Tag Archives: Weslaco

Texas Onion Fest 2019

Texas Onion Fest

The Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world famous Texas 1015 Onion which was developed in Weslaco. The name of the 1015 onion consequently came from the suggestion of Oct. 15 as the planting date. The festivities include live entertainment on two stages, the Onion Eating Contest, food, commercial booths and kiddie rides. Additionally, the Dancing Horses will perform twice at the Charro Arena. Highlights also include the…

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RGV Women of Purpose Inspires

More than 300 women attended the second annual RGV Women of Purpose Mixer March 21 at IBC Bank on S. Broadway in McAllen. Business women from across the Valley gathered to network and hear inspiring words of wisdom and encouragement. San Antonio First Lady Erika Prosper shared her presentation, I Am Enough. The attendees were encouraged by the keynote speaker to not be too hard on themselves and other women.…

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SBA Forum Gives Local Businesses a Platform

Rhett Davis

Region 6 Small Business Advocate Rhett Davis of the SBA’s Office of Advocacy host two local small business regulatory forums March 28. The forums are held in an effort to further the goals of presidential executive orders on regulatory reform. The goal of the visit is to hear directly from small business owners about federal regulations that concern them. This is an opportunity for small businesses to educate the Office of Advocacy through first-hand…

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Homemade Snacks Pack La Real Michocana

An array of paletas (Courtesy)

Walk into La Real Michoacana on north Texas Boulevard in Weslaco and you’re met by splashy colors of yellow and orange and vibrant reds with big photos of ice cream cones and paletas. It’s a happy vibe at a business geared to families and fun get-togethers as customers revel in what general manager Hilario Lozano said is “un sabor de Mexico.” A taste of Mexico from a state in the…

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Weslaco Speed Networking Lunch

Weslaco Speed Networking

Make new connections as you move around the room in a timed format during this Speed Networking luncheon. Don’t forget the business cards. This event is free for Weslaco Chamber members, $10 for non-members. Lunch will be provided. Call 968-2102 to RSVP.

State of the RGV Construction and Real Estate Economy

Speaker Luis Torres, research economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M

“State of the RGV Construction and Real Estate Economy” brings together local architects, engineers and construction companies as they discuss construction and investment trends. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch following at noon. Registration is $30 for RGV Partnership members, $45 non-members. Sponsorships are $300 and include four registrations and logo on marketing material. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Monica Sanchez at monica@rgvpartnership.com.

Boots are Made for Walking

Ryan Vaughan was recently promoted from general manager to president and chief executive officer of bootmaker Rios of Mercedes. (VBR)

From his catbird seat of an office, Ryan Vaughan oversees three brands of boots that are made and crafted by hand every week at Rios of Mercedes. The iconic Rio Grande Valley company traces its roots back to Zeferino Rios, the father of boot making in the region. The three companies operating under one extended roof today at Rios are continuing that legacy – and doing so under the leadership…

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Sun Fuels Industry Growth

A solar roof installation on a building detached from the residence helps power an entire home in Mission. (VBR)

The scorching South Texas sun holds virtually unlimited potential to generate electricity, and consumer demand for solar power is on the rise. And while at one time about seven solar companies operated in the Rio Grande Valley, today there is only a handful, and only one of those is locally owned and operated. American Made Solar and Wind Technologies, based in Weslaco, specializes in meeting the demand for both commercial…

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