Tag Archives: Weslaco

Determination Tops Ranch House Burgers

Ranch House Burgers II in Mission. (Courtesy)

Ranch House Burgers II has new and temporary hours in the era of COVID-19. Every other day, the Mission restaurant is open from midnight to 3 a.m. Its customers are primarily police officers, state troopers and first responders. “They got tired of burritos from the convenience stores,” said Mike Barrera, the restaurant’s owner. “We’re a business, so we do charge for the meals to help keep my staff employed, but it’s…

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All STC Summer Courses Will Go Online

STC Summer

South Texas College will maintain a distance learning environment for all classes during the summer 2020 semester which begins June 1. There is the potential of classes returning to a face-to-face format during the term if conditions allow. Students already registered for summer semester courses were notified of the online or alternate class format changes. “We are striving to insure that students are able to continue moving towards the academic…

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Weslaco Virtual Coffee Talk

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a virtual networking Coffee Talk April 22. Participants will get to connect and interact with each other. This will be a Zoom chat on Facebook Live, so you must have video and audio capabilities. And of course, don’t forget the coffee (or whatever beverage you prefer…just make sure you bring it in a mug)! Log into the Zoom meeting to participate.

Weslaco Virtual Coffee Talk

virtual networking

Join the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce for a virtual networking event where participants get to connect and interact with each other. This will be a Zoom chat on FB Live, so you must have video and audio capabilities. And of course, don’t forget the coffee (or whichever beverage you prefer … just make sure you bring it in a mug!). Sponsor for the event is Hope Insurance Agency. Sponsorship…

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Wing Barn Gains Recognition Amid Growth

Bobby Saenz and Daniel Pompa are the owners of the fast-growing Wing Barn restaurants in the Valley.

Down-home Rio Grande Valley cooking is gaining statewide accolades for the Brownsville-based Wing Barn. The growing regional restaurant chain was recently named one of the “Top 25 Best Places for Chicken Wings in Texas” by Big 7 Travel. The widely-read and well-sourced social media site offers recommendations on the best destinations, hotels and restaurants around the country and world for travelers to visit and enjoy. The accolade comes at a…

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Pointing a Business Skyward

Esteban Mejia Jr., founder and owner of Sky I.T. Solutions

Esteban Mejia Jr. has the restless energy of an Air Force veteran who once worked long shifts as a nuclear cruise technician. Returning home, the Mercedes native built an information technology business from scratch. He’s now working to extend his brand. “My dad would tell me, growing up, ‘Never back down from work,’’ he said. “So I’m always thinking, ‘what else, what else can I do?’” Mejia is the founder…

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Wage and Hour for Small Businesses

wage and labor

“Wage and Hour for Small Businesses” give business owners a better understanding of labor laws. A U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour representative will discuss the Fair Labor Standards Act. This includes minimum wage and overtime requirements, child labor regulations and recordkeeping requirements. UTRGV SBDC hosts the seminar in partnership with the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce. There is no cost to attend but attendees must pre-register. Register online…

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Barista & Breakfast at Frost Bank Weslaco

Frost Bank

Frost Bank celebrates the opening of its new Weslaco Financial Center. Guests can enjoy specialty coffees, breakfast pastries and fruit. Frost’s three-day celebration introduces Frost’s innovative design providing greater convenience and service to area customers. This event is free and open to the public.

Weslaco Lunch and Learn Seminar

Dr. Murthy Badiga lunch and learn

Gastroenterologist Dr. Murthy Badiga serves as the speaker for this Lunch and Learn with Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. This event is free for Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce members and Winter Texans, $20 for the general public. Register online or contact the chamber.