Registration for the 29th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has begun. Anyone interested in attending a seminar or a field trip needs to register at www.rgvbf.org. The festival will take place on November 9th-13th at the Harlingen Convention Center in Harlingen, Texas.
The Museum of South Texas History welcomes chef and author Melissa Guerra to the Sunday Speaker Series presentation, “Three Traditional Desserts of the Wild Horse Desert,” at 2 p.m. on Sept 25.
A 13th Annual Mission Pink Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Awareness & Treatment will be held Saturday morning, October 8th at 7 a.m. outside of Mission Regional Medical Center, and will include an after party with prizes, music, food vendors, and fun for the entire family amid a sea of pink T-shirts.
“Rock Out Cancer” will be the theme for the family-friendly and pet-friendly event, with the theme song being “Don’t Stop Believing”. Participants and sponsors will help save lives of local women, as proceeds will provide free digital screening mammograms to uninsured women over the age of 40 who live in the Rio Grande Valley.
Mission Pink is the first and largest 5K walk / run of its kind in Hidalgo County, with up to 2,000 people of all ages participating in the charity event.
“I would like to cordially invite everyone in the community to take part at this life-changing event,” said Kane Dawson, CEO of Mission Regional Medical Center. “Let us show our support to every woman as we walk/run together in the fight against breast cancer. Together we can and will win!”
An estimated one out of every eight women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in her life, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Mission Pink will kick off at 7 a.m. on Oct. 8 with inspirational presentations, followed by the walk/run at 8 a.m. on the grounds of Mission Regional Medical Center, 900 S. Bryan Road in Mission. For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paola Lopez at (956) 323-1152 or at PLopez3@primehealthcare.com.
It was a night to celebrate expression and growth as students, faculty and community members filled the opening reception of the South Texas College x McAllen Creative Incubator collaborative art exhibition. The event was recently held at the McAllen Art Walk and the exhibit features both current STC students and Rio Grande Valley community artists who started their careers at STC.
Celebrate National Coffee Day with Solum Coffee Roasters this Thursday September 29th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center on the Nature Speaker Series. Did you ever wonder what exactly is strong coffee? Why coffees taste differently? In this special presentation discover some interesting facts like misconceptions about coffee, the making process, differences in flavor profiles, and a coffee product sale.
Every day, the Red Cross sees the heartbreak of people coping with effects of natural disasters. Red Cross volunteers who are licensed healthcare and mental health providers show up to meet needs. The American Red Cross, Texas Gulf Coast Region, invites you to join their team as a part of the Be One, Bring One campaign as the need for compassionate volunteers has never been greater. You can use your professional skills as a licensed healthcare or licensed mental health provider and volunteer to deliver hands-on care or mental health support to those in need. Free online training is provided, and you can earn continuing education hours. Apply today to become a Disaster Health Services or Disaster Mental Health Professional volunteer so those in need don’t have to face tough times alone.
A new mural celebrating the habitat restoration and conservation initiatives implemented by the City of McAllen at Quinta Mazatlán to protect the iconic and at-risk monarch butterfly was unveiled earlier today by Mayor Javier Villalobos. The artwork, titled “Destino Monarco” after the National Wildlife Federation’s monarch conservation plan, was created by the renowned artist Irving Cano.
Everyone is invited to join park naturalists and volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors during our annual Hawk Watch.
Fall Hawk Watch begins September 1st at Bentsen-RGV State Park and runs through the end of October. The public is welcome to join our hawk counters to learn more about birds of prey and to participate in this important citizen science program.
Organizers for the McAllen Holiday Parade have invited the community to be a part of this year’s festivities in various ways, including, a special call for entries for the McAllen Holiday Shoebox Parade. Additionally, the parade is seeking volunteers and high school bands throughout the region to be a part of the magical tradition and, thanks to the partnership with McAllen I.S.D., MHP stadium tickets are on sale for McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, from where the parade steps off and pre-parade festivities take place, on Saturday, December 3, 2022, starting at 6 p.m.
Staff at the Gladys Porter Zoo are extremely proud to announce the historic hatching of six endangered Mangshan pit vipers. The Gladys Porter Zoo is now one of only three institutions in the United States to have successfully bred this rare species. There are only about 500 left in the wild which makes this hatching such a momentous event.
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.
Written by Susan Himes, TAMU
A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert wants people to better understand and appreciate our native bee pollinators.
“When people see a bee in their garden, many assume it is a honeybee when, odds are, it is actually a native bee,” said Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist and entomologist, San Antonio.
#GOSH2022: Explore new Texas destinations and share selfies along the way
AUSTIN – Summer’s going by fast but there’s still time to jump in the car for an unforgettable road trip, near home or across the state.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine’s Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (GOSH) returns for a third year of carefree fun across Texas. Travel to various locations on the magazine’s list, take a selfie and post it with the hashtag #GOSH2022. Discover history, wildlife, parks, waterways and quirky attractions — plus some classic eateries to visit and an iconic Texas soundtrack on Spotify and Apple Music as a “bonus” to enjoy along the way.
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