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  • 19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival starts Nov. 1

  • South Texas Indian Dancers Pow Wow is Oct 24-25

  • Mission seeks dog lovers

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  • Welcome back!

    October is nearing an end and snow is already falling in some northern states and in Canada while other states are enjoying cooler temperatures and the last of the fall colors. For many Winter Texans that means it is time to head south to the Rio Grande Valley after spending six months at home or traveling in other areas.

    Here in the Rio Grande Valley we are enjoying the cooler weather with very pleasant temperatures ranging… Read More +

  • 19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival starts Nov. 1

    Fall is here and the amazing butterfly migration is underway in the Rio Grande Valley. Along with the butterfly migration comes the 19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival where butterfly enthusiasts from all across the country gather to enjoy the beauty of nature in her colorful array.

    The festival runs Nov. 1-4 at the the National Butterfly Park, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, in Mission, featuring field trips and tours to butterfly and birding hotspots all across the… Read More +

  • South Texas Indian Dancers Pow Wow is Oct 24-25

    The South Texas Indian Dancers will host their 25th annual South Texas (Way South) Pow Wow at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main, McAllen Oct. 24-25.

    A variety of Indian dances will be performed throughout the event that starts of Friday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. with the Grand Entry. On Saturday, Oct. 25, Exhibition Dance begins at 11 a.m. Gourd dancing is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m.

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  • MissionPink boosts breast cancer awareness

    Imelda Martinez was bald for a year while she underwent chemotherapy, but she refused to let her breast cancer diagnosis stop her from living.

    “Sometimes I wouldn’t wear my scarf. I’d put on the biggest pair of earrings I had and the highest stilettos, and I danced all night,” Martinez told the thousands who showed up for the sixth annual MissionPink 5K Walk/Run.

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  • Free V.I.P. Wynonna concert tickets

    If you’re not a subscriber to the Progress Times print edition, you have until noon Friday, Oct. 10 to subscribe and you will automatically be entered in our drawing as we give away 5 pairs of $200 V.I.P. tickets to see five-time Grammy winner Wynonna in concert at Las Palmas Race Track Park Saturday.

    If you’re a Progress Times print edition subscriber, you’re already entered this Friday’s drawing. We will notify you Friday afternoon if you… Read More +

  • Mission museum honors Wall of Fame inductees

    From a man that makes the news to the man that reports the news, with businessmen and volunteers in between, Mission residents with decades of service to the community were honored last week.

    Six honorees were recognized by the Mission Historical Museum as the 2014 Wall of Fame inductees at a banquet Sept. 18. Honorees were Jim Brunson, publisher of the Progress Times; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa; Don Riter Lester, chair of barbecue at the Texas… Read More +

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