Tag Archives: Mission

Grant Expands Mission EDC Computer Science Education

EcoSystemforCS

Computer Science for ALL has named the Rio Grande Valley as one of ten communities in its inaugural EcoSystemforCS cohort. In turn, it is awarding the Mission Economic Development Corporation $15,000 to further expand access to computer science education. Mission EDC will furthermore match the donation and use the funds to build equity through two key programs with its nonprofit partner, Youth Code Jam. They will host of a Low-Sensory…

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Texas Butterfly Festival Community Day

Patrons walk along the butterfly gardens during the Texas Butterfly Festival.

On Nov. 2, the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas hosted its 24 annual Texas Butterfly Festival free community day. The National Butterfly Center is a non-profit organization geared towards butterfly conservation. The center has plenty of nature to explore throughout the 100-acre property, and more than 300 different butterfly species to catch sight of. On this specific day of the festival, there were plenty of free activities to take part…

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Haunted Trails 2019

Haunted Trails

Haunted Trails returns to Mission, this Halloween. For two nights only, the National Butterfly Center will be home to the terrifying legends of ‘lore. Join the center, just down the road from the seminary that burned on the banks of the Rio Grande River, to experience the wickedness of western Hidalgo County. Hours are 7 p.m. until the witching hour (midnight). Admission is $20 per vehicle (excludes passenger vans and…

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Mission Foodpreneur Fest Benefits Food Pantry

The City of Mission plans to honor its food and restaurant entrepreneurs at its first Foodpreneur.

The City of Mission is celebrating its entrepreneurs in the food industry with its first-ever Foodpreneur Fest on Oct. 24. It plans to use the event as a fundraiser for the city’s food pantry. The city is partnering with the Mission Economic Development Council and the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce in hosting the event on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Mission Events Center. Attendees at the event…

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GMCC Awards Gala: A Circus Extravaganza

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Awards Gala. Prepare for a night of Circus Extravaganza beginning at 6:30 p.m. The evening features dinner and awards from 7-8 p.m. and live music beginning after. Cocktail attire. Complimentary valet parking is available. For tickets and more information, contact the chamber. TIckets and sponsorships are also available via Eventbrite.

The Science of Suds in Craft Brewing

For the 38 percent of Americans who name beer as their “go-to” after work wind-down, there’s nothing quite like a cold brew at the end of a rough day. And with small-batch brewing now accounting for nearly a quarter of the market share, the craft beer craze has become a way of life. But how much do we really think about the “craft” in craft beer? At South Texas College,…

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A Century of Change

Barrera’s Supply mid-century with gas pumps and operating as auto parts and hardware store.

Sam Olivarez marks off the decades in his 100-year-old building by tapping lines on the concrete floor. “Here’s where the building originally ended,” he said, stepping on a line where Barrera’s Supply Co. started in the hardware and auto parts business.  That line marks the first 50 or so years of Barrera’s on north Conway Avenue in the heart of Mission. It was the starting era which began in 1918…

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Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch

Maddie's Pumpkin Patch

Families looking for the perfect fall photo shoot backdrop this season should make plans to visit the Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch. The McAllen location offering an unforgettable experience sits on Bensten Road between Lark and Auburn Ave. It certainly is a crowd pleaser, especially during the golden hour. Melanie and Rick Vega first opened their McAllen location in 2017, and Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch has since then expanded. There is now a…

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