Tag Archives: Weslaco

Weslaco Museum Meet the Artist

Rosendo Sandoval

The Weslaco Museum welcomes a return exhibit with Rosendo Sandoval during the month of September. The public may meet the artist during a reception Sept. 9 at the museum. “Jim and Joann Farber have traveled far and wide during their 63 years of marriage. Throughout the years they have collected various artifacts from every country they have toured. Mexico became a favorite destination, and the masks became a favorite collection.…

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Taste For Limes Expands Weslaco Company

Bags of Mexican-grown limes from ColiMex are available throughout the United States.

The Mexican-grown Persian limes are rolling down the conveyor belts at ColiMex in Weslaco. Workers are sorting and inspecting the fruit. Boxes of “Fresh Quality Limes” are stacked high on pallets near an open warehouse door, waiting for delivery. The limes at the Weslaco plant will be shipped across the country to some of the nation’s best known national and regional grocers. Food service companies are also major buyers in…

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Digital Marketing Workshop

Digital Marketing

The Weslaco Economic Development hosts a free in-person workshop for businesses on digital marketing Aug. 9. This is a beginners course for those wanting to learn how to market their business online, whether it be social media, websites, photos or just looking to get their information out there. Guest Presenter and speaker will be Pam from Lê Phở House. For more information, contact Lillie Delgado at LDelgado@weslacoedc.com.

Progreso Bridge Improvements Expand Markets

The Progreso International Bridge is expecting to double its commercial truck traffic with a $20 million investment to improve roadways and facilities.

A bridge known more as a crossing for tourists to buy Mexican curios and medications at border pharmacies is gearing up to become more of a player in commercial and industrial traffic. The Progreso International Bridge is making a $20-million investment to double the capacity of its commercial lanes on the east side of the main span. It will also be modernizing facilities and developing its industrial park. The Progreso…

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Mid-Valley Airports Finds Its Niche In RGV

The Mid-Valley Airport has had its corporate business travel grow in recent years.

The three major airports across the Rio Grande Valley have seen a year of adding flights and boosting passenger traffic after a down year taken by a pandemic. In Brownsville, a stunning new airport terminal opened early in 2021. They’re all notable developments. In the middle of the region, in Weslaco, a smaller but busy airport caters to corporate and charter air travel. It also is making its own improvements.…

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El Disco Blossoms Into Success Story

El Disco features an array of curio products from throughout Mexico.

Up in his son’s second floor office, Francisco Pulido pulls out a book of family photos. He then smiles at the sight of a skinny 19-year-old youth. “That’s me,” he said, pointing to himself in the late 1970s, standing in front of a record store in Nuevo Progreso.  He was a young entrepreneur then. He was the son of Tamaulipas farmers, opening up a record shop in a town already…

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Valdez Sets Sights High For Weslaco EDC

Steven M. Valdez

The Weslaco Economic Development Corporation has a new executive director and its new leader comes from within the organization. Steven M. Valdez was selected as the executive director by the EDC’s board on May 19. Valdez formerly served as the EDC’s director for nearly five years. He comes into his new job with an understanding of the organization’s key functions. He also knows how it interacts with city government. Those…

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Weslaco Networking Blitz!

Weslaco Networking Blitz!

Meet other Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce members during the “Weslaco Networking Blitz!” May 26. Participants may talk about their business, what they do and provide referrals. After five minutes, participants will be sent to the next conservation. How it works: 1. Register for event. 2. Set up a profile on Blitzr. 3. Prior to event, choose who you would prefer to be matched with (optional). Look for green, yellow…

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La Cebollita!

La Cebollita

Join the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce May 1 for La Cebollita! (The Little Onion), a mini Texas Onion Fest celebration. This event is free to the community. La Cebollita celebrates the sweet 1015 Onion of Weslaco will will feature the blooming onion. The day includes live music, family activities, food, a vendor market and farmers market. Those with an interest of becoming a sponsor or vendor (food/market), contact the Weslaco…

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