Genuine leather telephone directory cover&description=Branded leather telephone directory folder to hold the standard telephone book. The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge was founded on 2,088 acres in 1943, and is home to nearly 400 bird species, and on the migration route of thousands of birds. Juneteenth is a celebration of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas – when Texans learned that slavery had been abolished. The first Africans to land on the shores of South Texas were most likely from a shipwrecked slave ship. Imagine a new college begun just two years before the Black Tuesday crash that heralded the start of the Great Depression (October 29, 1929).
Edinburg Junior College, like many others in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the United States, participated in the war effort. Edinburg College was established in 1927 as a two-year community college closely tied to the Edinburg school district. There are currently discussions within the University and the city to rename the portion of Van Week Street along the University after President Robert Nelsen. The time has come in our institution's history to choose a new mascot and colors for the UT-Rio Grande Valley. Designs for a new 10 story courthouse have been submitted and approved by the Hidalgo County commissioners, although it has not yet been funded.
Forty years ago, before Pan American University joined with the University of Texas System, a bill was introduced in March 1975 by Congressman Ruben Torres of Brownsville and Senator Raul Longoria of Pharr to establish a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. Before you hit the road this summer, come check out everything we have on travel, roads, trains, maps, and things to do in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
In Mexico, there was a struggle between Centralists who believed the power should be centralized in Mexico City, and Federalists who believed far-flung areas, such as the northern states along the Rio Grande, should retain more power and control over their lands and people.
The leaders of the Republic of Rio Grande traveled to San Antonio, Houston, and Austin seeking support as they fought against Mexican Centralists at Morales and Saltillo in Coahuila to Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas. La Lomita Chapel was built by the Fathers of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate to aid in their travels throughout the harsh country amongst the wide-spread ranches of the Rio Grande Valley. The first American Indians lived in this region hundreds of years before the first European walked along the Rio Grande.
Today Lipan Apache Indians and other regional tribes are still active, attending meetings and holding Powwows. On October 15, 1990 Africanized Honey Bees, commonly termed Killer Bees, were first sighted near the city of Hidalgo, Texas. Yahoo , Facebook , Facebook , Twitter , Twitter , Google+ , Google+ , Myspace , Myspace , Linkedin , Linkedin , Odnoklassniki , Odnoklassniki , Vkontakte , Vkontakte , Google , Google , Yahoo , Yahoo , Rambler , Rambler , Yandex , Yandex , Gmail , Gmail , Yahoo! Designers Manufacturers , ??????? ????????? - ?????????? ???????????? , Gorgian Wikipedia - Free Encyclopedia , ????????? ?????? ????????? , Cambridje Dictionary Online , ????????? ???????? ????????? ?????? ????????? , Oxford Advenced Learner's Online Dictionar? , ??????????? ?????? - moazrovne,net, ???
Half of all butterfly species found in North America may be found in Santa Ana, and 450 types of plants.
There were few slaves in the Lower Rio Grande Valley due to the closeness of the Mexican border. The image shown in the slideshow is from the collection donated by the family of Al Ramirez, Edinburg's first Hispanic mayor.
Early Spanish explorers and settlers in Nuevo Santander (1747-) reported on a tribe they called Negros or a black tribe near the mouth of the Rio Grande. Parents want to send their children to college, and students want to come, but money is tight, and even though tuition is low ($47.00 per semester) it may be tough to pay for a full load of classes. The Ford Model T was the most popular car at that time, although railroads were still a very popular method of transportation in an era when few roads were paved. The bill was for the establishment of a medical branch of the University of Texas System to be known as The University of Texas Medical School of the Rio Grande Valley. Guy Bailey was appointed as the first President of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This was a time when Mexico had recently gained her independence, and Texas had formed its own republic. Federalists met in Laredo in January, proclaimed the Republic of the Rio Grande by constitutional convention, named Laredo as its capitol, and claimed the areas of Tamaulipas and Coahuila north to the Nueces and Medina rivers, respectively, Nuevo León, Zacatecas, Durango, Chihuahua, and New Mexico. Early in November, 1840, Antonio Canales, one of the major leaders of the Republic of the Rio Grande, capitulated to Centralists at Camargo, Mexico. In 1872, people and ranches were far between, and towns and churches were even more distant.
Unfortunately little is known about the original inhabitants; they did not leave histories of their tribes, and the Spanish had little interest in keeping complete and accurate records of tribes, customs, or languages. More information about Native Americans in the Lower Rio Grande Valley may be found in the Library Special Collections Room 1.104 (just past the Circulation Desk on the left). Ramirez is credited with improving the Restlawn Cemetery which was originally set aside for African Americans during the time of segregation.
