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Dec. 31 – New Year’s Fireworks on the beach at 9:15 p.m.

Dec. 31 – Fireworks at Louie’s Backyard to welcome New Year at 12 a.m. Best viewing between Palm and Swordfish on bayside.

Dec. 31 – McAllen will hold it’s annual New Year’s Bash at Oval Park in front of the McAllen Convention Center. See the Laser Light Show and enjoy music on three stages.

Jan. 1 – South Padre Island Polar Bear Dip at noon at Clayton’s Beach Bar.

Jan. 1– South Padre Island Penguin Plunge into Gulf of Mexico at 2 p.m. at Boomerang Billy’s.

Jan. 1-2 – Winter Texan Night Week at Killer Bees vs. Corpus Christi Rays. Buy one ticket for $7 and get one free. State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, 7:30 p.m. Call (956) 221-1575.

Jan. 3 – Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, 7200 Paredes Line Road, Brownsville, presents living history program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (956) 541-2785 for information.

Jan. 7 – RGV Activity Directors attend Entertainment Showcase at Park Place in Harlingen.

Jan. 7-8 – McAllen International Travel Show will be held at the McAllen Convention Center, featuring live entertainment, prizes, booths with travel destinations and lots of fun. Admission is free.

Jan. 8 – Jammin’ on Jackson Street with Vance Greek will be held at the Railroad Crossing, 101 E. Jackson Street, Harlingen, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Jan. 8 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, presents “Birding King Ranch” by Tom Langschied. Admission, $3.

Jan. 10 – Little Graceland on Highway 100 in Los Fresnos, presents Elvis Festival 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Gates open 9:30 a.m. Museum open 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For information call (956) 233-5482.

Jan. 10 – A walking tour of Brownsville’s Old City Cemetery will be held at 1 p.m. Guests will meet at the old city Cemetery on 6th Street.

Jan. 10 – Port Isabel’s 31st Annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk will be held. Starts at 10 a.m.

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7 – Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty, will have its Annual Quilt Show. MHM is open Tues. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (956) 580-8646 for more information. Go by and vote for your favorite quilt. Free admission.

Jan. 12 – University of Texas-Brownsville presents Richard Urbis, internationally renown, Julliard-trained pianist, in the Texas Southmost College Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 senior citizens.

Jan. 15 – Activity Directors attend Entertainers Showcase II at Mission Bell.

Jan. 15 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, presents “South Texas Birds,” by Cliff Shackleford, Ornithologist, TPWD, 6 p.m. Admission: $3.

Jan. 15 – Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty, will host a quilting techniques program at 2 p.m., free admission.

Top News

  • Texas Butterfly Festival highlights peak of butterfly season

    20161020-CMYK-Malachite-Tenaza-20150630-LEG0515USA Today calls Mission, Texas “the Butterfly Capitol of the USA. Now, at the peak of butterfly season, visitors are coming to Mission from all parts of the United States to see as many of these beautifully delightful creations as possible during the 21st annual Texas Butterfly Festival.

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  • 23rd annual RGV Birding Festival opens Nov. 2

    People flock to Harlingen, Texas year after year to attend the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival to enjoy the treasures of nature right here in our own backyard.

    Some of the top reasons folks enjoy the Birding Festival are: First, there are almost 500 documented bird species found in the RGV; Second, there are over 20 birds species here that are found nowhere… Read More +

  • Fall Powwow is October 21-22

    The annual fall Powwow by the South Texas Indian Dancers will feature a colorful display of dancers in full costume Friday and Saturday, October 21-22 at the Lark Community Center and Library, 2601 Lark Ave, in McAllen. Indian dancers in full costume will perform traditional dances. The costumes have a great deal of symbolism and meaning to those who proudly wear them for special events such as this one. Guests may… Read More +

  • Boo and the Zoo is Oct. 30-31

    Boo at the Zoo, a Halloween tradition at the Gladys Porter Zoo, is an alternative to trick or treating on the streets. Guests will be able to enjoy over 50 carnival-style games and treat stations along with a Spooktacular Haunted House.  Hours are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Zoo members get in early at 5 p.m. 

    Discounted pre-sale tickets will be on sale in the Zoo office for… Read More +

  • Hole-in-One: Win a Car

    Catholic War Veterans Post 1065 Mission will be hosting the “Armed Forces Veterans Golf Tournament,” and the public is invited. The Post is seeking sponsors and teams for the fundraising event scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Mission Shary Golf Course, 1900 N. Mayberry. It will be a three-man team tournament with door prizes, drawing, food and more. The hole-in-one prize is a car donated by Bert… Read More +

  • National Butterfly Center draws media attention

    Marianna Wright, CEO of the National Butterfly Center (NBC) in Mission told the Mission City Council in their Monday, Oct. 10, meeting, the Butterfly Center is drawing favorable attention to Mission as the time for the Texas Butterfly Festival draws near.

    Wright said many species of butterflies, including the endangered Monarchs could be expected in South Texas during mid- to… Read More +

  • UTRGV Theatre Schedule announced

    University Productions of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg has announced its 2016-2017 theatre production schedule.

    “Antigone,” is a classic Greek tragedy, where a women who defies the law of the King (who is also her uncle) by standing up for her personal rights and convictions. This time-honored classic, written by Sophocles, will be presented on the… Read More +

  • Camille Playhouse presents ‘The Addams Family’ for Halloween

    Hearkening back to the days of the old black and white TV series, Camille Playhouse is presenting “The Addams Family.” Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a man her family has never met.  If that were not upsetting enough, Wednesday asks her father, Gomez Addams, to keep it a secret from her… Read More +

  • Juarez-Lincoln HS presents ‘The Lion King, Jr.’ this weekend

    The Alejandro “Alex” H. Saenz Performing Arts Center, 604 Coyote Drive, in La Joya invites Winter Texans to a fun-filled weekend performance of the musical, “Lion King Jr.” presented by the Juarez-Lincoln High School Theatre students alongside the Juarez-Lincoln High School Choir students. Together they have formed This Way! Musical Theatre Company.

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