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TCF sets date for parade and more

The Texas Citrus Fiesta, a nearly 90-year tradition for the City of Mission that pays homage to the influence of the citrus industry and the citrus growers of the area, has announced its rescheduled dates for the parade, fun fair and cook off. Originally scheduled for January, the events will now take place on Saturday, May 15.

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Golf Classic to be held

golf classicGet your golf clubs ready and come be a part of the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce 2021 Mission Citrus Golf Classic Tournament sponsored by Cano & Sons Trucking. The golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, May 7, at the Shary Municipal Golf Club located on 2201 N. Mayberry Street in Mission. The tournament is held to benefit Mission CISD students.

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Keep McAllen Beautiful to host Great American Clean-Up

kmbIt is that time of the year once again. Spring has sprung and Keep McAllen Beautiful is spring cleaning the city of McAllen. Keep McAllen Beautiful (KMB) is organizing its annual Great American Clean-Up and Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off, but with a different twist this year. Due to the pandemic, there will not be a mass gathering in the park; instead, KMB is asking interested individuals to gather their favorite 5-10 people and create a small group to do a litter clean-up around town.

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MOSTH 50th celebration concludes in April

MOSTH 1910 Jail museum comm and sign 1967 finalOn April 19, 1970, the “doors to the past” were opened to the 1910 Jail and the rest is history. From that momentous day on, the museum grew from a small county museum (Hidalgo County Historical Museum) to an American Alliance of Museums accredited museum (Museum of South Texas History) with state-of-the-art exhibitions set on a campus encompassing more than a city block. For 50 years, MOSTHistory has had an incredible history of its own, independent of the many stories its on-going exhibits tell. “Golden Memories: Fifty Years of Preserving the Borderland Heritage of the Rio Grande Valley” highlights some of that history and is waiting for visitors to enjoy. This exhibit will close on May 1, 2021.

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Singer/Songwriter sessions being held at 5X5 Brewing Co.

5x5 brewingThe Rio Grande Valley has a lot of talented songwriters, some with published songs, some performing their originals in local shows, and some who have yet to showcase their own material. Now, 5X5 Brewing will host a series of singer/songwriter sessions, creating a unique and audience-interactive venue for artists to showcase their own original songs and the inspirations behind them.

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WT Appreciation Days to be held

The Mission Chamber of Commerce will hold two Market Winter Texan Appreciation Days. The events will be held today, Wednesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 14. They will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

There will be complimentary swag while supplies last, free health screenings, vendors, and live music. The event will be held at the Mission Chamber Placita at 202 W. Tom Landry.

For more information, or for vendor opportunities, call (956) 585-2727, or email

IMAS announces series of Brew-seum events, dinner, virtual 5K, yoga

Brewseum IMAS Dacty 600pxIt is with great pleasure the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) announces a series of fundraising events in celebration of A Night at the Brew-seum. The festival could not occur without generous participation of local businesses and individuals throughout the region. IMAS extends a deep heartfelt thanks to title sponsors Clark Chevrolet and Clark Knapp Honda and presenting sponsor L&F Distributors for their participation in making the 13th Annual “Brew-seum” Craft Beer Festival one to remember.

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Vaccine offered to enrolled Veterans

All Veterans Affairs Valley Coastal Bend Clinics, including Harlingen and McAllen locations, will now begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to all enrolled Veterans. After conducting directed outreach to Veterans according to CDC prioritization, they are now opening vaccination appointments to enrolled Veterans of all ages.

Designated caregivers enrolled in VA’s program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Support may also receive the vaccine with the Veteran for whom they care. If you are a Veteran and have not enrolled in VA healthcare, now is the perfect time to explore your earned benefits.

Those interested in scheduling a vaccine are asked to contact the call center at (855) 864-0516, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments will continue to be made based on supply availability.

Site connects residents to vaccine appointment information

patient getting their vaccineSAN DIEGO, CA –, a website connecting U.S. residents to COVID-19 vaccine appointment availability information nationwide, has fully launched. Residents can check vaccine eligibility, find links to appointment assistance (including hyperlocal vaccine hunter volunteer groups and waitlist details) and sign up to be alerted when more vaccine appointments and information becomes available.

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Texas Muralist Lupe Hernandez presents at Quinta Mazatlán

Texas Muralist Lupe HernandezQuinta Mazatlán is delighted to host Texas muralist, Lupe Hernandez on Thursday, April 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on The Back Porch in McAllen. Hernandez’s’ presentation, “Street Art in the Park”, is a workshop on the contemporary art style known as graffiti, and the unveiling of his latest mural ‘heART of Quinta Mazatlán’ painted at Quinta Mazatlán. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the history of three graffiti styles and participate in an art activity.

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Nature and outdoor activities continue

Outdoor ACtivities Treasure Hunt Green Jay portraitThe Rio Grande Valley is full of nature centers and birding sites. These parks are continuing to have activities. For those that stay a little longer, or are full time residents, these are some of the activities you can still catch in the wonderful outdoors of the Rio Grande Valley.

The Valley Nature Center will hold their first annual fishing tournament, Rock the Dock, at Lobo Del Mar on South Padre Island. The event will take place on June 5 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is currently open and closes on May 30. Cost is $350 per team. For more information, visit

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Quinta Mazatlán to host presentation

Sandra 9Quinta Mazatlán is hosting presenter Sandra Villegas on Thursday, March 25, starting at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on The Back Porch at Quinta Mazatlán. Villegas, who has her Master’s in Public Health, is the Nutrition Education Manager at the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. Here, Villegas will demonstrate and prepare two recipes using the native plants prickly pear and mesquite flour as well as discuss the benefits of eating and using native plants, how to start a small container garden, what the best herbs are to start with, and how healthy lifestyles overall are the foundations to a healthy self.

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