Tag Archives: Weslaco

Values Are A Natural Fit

J.J. Serrano Jr.

J.J. Serrano Jr. can look out his office windows and see his alma mater across the way on Panther Drive. “It’s crazy,” said Serrano, the facilities leader of H-E-B’s Weslaco Retail Support Center on 1100 Panther Drive. “That’s my high school over there.” Weslaco High School is in his front view, but behind Serrano’s office is a cavernous 408,000-square-foot distribution and transportation center. It serves as the nerve center for…

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Training Partnership Forms Skilled Workforce

Weslaco EDC, STC partnership

A partnership between the Weslaco Economic Development Corp. and South Texas College is leading to better trained workforces for warehousing, distribution and manufacturing companies in both the Mid-Valley and surrounding areas. A $100,000 STC grant is one component of the EDC’s partnership with the college and its Institution for Advanced Manufacturing. The training provided by the grant is initially focusing on occupational health and safety. The first round of training…

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Weslaco to Host Ambassador Info Session

Weslaco Chamber Ambassadors with Miss Weslaco 2019 Daisy Ramirez and Little Miss Weslaco 2019 Stella Silva. Ambassadors are Marisol Nuñez, Davis Equity Real Estate; Daryl Smith, Smith Security Group; Flo Lasater, Davis Equity Real Estate; Carla McCaleb, McCaleb Funeral Home; Sandra Charlton, CPA and Beverly Madden, Davis Equity Real Estate.

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce will host an information session and mixer for its Ambassador Program on Aug. 15. Ambassadors are chamber members who serve as representatives of the chamber in the community. The dedicated group of volunteers also attends grand openings, ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and public events. Ambassadors have a vested interest in the success and growth of the community. The event takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Business…

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Leadership Mid-Valley Now Recruiting

Leadership Mid Valley, a program of the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce, will host a recruitment mixer Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m. This event will give individuals the chance to talk to LMV alumni and ask questions about the program. The Weslaco Chamber is currently accepting applications for the next class that will begin in September. Applications for Leadership Mid-Valley are due Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. Leadership Mid Valley…

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New Park Coming to Weslaco

Weslaco park groundbreaking

The City of Weslaco held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 23 for a new 45-acre park off of FM 88 and Mile 11 Road. This project will feature a one-mile park trail and additional nature trails, a fitness equipment station. Other athletic amenities will include tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts and youth soccer fields. Kids will be able to enjoy a splash pad, while entertainment will have a…

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Estero Llano Gets Even Better

A Kingfisher perches on a branch at Estero Llano Grande State Park.

The 250-acre Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco is at the heart of the network of nine World Birding Centers in the Rio Grande Valley. It is a popular birding destination for not only local residents, but for birders from around the nation. They all come to the park to view and document more than 300 species of birds at Estero Llano. The park’s infrastructure and facilities recently received…

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4th of July in Weslaco 2019

4th of July

Celebrate the 4th of July Alfresco Weslaco style. Enjoy food and vendor booths and fun activities for the kids including a kids patriotic costume contest, kiddie rides and more. Live music and a fireworks display end the night. For more information, call 956-969-0838.

Clinic Takes Insurance Out of Healthcare

Michael Menchaca, family nurse practitioner, runs Menchaca Family Clinic with a basis of membership and not insurance.

Michael Menchaca was less than a year into running and owning his own night clinic and navigating the maze of health insurance requirements and documentation when a thought came to him on his daily commute home from Harlingen to Weslaco. “I thought, ‘there has to be a better way,’” he recalled. “Why can’t healthcare be like gym membership?” Menchaca describes it as an “overnight” change. The young nurse practitioner went…

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