Category Archives: Events

National Veterans Small Business Week Nov. 2-6

The Small Business Administration celebrates veteran-owned businesses across the country Nov. 2-6 with National Veterans Small Business Week. This is the seventh year the SBA offers entrepreneurial trainings and resources right in local communities to service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses. This year’s theme is #VetBiz Resources in Your Local Community, highlighting the breadth of free to low-cost entrepreneurial resource offerings right in veterans’ own…

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Hidalgo County to Hold Online Surplus Auction

Hidalgo County Webcast Surplus Auction items.

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Surplus Auction by AMT Auctions Oct. 30. The auction features items such as monitors, keyboards, office chairs, bookshelves, telephones, cameras and televisions. Items can be viewed at Palmer Pavilion today, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed from noon – 1 p.m.). Those with an interest in bidding must register at amtauctions.com. Bidding starts at 10 a.m. with the auction taking place…

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Pharr Celebrates Start of Produce Season

City of Pharr officials and Pharr International Bridge leaders recently celebrated the start of the 2020-2021 Produce Season. Also attending the bi-annual celebration at the bridge were produce growers, importers, distributors, and consumers from the United States and Mexico “The Pharr International Bridge is the heart and soul of Pharr for economic development,” said Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez. “We are especially proud of the hard work of our bridge staff…

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Hispanic Business Summit Next Week

virtual business summit

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a virtual Hispanic Business Summit on Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. The SBA’s purpose with the summit is to both guide and inspire Hispanic entrepreneurs by presenting them with success stories and informative discussions in Spanish. Hosting the event this year is SBA’s Region VI, consisting of District Offices in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.…

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Port Joins Truck Driver Celebration

truck driver

The Port of Brownsville will join the U.S. trucking industry in celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 13-19. This year’s celebration takes on a special meaning due to the spread of COVID-19. Professional truck drivers stepped up when they were needed most, and have kept the economy on its feet despite facing unprecedented obstacles. On average, more than 1,500 trucks enter the Port of Brownsville daily to pick up…

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National Small Business Week Sept. 22-24

National Small Business Week 2020

National Small Business Week will be virtual this year, taking place Sept. 22-24 after a rescheduling from May. National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses for their achievements and dedication to their communities. Many of these businesses are veteran, women or minority-owned, This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels. They will provide both retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as small businesses. The…

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Weslaco’s Love Local Rewards Shoppers

Love Local shopping

The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce has kicked off its Love Local campaign through Nov. 27. The weekly drawing will reward those supporting Weslaco businesses by making purchases of at least $20. In order to be eligible for drawings, customers must send the chamber a photo of their receipt(s) through Facebook messenger. The more people shop, the more entries they receive. Customers may also receive extra entries by uploading a picture…

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McAllen VA to Distribute Produce to Veterans

A produce distribution drive-through takes place Sept. 10 to provide free fruits and vegetables to veterans. The event is made possible via a partnership between VA Texas Valley Costal Bend Health Care System and the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. Food insecurity is a serious issue affecting many Americans either daily or at the end of the month when financial resources are exhausted. Food insecurity is especially prevalent…

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McAllen Hosts 2020 Juneteenth Observation

Juneteenth

McAllen Juneteenth celebrations and events will begin June 13 and run until June 19. Events on the schedule include clean-up events, cultural arts and book displays, and a documentary and screening. This year’s celebration theme is “Perfecting Unity.” Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. The celebration is state holiday or special day of observance in 45 states, including Texas, every June…

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TSC Virtual Art Show Showcases Innovation

For the first time ever, the Department of Fine Arts at Texas Southmost College is hosting a virtual art show to replace the program’s annual art show. It just comes to show that nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop the department from showcasing its students’ artwork. TSC Art Instructor Robert Andes said he is thankful for the support the department has received with the TSC Fine Arts Show. “Naturally…

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