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New Year’s Eve Celebrations

20101231_New-YearsDowntown McAllen will have their citywide celebration in downtown McAllen. Food and novelty booths will be located on 16th St, just north of Beaumont Ave. A children’s corner will be set up at 12th and Broadway.

Confirmed bands that will be performing are the Marshall Law Band at 8:50 p.m., Chris Rivera Band at 7:55 p.m., In-N-Out at 9:45 p.m., Highway 7 at 7 p.m., and Frijoles Romanticos at 10:40 p.m. The stage for the bands will be set up at 15th and Beaumont, next to the downtown parking garage.

Read more: New Year’s Eve Celebrations


Eli Young Band performs Dec. 29 at Las Palmas

EliYoungBand_PopThe Eli Young Band will be performing at Las Palmas Race Park in Mission on Dec. 29. The band has come a long way in their 10 short years together from performing gigs in college to having their own YouTube Channel.

Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson met while attending the University of North Texas in 1998 and 1999. The foursome were brought up surrounded by music and had high school bands. In college, they realized they all had music in common and started playing together. The group even included a couple of songwriters.

Read more: Eli Young Band performs Dec. 29 at Las Palmas


SISD students share Christmas spirit

MISSION — The Sharyland Independent School District is celebrating the holiday season by giving to others. Several elementaries, the high school and Sharyland North Junior High are sponsoring toy and can food drives, concerts and other activities this month.

Shimotsu Elementary is collecting gifts for the Toys for Tots campaign. The student council sponsors the event. They will be collecting toys through Dec. 16. For more information call 956-583-5643.

Read more: SISD students share Christmas spirit


Local students offering holiday performances

MISSION — The public is invited to attend the holiday performances hosted by local school districts. Below is a list of performances for the Mission Consolidated Independent School District and the Sharyland Independent School District.

MCISD Performances

Mission High School

• The Mission High School band will hold their concert in the school’s Fine Arts Building, 1802 Cleo Dawson Dr., on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

Read more: Local students offering holiday performances


Tonight city starts Christmas season with tree lighting

20091210_MissionLightingCeremony_0198MISSION — The Christmas season will kick into high gear tonight with the City of Mission hosting its annual tree lighting ceremony.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Leo Peña Plazita Park along Conway Avenue, near Business 83.

Read more: Tonight city starts Christmas season with tree lighting


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