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Clay Walker, Josh Thompson to perform at State Farm Pavilion for Borderfest

HIDALGO – For all Clay Walker and Josh Thompson fans, it will be an intimate evening of good music and good times on Friday, March 1, at the State Farm Pavilion during BorderFest.  Thompson will open for Walker, who will also perform a full-length set with a full band in an acoustic setting.

For those with tickets to the show inside of State Farm Arena, the transition from one location to another will be a smooth one—all tickets will be honored at the State Farm Pavilion, and seating will be comparable in scale and proportion.

Price level one tickets ($49.75) will still have prime seating, with locations Floor 1 first 7 rows and price level two tickets $39.75 will be seated Floor 1 rows 8-15 and will be attended to by wait staff for further convenience. All $19.75 tickets will be issued a general admission ticket into the BorderFest grounds that will give access to the Clay Walker performance. Concert tickets include admission into BorderFest, but do not include parking fee.

Reserved seating is still available for the show for $32. To purchase tickets, visit www.statefarmarena.com or visit the State Farm Arena box office.

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WILD opens film contest

McALLEN — Writers in Literary Discussion (WILD) is sponsoring a film contest to culminate in a screening of selected productions on April 12 at the South Texas College Pecan Campus.

To submit a film, it must be no longer than 30 minutes, but there is no minimum length. It must have a plot, include a title and credits, and not include the use of any copyrighted materials such as music. It should be submitted by April 3 to Tom Fuschetto in Room J-3.1112 at STC. Email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Awards will be given for first through third place. There will also be “best” awards given for animation, comedy, horror, action, drama, poetic, cinematography, story, actor, actress, director, screenplay, technical achievement, documentary and Valley film.

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Rolleristas season opener rescheduled to March 3

20120203_STR_bout1-2012-emailMcALLEN — The South Texas Rolleristas, the Rio Grande Valley’s first and original flat track derby league, has rescheduled their kick off of their 2012 season for Saturday, March 3. The rumble begins at the De Leon Middle School in-line hockey rink, 4201 N. 29th St. Doors open at 6 p.m., the game begins at 7 p.m.

Hitting the rink in this season opening bout will be Fallout Brigade and the Nerdcore Harlots; both teams bring some returning talent along with some new faces making their skating debuts. The Rolleristas will be holding bouts at new venues throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Suicide seating will be available for a premium price again, allowing fans to get up close and personal with their favorite Rolleristas. Tickets are available from any Rolleristas skater. Adults are $5 in advance, $8 at the door and $1 for children under 10.

If you had already purchased tickets for the original date, Feb. 11, they will still be accepted for the rescheduled date. If you ahven't bought tickets to the bout, there are still some available.

The South Texas Rolleristas are looking to expand their roster. Women of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to join. No experience is required and all skating levels are welcome. For more information on the team or for tickets, call Courtney Wilson at 956-244-0775.

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Miracle at Donna premiers Feb. 2 at State Farm Arena

20120127_Miracle-at-DonnaNo South Texas football team has seen a Texas State Championship since 1961. That was when Head Coach Earl Scott and Asst. Coach Bennie La Prade took an unlikely group of 17 players from the small town of Donna to win the coveted goal of all high school football teams. Miracle at Donna tells the story in its premier at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m.

A Frank Aragon film, the American sports documentary tells the story of how 10 Hispanic and seven Anglo youth became legends with their coaches among the Valley community. Scott and La Prade didn’t see the “differences,” but focused on the “team” and their strengths to achieve the perceived “impossible.” The community, in true Valley spirit, rallied behind their boys. Racial barriers came down, and dreams were realized. A community learned and set an example for their posterity that “miracles” are only determined beads of sweat and hard work away from reality.

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‘Spooks and Spokes’ night bike ride is Oct. 22

EDINBURG – Ciclistas Urbanos (CU) will host the first “Spooks and Spokes Ghost Tour of Edinburg.” This will be a night-ride bike tour of haunted sites in Edinburg, including local cemeteries, a haunted school, the jail, the old theater and more. The free ride will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, starting at 7 p.m. at the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce “Depot” located on 602 West University Drive and ends at the Monster Carwash, 2702 W. University Drive, for a “Monster Mash.”

At each haunted site along the tour, a cyclist will share their tale and personal encounter with the unexplainable. Ride length will be 10 miles.

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