Sign up for our Newsletter today
and keep up-to-date with all your local news!

Subscribe

Entertainment Entertainment

The British are coming–to Borderfest

20120224_Estudiantina_Guadalupana022It’s a British invasion at this year’s BorderFest, Hidalgo’s international festival extravaganza, marking its 36th year of music, entertainment, food and fun. It’s all happening on the grounds of State Farm Arena in Hidalgo from Thursday, March 1, through Sunday, March 4, the regal history and heritage of England will be the colorful backdrop for this year’s celebration.

The invasion comes complete with a double decker bus, the clock towers and a castle in the England Square, complete with palace guards and a possible royal sighting.  Street entertainers, lighted night parades, nationally-known performers every night on the Arena stage will keep the show going. Over 100 groups to suit every taste will be performing on 20 stages and entertainment areas.

Read more...

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.

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 tomf@southtexascollege.edu 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.

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.

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.

Read more...

Please complete all fields.

By subscribing you acknowledge notification of this site’s privacy policies, terms and conditions, and drawing rules, and agree to all privacy policies, terms and conditions, and drawing rules posted on this site. Please see our drawing rules here.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required