Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos to Keynote

TBC Quarterly Meeting in Pharr

Texas Secretary of State Carolos Cascos will give the keynote speech at the Texas Border Coalition’s (TBC) Quarterly Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, in Pharr.

Secretary Cascos, who served eight years as Cameron County judge, will talk about border affairs and economic develeopment. The luncheon will begin at 12 p.m. in the conference room at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 300 W. Nolana Loop.

Secretary Casoco’s speech also will be streamed live beginning at 12 p.m. on Pharr Live, the city’s public access channel: http://pharr.life.

Representatives from dozens of communities along the Texas-Mexico border are expected to attend the meeting and engage in frank discussions about the myriad economic development, education, health care, security, transportation and workforce challenges facing border communities.

Later in the evening, from 6 to 7 p.m., TBC members will gather at McAllen City Hall, 1300 W. Houston Ave., for a panel discussion about the opportunities that come with regional cooperation between border cities, counties and economic development interests. The event, which is co-sponsored by Futuro McAllen, is open to the media.

The panel discussion can be viewed live at 6 p.m. on the McAllen Cable Network (Time Warner Channel 17.12) and on the city’s website: http://www.mcallen.net/commumication-department/mcn-12-live-video. Apple and Android users can follow the discussion on their mobile devices at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cityofmcallen.

Please RSVP to jhillrichs@vianovo.com by Friday, Feb. 5, to ensure adequate space is reserved at the media table for Secretary Cascos’ speech. A mult box will be provided.

Follow TBC on Facebook and Twitter [#TXBorderCoalition] to keep up to date on all of the latest news about the coalition and its activities.

WHO: Texas Border Coalition

WHERE: TBC Quarterly Meeting – Keynote Luncheon with Texas Secretary of State Carolos Cascos
12 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Conference Room
Hampton Inn & Suites
300 W. Nolana Loop
Pharr, Texas

TBC-Futuro McAllen Panel Discussion
6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
McAllen City Hall
1300 W. Houston Ave.
McAllen, Texas

Julie Hillrichs, (972) 971-0117


About the Texas Border Coalition
The Texas Border Coalition (TBC) is a collective voice of border mayors, county judges, economic development commissions focused on issues that affect 2.5 million people along the Texas-Mexico border region and economically disadvantaged counties from El Paso to Brownsville. TBC is working closely with the state and federal government to educate, advocate, and secure funding for transportation, immigration and border security, workforce development, economic development and health care. For more information, visit the coalition website at www.texasbordercoalition.org. Follow TBC on Facebook and Twitter [#TXBorderCoalition] to keep up to date on all of the latest news about the coalition and its activities.

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