Friday, 08 February 2013 08:00
As one of Hidalgo County’s newest state representatives, Oscar Longoria (District 35), is already actively engaged in legislative issues important to South Texas.
State Representative District 35 was created last year during the re-districting process. The district covers a broad, mostly rural, area stretching from La Joya in Western Hidalgo County, swinging north around Mission, McAllen and Edinburg, then dipping south and taking in a slice of northern Weslaco and Harlingen. Local cities included in the new district are La Joya, Sullivan, Peñitas and just a small part of far northwest McAllen.
MISSION – Mission Regional Medical Center invites the residents of Mission and surrounding communities to an open house on Friday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to celebrate the grand opening of MissionHealth, the newest medical clinic in Mission. A short ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 12 p.m., followed by tours, drawings for door prizes, free first aid kits and refreshments. The clinic is located at 1922 East Griffin Parkway, Suite A.
The Magic Valley Men of A-Chord and the Rio Grande Valley Concert Band will perform together in concert at Trinity Worship Center in Pharr on Feb. 15. The concert is a benefit for the Texas Lions Camp for children with physical disabilities and Type I diabetes. The band and the chorus are donating their services for the children.
The University of Texas-Pan American Coastal Studies Lab will offer a two-day professional development teacher workshop Feb. 22 to 23 focused on the Arroyo Colorado. It will be presented in partnership with Sea Grant Texas, the SPI Birding and Nature Center and the Arroyo Colorado Partnership.
Learn to create an outdoor habitat for birds and butterflies in the "Backyard Habitat Steward" series at Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen. The series runs from Feb 4 to March 19 every Tuesday morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The series features experts in the Valley leading walks, giving talks and directing hands-on projects.
The University of Texas-Pan American’s College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS) is taking community engagement a step further and branching out to one of the Rio Grande Valley’s most popular venues—the “pulga.”
Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 heard a presentation on the financing of $84 million in bonds for drainage improvement projects approved in the November election in their Tuesday, Jan. 22 meeting. The district board also approved a one-year extension of Godfrey Garza’s consulting contract – valued at $122,400.
- County approves budget amendment policy
- County approves more personnel additions
- Sheriff dissolves Panama Unit amid investigation
- Making the case for a new Hidalgo County Courthouse
- SANTA’S WORKSHOP: Green Bees reach out to those in need
- SPIRIT OF GIVING: Chamber chairwoman serves with passion
- South Texas Youth Symphony plans Sunday Christmas concert
- Festive Holiday Events
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