Category Archives: Community Events

Valley Vets Invited to Free Appreciation Dinner

A free Veterans Appreciation Dinner, catered by Rudy’s Barbecue takes place Feb. 24 in the Harlingen.

Rio Grande Valley veterans will receive honors during a Rudy’s Barbeque-catered Veterans Appreciation Dinner Feb. 25. The free event is complements of senators Donna Campbell and Eddie Lucio Jr.  “There is no more honorable title than to be a veteran. We want to honor and thank all veterans of the Rio Grande Valley and hope they will join us,” said Campbell. A public hearing of the Texas Senate Committee on…

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Sabor de Weslaco Offers Taste of Weslaco Eateries

Sabor de Weslaco

Sabor de Weslaco takes place Feb. 27, allowing guests a taste of various Weslaco eateries. The fundraiser for Leadership Mid Valley features restaurants such as Teddy’s Barbecue, Nana’s Taqueria, Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grill, and more. Guests can also partake in a silent auction, beverages and live music by Amarie. Sabor de Weslaco is from 6-8 p.m. at Valley Nature Center in Weslaco. Tickets are $35 and available at the…

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Lemonade Day Is Coming to McAllen

Lemonade Day McAllen takes place May 16, and organizers are currently seeking sponsors and McAllen businesses to provide safe stand locations. This event is a community-wide educational program. The process teaches youth the entrepreneurial skills necessary to start, own and operate their own business — a lemonade stand. Additionally, everyone in the community may participate. Lemonade Day takes place form 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Participating businesses must be open during those…

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IMAS Empty Barrels Supports Food Bank RGV

The IMAS and Food Bank RGV kick off Empty Barrels project at 5x5 Brewing Co. with Brew-seum committee and supporting partners. Empty Barrels will raise food and funds for the Food Bank RGV and on final display at Brew-seum on April 4.

The International Museum of Art and Science will soon host its first-ever Empty Barrels: A Food and Fund Drive to benefit the Food Bank RGV Inc. Empty Barrels is a collaborative project that aims to bring artists and communities together to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger in the RGV. A donation of six wine and whiskey barrels from 5×5 Brewing Co. in Mission and Hilmy Cellars in Fredericksburg…

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Harlingen Art Night Provides Creative Outlet

Ali Art paintings at Harlingen Art Night

Ali Garza of Ali Art & Co. is setting up a display of what she calls “kinetic art” as the first group of onlookers and possible customers stroll over to take a look during Harlingen Art Night.  “Anything we can do to get our name out there is good,” said the Brownsville resident. “Events like one this allow us to express what we have to offer.” The last Friday of…

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McAllen Community Job Fair Saturday

job fair

McAllen Public Library, in partnership with Workforce Solutions, invites the public to a job fair Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event at the Main Library will host 40 different companies ready to accept applications and conduct on-site interviews. Attendees should bring updated resumes and dress interview-ready. McAllen Public Library hopes the job fair will act as a point of contact for people to gather and network…

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McAllen Public Library Hosts International Festival

In addition to the international festival, the McAllen Library will host lanterns from the City of Jinju, South Korea's famous lantern festival.

The McAllen Public Library will host an international festival Feb. 8, launching its new World Languages Collection. The festival will celebrate the successful introduction of new materials offered in Korean, Tagalog and Hindi. The festival will include food, visual displays, story time, and arts and crafts activities. Guests of all ages can also enjoy stories featuring multi-lingual storytellers including Cat Avila and Dr. Mohammed Uddin. Additionally, a temporary exhibit of…

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Mission PAWsible Hosts Pet Fair

Pets and owners are signed in to Wellness on Wheelz at the Mission PAWsible pet fair.

Health and pets were the names of the game Jan. 11 as Mission PAWsible held a pet fair at Bannworth Park and its dog park. Pet vendors were on site selling their favorite pet goodies and welcoming all dogs to come join them.  The main attraction was Wellness on Wheelz, a mobile veterinary clinic serving South Texas. Wellness on Wheelz veterinarians provided basic checkups, vaccines, heartworm testing and prevention, and…

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City of Pharr Hosts Census 2020 Job Fair

The 2020 Census brings jobs and on Jan. 10, the public was able to learn more about them and apply in person thanks to the City of Pharr. The Census 2020 Job Fair was open to the public with computers onsite for job applications. Available jobs are temporary and end when the Census 2020 is complete. However, positions offer individuals the opportunity to be a part of their community while earning…

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Hidalgo County Holds Surplus Auction

Hidalgo County's surplus auction Jan. 18 includes county vehicles.

Hidalgo County will hold a surplus auction by AMT Auctions at Palmer Pavilion (301 E. Hackberry Ave., McAllen) on Jan. 18. The auction will include the sale of office furniture, computers, IT equipment, security cameras and office chairs. Also on auction are filing cabinets, commercial washers and dryers, printers, IP phones and more. Items will sell by the pallet load. Interested buyers can pre-register and view items on Jan. 17…

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