Category Archives: Events

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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McAllen Chamber Hosts GoodPitch Competition

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce hosts its GoodPitch Competition Nov. 17 with a first-place cash prize of $250. The competition gives participants an opportunity to polish and/or prepare two-minute elevator speeches to a potential business opportunity. GoodPitch simulates the real-world process of promoting, selling or soliciting buy-into an idea, product, service or request. The judges will qualify the capacity of the speaker depending on how well the speaker takes them…

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Ediburg Night of Lights Parade Accepting Entries

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and City of Edinburg are now accepting participation applications for its annual Night of Lights Parade. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Edinburg Downtown District. Organizations, schools, marching groups, businesses and community groups must submit a Night of Lights Parade entry by Nov. 19. The city and chamber encourage all entries to participate in this year’s theme “Rocking Around The Christmas…

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It’s National Veterans Small Business Week

National Veteran Small Business Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week now through Nov. 5. “National Veterans Small Business Week is a time to honor the service and celebrate the impact of our nearly 1.8 million veteran entrepreneurs who are a driving force in our economy, generating approximately $1 trillion annually and employing nearly 4 million people,” said SBA Administrator Isabella…

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Texas Southmost College Celebrates 95 Years

Texas Southmost College

Texas Southmost College will celebrate 95 years of service to the Lower Rio Grande Valley with a free community event Oct. 30 at the TSC Performing Arts Center. The TSC Board of Trustees will treat guests to food, live music and a fireworks show from 5:30-8:30 p.m.    TSC Board of Trustee Chair and TSC alumnus Ruben Herrera said the event will celebrate the milestones of the past 95 years as…

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Edinburg Announces 2021 Man and Woman of the Year

Edinburg Chamber of Commerce's 2021 Man and Woman of the Year Hiren Govind and Dr. Marissa I. Gomez-Martinez.

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce recently announced the recipients of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce 2021 Man and Woman of the Year, Outstanding Leadership Award, and Ambassador of the Year. The chamber will recognize these honorees at its Installation & Awards Banquet tomorrow, Oct. 14. The Man and Woman of the Year recognition has been a highly anticipated tradition in the Edinburg community for more than 20 years. This year’s…

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Pharr To Host Start Of The Produce Season

The Pharr International Bridge is the leading border crossing for volumes of produce cargoes. (Courtesy)

The Pharr International Bridge will host a special event to initiate the start of the 2021-2022 Produce Season Oct. 7. Officials invite the public to celebrate alongside produce growers, importers, distributors, and consumers from the United States and Mexico. The annual “Start of the Produce Season” event begins at 10 a.m. at the bridge, 9900 South Cage Blvd. “The Pharr International Bridge continues to remain the number-one produce gateway in the…

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Hidalgo County To Hold Online Auction

Hidalgo County online auction

Webcast AuctionHidalgo County will hold a  of general merchandise Aug. 31 at Vicksburg Property. The auction consists of SUV’s, trucks and office furniture. Buyers must register at www.amtauctions.com. Bidding starts on Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. and ends until the last item sells. In addition, the public may view items Aug. 30 at Vicksburg Property located at 12401 Vicksburg Drive in Edinburg. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with…

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Port Isabel Runs Early Special For Causeway Run

Port Isabel’s sixth annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk is back Sept. 18 with an early-bird registration special. Runners and walkers alike can look forward to crossing the 2.6-mile Queen Isabella Causeway on foot. Early registration is $35 for the individual 10K run. Registration for the walking 5K is $30 general public. A special rates of $20 for students and military, with ID, is also available. The early-bird fee deadline…

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Brownsville To Host Expo Featuring Job Openings

City and private sector employers gather to announce a jobs expo coming up in Brownsville on June 28.

The City of Brownsville and the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation are teaming up to host what it is the largest in-person career expo in the Rio Grande Valley. Careers And Coffee takes place on June 28 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brownsville Events Center. There will be no entry fee. At a June 10 press conference, GBIC and city officials, along with employers present, said more than…

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