Saturday, November 01, 2014
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Citrus-growing legacy to live on

The owners of Klement’s Grove and Country Store are stepping down from its operations, but the shop will live on through the work of fellow citrus-growing family, the Holbrooks.

The store will reopen Wednesday under the name Earth Born Market with a grand opening scheduled Friday.

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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 from the 60s to mid-80s – just right for enjoying the outdoors golfing, walking, swimming, enjoying the beaches at South Padre Island and for a host of other activities that will soon be impossible up north.

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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 Rio Grande Valley. In addition, a range of seminars will be held for beginners as well as for seasoned veteran butterfliers who wish to learn more about butterflies and the unique habitat offered by the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

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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 are a winner.

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