Tag Archives: Alamo

Alamo B&B Caters To Birders

Birders are always welcome at the Alamo Inn.

The headline atop the easel paper pad was in all caps and featured “SIGNIFICANT SIGHTINGS.” Underneath the big letters there were 23 bird species listed that had been seen across the Rio Grande Valley over the first three weeks of April. Next to that column were another 13 bird species spotted at South Padre Island.  “It has been an exceptional year,” said Keith Hackland, who owns and operates the Alamo…

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Catholic Diocese Conducts Census Sundays


The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville is launching Census Sundays in an effort to bolster census participation in areas that are still undercounted. In addition to announcements to parishioners, certain area churches will host drive-through events every weekend through Sept. 27. “A vital part of the mission of the Church is to care for the people of God – all people – Catholic or not,” states a release from the Diocese.…

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Alamo Program Works for Small Business Owners

Alamo EDC Revolving Loan Program

Small businesses are a critical part of the economy in Alamo, and the Alamo EDC works closely with those businesses to ensure their success. The EDC helps to cultivate an economically-healthy environment while also encouraging businesses to succeed while supporting the creation of jobs. The Alamo EDC assists and supports businesses through two main programs, the Revolving Loan Program and the Micro-Loan Program. The Revolving Loan Program offers small businesses with a low-interest…

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Keto Bakeries Change Lives

A treat of keto-friendly cupcakes is shown at Keto Sweets & Treats in Alamo.

Karla Ugarte and Juan Palma were coming off nine solid months of new business success when they reached for more in opening their second Keto Sweets & Treats. The husband-and-wife team were building from solid ground with the customer and revenue gains from their Alamo bakery along Expressway 77/83. Moving into the bigger McAllen market with a location near the always busy intersection of 10th Street and Trenton Road was…

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Alamo Covid-19 Assistance Program Webinar

The City of Alamo hosts a Zoom webinar July 9 at 11 a.m. on the Alamo COVID-19 Assistance Program, addressing the needs of its residents and local business. The program assists Alamo residents with financial assistance for mortgages or rent payments. The program will also assist local small businesses with financial assistance for operating expenses. Participants must login by 11:15 a.m. Those unable to join may view a recorded version…

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SBA’s COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Programs for Small Businesses Webinar

Alamo EDC

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District office in collaboration with the Alamo Economic Development Corporation provide an update on SBA’s COVID-19 Disaster Assistance programs for small businesses via webinar on May 29. Throughout the webinar, participants will hear about the following: Updates on the available loan programs – SBA The Paycheck Protection Program – overview, how to apply and forgiveness Economic Injury Disaster Loan update Register…

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Alamo EDC Continues to Offer Popular Incentive

Alamo EDC Micro-Loan Program

During these rough times, the Alamo Economic Development Corporation continues to offer its programs to aid businesses in Alamo. One of the EDC’s most popular options is the Micro-Loan Program. The creation of the Micro-Loan Program came in order to help local business owners with storefront improvements, repairs and renovations. This program now utilizes a micro-loan as working capital to help alleviate operating costs that business owners have trouble covering.…

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Alamo Small Business Workshop

Alamo EDC, together with the UTRGV Small Business Development Center is offering a free Small Business Workshop. Learn about Alamo EDC’s Revolving Loan Fund, Micro-Loan Program and the Small Business Grant Program. Learn more about how UTRGV Small Business Development Center can assist your business with tax preparations, business plans and more. Lunch will be provided.

Start the New Year off with Charming Picnics!

The most adorable way to celebrate milestones has arrived and it’s taking the Rio Grande Valley by sweet surprise. Proud small business owner Esli Escobedo is the brains behind Charming Picnics. The Alamo native is thrilled to have so much support from the community early on in her journey. How it came to be Growing up around her entrepreneur father, Esli has always known she wanted to follow in his…

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