Category Archives: Community Events

Catholic Diocese Conducts Census Sundays

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The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville is launching Census Sundays in an effort to bolster census participation in areas that are still undercounted. In addition to announcements to parishioners, certain area churches will host drive-through events every weekend through Sept. 27. “A vital part of the mission of the Church is to care for the people of God – all people – Catholic or not,” states a release from the Diocese.…

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IMAS Celebrates Hubble Anniversary 

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On April 24, 2020, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope celebrated the 30th anniversary of its launch aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. In honor of that occasion, a new Hubble image called “Cosmic Reef” was released virtually and will be on display at the International Museum of Art & Science beginning Aug. 7. The IMAS is one of 74 locations across the nation to unveil the Hubble 30th anniversary photo to the…

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McAllen Public Library Offers Grab & Go Summer Meals

McAllen Public Library invites the public to pick up a Grab & Go meal bundle as part of the Summer Feeding Program. The imitative aims to provide meals to those ages 18 and under in the most underserved McAllen communities. Starting June 15, families can pick up at the entrance of the McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd Street. The meal bundles include breakfast and lunch as well as a…

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McAllen Hosts 2020 Juneteenth Observation

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McAllen Juneteenth celebrations and events will begin June 13 and run until June 19. Events on the schedule include clean-up events, cultural arts and book displays, and a documentary and screening. This year’s celebration theme is “Perfecting Unity.” Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. The celebration is state holiday or special day of observance in 45 states, including Texas, every June…

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Independence Day Brings New Island Celebration

The Cameron County Amphitheater and Event Center in South Padre Island will be host to the first annual Red, White and Beach Festival July 3-4.

On June 26, following the Governor’s announcement, the Fourth of July Fireworks show on South Padre Island has been canceled.  The first annual Red, White and Beach Festival takes place place July 3-4 at the Amphitheater and Event Center on South Padre Island. According to promoters, the event will be “the largest celebration of our Independence Day on the Island.” The festival will feature surprise artists as well as the legendary INTOCABLE…

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Palm Theater Awards Go Online May 24

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The annual celebration of high-school theater in the Rio Grande Valley, the Palm Awards is going online. Event organizers of the Palm Awards will livestream the awards show May 24 at 3 p.m. on the Palm Awards Facebook page, on TV (Somos El Valle channel 5.2 or cable 1240) and also streaming online. “The Palm Awards is the ultimate celebration of high-school theater in our region, with over 1,700 in…

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South Padre Plans Memorial Day Fireworks

South Padre Island will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a fireworks display on May 24. The fireworks show continues to be the traditional kick off for the summer season. “We are excited to welcome everyone for a much needed long weekend on the Island,” said Ed Caum, executive director for the convention and visitors bureau. “There’s no better way to show our appreciation than with a rousing fireworks display in…

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Brew-seum Comes Home June 6

The International Museum of Art & Science’s Night at the Brew-seum is going virtual with Brew-seum@Home June 6. In the virtual experience, ticket holders may pick up their Brew-seum@Home beer kit ahead of time for the live program. “While the tradition has continued now for 12 years, the International Museum of Art & Science is pivoting the format this year to do our part in the effort to shelter at…

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Causeway Run Sets New Date

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Update: As of May 20, 2020, the Causeway Run and Fitness Walk has been cancelled for this year. Port Isabel’s sixth annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk has a new date. Runners and walkers alike can look forward to Aug. 22 to cross the 2.6-mile Queen Isabella Causeway on foot. The annual event was originally scheduled for June 6, yet was postponed by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce due…

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Support IMAS With Night at the Brew-seum

The International Museum of Art & Science presents its annual fundraiser, the 12th annual Night at the Brew-seum April 4. Brew-seum showcases specialty and craft beers from across Texas. It also brings together more than 25 restaurants and food trucks from the RGV who donate their time, talents and fare. The event takes place at the museum from 7-11 p.m. with VIP guests early access at 6 p.m. Brew-seum will…

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