Category Archives: Community Events

Hidalgo County Holds Webcast Auction For Various Items

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Auction

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Auction of general merchandise, fleet, heavy equipment and court awarded vehicles Jan. 25. The public may view Items in person at Palmer Pavilion and the San Carlos Community Resource Center Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.). AMT Auctions will auction all items “as is” with all sales final. Bidding begins Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. until the…

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Bid 2021 Adieu With A First Day Hike In 2022

First Day Hike

Welcome 2022 with a First Day Hike at one of 89 Texas State Parks. Parks statewide will host a variety of self-guided and guided events so visitors can walk, bike or paddle their way into the new year. First Day Hikes at Texas’ state parks and natural areas aim to help visitors commit to their New Year’s resolutions to get healthy. Last year, 2,668 visitors ushered in 2021 by hiking, biking…

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Midland Headlines McAllen International CarFest 2022

McAllen International CarFest

The 12th annual McAllen International CarFest returns to the McAllen Convention Center Feb. 4-6. The car festival will be larger than previous years with a special performance from Midland Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. McAllen International CarFest will feature more than 300 cars on display, live music presented by local artist, local vendors and street food. Car enthusiasts will see a mix of 55 categories ranging from classic and antique,…

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Edinburg Chamber Hosts Gingerbread Competition

gingerbread house

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and CASA of Hidalgo County are currently hosting its inaugural Gingerbread CASA Competition. The organizations welcome citizens, the business community and professionals to participate in the event. All submissions must be turned in to the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Historic Depot at 602 W. University Drive by 4 p.m. Dec. 20. Winners of the competition will be announced and awarded on Dec. 21 at 3…

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38th Annual Causeway Run Registration Open

Causeway Run 2019

The 38th annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk is rescheduled for April 9, 2022, and registration is now open. The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce hosts the 5K walk and 10k run for thousands of participants starting in Port Isabel and crossing the causeway. Walkers will end at the Padre Balli statue on the Island while runners will continue to the finish line at Louie’s Backyard. The run will…

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Friday Fundraising Event Helps Veteran Start Anew

It was around 4 a.m. Nov. 14. Army veteran Juan Gonzalez and his wife Ana woke up with barely enough time to exit their home of 49 years that had been engulfed in flames. In reeling in the tragedy, the Donna family has also found hope. The community and the South Texas Builders Alliance are helping them rebuild from their ashes.  But rebuilding is no small feat, so the organization…

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Shop The Island To Win

Shop the Island, Christmas presents

South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce‘s “Shop the Island” initiative is back through Dec. 20. For every $20 spent with any Island businesses, shoppers may register for a $500 shopping spree. Every dollar spent locally also ensures a healthy and growing South Padre Island economy. Original receipts may be dropped off at the following SPI Chamber member businesses: Padre Island Brewing Co. Renee’s of South Padre Ship Shape Sea Turtle…

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Illumina Fest Lights Up Quinta Mazatlán

Visit the lighted show in the woods at Illumina Fest from Dec. 14-18 at Quinta Mazatlán.

Illumina Fest begins Dec. 14 at Quinta Mazatlán, showcasing a unique light show in the woods through Dec. 18. The festival features more than 2,000 luminarias on the trail, light art installations, live performers, live music and food. The five-day evening event features more than 30 art installations using nature as the canvas while featuring the talents of many Valley artists and performers. Illumina Fest celebrates the season of light with…

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Holiday Market Kicks Off IMAS Christmas

IMAS Christmas Tree Forest

The International Museum of Art & Science presents a community Holiday Market to kick off this year’s annual Christmas Tree Forest “Christmas in the RGV” Dec. 5. The artisan market takes place from 1-5 p.m. In addition to the local artists, the Valley Symphony Orchestra and the McAllen Creative Arts Incubator will participate in the event this year. The community may support these local artists and artisans and then visit…

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Winter Wonderland Gives Students A Boost

Talavera Décor & More will be selling wooden hearts painted by hand by artisans in San Miguel de Allende at the Winter Wonderland Market @ IB.

Erica De la Garza Lopez got right to work when she took over as president of Friends of IB for the 2021-2022 school year. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization brings awareness about the McAllen ISD International Baccalaureate school at Lamar Academy. It also develops partnerships between IB parents, local businesses and the community. Additionally, members raise money and provide other means of support to the school and its students. McAllen ISD…

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