Tag Archives: McAllen

Retired Teachers Find Calling In Vintage

Former McAllen ISD teachers Debbie Garcia and Alicia Garza are now living their retirement dream as owners of Treasures From The Attic & Co.

Debbie Garcia and Alicia Garza met at a neighborhood block sale on Nyssa Avenue in McAllen over 15 years ago. It was a chance encounter neither guessed would lead to a sisterly friendship and a business partnership. That is exactly what happened. The two women already had a few things in common when they met. Both were teachers in the McAllen school district. Garcia was an English teacher at DeLeon…

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Legendary Businesswomen’s Luncheon

Legendary Businesswomen’s Luncheon

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s All About Women Committee hosts the annual Legendary Businesswomen’s Luncheon May 27. The event will honor McAllen attorney Katie Klein, co-owner of Dairy Queen restaurants Laurie Lozano and Dr. Fredericka Borland. Naxi Lopez of The Monitor will interview each honoree about their experiences as they developed their business careers. Embassy Suites McAllen will serve lunch. The cost to attend the event is $35 for chamber…

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Aeromar Adds New International Routes From McAllen

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Starting June 10, Aeromar will add nonstop service from McAllen International Airport to both Guadalajara International and Puerto Vallarta International airports. The routes will fly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. “These new routes expand our connectivity from McAllen to four important destinations in Mexico: Mexico City, Monterrey, and now Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta,” said Danilo Correa, Aeromar CEO. “Our strong alliance with the City of McAllen positions us to…

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Aviation Maintenance Program Looks To Fill Local Jobs

As aviation continues to grow in the Rio Grande Valley, so does the need for more mechanics and technicians. “We have had more students applying and expressing interest in the program than I have ever seen,” said Leo Guajardo, lead instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Aviation Maintenance program, which encompasses Aircraft Airframe Technology and Aircraft Powerplant Technology. Guajardo said some credit for increasing program curiosity can be given to…

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1 Million Cups McAllen

1 Million Cups McAllen

Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce online May 12 for 1 Million Cups McAllen, connecting the community with entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs engage in a six-minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of Q&A with two local entrepreneurs. The idea is to find how the community can help those entrepreneurs succeed. During this free event, participants may network, give feedback or help other fellow entrepreneurs. They can also learn about the local ecosystem…

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IMAS Expands Hours

IMAS extends hours

The International Museum of Art & Science has expanded its hours for visitors to include Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. The extended hours come just in time for the opening of the new photography exhibit “Stillness” by Carlos Limas on May 8. IMAS’s new hours include Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Sundays hours are 1-5 p.m. The museum closes for cleaning from 1-2 p.m.…

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McAllen Resumes Downtown Parking Enforcement

McAllen’s Downtown Parking Services Division has resumed full parking enforcement as of May 1. Enforcement was suspended last spring in efforts to support local businesses, and help keep employees and community safe. People visiting downtown McAllen should now comply with all parking regulations. Parking enforcement includes city parking meters and off-street parking lots where decal permits are required to park. Parking payments can be made at the meters or via smart…

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Triumph Launches Career Certification Program

(photo TPHS)

To propel and prepare students for the workforce, Triumph Public High Schools has launched a comprehensive program for its students. The new Career and Technology Education, Industry-Based Certification Program will lead students to career readiness while also preparing them for entering the workforce. The program is available to Triumph Public High School students in all markets it serves. This includes McAllen, Mercedes, San Benito and Brownsville, locally. This latest initiative…

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Using 956 Designs To Send Positivity

Part of Dalinda Gonzalez-Alcantar’s original “956” design with two of her latest designs, Sacred Reina and Justicia.

Dalinda Gonzalez-Alcantar felt the frustration growing during the 2015 presidential campaign as she listened to depictions of the Rio Grande Valley. During that time, she tuned into a National Public Radio series about the border. “Obese, crime-infested, dirty. It wasn’t the home I’ve known,” Gonzalez-Alcantar said of the descriptions of her region. “This is why we haven’t given ourselves permission to be proud of where we live. We have a right…

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RGV Airports Roar Back With Flights, Facilities

The sleek new terminal at Brownsville/South Padre International Airport (Courtesy, Alan Hollander, Tequila Group)

Valley International Airport last spring resembled a high school campus in June. “Empty hallways” is how Jose Mulet, the airport’s director of air service and development described it in looking back to the start of what would be a difficult year for the U.S. aviation industry.  In McAllen, City Manager Roel Rodriguez said McAllen International Airport “went through the worst year it has ever seen, maybe, and will ever see,…

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