Their presence is recorded in both Matamoros and Reynosa histories primarily in relation to the Spanish missions.
Now imagine that same college must also pay faculty and staff salaries, books must be bought for the library, and supplies for classrooms and labs. Ward began working for the Edinburg Independent School District as a high school and junior high school principal in 1923, and despite a few years absence, stayed until he resigned from Pan American College in 1959, 36 years later.


In 1944 and 1945 there were only female graduates, and the total student enrollment dipped to a low of 122 students in 1943-44 from a previous high enrollment of 290 students during 1940-41. Miles, who then served as the Dean of Faculty and Director of the College, took an interim role as the Superintendent of Schools and President of the College after H. In 1908 when Edinburg was built in its current location, the founders named many of the streets after Southern Pacific Railroad executives in the hope that they would build a railroad from Edinburg north to eventually connect with Falfurrias and other cities.
Bronc football, baseball, and basketball teams led victories on the athletic field, and Bronkettes led students in cheering and school spirit. He attends athletic events with the students, greets staff on the walkways, promotes faculty excellence, and volunteers in the community. The bill was later changed to create a medical school through Texas Women’s University with a campus in Fort Worth, and another campus in the Valley. As UTPA prepares to transition to UTRGV and start another exciting new chapter in its history, we thought we would take a brief look at our school’s past leaders.
Come see our archival Hidalgo County records including a petition signed in March 1908 requesting a public road parallel with St. Texas had not yet been annexed by the United States and the Republic’s southern boundary was still under dispute, some claiming it should be the Rio Grande, and others claiming it should be the Nueces River. The dream of the Republic of the Rio Grande died, just 10 short months after its inception. Priests rode the circuit a few times a year in order to provide services to those ranches where there were otherwise few options for baptisms, marriages, catechisms, and sermons. Archaeological explorations and artifacts such as arrowheads have helped to build a better picture of the first inhabitants, yet there is still much more we can learn. Visit the city of Hidalgo to see the Killer Bee, and while you are there, visit the old county courthouse and jail, built in 1886, and the Hidalgo Pump House Museum. An ancient Spanish cemetery resides within its borders surrounded by 100 year old hand-hewn ebony fence.
Several African American and bi-racially mixed families settled in South Texas including the Webber family shown in the photograph. The Restlawn Cemetery has served as the site for Juneteenth celebrations in Edinburg since 1993.
One year later, during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, he played on the team which beat the Russians to win the gold medal for men's basketball. The Negros were reported as being peaceful, sometimes camping near Spanish ranches and visiting the missions, but with a single incident of having stolen cattle from Spanish settlements farther up the Rio Grande. This college is officially associated with the city of Edinburg, but demand from the surrounding cities is great. During his years of service, Ward saw the expansion of the college from 196 students enrolled in 1927 to 1,823 students in 1959. There were approximately 500 high school graduates each year, and the only other alternatives for higher education included South Texas Teachers' College in Kingsville, and the Junior College of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville. Seale taught in the music department at UTPA, and was a strong advocate for music at the University and in the Lower Rio Grande Valley community.
The dream ended two years later in March 1977 when the Texas Coordinating Board for Colleges and Universities rejected the proposal. Edinburg College was founded as a two-year college in 1927, the first campus was located on the Edinburg High School Campus. Louis, Brownsville and Mexican Railway from Mamie station via McAllen, Ebeneezer, Donna to Mercedes.
In medieval Europe, eggs were forbidden during Lent, and any eggs laid during that time were hard boiled to help preserve them. Father Kéralum made it to his first destination, the Tampacuas Ranch north of Mercedes, but never arrived at Las Piedras Ranch which was only 18 miles distant. More information about Killer Bees and things to do and see in the Lower Rio Grande Valley may be found in the Library Special Collections. He was quick to be recruited to professional basketball in 1964 as the 4th overall NBA draft pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. They were said to have been proficient with both bow and arrow, and, unusual for the area, they were also very dexterous with spears. The only other place to get a college education is in Brownsville in the days when maximum speed limits were 45 mph.
He was involved in the three earliest name changes, from Edinburg College (1927-1933) to Edinburg Junior College (1933-1848) which allowed the college to apply for state funds available for junior colleges. The College Division was open to the general public, and included evening classes held in nearby towns. Seale is also widely recognized for his role in expanding the Pan American Orchestra into the Valley Symphony Orchestra, and helping to found the South Texas Symphony Association.
