Category Archives: Events

Ranchers to Gather in Rio Grande City

TSCRA ranch gathering

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host a ranch gathering Aug. 27 at the Triple G Livestock Auction in Rio Grande City. The event will provide an opportunity for local cattle producers to learn about TSCRA’s recent activities. TSCRA will also discuss issues facing cattle raisers while attendees can connect with other cattle producers in the area. TSCRA Special Ranger Joe Aguilar will also provide an update on…

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It’s Time to Play Ball in McAllen

Olympic pitcher Monica Abbot Powers throws the pitch to McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.

Olympic softball pitcher Monica Abbot Power threw out the first pitch Aug. 18, officially opening the new and improved McAllen Municipal Softball Complex. Joining Power were officials from the City of McAllen, Parks and Recreation, and Cavazos Sports Institute. Also on hand were representatives of the Boys and Girls Club of McAllen. The McAllen Municipal Softball Complex now hosts six new fields along with new batting tunnels, restrooms and concessions stand. It…

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Edinburg Chamber Raid Benefits United Way

Edinburg Chamber Raid Aug. 2019

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors chose H-E-B on W. Freddy Gonzalez Drive for its Chamber Raid for the month of August. The benefactor of the raid was the United Way with contributions going to its school supply drive. The ambassadors bought in close to $200 in school supplies. Chamber Raids allow ambassadors, board members and volunteers from the Edinburg Chamber to “raid” a local business to make purchases.…

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Jubilee Academies Impressive at Each Turn

Principal Tanya Perez cuts the ribbon as school administrators, area dignitaries, teachers and students celebrate the opening of the new Jubilee Harlingen campus.

Some teachers, parents and students waited eight years for this. On Aug. 9, three days before the official first school day, they beamed with pride and happiness as they walked through the halls of their brand new 43,000-square-foot Jubilee Academies Harlingen. “This is the best-built facility at Jubilee,” said Daniel Amador, Jubilee Academies RGV district superintendent. “We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the parents who stayed with us.…

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Weslaco to Host Ambassador Info Session

Weslaco Chamber Ambassadors with Miss Weslaco 2019 Daisy Ramirez and Little Miss Weslaco 2019 Stella Silva. Ambassadors are Marisol Nuñez, Davis Equity Real Estate; Daryl Smith, Smith Security Group; Flo Lasater, Davis Equity Real Estate; Carla McCaleb, McCaleb Funeral Home; Sandra Charlton, CPA and Beverly Madden, Davis Equity Real Estate.

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce will host an information session and mixer for its Ambassador Program on Aug. 15. Ambassadors are chamber members who serve as representatives of the chamber in the community. The dedicated group of volunteers also attends grand openings, ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and public events. Ambassadors have a vested interest in the success and growth of the community. The event takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Business…

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Leadership Mid-Valley Now Recruiting

Leadership Mid Valley, a program of the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce, will host a recruitment mixer Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m. This event will give individuals the chance to talk to LMV alumni and ask questions about the program. The Weslaco Chamber is currently accepting applications for the next class that will begin in September. Applications for Leadership Mid-Valley are due Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. Leadership Mid Valley…

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McAllen Hosts Festival & Events Conference 

The McAllen Holiday Parade is one of many local festivals and events Texas Festival & Events Association Annual Conference attendees can learn from. (photo McAllen Holiday Parade)

The City of McAllen is hosting this year’s Texas Festival & Events Association Annual Conference August 9-11 at the McAllen Convention Center. With more than 450 member festivals and events, organizers are expecting attendees from Texas and beyond. Attendees also hail from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and even Mexico. McAllen is the first city in the organization’s 26-year history to host two years in a row. This year’s conference…

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“Fill the Bus” Accepting Donations Today

Setting up "Fill the Bus" are Mike Bigelow of Schlitterbahn, School Tools manager Erica Lechuga and RGV Food Bank Agency Referral Specialist Lynda Galvan.

The eighth annual “Fill the Bus” is going on today, Aug. 8, at the Shary H-E-B until 6:30 p.m. The one-day event accepts donations of school supplies and backpacks, with those making donations of a value of $25 receiving a free Schlitterbahn ticket. Donations of a value of $40 receive two free Schlitterbahn tickets. All donations benefit the school tools program through the RGV Food Bank. Channel 4 is serving…

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Jubilee Academies Opens Harlingen Campus

The front entrance of the new 43,000-square-foot Jubilee Harlingen

Just one day before the Back-To-School Jamboree and three days before the official first day of school, Jubilee Harlingen will have one of its biggest celebrations of all. After months of construction, the state-of-the-art facility is ready for its debut to administrators, teachers and community members. The campus celebrates with a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting Aug. 9. The event will be the official merging of the Jubilee-Harlingen and Jubilee-Destiny campuses.…

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McAllen ISD Hosts Educator Event

TECHnovate

McAllen ISD will be at the center of the fifth annual TECHnovate Aug. 9. The all-day event for educators focuses on creativity, social collaboration and engagement. It also explores compelling ways schools integrate technology into their classrooms. The event is open to all teachers, not just McAllen ISD. There will be presentations on 100 topics. This includes15 Tools for Digital Readers, Deepening Learning with Digital Portfolios and Promoting Engagement and Classroom Culture through…

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