The Museum of South Texas History, in partnership with the University of Texas in Austin, invites the community to share stories during “Town Hall: Local Disasters,” a free special event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.
The Food Bank RGV invites the public and runners of all levels to join them at Food Bank RGV’s 5K Color Bash on August 13, 2022 at the Edinburg Municipal Park. The 5K Color Bash will benefit the Food Bank RGV and enable the organization to help fight hunger and food insecurity in the RGV.
Written by Adam Russell, TAMU
Summer is always a challenging time for Texas ornamental and vegetable gardens, but a record heat wave and drought have made it especially difficult to keep plants from turning brown and crispy. So, how can we manage our gardens until rain and cooler temperatures bring relief?
Rocket, a beloved giraffe at the Gladys Porter Zoo, is now the main character of her own children’s book, Rocket the Space Giraffe. The book was written by Suzanne Shepard, Board President of the Valley Zoological Society, and illustrated by Tilia Rand-Bell, an award-winning illustrator. Since the Zoo’s public unveiling of the book on July 21st, Rocket the Space Giraffe has skyrocketed to the #1 spot in New Releases of Children’s Zoo Books on Amazon.
The 82nd annual Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) is scheduled for Aug. 3-7, 2022, and is expected to attract as many as 1,500 participants. The family-oriented event includes two days of competitive fishing and an array of activities for all ages.
Cool off and relax while listening to the tropical sounds of Ache de Barrio with E Hula Mai dancers and bubbles everywhere at Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen. On Thursday, August 11th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. dress in colorful Hawaiian Luau attire and bring bubbles for the outdoor concert in the park.
Gladys Porter Zoo is back with their annual fun run to support sea turtle conservation. The Ridley Rush will take place on July 23rd at 8 a.m. at the Gladys Porter Zoo. Proceeds from this event directly benefit the Bi-National Kemp’s ridley sea turtle conservation project that the Zoo oversees in Rancho Nuevo, Tamaulipas.
The 1-mile route takes guests through the scenic Gladys Porter Zoo as they encounter obstacles that hatchlings must endure on their rush to the ocean as well as throughout their journey to adulthood. From predators to ocean debris, sea turtles are faced with a multitude of hurdles to overcome in the wild. So apart from raising money for conservation, the run is also educational for all participants.