Tag Archives: Mission

Valley Businesses Regroup, Adjust To Life

Dien Nguyen says business is returning to his nail salon in San Juan. (VBR)

Adam Shidler stayed busy in the two weeks his Weslaco business was closed. Government-mandated shutdowns due to COVID-19 kept his downtown coffee shop temporarily shuttered. Shidler used the time to do maintenance and upkeep at Weslaco’s Daily Grind. Working in his shop, customers would see him inside and knock on windows and wave hellos. Weslaco’s Daily Grind’s customers missed their coffee shop – and the feelings were mutual.  “Our friends…

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Project COVID Care Helps Elderly & Disabled

Johnny Llanes and Drea Labanzat make a delivery to a resident in need. (Courtesy)

Violet Metz became concerned in March as grocery store lines grew and local governments issued shelter-in-place orders. “At my age, security is such a huge concern,” said Metz, 81, a McAllen resident. “If I really need something, will I be able to get it?” It was an extraordinary period of time in March going into April as the COVID-19 pandemic set in. The general panic being felt in the community-at-large…

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Determination Tops Ranch House Burgers

Ranch House Burgers II in Mission. (Courtesy)

Ranch House Burgers II has new and temporary hours in the era of COVID-19. Every other day, the Mission restaurant is open from midnight to 3 a.m. Its customers are primarily police officers, state troopers and first responders. “They got tired of burritos from the convenience stores,” said Mike Barrera, the restaurant’s owner. “We’re a business, so we do charge for the meals to help keep my staff employed, but it’s…

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Customs Revises Traffic Hours At Anzalduas Bridge 

The Anzalduas Bridge (photo U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

A McAllen/Mission-area bridge is reducing hours of operations for southbound traffic as traffic volume from Mexico has declined with restrictions imposed during the coronavirus crisis.  Beginning Monday, April 6, the Anzalduas Bridge will see hours reduced for incoming traffic from Mexico. Northbound traffic on Anzalduas will operate from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours of operation for southbound traffic will remain unchanged and be open for traffic from 6 a.m.…

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The Basics of Branding

The “Basics of Branding” workshop gives new business owners an understanding of the process of: branding a business the three branding principles steps to branding development how to protect a brand Marcela Arredondo, a senior business and trade advisor with the UTRGV SBDC presents the workshop. “A brand is much more than a logo or a company name in a fancy font. It is a promise made and delivered to…

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Winter Texan Fiesta

Winter Texan Fiesta

The Winter Texan Fiesta is a way to celebrate and recognize the Winter Texans staying in Mission and throughout the Valley. On Feb. 15, the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce will host a day of live music, business vendors and other goodies. Tickets will be necessary to redeem free lunches and t-shirts. Doors Open at 10 a.m. The Winter Texan Fiesta festivities will take place over two days with the Artesano…

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IMAS Empty Barrels Supports Food Bank RGV

The IMAS and Food Bank RGV kick off Empty Barrels project at 5x5 Brewing Co. with Brew-seum committee and supporting partners. Empty Barrels will raise food and funds for the Food Bank RGV and on final display at Brew-seum on April 4.

The International Museum of Art and Science will soon host its first-ever Empty Barrels: A Food and Fund Drive to benefit the Food Bank RGV Inc. Empty Barrels is a collaborative project that aims to bring artists and communities together to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger in the RGV. A donation of six wine and whiskey barrels from 5×5 Brewing Co. in Mission and Hilmy Cellars in Fredericksburg…

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Buenas Tardes Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Julian Alvarez III

Hear from Texas Workforce Comissioner Julian Alvarez III as he discusses business development forecast. Sponsorships, including reserved tables, are available. To view the packet of opportunities, contact the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. Individual tickets for the luncheon are available for $25. A sponsor table of 10 is $300. Register online or contact the chamber for more information.

Hidalgo Holds Vehicle and Machinery Auction

Samples of vehicles and heavy machinery available for surplus auction.

Hidalgo County will hold a surplus auction by AMT Auctions at the Precinct 3 Citizen Waste Collection Site Jan. 15. The auction will include vehicles, trucks, tractors, backhoes and construction equipment. This event is open to the general public. Interested buyers can pre-register and view items on Jan. 24, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and then Jan. 25 from 8-10 a.m. on site at 8116 N. Los Ebanos Road in Mission.…

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