Category Archives: Newsletter

December 16, 2013

The other day, during his T-ball practice, my 5-year old son became very visibly upset. At that age, kids are learning the fine skill of running the bases. The coach lines them up at home plate, and sends the first one on his way around the bases. The second kid…

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November 27, 2013

Message from the Chief Executive Officer Last week's email included a list of things we were thankful for here in Harlingen.  I received a few other suggestions, and loved them all! No long email today for those of you expecting to read an additional 1000 words, but I did want to…

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November 18, 2013

Message from the Chief Executive Officer As we approach Thanksgiving Day here in the US, many of us begin to reflect on why we celebrate this day:  to show gratitude for our blessings. So, here's my quick take on Harlingen's blessings: 1.  We are part of the United States.  We all…

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October 14, 2013

  Message from the Chief Executive Officer While in Philadelphia last week, I had the pleasure of visiting with several top corporate executives from different companies and learning more about their businesses. It was really enlightening to me to see a change in corporate culture now versus even twenty years ago.…

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September 23, 2013

Message from the Chief Executive Officer As I sat in our living room watching the UT-Kansas State game this past Saturday, my three little ones were playing with a good mix of toys. Some of their toys include Legos. If anyone has experience 2, 4, and 5 year olds playing with…

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September 9, 2013

Message from the Chief Executive Officer Much of what is going on at the Harlingen EDC over the last few weeks has been in the newspapers. It's that time of the year when budgets are prepared, reviewed and acted upon for cities and their related agencies. In our budget process, we…

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August 9, 2013

Message from the Chief Executive Officer As most of our regular readers know, I typically start our newsletter with a small anecdote about something going on with my family and tie that story to economic development in general and sometimes to economic development in our community.  This week, however, I won't be…

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July 3, 2013

Message from the Chief Executive Officer It's a great feeling to hear a toddler speaking, isn't it? Toddlers babble. They mumble. They say things we don't usually understand, but eventually they get to the age where one can actually HEAR what they said. My almost 22 month old daughter and I…

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June 22, 2013

Message from the Chief Executive Officer Some of you may know that I love the game of golf. I really haven't played much in the last five years, because I love spending time with my family even more. However, I used to play a bunch when I was much younger. I…

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June 7, 2013

Message from the Chief Executive Officer So much for the shorter e-newsletters I mentioned a month ago.... This is the first week of summer vacation for most students and for some parents as well. The last few weeks of the school year and the first few weeks of summer seem to…

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