UTRGV Veterans Receive Scholarships from Edinburg Chamber and H-E-B

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and H-E-B proudly presented UTRGV Veterans with the Inaugural Texas Cook’Em High Steaks in Edinburg Veteran Scholarships. During the planning of the 14th Annual Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks in Edinburg, which took place in July at the H-E-B Sports Park in Edinburg, the Edinburg Chamber decided to award five, $1,000 scholarships. When H-E-B heard of this endeavor, they quickly and generously decided to match that amount.

Congratulations to our Veterans, seated L – R, Juan Cerda, John Garcia, Gabriel Carrizales, Juan Gonzalez, Carla Blevins, and Hector Villanueva. Not pictured are: Brandon Bunch, Rosa Vela, Gerardo Feria, and Margot Putty. Thank you to H-E-B for not only sponsoring Texas Cook’Em, but for recognizing the necessity to help our Veterans reach their full potential. We would also like to thank our presenting sponsors, the City of Edinburg, and the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation.

Texas Cook’Em is one of Texas’s biggest BBQ purse awarding a total of $30,000 to the winners. Texas Cook’Em is also the first and only IBCA & SCA Sanctioned Steak cook-off in South Texas. To request a team registration form for Texas Cook’Em 2020, please email [email protected]. To learn more about this event, log on to www.edinburg.com or call 956-383-4974.  Stay tuned for upcoming news regarding the World’s largest SCA Steak Cook Off!