judges determined that Al needed to grow out instead of up. A i in was too tall for Bernice said. A the judges said i should feed him More to get him More round instead of so steers a a9 run Kha rom cuu Vallot Mon inc Staa Al around Tho ring at Tho Stoor Bam during judging at Tho Rio a today and sunday Gates open at 9 a m. Livestock showgrounds Mercedes. A main Gate admission adults Sio children under 12 is a parking is inside see livestock show results. Page a6 and online at Yau ry#b\ht0 see Complete schedule. see video of the steers. see photo gallery of the steers. Left an exhibitor in the Rio Grande Valley livestock show parades his steer around the judging area on Friday in Mercedes. Mamola Roku ii Vallot Moi inc Siam Willacy scrambles to fix finances after tent City closure by Fernando a Valu staff writer Ray mond Ville a Willacy county officials plan to pull As much As $700,000 from Cash reserves to help avoid employee layoffs As they try to offset a shortfall thai steins from the closure of the Tonicity prison. County judge Aurelio Guerra said. Lie called layoffs and health insurance cuts a a last resort Quot in the county that employs about 130 workers. But Guerra said officials plan budget cuts. A it s just a matter of How aggressively we re going to Cut Quot Guerra said. Commissioners will review the county a $8.18 million general fund budget wednes Day at a meeting of the three boards that oversee tin county s two prisons and county jail a the Willacy county local government corp., the Willacy county Public facilities corp. And the Willacy county jail Public facility corp. Officials will try to offset a loss of Revenue that stems from last months closure of the prison that pumped $2.7 million last year into the county a general fund budget and capital fund budget. Management amp training corp., or m in the Utah company that has operated the prison since it opened in 2006, announced that the Federal Bureau of prisons terminated its contract with the company. The announcement came about three weeks after a feb. 20 inmate uprisings damage left the prison Guerra said officials plan to avoid layoffs and health insurance cuts. A at this Point we re not considering that hut we can t Rule that out either Guerra said. A Elf we can hold off and not Lay off anyone that s what we plan. We re Leav my that As a last Guerra said officials plan to take $600,000 to $700,000 from the county a $5.3 million Reserve fund to operate the county through the remainder of the fiscal v t a that ends in september. By Travis m we Iti of to staff want of Harlingen a or. Leone v Ela. Found my Dean of the regional academic i health Omer. Has taken a new position As a senior associate Dean with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Vela who i win been with tis Rai k by i la Lingen for 15 years tuts just been named of sense Assi m Tate Dean to Ais tem affairs tot on 11 i la a n in met in no offs Uil n. In i pm i am thrilled and one to rnai in Vela the Rai in is part of tis in yell Verity of Texas health so Fence enter at san Antonio. As regional Dean Vela has directed tis medical education Anil Kim dual research components of the Rainoff rials Saki. A lie managed tile and establishment of the Rai c campuses during their formative officials added he holds an academic appointment a profess i with tenure in tis i Kurti Nerita of i tingly Ais Community medium at tis Iti i k affair St i else Genter a St i sri of med us Vela says he will remember the Chal ledges anti the Joys of the past 15 veal s. A we had to establish the facility base for the Rah Quot he said. Quot it was ext iring Quot work with the architects to contribute to the design of the budding both the i far Lingen Rah anti the Hai it medical research building in Edinburg a about All. Vela Saki he is proud of the Filiti Calk Ruri programs he ars Las team debt of open in those Early years in is parti lady gratified la sit. Over the years Rill based medical students Lune perfors a c Omar a Hie to san Antonio bused students in to intr clinical clerkship and exams they pc also performed Well in obtaining acceptance to top residencies across the country in Saki u1rgv, la Saki is also fortunate to Lulu or. Francisco Leman de As the founding Durn of tire medical school i in tar hic in Saki Bis estai fished a team Turat Bis cos Iest cd around Iris vision of medical education by tire Valier Hurt Viskin a i said focuses or Junkie big excellent phys Ian it also focuses on pity is Daw bring an integral Jurn of Transf arming ire Alth can for the areas residents a Cdr. Fernandez is alway s mindful that the Community a Best interests he Para mount in our he said Vela a native of Pharr said he draws strength from his background growing tip in a Humble farm worker family a we see so Many challenges in our Region a he said. A a Voiten i marked at tire Rai in 15 years ago i always bid my Eye on the eventual transform Iatron of this program into a kill medical school now my dry am anti that of Many others is be fog realized str grand its school of med inc he s. M a will to a be comr of hop in a better hmm for All residents of ilk Rio Grande Yodler Whitehea Ltd i hey Tif com amusements classifieds crossword education Index b4 obituaries a cd sports bibs stocks a7 a4 weather by Rufos Page i am vol toy i Dottor Ana i. Villi Urrutia uses 655-860 copyright 2015 Ste Willacy a a9 Valb staf ran w anew j Spighi Var let

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