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  • Roar into summer at Quinta Mazatlan’s ‘Jurassic Park’

    If you walked back in time at a rate of one million years per step….how far out your door would you have to go to shake hands with a T-Rex? What is it like to be a “Paleontologist?” Did dinosaurs come from reptiles that could fly or mammals that developed feathers? How many children would fit into the neck of a Brachiosaurus? Could you win “Dino-jeopardy?”

    This Summer Quinta Mazatlán is offering two new and exciting… Read More +

  • UTPA’s Mariachi Aztlán selected to perform at Chicago’s Millennium Park on June 28

    Being a part of The University of Texas-Pan American’s acclaimed Mariachi Aztlán is a blessing for freshman and violinist Clyde Guerra, one that has allowed him to share his love for traditional Mexican music nationwide and, soon enough, with the Chicago community.

    UTPA’s 16-member mariachi group has been invited to perform at the first-ever Chicago Mariachi and Folklórico Festival on June 28 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park.

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  • Farewell!

    As always, we have had a lot of fun attending Winter Texan activities and seeing the many things Winter Texans enjoy doing while in the Rio Grande Valley. The things Winter Texans think of to do for fun is limitless.

    But Winter Texans are not all about fun, they also take a serious look at the plight of some South Texas residents and the people who live across the river and make a serious effort to… Read More +

  • Texas Onion Fest is Saturday

    Get ready for a chance to taste some of the most delicious onions in the country at Texas Onion Fest in Weslaco, Saturday, March 28. The Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the Texas 1015 Onion, which was developed in 1989 by Dr. Leonard Pike at the Texas A&M University Extension Service in Weslaco.

    At last year’s Onion Fest, the fried sweet onion blossoms were so popular, long lines of Winter Texans waited for a… Read More +

  • Jackson Street Classic Car Show set for April 11

    The eighth annual Jackson Street Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, April 11, in downtown Harlingen. The car show is being organized by the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Cars will be displayed along Jackson between 4th and Commerce. The show is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Registration for the car show will open at 8 a.m. on April 11. The… Read More +

  • UTPA develops RGV Civil War Trail

    As the Rio Grande Valley prepares to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the last battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Palmito Hill, that took place May 12-13, 1865 in Brownsville, professors at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) are busy creating a Civil War historical trail, defining the important role played by the Rio Grande Valley in the history of the war.

    To bring to light the significance the Valley played in the Civil War,… Read More +

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