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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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Reyna’s Bar-B-Q Forges Path of Service & Soulful Food

Anything you can ask for from a barbecue restaurant is available at Reyna's.

Growing up in Weslaco, Zeke Reyna had big dreams growing up during the glory years when Tiger Woods dominated the golf world. “I always thought I’d win the Masters,” Reyna said. He didn’t quite get there although he was an outstanding high school golfer. Reyna was good enough to compete collegiality at SMU in Dallas and then the University of Oregon. He went on to spend some time on the…

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Produce Company Opens Major Facility

Pineapples are among the products coming from Latin America to the Robinson Fresh facility. (VBR)

Weslaco often touts itself as a strategic mid-point in the Rio Grande Valley. Here, goods and services can move quickly and efficiently to all points in the region. The marketing pitch rang true to Robinson Fresh, one of the largest produce companies nationally. It is making a move to utilize a 46,000-square-foot facility at the Mid-Valley Industrial Park which will serve as a storage and distribution point for fresh produce…

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One Door Closes, Another VIDA Opens

Etta King has a better life for her and her children thanks in part to VIDA.

Life was good for Etta King when she moved to Weslaco in 2011 from Lake Tahoe, Cali. Five years later, her world turned upside down. Her husband left, creditors repossessed her car and eviction forced her to move from their home to a small apartment. With no money, she had to attend divorce court without legal representation. Her only family in the Valley consisted of her two sons and daughter.…

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The Eatery Gives A Cool Vibe

Weslaco entrepreneur Mario Mendiola says The Eatery is giving the Mid-Valley a new attraction.

Mario Mendiola is an energetic, man-on-the-go entrepreneur and realtor who has a passion for both his hometown and its downtown.  In early 2020, he saw through a lengthy restoration of a historic two-story building on the corner of Texas Avenue and Sixth Street in downtown Weslaco. A formerly abandoned building is now a stylishly restored building for offices and upstairs apartments.  Mendiola had another downtown project brewing. He wanted to…

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2021 Small Business Taxes: Breaks & Benefits

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Get your small business ready for tax season with the “2021 Small Business Taxes: Breaks & Benefits” webinar Jan. 20. In addition to getting your paperwork ready and knowing what you’re responsible for, it’s important to understand other possible tax requirements your business may face. This informal discussion will cover tax updates, including tax breaks and benefits. This includes those related to the CARES Acttax that may impact your company.…

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