With Halloween around the corner, the City of Edinburg Parks and Recreation Department is excited to welcome the community to this year’s highly anticipated Halloween Fall Festival on Thursday, October 26.
The event, to be held at Edinburg Municipal Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., attracts residents of all ages while providing a safe and fun alternative to traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. Attendees will be able to enjoy a Trunk-or-Treat style event with 25 participating vehicles handing out candy.
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By U.S. Senator John Cornyn
As the cool breeze of autumn begins to sweep through the Lone Star State, there's a particular charm that sets Texas apart during this time of year. Beyond the sprawling landscapes and bustling cities, Texas boasts a remarkable connection between fall festivities and our thriving agriculture sector. Often at the heart of seasonal celebrations are pumpkin patches, where families come together to make memories while supporting Texas farmers.
Read more: Harvesting Texas traditions
Hello and welcome back to South Texas! We are so excited that you have come back to visit us. If you are new to the Valley – you are in for a treat.
The Rio Grande Valley is such a great place to be – we say it every year. Great weather, great people, and great friends. I am looking forward to the cooler temperatures, of which we have had a bit of a taste this week. It helps encourage us to be outside a bit more than usual and it’s just the right time for everyone to make their return to the Valley – especially since we are saying goodbye to those hot temperatures that aren’t that nice.
Read more: Welcome back to the Valley!
The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas invites you to their 53rd Annual DAKEE SI (Fall Gathering) Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas Pow Wow on Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Alton Community Center, 349 Dawes Ave. in Alton. Dancing and presentations will be held throughout the day. The event is free.
Visit the event to celebrate and experience American Indian culture, history, drumming, singing, and dancing. Vendors will be selling Native food, art, crafts, jewelry, supplies, and wares. There will also be raffles and cake walks. There is something for everyone.
Read more: Annual Fall Pow Wow makes its return next weekend
I can’t believe we are beginning another Winter Texan season. We look forward to this time of year every year, but it seems to have really sprung up fast. The summer just didn’t seem that long. Other days it did feel long because it was just so hot!
But we are done with that now. Nice temperatures are returning. It seems to follow you as you return to the Valley.
There’s a reason why so many people call this place their second home. In fact, Mission, TX is one of the top 25 best places to live in the southwest. Many will tell you it’s because of the affordability, amenities, safety, and health care. Winter Texans will agree with the cost of living and will add the weather to that component as well. It’s also why many Valley cities have some top golf courses in the States.
And it’s a great week to start our first issue this season. We just had a great weekend here in Texas with an eclipse and we’ll have a total solar eclipse in April. So, it’s going to be an exciting season, and year.
We are so happy to see faces returning to this hidden gem of a Valley. Where visitors can play golf nearly all year and activities abound. We anticipate seeing many of our friends, making new ones, and attending events throughout the season.
Read more: October 18, 2023 - Rina's Ramblings
What a wonderful contribution our Senior Citizens make to the Rio Grande Valley. They are just so willing to share their talents. Some volunteer to tutor in public schools. That is a great service not just to the teachers, but what a blessing for the students who may be having trouble reading or with math.
I think back to the time when my only grandson needed a tutor in math. He was a June baby and just a little behind in math comprehension. Today, at age 25, he is a straight A student in a prestigious law school on the East Coast. Many thanks to that tutor who was able to give her time and talents to help a child succeed.
Read more: Quilting: Just one of the things you do
The Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers have begun 2023-2024 seasonal meetings. The woodcarvers are meeting at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana Blvd., in Pharr.
The club has a long history in the Valley dating back to 1983. Carving club members come from as far away as New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Canada, not to mention the members from right here in the Valley. They visit to follow a common passion: woodcarving.
Read more: Join the woodcarvers on Thursdays
The City of Mission recently unveiled its newest initiative, the Community Tool Shed, which will provide free access to a wide range of tools for the community. Tools available include lawnmowers, hand tools, shovels, trimmers, garden rakes, and more. This unique project aims to foster community collaboration, benefit residents who lack access to essential equipment, and contribute to the cleanliness and beauty of the city.
Read more: City of Mission opens Community Tool Shed