Tag Archives: Harlingen

First Community Bank 40 Year Customer Appreciation Celebration

First Community Bank logo

Join First Community Bank as they celebrate 40 years of service to our community, it’s businesses and it’s families. Two events make up the celebration: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Customer Appreciation Picnic with hot dogs, chips, softdrinks and ice cream served by FCB staff 5:30-7 p.m. — Bank Mixer with cocktails and appetizers and a special presentation to the City and School. For more information, contact Vanessa Camacho…

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LRGV Veterans-In-AG Farm Event

Veterans-In-AG Farm Event

Veterans with an interest in agriculture should join the USDA for this Veterans-In-AG Farm Event. A representative liaison will come to the farm to provide information on starting up an agriculture business. The event also includes activities for the kids and lunch. Those wishing to attend must RSVP by contacting HOPE for Small Farming Sustainability or via the event Facebook page.

Harlingen Business After Hours Mixer – D’ Arte Centre

D'Arte Centre

Join the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce at the October Business After Hours Mixer with host D’ Arte Centre. The mixer is free to all chamber members. It is a great opportunity to network over some great cocktails, food, meet new friends and business contacts. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards. For more information or to host an After Hours Business Mixer, contact Vanessa Camacho at 956.423.5440 or…

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Downtown Harlingen Hot Points

Downtown Harlingen

Downtown Harlingen is a hotspot for seasonal events this month. This includes the Downtown Harlingen Ghost Tour, trick-or-treating on Jackson Street and unique merchant promotions,  But did you know Downtown Harlingen … Has a 98 percent occupancy rate for business. Only two buildings are available for lease as of the middle of September. Is one of only five Valley areas to be designated as part of the Texas Main Street program.…

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Harlingen After Hours Business Mixer

After Hours

Join the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce at the October Business After Hours Mixer. Cardenas Mercedes-Benz Metroplex serves as host. The mixer is free to all chamber members. It is a great opportunity to network over some great cocktails and food, and meet new friends and business contacts. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards. For more information, contact Vanessa Camacho at 956-423-5440 or vgcamacho@harlingen.com.

Preparing for Ghost Hunts

Thomas Hotcaveg has been seeking ghosts for about 17 years. Later this month, he hopes to make his first discoveries in Downtown Harlingen along with dozens of regular citizens who also have an interest in locating paranormal activity.  “We are hoping maybe the founder of Harlingen will still be around,” Hotcaveg says about the upcoming ghost tour in the city. “Maybe some of the spirits from those who had businesses…

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TSTC Funds Give Students Hope

Nelda Chavez recently received a boost her family needed to get back on their feet with the TSTC Foundation’s Snyder Helping Hands fun.

Fifteen inches of water took it all from Texas State Technical College student Nelda Chavez and her family. “The only way to describe the situation is devastating and overwhelming,” said the 52-year-old. “The image and smell of the mess and debris still haunts me.” The family returned to their home barely a week ago; the massive amount of rain and flooding that devastated their home occurred in June. Chavez’s family has…

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A “Night in Old Mexico” in Harlingen

Rewind at the Taste of Harlingen 2018

Sample the cuisines from local restaurants and chefs while enjoying live music and a silent auction all while helping the Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum.  That and more are in store for attendees of the 17th Taste of Harlingen fundraising event, which uses the proceeds to maintain the historic buildings, curate artifacts, fund exhibits and promote the facility.  This year’s “Taste” theme is A Night in Old Mexico. Sombreros and serapes…

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Halloween Fun in Harlingen

Downtown Harligen storefront owners give out candy during the Halloween festivities. (Courtesy)

It all started with a change of venue and hundreds of pounds of candy.  In September 2016, the Harlingen Parks and Recreation Department suggested the city’s annual Halloween event relocate from Rangerville Park to Jackson Street. Four years later, ghouls, goblins, witches, comic book characters and much more stroll the streets collecting candy from merchants on Halloween night. It has become one of the city’s and downtown’s most attended and…

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Searching for Ghosts

Many tenants of Downtown Harlingen historic buildings claim that the buildings are haunted. The public will be able to find out for themselves via the Downtown Harlingen Ghost Tour if the ghost stories are true.

As the sun goes down, an eerie feeling falls across the dimly lit streets of Downtown Harlingen. The buildings of the past have a different feel to them. One can almost feel the rush and excitement of the Roaring Twenties in Harlingen. “Some of these buildings have a different feel to them, almost like they’re living,” Downtown Harlingen manager Edward Meza said. “We hear things here in our building and…

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