Tag Archives: McAllen

Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration 2022

Keep McAllen Beautiful hosts its in-person Arbor Day Celebration March 5, with a 5K, 10K, kids 2K and 25-mile bike ride and social bike ride. The celebration also includes educational booths and tree workshops. Register for run and biking events online.

Winter Migrating & Resident Birds with Thamara Hernandez

Quinta Mazatlán hosts Thamara Hernandez, Urban Park Ranger at Santa Ana NWR, on Jan. 27 in an outdoor presentation on winter migrating and resident birds of the Rio Grande Valley. In North America there are 338 bird species that are Nearctic-Neotropical migrants. Of those 338 species, 333 of them have been documented in Texas. The 615 species of birds on record in Texas are the highest record of any other…

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“Healthy-Delicious-Better! Mediterranean Cuisine”

Chef Nancy Melhem

Quinta Mazatlán hosts Chef Nancy Melhem from Greens & Lemons on Jan. 20 for a night of healthy Mediterranean Recipes & Tapas Tasting Outdoors at Thursday Night Live. Melhem will showcase some of her favorite recipes and discuss the benefits of Mediterranean dishes. Mediterranean food is based on the traditional cuisines of Greece, Italy, Egypt and other countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Plant-based foods, such as whole grains, vegetables,…

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January Manic Monday Mixer ’22

Manic Monday Jan 10

Looking forward to starting a positive new business year? Want to create new business contacts for 2022? Join the RGV Hispanic Chamber as they celebrate the beginning of a new year at the January Manic Monday Mixer Jan. 10. Business people will gather to enjoy appetizers and beverages while networking and creating new business leads. Anyone donating a door prize gets an extra opportunity to talk about their business. So plenty…

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Valley Nature Poetry with Katherine Hoerth

Katherine Hoerth

Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center hosts author and poet Katherine Hoerth Jan. 6  for a night of eco-poetry and special reading/book signing of her most recent publication “Prairie Madness.” The visit is part of the Nature Speaker Series at Quinta Mazatlán. A McAllen native, Hoerth captures the culture of South Texas. She paints a lasting image of one of the most biologically diverse regions in the country, the Rio Grande…

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Hidalgo County Holds Webcast Auction For Various Items

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Auction

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Auction of general merchandise, fleet, heavy equipment and court awarded vehicles Jan. 25. The public may view Items in person at Palmer Pavilion and the San Carlos Community Resource Center Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.). AMT Auctions will auction all items “as is” with all sales final. Bidding begins Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. until the…

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McAllen Opens New Inclusive Park

Sanchez Elementary Inclusive Park

Later today (Jan. 6), local officials will open an inclusive park at Blanca E. Sanchez Elementary School. The park bring with it new avenues of play for children of all abilities. A ribbon-cutting will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to officially open the park at 2901 Incarnate Word Ave., between Sanchez Elementary and the McAllen Youth Baseball Complex. Participating officials include those from Hidalgo County Precinct 4, City…

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Seeing Good In Life After Great Loss

These Bananas & Ice Cream scoops were the first Denise and Marshall Eason made in late summer 2016 with their “lucky dozen” ice-cream churners Marshall found in an end-of-season sale.

When Denise Sandoval met Marshall Eason in the hallways of McAllen High School, she didn’t realize it was fate.  Denise moved to McAllen from Monterrey at age 9, already fluent in English and Spanish. Her mom’s first language was English, having been raised in Chicago until she was 13 and her parents decided to return to Mexico. Her father had left his native country to serve in WWII, deciding later…

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School Of Rock Beating Strong In McAllen

Leo Salazar, left, owns School of Rock McAllen with JJ Gomez working as his musical director.

The practice rooms at the McAllen school on North Ware Road bear the names of musical icons whose songs students learn to play. Zeppelin, Hendrix, Queen and Rush are among the names on windows looking into the practice rooms at School of Rock McAllen. Inside there are guitars in blues, black and green standing tall on stands where the instruments lean over just right. Drum sticks line up like pencils…

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