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McAllen: Que FRIO!

McAllen, the Official South Pole of Texas! Que FRIO!

Who says it doesn’t snow in McAllen? Actually, thanks to Peerless Production Group and the City of McAllen, expect to hear, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” now through Jan. 6. In fact, due to this sudden change in Valley precipitation, city leaders have dubbed McAllen “The Official South Pole of Texas.” It will be so cold in McAllen, they will be using the Spanish word, “FRIO!”  …

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Sunset Live

Sunset Live

The McAllen Convention Center comes alive with food trucks, artisan vendors, live music and tons of fun. Sunset Live is an Outdoor Concert Series that focuses on highlighting the arts and giving the local artists more exposure within the community. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the arts al fresco. This is the perfect family-friendly event (free admission and pet friendly) to enjoy on the weekend. 

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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ECO-RIO Builds Student STEAM Skills

Danny Conner and his live reptiles are among the many educational entertainers at ECO-RIO.

The largest environmental educational event in South Texas, ECO-RIO, takes place this weekend at Fiesta De Palmas. From Sept. 21-22, students 12 and under can build STEAM skills for free. The Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math event also builds environmental leadership.  Since nature education takes many forms, ECO-RIO features more than 40 educational booths. Students will have opportunities to see live animal ambassadors up-close. Many educational entertainers will be on hand including Sky King Falconry, Contacto…

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City of McAllen Receives 97 Marketing Awards

Quinta Mazatlán with some of its 21 Kaliff Marketing Awards for the festivals the famed nature-preserve hosts.

The City of McAllen was recently host to the Texas Festival and Events Association Annual Conference, bringing in festivals and events representatives from around the state. The highlight of the annual gathering is the Kaliff Marketing Awards. These recognize the best of the best among the various Texas festivals and events. The City of McAllen earned 97 awards for various events it hosts within their respective budget categories. A total…

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Festival to Celebrate Cultural Influences

Mexican performers from Oaxaca will entertain festival crowds with traditional dances. (Courtesy)

An ambitious five-day festival coming to McAllen in July will celebrate the past, present and future of Latino culture and its influence on the Rio Grande Valley. “We see the need to create a destination festival in the summer,” said Luis Cantu, vice president for international business and community development with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. “It’s kind of a compilation of a lot of events we have done, but…

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Symposium Addresses Healthcare Disparities

Students are able to show their research at the School of Medicine Research Symposium. (photo Silver Salas, UTRGV)

From advances in studying determinants of health, to public health initiatives to combat obesity and patient case studies, researchers from across the country and world gathered recently at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s second annual Research Symposium to discuss how they are addressing disparities in healthcare. “Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap” featured keynote speaker Maria Elena Bottazzi, associate dean of the National School of…

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