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City of McAllen promotes Historic Preservation Month with trolley tour

The City of McAllen Planning Department is continuing their month-long celebration of Historic Preservation Month; this time, inviting the community to discover McAllen’s rich and cultural heritage on a bus tour of historic sites and landmarks throughout the city. In partnership with Metro McAllen, the department will offer two trolley tours in May. Space is limited and registration is required.

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“Letters Home” provide sneak peek into Sgt. González’s love for family

MOSTH LETTERS IMG 9874 WEBEDINBURG, Texas — Several letters written by Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Alfredo “Freddy” González will be on display at the Museum of South Texas History for the first time from May 3 to Sept. 5.

“Letters Home – Part of the Sgt. Freddy González Letters Collection” spotlight exhibit will feature a portion of Sgt. González’s letters donated by his mother, Dolia González, in 2020. Copies of the letters will be on display only.

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New art exhibit in Edinburg

Printed pueblosThe City of Edinburg will host “Printed Pueblos & Personas De Pura Cultura” a group art exhibit featuring the work of seven Rio Grande Valley natives: Cecilia Sierra, Clarissa Martinez, Corinne Whittemore, Jessie Burciaga, Jesus De La Rosa, Michael Flanagan and Michel Flores Tavizon. The exhibit is on display through May 25th, at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library. The library, through its Cultural Arts Division, hosts a variety of free exhibits and public programs throughout the year that showcases local artists.

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Wildflower photography: A matter of perspective

Wildflower photography seeds of doubt 1024x768Written by Paul Schattenberg, TAMU

As wildflowers, including the state flower the bluebonnet, return to the Texas landscape and on roadsides throughout the state, many people will want to take this opportunity to get some photos of their colorful display.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are reminding those who want to take wildflower photos to be careful of traffic and respect private property and nature in their quest for that perfect picture.

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Texas Master Naturalist graduate new members

STBC Elizabeth Eddy Sandra Trevino Photo by Mary HroscikoskiPHARR, TEXAS–The South Texas Border Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists honored 55 graduates at their first in-person ceremony since 2020. The new chapter members included 24 members who completed the program in 2020, 13 from the 2021 class and this year’s 18 new members.

Texas Master Naturalists are volunteers; they are ordinary citizens from all walks of life. Locally, many are young adults who have jobs and careers, college students, retired members of the community and Winter Texans. Their desires are to learn about the local habitat and to help preserve the native vegetation of the Rio Grande Valley and the wildlife that depends on it.

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Thank you for all that you do

20220330 Thanks Food 2019This season is ending, and I hate to see it go. We always enjoy your time with us, and our time with you, and we sure are going to miss it while you are gone.

After a couple of years with a slow down of activities and not much to attend, we were so thankful to get out this year. We wish we could have attended more events, because there was just so much to do. We were so happy to see parks reopening and letting people in this season. It was nice to see things as they should be at most places. After all, the warmness of the parks and the community are what brings us all together.

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MOSTH presents a garden tour

20220330 MOSTH Manuel SabinoThe Museum of South Texas History (MOSTH) will host the Sunday Speaker Series presentation, “Preserving Culture with Native Plants,” featuring Manuel Sabino, grounds and landscaping manager, at 2 p.m. on April 3.
The presentation and tour will highlight native plants in Will Looney Legacy Park and throughout the museum grounds. Guests will see plants firsthand and learn their names, regional history and common herbal and medicinal uses.

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Quinta Mazatlán presents Fish Ecology with Dr. Taylor

20220323 Quinta taylor and indigoDive deeper into the fish ecology of South Texas. Fish play an important role in recycling nutrients back into their environment and are essential for the survival and overall health of aquatic ecosystems. Join us March 24th at 6 p.m. for a special presentation focusing on “A century of change to the fish assemblages and flow regime in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo with Dr. Chris Taylor.

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Harlingen Flower Show March 26-27

“2022: Visions of Beauty” is the theme of the annual Harlingen Flower Show, 1 to 4:30 p.m., March 26 and 27, at Harlingen Cultural Arts Center. It is sponsored by Harnito Garden Club, Texas Garden Clubs, Inc.

Garden club members will showcase their floral designs and artistic crafts. Horticulture grown by members will be displayed in the center’s large gallery.

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