Tag Archives: McAllen

Jank Goodness Launch Party

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce, H-E-B, and the City of McAllen celebrate the launch of a new gourmet BBQ sauce from The Jank. The Jank, McAllen’s own BBQ sauce start-up, is adding to its variety of sauces this new variety with no added sugar. The event includes barbecue, rice, beans and the new sauce. To RSVP, contact Gerry at 956-682-2871.

I&E Network Meeting

A networking event for inventors and entrepreneurs has participants discuss individual project accomplishments and roadblocks on moving their projects to market. Fellow colleagues are asked about suggestions or lead to overcome the obstacles presented. Then, the group gets a break to connect with others inventors, entrepreneurs or representatives of local resources. The last part of the meeting is devoted to a presentation by an expert on a topic relevant to…

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McAllen’s Legendary Businesswomen Luncheon

The Law Office of John David Franz, the City of McAllen and the McAllen Chamber honor three of McAllen’s Legendary Businesswomen. McAllen’s Legendary Businesswomen Luncheon honors Deanna Cochran, Dora Jean Sanchez, and Delia Lubin. Women attending will receive a gift from Edible Arrangements. There will also be door prizes from Oh Kay’s, Kendra Scott and the Radisson Hotel. Admission is $35 for McAllen Chamber members, $45 for non-members. Contact Gerry…

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Mission PAWsible Hosts Pet Fair

Pets and owners are signed in to Wellness on Wheelz at the Mission PAWsible pet fair.

Health and pets were the names of the game Jan. 11 as Mission PAWsible held a pet fair at Bannworth Park and its dog park. Pet vendors were on site selling their favorite pet goodies and welcoming all dogs to come join them.  The main attraction was Wellness on Wheelz, a mobile veterinary clinic serving South Texas. Wellness on Wheelz veterinarians provided basic checkups, vaccines, heartworm testing and prevention, and…

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Hidalgo County Holds Surplus Auction

Hidalgo County's surplus auction Jan. 18 includes county vehicles.

Hidalgo County will hold a surplus auction by AMT Auctions at Palmer Pavilion (301 E. Hackberry Ave., McAllen) on Jan. 18. The auction will include the sale of office furniture, computers, IT equipment, security cameras and office chairs. Also on auction are filing cabinets, commercial washers and dryers, printers, IP phones and more. Items will sell by the pallet load. Interested buyers can pre-register and view items on Jan. 17…

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“Read to your Bunny” With Rosemary Wells

Two girls admire the six original artworks from Max and Ruby.

On Jan. 11, the McAllen Public Library hosted free to the public “Read to Your Bunny.” The educational talk and discussion featured Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of “Max & Ruby.” During the event, Wells signed copies of “Twin Trouble,” the most recent “Max & Ruby” children’s book. During the event, a talk was also held between Wells, parents and caregivers. Wells reiterated to the audience the importance and impact…

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Public Invited to Design New Community

Killam workshops

Killam Development is inviting the public to participate in a series of design workshops the week of Jan. 13-17 to help plan a new community near Sharyland Plantation. In a unique, hands-on design experience, people of all ages will help make decisions about quality of life issues. This includes walking and biking trails, park space, access to entertainment and more. Consultants from Able City and Dover, Kohl & Partners will…

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Students Create Environmentally Sustainable Fashion Line

Model Hannah Grace Vaughan poses in “Newsflash” of the Modern Chaos series.

Local high school seniors recently began an environmental conversation by using their artistic creativity and passion for fashion design and photography to advocate for ecological sustainability within the world.  International Baccalaureate Programme at Lamar Academy students Gisselle Costa and Denisse Damken are the designers of a fashion line completely made out of recycled materials. The project raises awareness of environmental conservation.  “The name of our project, Modern Chaos, illustrates what…

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New McAllen Website Promotes Encourages Health


The McAllen Mayor’s Wellness Council has officially launched its website livewellmcallen.com as a one-stop shop resource for health and wellness information.  The city’s health and well-being council is part of the city’s efforts to change the perception of McAllen as an obese and unhealthy community, One active feature of livewellmcallen.com is a calendar listing of health-related activities. Additionally, anyone hosting a wellness activity of any kind may submit their event…

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1 Million Cups McAllen

1 Million Cups McAllen

1 Million Cups is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. The 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a six-minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather real-time feedback, connect…

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