The Bronc was chosen as the school's mascot to serve as a reflection of the strong ranching community in the area. The Astro-Science program expanded in the 60s to include a new Planetarium built in 1963, and work with the astronautics laboratory, rocket range, and astronomical instruments at Moore Air Base north of Mission.
The third courthouse built, and the first in the town of Edinburg, was a temporary barn-style wooden building when the county seat moved in 1908. Despite intensive searches at the time Father Kéralum was not found until 10 years later in November 1882 when his bones were found in the brush lying next to his Holy Chalice, his watch, and his golden cross.


The Karankawas lived along the Gulf Coast, and a loosely-named collection of tribes called the Coahuiltecans lived in what is now southern Texas and northeastern Mexico.
In 1798 a report stated that there were Negros east of old Reynosa with 95 men, 35 women (probably Indian wives), 8 boys, and 6 girls. The name change to Edinburg Regional College (1948-1952) enabled the college to establish a separate tax base and funding district, and Pan American College (1952-1971) first recognized the regional and international focus of our institution.
By 1940, the college had trained 10 sophomores as pilots, and additional pilots graduated each year as the program continued. An accomplished composer and conductor, as well as an educator, Seale’s wide-range of compositions includes music for band, orchestra, chorus, ballets, operas, and chamber music.
Since the age of 17, he worked for railway companies, including the Southern Pacific where he became a Second Vice President and General Manager of the Southern Pacific Lines in Texas and Louisiana. In 1952, Green and White were chosen as our colors as the college grew in scope and interest from a regional junior college to one with an international, or 'Pan-American' focus and Pan American College became a reality.
The Bachelor Degree Program in Astronomy at Pan American University was discontinued in May, 1973. The fourth courthouse (second photograph) was an elegant Spanish style building completed two years later in 1910. Easter traditions throughout the northern regions of Europe and America center around dyed and colored hard boil eggs.
During the 1700s, Europeans expanded into Indian territories from the North and from the South, displacing tribes such as the Comanches, who then displaced other tribes such as the Lipan Apaches. A later report from the Matamoros parish reported 7 men, 1 boy, 8 girls, and 6 unclassified females.
Ward oversaw the expansion of multiple buildings on the old campus (currently the location of the Edinburg Independent School District Administration Offices), and the acquisition of the West campus (the site of our current campus).
The University Library Special Collections department is home to a substantial collection, of his compositions and recordings, which is open for research. Green was chosen to represent citrus, which was a large part of the economy and daily life in the region.
Baker, served as both the Superintendent of Schools for the Edinburg School District, as well as the President of the College. More information may be found in the Library Special Collections Room 1.104 (just past the Circulation Desk on the left).
The eggs were hard boiled and colored before Easter, hidden, and then enjoyed by the family after the Easter egg hunt. After their son was barred from school, and the tutor Webber had hired to teach the boy had been threatened, the Webber family moved near Donna, Texas.
Ward of Edinburg College, searched for ways to increase funding, and in 1933 he discovered that if the word 'Junior' was added to the name that the college would be eligible for additional state funds. He led the college during the Great Depression in the 1930s, and during the Second World War, including taking two years off so that he personally could serve in the military. The Library is also fortunate to have the poetry and stories of Jan Seale, his wife, and 2012 Texas Poet Laureate. In 1954 after the county population had grown to over 160,440 the fifth and current courthouse was built. The cascaron (egg shell) is a southern European tradition originally brought from China by Marco Polo.
Peter’s Novitiate, a large three-story brick building, was built nearby on top of the hill. In 1853 Webber purchased nearly 9,000 acres of land near Donna and established the Webber Ranch with his wife and 11 children.
It is most likely that originally only males had been shipwrecked, and as they intermarried, they absorbed into the larger community. Ward was well-liked and respected by college students, faculty, and staff, and the broader community.
The street we now know as University Drive was also named after another Railroad Executive, Edward Harry Harriman, president of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
When Pan American University joined with the University of Texas System in 1989, UT's orange was added. Our current county population is estimated at 815,996 and Hidalgo County has once again outgrown its courthouse. As Pan American grew in size and importance, the town of Edinburg decided to rename the street to honor the importance of higher education in Edinburg. More information about Hidalgo County and its courthouses may be found in the Library Special Collections Room 1.104 (just past the Circulation Desk on the left).
The logo remained the same, and of course, so did the excellent education provided by the college. More information about cascarones and other traditions may be found in the Library Special Collections Room 1.104 (just past the Circulation Desk on the left).



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