Category Archives: Community Events

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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McAllen Students Host U.S. Senate Candidate Forum 

Candidates and students pose for a photo after the forum. Back row, Jack Daniel Foster Jr., Michael Cooper, Chris Bell, Jonah Riojas; front, Amanda Edwards, Victor Hugo Harris, Sema Hernandez, Karolina Vargas, Alexis Alvarado and Chloe Jerez.

McAllen ISD students recently hosted a community candidate forum for those running for the U.S. Senate in the 2020 May primary elections. Those in attendance were Chris Bell, Michael Cooper, Amanda Edwards, Jack Daniel Foster Jr, Victor Hugo Harris and Sema Hernandez.  Students Jonah Riojas (McAllen High School), Karolina Vargas (Nikki Rowe High School), and Alexis Alvarado (Memorial High School) were the panelists asking questions to the candidates. Chloe Jerez…

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The Road to Women’s Suffrage

women's suffrage

This month, South Texas College celebrates Women’s History Month. It is marking 100 years since women nationwide were able to achieve the right to vote after years of effort.  A lecture by Sarah Bell takes place March 9 in the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room as part of the celebration. Bell give a talk to commemorate the centennial of the women’s suffrage amendment being adopted nationwide. Bell serves as the…

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McAllen Honors Women Trailblazers

Female City of McAllen employees in 2019 with a city proclamation marking Women's History Month.

The City of McAllen is adding to its Women’s History Month celebrations with a recognition of trailblazing women in the community. The focus in previous years was honoring women working in McAllen city government. This year, recognition expands to include female community leaders and their contributions. The women receiving honors this month are: Paula Gonzalez, athletic director, McAllen Independent School District. Alma Johnson, region bank president for Wells Fargo Bank/South…

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Saddle Up for the RGV Livestock Show

A judge looks over a cattle display entry at the RGV Livestock Show. (Courtesy RGV LIvestock Show)

The 81st annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show kicks off on March 12 and will run through 11 event-filled days of exhibits, rodeos, carnivals and live music. It’s the largest show of its type south of San Antonio. The livestock show, as always, takes place at the livestock show grounds in Mercedes. The Valley iconic event has a reputation for its entertainment and fun times but at its heart is…

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Operation Safe Talk Open Tomorrow

Operation Safe Talk

The third Young Hearts Matter Teen Dating Violence Operation Safe Talk hotline is tomorrow, Feb. 27. Assistant district attorneys, victim advocates, law enforcement officers, and crime victim liaisons will be available to answer questions dealing with family violence. Anyone who needs assistance or has questions in English or Spanish can call 956-661-6000 from 4-6:30 p.m. and from 8:30-10:35 p.m. Deputies trained in domestic violence will be available to answer questions,…

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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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