Tag Archives: Weslaco

Magic Valley Empowers Communities

Kids in Lasara at the playground built and funded by Magic Valley and Noble Builders. (photo MVEC)

The first Magic Valley Electric Cooperative utility pole went up in 1937. It was on Mile 9 West in Weslaco. The cooperative was in business and would establish seven principles that would guide it. The seventh principle is one that is at the heart of what Magic Valley has done for more than 80 years. It’s “Concern For Community,” as the value states. This is a value that still lives…

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Weslaco Chamber Luncheon & Meeting

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Luncheon and Meeting. Here, the chamber will recognize its Man, Woman and Business of the Year, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award. Reservations are $25 per person, table sponsorships are available. Register online or call 968-2102 to make reservations with payment.

Fall Prevention Celebration

acReady, steady, balance, go! Experience ways to prevent falls at the Fall Prevention Celebration. Learn ways to keep your home safe Attend a balance screening and fitness class Have your hearing screened Get your medications reviewed Have your eyesight screened Attend a Tai Chi demonstration Free refreshments, healthy snacks and prizes.

Leadership Mid-Valley Business After Hours

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce and Capital Title host a mixer in honor of Leadership Mid-Valley Class XV. The after-hours mixer is part of the Weslaco Chamber’s schedule of events for Texas Chamber of Commerce Week. The weeklong celebration of chambers of commerce across the state of Texas takes place Oct. 14-18. Leadership Mid-Valley is an eight month program of the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce. It seeks to…

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Tour Highlights Weslaco’s 2019 Developments

Kapal Cabinet operations in Weslaco. (photo Weslaco EDC)

Rolling by the Kapal Cabinet House, a director with the Weslaco Economic Development Corporation makes an observation of what economic vitality means to a city. “Everyone enjoys seeing life back in the building,” said Steve Valdez as he moderates the Weslaco EDC’s 2019 bus tour.  The tour is an annual event that brings together community and business leaders to view Weslaco’s economic gains. They also witness how the EDC’s efforts…

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Weslaco Chamber Accepting Award Nominations

2018 Honorees at the Weslaco Chamber annual Membership and Awards Luncheon. Krystal Palomino, Chick-fil-A, Business of the Year; Scott Vaughan, Man of the Year; Robert McAllen, Lifetime Achievement Award; Cynthia Cabaza, Woman of the Year; Toni Marbar, Chick-fil-A, Business of the Year and Bobby Calvillo, Board Member of the Year.

The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Man, Woman and Business of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Award presentations will take place Oct. 30 at the chamber’s annual Membership and Awards Luncheon Oct. 30. Nomination forms for these awards are online at weslaco.com. Board Member of the Year and Volunteer of the Year will receive recognition as well. The deadline to submit nominations is Oct. 23. The luncheon…

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Haunted Hotel: La Niña

Haunted Hotel: La Niña takes place in the basement of the Villa de Cortez Hotel in the center of Weslaco’s downtown historic district. (photo Haunted Hotel: La Niña)

With the recent change in the weather, we can’t help but anticipate the spookiness that lies ahead. Those looking for a good scare this season will want to keep Haunted Hotel: La Niña on their radar. Unlike your traditional haunted house setups, this one has roots that run a little deeper than ground level. This one is making its debut in the basement of National and Texas registered historic landmark…

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Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch

Maddie's Pumpkin Patch

Families looking for the perfect fall photo shoot backdrop this season should make plans to visit the Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch. The McAllen location offering an unforgettable experience sits on Bensten Road between Lark and Auburn Ave. It certainly is a crowd pleaser, especially during the golden hour. Melanie and Rick Vega first opened their McAllen location in 2017, and Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch has since then expanded. There is now a…

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Moving Cotton To Mexico

Forklift operators work in moving bales to waiting trucks at Commodities Integrated Logistics.

The bays of a brand new 82,500-square-foot warehouse swing open. Truck trailers stand ready to receive freshly packaged 500-pound bales of Rio Grande Valley cotton. “The gins are working 24/7, so we have to be ready,” said Laura Salazar, the general manager of Commodities Integrated Logistics. Salazar walks through the warehouse in Weslaco. Forklift operators are busy transporting packages of cotton to and from the trailers. It’s the cotton season…

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