Tag Archives: McAllen

Food Park Unplugged

Food Park Unplugged

Food Park Unplugged takes place March 19 at McAllen Food Park. Every third Friday of the month, enjoy the sounds of local crooners while feasting on dishes by Food Truck chefs. Take a stroll and do some shopping from local craft and collectibles vendors. This event is family- and pet-friendly. Free admission into the park.

Keep McAllen Beautiful to Help Elderly After Freeze

Keep McAllen Beautiful

Keep McAllen Beautiful is looking for elderly McAllen residents who need help in removing their dead landscaping affected by the freeze. In addition, the non-profit is looking for anyone who would like to volunteer to help in the effort. “Keep McAllen Beautiful received so many calls of elderly McAllen residents in our community who were asking for assistance to remove the small plants and bushes that froze and died after…

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A Night At The Brew-seum Is Back

The International Museum of Art & Science’s annual fundraiser A Night at the Brew-seum is back this year with multiple in-persona and virtual events. With the main event taking place April 15, other ways to participate include a virtual 5K, a virtual science of beer bread baking event, a beer dinner and Beer & Yoga. This year’s in-person event will feature PODs for guests to participate in the evening. Each…

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McAllen Business Inspired By Prayer & Service

The smiles on the faces of Jeanie Rowell and Ann Gamblin of The Lamb’s Loom in McAllen say it all. This little piece of heaven is, indeed, their Happy Place.

In thinking of entrepreneurs, we usually envision individuals who take on the risk of establishing a business because they have a product or service, which they believe potential customers want, knowing if they are correct it will lead to personal financial gain. The ladies who established The Lamb’s Loom felt the same way, though the personal gain they sought had nothing to do with money. For 14 years, these ladies…

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Investor Group Boosts RGV Entrepreneurship

An employee at Composite Access Products oversees a step in the making of a manhole cover, which in part, is made possible by capital provided by a Valley investment group.

In his days as a business school professor in Brownsville, John Martin had a key piece of advice for his students. “If you want to be a high salaried employee, leave the Valley, but if you want to be an entrepreneur, stay here,” Martin said. Martin is a member of the Rio Grande Valley Angel Network. The investor group provides seed money for aspiring entrepreneurs in return for equity in their…

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Allegiant Begins Non-Stop to Nashville in May

Beginning May 27, Allegiant will provide nonstop service from McAllen International Airport to Nashville, Tenn. via Nashville International Airport. “Nashville is a one-of-a-kind destination with its deep, historic musical roots and cultural scene,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue. “We’re excited to provide our brand of convenient, affordable nonstop service for McAllen-area residents to experience all that the Music City has to offer.” “We are grateful for…

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McAllen Park Play Stations Now Open

play station

Play stations at various McAllen city parks due to a phased reopening. While trails and open spaces at McAllen parks had been available to the community, the play stations had been closed to the public since mid-March 2020. Currently, 14 of the 86 parks are now available for play. “We are excited to be able to slowly reopen the parks’ play stations to the public, especially the children, who over…

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Food Park Unplugged

Food Park Unplugged

Food Park Unplugged takes place Feb. 19 at McAllen Food Park, offering the sounds of local crooners while feasting on dishes by Food Truck chefs. Take a stroll, and shop local craft and collectibles vendors. This event is family and pet-friendly. Free admission into the park.

Hidalgo County Holds Online Merchandise Auction

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast General Merchandise Auction by AMT Auctions at Palmer Pavilion, 301 E. Hackberry in McAllen, Feb. 24. Online bidding is currently underway at amtauctions.com and ends when the last item is sold. Items can also be viewed in person at Palmer Pavilion on Feb, 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.). The webcast auction consists of general merchandise. Items are…

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McAllen Grants Advance Business Ideas

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for its Innovation Grant Awards. The awards’ grant funding of $50,000 annually encourages product innovation and business creation in the McAllen area. Past winners have been able to take their idea from the drawing board to the marketplace due to the grants. An applicant may request up to $10,000 to establish, expand, develop or advance a new product/service idea. The new…

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