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Edinburg presents Food Trucks N’ Tunes

The City of Edinburg's Cultural Arts Division is proud to present a year-round series event. Starting on March 5th, 2021, The City of Edinburg will host Food Trucks N’ Tunes at McIntyre Promenade. These events will occur every first and third Friday of every month of 2021 at McIntyre Promenade (McIntyre and 7th Street).

The main attraction for this event will be the variety of food trucks and the different artists/musicians that will get on the stage and perform for the public. Our musical guests for Friday, March 5th, 2021 will be Street Corner Soul Band and the live music will start at 6 p.m.

This event will have all the COVID-19 Measures to ensure public, vendors and performers’ safety.

For more information contact The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library at (956) 383-6246. You can also visit the City of Edinburg's Cultural Arts website at for more information about this and other Edinburg events.

TSLAC announces webinar series

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce a new virtual Research Webinars series, free online programming provided by its Archives and Information Services division. TSLAC reference staff will offer virtual versions of the popular Second Saturday workshops formerly provided on site.

Like TSLAC’s other online series, the #TXBookChat virtual series from the Texas Center for the Book, these public presentations will now be held online via Zoom. Renamed Research Webinars, monthly workshops will give participants a brief overview of the collections, resources, and services available at the State Archives.

Read more: TSLAC announces webinar series

RootsTech Connect is next week

roots tech Patricia Heaton 2019 keynote SpeakerJust in its first month of registration in October, RootsTech Connect 2021 had more than 111,000 people from 168 countries signed up for the virtual event. And 86% of them have never attended RootsTech before.

RootsTech Connect — a free, global family history conference with classes, keynote speakers and virtual expo hall — will be held Feb. 25-27, 2021. For the first time in RootsTech’s 10-year history, classes will be completely virtual and offered in multiple languages. Presenters will teach from international locations.

Read more: RootsTech Connect is next week

MOSTH presents Callandret

Callandret Museum Logo 600pxThe Museum of South Texas History will host the Sunday Speaker Series Online presentation, “Callandret, The Man, The School, The Times,” featuring Sandra Tumberlinson and Lonnie Davis at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 on Facebook Live.

This presentation is part of the Virtual Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day programming, which highlights regional pioneers in education, industry and city founding.

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Check your county, city websites for clinics

We have been asked often about where to go for vaccinations. We have put very little in the paper because availability have been known to change at publication time or shortly after. We have been able to put a few notices on our Facebook page and have tried to monitor them as much as we can so we can unpublish when they are no longer valid.

Several cities, including Mission and Brownsville, have had some recent clinics that have been successful and are looking at having more in the near future. I would like to get some of this information out to you so you know where to go for information.

Read more: Check your county, city websites for clinics

Vendor space available

Ron Hoover is having a boat expo next week, February 27-28, and will have vendor space available. All proceeds from vendor space will be going to the Rio Grande Valley Make A Wish Foundation.

Vendor space will be sold by donation. Minimum donation is $100. Those interested can contact anyone in sales for a booth.

Also at the event will be The Ernest Cisneros seminar called ‘Tid Bits and Fishing Tips.’

The event will be free admission for visitors. Free drinks as well. A full seminar schedule will be held both days. There will also be food vendors, games and prizes.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 28. It will be held at the RV & Marine Center at 101 Expressway 83 in Donna.

Success at Winter Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup event

COASTAL BEND, TEXAS – Over 340 volunteers participated in the 2021 Annual Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup that took place on February 5 and 6, 2021. Volunteers worked together to clean a total of 28.5 miles of beach and bay area.

The two-day trash cleanup event resulted in over 8,900 pounds of trash being removed, leaving our Texas beaches clean and beautiful for wildlife and the community alike to enjoy.

Sixty-three volunteers helped clean South Padre Island on Friday and collected 1,512 pounds of trash. Hundreds of other volunteers cleaned up areas along Padre Island National Seashore, Cole Park, Port Aransas, North Corpus Christi Beach, Packery Flats, and Aransas Pass where they collected 7,468 pounds of trash.
All volunteers were required to wear a mask, social distance from separate parties, and bring their own gloves as a COVID-19 precaution.

Read more: Success at Winter Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup event

Virtual Pioneer & Ranching Day at MOSTH

virtual pioneerVirtual Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day programming is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 on the Museum of South Texas History’s Facebook page.

Every year, for nearly 30 years, the community was invited to participate in homestead and ranching activities such as butter churning and cattle herding at the museum. This year, however, the museum will host a virtual demonstration on the community-favorite activity butter making. This demonstration will feature museum staff showcasing the ingredients, science and history of butter making in the borderlands. A digital recipe card is available to view or download at so you can follow along or make on your own time. “Butter Making Demonstration” will broadcast at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Read more: Virtual Pioneer & Ranching Day at MOSTH

Say I love you in sand

valentines sandcastles 8867The sandcastle village at South Padre Island is constantly rotating according to the holiday. As soon as Christmas was over, the sandcastle artists began making plans for a Valentine’s Day themed sandcastle village.

They have whimsical details throughout the village that display the fun of the holiday and what it means to the artists.

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