Category Archives: Gallery

Baxter Lofts Rises to the Occasion 

Baxter Lofts ribbon cutting

What eyesore? Those days behind us. Building ownership, Harlingen officials and regional business leaders gathered Nov. 6 for the official Baxter Lofts grand opening and ribbon cutting. To top things off, all units are also currently under lease at the Downtown Harlingen high rise residential property. “It’s another great day in the City of Harlingen,” proclaimed Mayor Chris Boswell. After decades of being uninhabited, private funds (not tax money) brought…

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The Sunset Live Concert Series Is Back

Visitors enjoy a live outdoor concert on the performance lawn.

The Sunset Live Concert Series is held every second Saturday of the month at the McAllen Convention Center. It runs from April to June and October to December. The venue focuses on promoting the arts and family fun, and giving artists/musicians a family-friendly space to promote their work. This series is a family- and pet-friendly event. Free to the public, the venue also has public and dog parks, as well…

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AACA RGV Old Car Fest

A diverse car lineup with a McAllen fire truck on display.

On Oct. 11, the AACA RGV hosted its 32nd annual Old Car Fest at Wallbangers Burger Bar in McAllen. The show was free to view for the public and free to enter your car into the competition. AACA awarded cars in six different categories: Classic, Muscle Car, Truck, Low Rider, Specialty class and Import. The AACA RGV club was also collecting non-perishable food and monetary donations to benefit the local…

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Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch Opens

One of the rustic and charming photo set ups, perfect for fall photos.

With fall on the horizon, pumpkin patches are rising in popularity. One very popular attraction is Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch in McAllen, which opened on Sept. 14. Pumpkins line walking trails leading you to several picturesque photo set-ups ready for you to use. There are goats, piglets, bunnies and horses you can enjoy petting at the big red barn. Take advantage of snacks and the playground, and let the kids take…

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1 Million Cups

Lamar Jones owner of Jank BBQ giving a presentation of his business, gourmet bbq sauces and rubs.

The McAllen Business Expo was recently held at the McAllen Convention Center on Sept. 12. With a mega network session, several guest speakers and more than 130 businesses onsite, it was a big networking event for local businesses to share their work and learn about others.   One session held during the business expo was 1 Million Cups. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012. The program…

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Museum of South Texas History Open House

Museum of South Texas History visitors starting their tour with a look at a mammoth fossils.

The Museum of South Texas History held a one-day free admission open house on Sept. 14. For this event, the museum extended its free hours to help kick off Hispanic Heritage month. The museum’s exhibits lead you on a history tour of the blended history of the Rio Grande Valley. The main exhibit, “Rio Grande Legacy Exhibit,” begins in prehistoric times, taking patrons all the way through Spanish colonial times…

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McAllen Library Programs Are Back

Toddlers and parents participating in story time at the McAllen Public Library.

The month of September brings back all of the free programs the McAllen Public Library has to offer. One of the most popular events is toddler and baby story time. During this hour, library employees interact with patrons by reading stories, singing songs, dancing and having interactive play time. Check the schedule for all of the programs they have available. September is National Library Card Month To obtain your free…

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Shop Fresh at Tres Lagos Farmers’ Market

Pica Natural artisans spices that can be used for seasoning, dips or salsas.

The weekend is fast approaching and if you’re looking for a leisurely, family-friendly Sunday afternoon, Tres Lagos Farmers’ Market should be on your list. The Tres Lagos Farmers’ Market takes place from Sept. 1 from 2-5 p.m. at 4350 Tres Lagos Blvd. in McAllen. There’s live music playing as you walk the market, which features roughly 30 different vendors to shop from.    The market also offers a wide variety…

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Clear the Shelter

Friendly pups wait anxiously for their forever family to adopt them.

For the rest of the month of August, The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center and Palm Valley Animal Center are hosting a “Clear the Shelter” event. With more than 100 dogs, and over 60 cats and kittens who need their forever homes, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the $10 adoption fee.  The $10 adoption fee includes the first series of vaccines, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, rabies shot, ID…

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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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