Category Archives: Community Events

Texas Cook’Em Event Returns July 4

American Country Award winner Easton Corbin headlines the 15th Annual Texas Cook’ Em: High Steaks July 4. (photo

Texas Cook’ Em: High Steaks makes its return July 4 in Edinburg, complete with vendors, live music, a children’s fun area and its state championship barbecue event. In 2019, Texas Cook’ Em drew 120 cooking teams from across the state with more than 3,000 citizens in attendance. Texas Cook’Em is one of Texas’s biggest BBQ purse, awarding $16,000 to the winners. Competitors will battle it out on the grill to…

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Free Tire Collection Event May 8

Hidalgo County residents are asked do their part to clean up neighborhoods, roads and ditches by dumping old tires at free collections sites May 8. The Road to Recycling event looks to reduce the number of unwanted tires found in yards, collecting water and creating ideal breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes. Illegally dumped tires impacting flood-prone areas and waterways in the Valley while also creating health risks. There are 31…

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Harlingen Hosts Virtual Job Fair April 29

Harlingen Hires Virtual Job Fair

The Harlingen Hires Virtual Job Fair takes place 9 a.m. to noon April 29 and is currently registering job seekers. Current participating employers include those from law enforcement, government, insurance, retail, call centers, service industry, hospitality and more. Job seekers can register online. There is no fee for either employers or job seekers to participate in the job fair. Registration takes about 30 seconds. Once registered, job seekers may upload…

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Time for the Great American Clean-Up

Keep McAllen Beautiful is spring cleaning the city of McAllen with its annual Great American Clean-Up and Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off. KMB is asking interested individuals to gather their favorite people and create a small group of up to do a litter clean-up around town April 5 through May 1. The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off is April 17, part of the Great American Clean-up. “Put on your cleaning shoes…

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Hidalgo County Holds Online Auction

Hidalgo County is currently holding a Webcast Auction of fleet vehicles, heavy equipment and general merchandise March 31. Bidders can view items in person at Sunrise Hill/Sunset Park on March 30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed noon- 1 p.m.). Interested buyers must register with AMT Auctions at Bidding continues until the last item sells. Auctioned items sell “as is” with all sales final. Payments of cash or…

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Keep McAllen Beautiful to Help Elderly After Freeze

Keep McAllen Beautiful

Keep McAllen Beautiful is looking for elderly McAllen residents who need help in removing their dead landscaping affected by the freeze. In addition, the non-profit is looking for anyone who would like to volunteer to help in the effort. “Keep McAllen Beautiful received so many calls of elderly McAllen residents in our community who were asking for assistance to remove the small plants and bushes that froze and died after…

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A Night At The Brew-seum Is Back

The International Museum of Art & Science’s annual fundraiser A Night at the Brew-seum is back this year with multiple in-persona and virtual events. With the main event taking place April 15, other ways to participate include a virtual 5K, a virtual science of beer bread baking event, a beer dinner and Beer & Yoga. This year’s in-person event will feature PODs for guests to participate in the evening. Each…

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Food & Fun Saturday at “The HUB” Market Days

(photo THE HUB Facebook)

The City of Pharr and the Greater Pharr Chamber of Commerce host “The HUB” Market Days Feb. 27 from 5-9 p.m. The free, family-friendly event features live music, on-site food vendors, local businesses and more. “The City of Pharr is proud to support our local small businesses, artisans, and craft makers through this event,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez. “We invite our Pharr families to visit the market this weekend and…

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Crab Trap Collection Delayed

(photo Texas Parks and Wildlife

Due to the unprecedented winter weather impacting the state, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is asking volunteers in the annual volunteer crab trap cleanup to wait until Feb. 22 before removing any traps with buoys from the open water. Texas coastal waters will close to crabbing with wire mesh crab traps for 10 consecutive days beginning Feb. 19. The annual closure facilitates the removal of abandoned crab traps from Texas…

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VITA Provides Free Tax Prep Services

Texas Southmost College Accounting Technology students are currently offering free tax preparation services via the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. For almost 20 years, TSC has partnered with the United Way of Southern Cameron County to offer the VITA service. Students from TSC’s Special Topics in Taxation course are now assisting individuals and families in the Rio Grande Valley. “Every year this experience proves to be a great opportunity for…

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