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Mission Ranks As Top Texas City For Winter Texans

RV and trailer parks have daily events for Winter Texans residing in their facilities.

The City of Mission every February hosts a Winter Texan Fiesta to show its appreciation for tourists who are often seen more as local residents than visitors. Winter Texans have been mainstays in the Rio Grande Valley economy for decades. Mission perhaps more than any other Valley city has a reputation for catering to its winter visitors. It has more RV parks than other Valley cities. The Greater Mission Chamber…

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Mission Lions Market Days

Mission Lions

Join friends and neighbors for Mission Lions Market Days Dec. 11 at Mission Market Square. The market includes arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, clothing, food and music. Free community bingo is also part of the event. The market takes place every month on the second Saturday.

Friday Fundraising Event Helps Veteran Start Anew

It was around 4 a.m. Nov. 14. Army veteran Juan Gonzalez and his wife Ana woke up with barely enough time to exit their home of 49 years that had been engulfed in flames. In reeling in the tragedy, the Donna family has also found hope. The community and the South Texas Builders Alliance are helping them rebuild from their ashes.  But rebuilding is no small feat, so the organization…

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UTRGV Students Place First In Restaurant Competition

Paulina Martinez, Abelardo Villarreal and Andrea Garza took home first place in the “Restaurant of the Future” competition at the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference. (courtesy)

Three students representing the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at the UTRGV Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship earned first place at the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference Nov. 8-10 in Las Vegas, Nev. The team of Andrea Garza, Paulina Martinez and Abelardo Villarreal earned first place in the “Restaurant of the Future” competition. Their restaurant concept, “Wonder,” was an immersive, multisensory culinary experience using augmented and virtual reality technology. “Dining…

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Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Holds Toy Drive

The Office of Hidalgo County Commissioner Everardo “Ever” Villarreal is currently collecting donations of new unwrapped toys to distribute to children 12 years of age or younger. The new toy collection will continue through Dec. 6. All toys collected will be distributed to children throughout the Precinct 3 community on Dec. 10. “We know some families are having a tough time and the need for Christmas assistance is even greater…

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Mission Lions Market Days

Mission Lions

Join friends and neighbors for Mission Lions Market Days Nov. 13. The market includes arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, clothing, food and music. Free community bingo is also part of the event. The market takes place every month on the second Saturday.

Texas Butterfly Festival – Community Day

Texas Butterfly Festival

The National Butterfly Center hosts its free Texas Butterfly Festival Community Day Oct. 30 with activities, vendors and exhibits. Activities include make your own Banana Brew, ‘Butterfly U’ for Young Naturalists and ‘Wild Things’ Arts & Crafts. Attendees can also Hunt the Hackberry Trail, Pin the Tail on the Swallowtail, and climb all over our ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ playscape. Vendors and exhibits will set up in the Visitor’s Pavilion and in…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Commissioner Everardo “Ever” Villarreal hosts a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 30 to raise awareness, celebrate survivorship and to hear testimonials of breast cancer survivors.  “These efforts are important to highlight during October, but such efforts need to  extend throughout the year as well,” said Villarreal. “We hope that this event will  serve as a reminder to both women and men that self-examinations…

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Mission Lions Market Days

Mission Lions

Join friends and neighbors for Mission Lions Market Days Oct. 9. The market includes arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, clothing, food and music. Free community bingo is also part of the event. The market takes place every month on the second Saturday.

Lunch & Learn: The Lifecycle of a Customer

Lunch & Learn: The Lifecycle of a Customer

Join the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce Sept. 29 for “Lunch & Learn: The Lifecycle of a Customer.” Maria Garcia, public relations manager of SAMES, Inc. will discuss the five levels of the cycle of a customer.  This event is free for GMCC members, $15 for non-members. Registration and menu item selection instructions are available online.