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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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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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