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McAllen Among Top 10 Best Places to Retire

Year-round sunshine, 80-degree winters, and a tropical climate make McAllen the sixth best place in the country to retire, according to personal finance guru Dave Ramsey’s analysis of retirement locales across the United States. “Our Winter Texans have known that McAllen is a great place to retire for years, and it’s outstanding that now we... read more

Save the Date for Empty Bowls 2018!

Save the date for the Food Bank RGV’s biggest fundraiser! The 13 th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Auction is confirmed for Sept. 18, 2018 at the Pharr Events Center, Pharr, Texas! Sponsorship packages are available for businesses wanting to step up their marketing game while helping feed thousands of children and families right here... read more

Dive into the World of Sharks with IMAS!

The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is presenting its second annual Shark Week Celebration from July 24 –29, 2018. Inspired by the popular Shark Week programming on television, the museum will be providing engaging educational activities and presentations about sharks. The program is geared for family participation. Participants will be able to learn... read more

2018 McAllen Holiday Parade to be Presented by H-E-B

“As far as partnerships goes, this one goes together like peanut butter and jelly,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, which is great because those products and more can be found at this year’s McAllen Holiday Parade presenting sponsor’s 44 H-E-B stores found along the South Texas border from Laredo to Brownsville and of course, right... read more

Texas Master Naturalists announce Texas Stream Team training event July 11

Rio Grande Valley Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist announces an open training event for citizen scientists, Texas Master Naturalists and residents interested in stream surroundings evaluation training. Riparian Assessment Training will be conducted by Michael Jones of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, part of Texas State University. Training will be at Resaca de... read more

Nature Photo Camp at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center

The Edinburg World Birding Center is proud to host a Nature Photo Camp for children ages 9 -13 led by professional nature photographer Ruth Hoyt. In this fun, five-day camp, participants can expect to learn the basics about cameras and digital photography, including focusing, lighting, composition, telling a story with photos, making a print and... read more