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MHM Hosts 14th Annual Mission Quilt Show

20200115 IMG 8410 mhmJoin the Mission Historical Museum as they host their 14th Annual Mission Quilt Show, January 17, at 2 p.m. The program kicks off days after the opening of their Quilt Exhibition. The Quilt Exhibition opens January 11 and is a unique display of quilts brought in by the community to be part of the ceremony.

The reception will feature a special Turning of the Quilts program. Quilt Turning is a unique way of telling the history and story behind antique quilts. Quilts have a long history of not only being used for warmth, but are also considered a form of art. They are a tangible history of the lives and experiences as told from the Quilter themselves.

Join the museum as they present awards to participants and journey through the unique stories that are crafted through quilting.

The Mission Historical Museum is located at 900 Doherty Avenue. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information on this program or any upcoming events contact the museum office at (956) 580-8646, visit us at www.missionmuseum.org, or follow them on Facebook.

Animal shelter over capacity seeks help

Palm Valley Animal Society announces that it is over capacity and will be waiving all pet adoption fees in an effort to free up room at both of their centers in Edinburg.

PVAS currently has over 770 dogs under their care between their Trenton and Andrews Centers, but as the shelter of record for Hidalgo County and 6 municipalities they continue to receive dogs on a daily basis.

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UVAL holds reception for HWS exhibit

uval watercolor society'The Artisan' by Sue Sill
2019 People’s Choice Award

The Upper Valley Art League will hold an opening reception for their Hidalgo Watercolor Society Annual Art Exhibit on Saturday, January 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. Drinks and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

An honorarium will be presented to Juanita Gibson, longtime Rio Grande Valley artist.

The Watercolor Exhibit will hang until February 2.

The UVAL Kika de la Garza Gallery is located at 921 E. 12th Street in Mission.

MOSTH hosts Winter Texan Day

Winter Texan Wednesday is a program that welcomes Winter Texans and retirees to enjoy an afternoon at the Museum of South Texas History. The museum, which is located in Edinburg, features a presentation followed by a highlight tour of part of a museum exhibit. The first program, titled “Sal del Rey,” with guest speaker Joe Vidales Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m.

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Ron Hoover hosts Open House Celebration

Ron Hoover RV & Marine Center will hold their 14th annual Open House Thursday and Friday, January 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The annual open house has become a popular event in the Rio Grande Valley, drawing in thousands of people each year. Last year the event was attended by over 7,000 people – 10,000 free t-shirts were given away. Even more are expected this year.

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Chamber hosts health fair

The Mission Chamber of Commerce will host their 25th Annual Mission Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, January 4 from 7 to 11 a.m. The event will be held at the Mission Event Center at 200 N. Shary Rd. in Mission.

The event is free to the public and will feature free blood tests for the first 500 people – Must have fasted for 12 hours prior to test.

There will also be free health screenings, flu vaccines, complete blood count, total cholesterol, comprehensive metabolic panel, pulmonary function test, bone density test and much more.

The goal of the event is to provide the free screenings, awareness, and education for the community.

Ron Hoover hosts Open House Celebration

20200101 2019 Ron Hoover Open House 2Ron Hoover RV & Marine Center will hold their 14th annual Open House Thursday and Friday, January 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The annual open house has become a popular event in the Rio Grande Valley, drawing in thousands of people each year. Last year the event was attended by over 7,000 people – 10,000 free t-shirts were given away. Even more are expected this year.

Read more: Ron Hoover hosts Open House Celebration

Getting into birding at Quinta Mazatlan

20200101 Great KiskadeThere is a whole lot of feathered fun happening on January 4 at Quinta Mazatlan. The Center for Urban Ecology is hosting the first Hobbies in Nature session of 2020 – “Begin to Birdwatch”. The 2-hour program invites guests into the world of birds, where they will be amazed by the beautiful colors, fascinating behaviors, and incredible diversity of birds found all around us.

Read more: Getting into birding at Quinta Mazatlan

FCRV WT Chapter remembers Vets during the holidays

By Nancy Herberholz
FCRV WT Chapter
Activity Charirman

20200101 fcrv 5The FCRV Winter Texan chapter has been privileged to help the Veterans at the Alfredo Gonzales Texas State Veterans home for several years. One of the projects that the chapter works on, all year round, is furnishing stuffed animals. The memory care unit is one of the special places that uses the stuffed animals. The stuffed animals have a calming effect on the Veterans.

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Guest UTRGV lecture at IMAS

20200101 Dr Juan GonzalezThe International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) will be rocking out during its first lecture of the New Year on Thursday, January 2.

Join Dr. Juan Gonzalez, from UTRGV, at 6 p.m. for insights on his new research of the geological history of the RGV. Dr. Juan Gonzalez is a native of Colombia and an Associate Professor at the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences at UTRGV. He received his PhD at Tulane University.

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Texas Travel Information Center welcomes Winter Texans

The Texas Travel Information Center is excited to have the opportunity to host a Welcome Home Winter Texan Open House at their Harlingen location on Friday, January 3 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The purpose of the event is to promote awareness of attractions, events and cultural diversity that gives the beautiful cities of the Rio Grande Valley their distinctiveness. The travel center wants to build relationships with the Winter Texans so that you continue to see the benefit of visiting and living in South Texas.

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We thank you

It seems as though 2019 has come to a close way too fast. We are just about halfway through our season and it has been great getting to know you better. It has been a pleasure working with you to help serve you and get the news you want to read.

This holiday season I have seen parks go out of their way to make sure others have a nice holiday. It has been eye opening in seeing how many of you are so willing to give to the communities you reside in while in the Valley.

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Alamo celebrates Christmas with Candy Land

20191226 DSC 0357 alamoThe transition with directors went just as planned as several hundred spectators enjoyed the City of Alamo’s Christmas celebration in “Candy Land” the evening of December 14.
With Parks and Recreation Department Director Arnold Robles retiring earlier this month, the task of organizing the 10th annual illuminated parade, tree lighting ceremony and on-stage entertainment fell to Steve Vela, the recently named interim agency director.

Read more: Alamo celebrates Christmas with Candy Land

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