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2017 RGV Livestock Show Judging Schedule

Thursday, March 9

Events Center Arena

8:30 a.m.                     Judging of Jr. Santa Gertrudis           

1 p.m.                          Judging of Jr. Beefmaster

4 p.m.                          Judging of Jr. Charolais

5 p.m.                          Judging of Jr. All Other Breeds (AOB)

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47th annual NDE NAA Spring Pow Wow this weekend

20170309 Indian Pow Wow dy 037Get ready to see Indian dancers in full tribal regalia when the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas hosts its Homecoming Indian Pow Wow on March 11 at the Lark Community Center in McAllen. Everyone is invited to come for a day of fun and excitement.

Doors open at 10 a.m. On Saturday there will be a Grand Entry of all Indians at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. There will be gourd dancing demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

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Valley Shuffleboard News

20170309 Shuffleboard RGVSA Award WinnersTwo big shuffleboard events recently happened at the Pine to Palm Resort in Weslaco, reports Wally Bentt, RGV Shuffleboard Association vice president.

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BorderFest 2017 Schedule

20170223 borderfest logo 2017Thursday, Mar. 2         9:30 a.m.        Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge: International “Abrazo”                                                                       kicks off BorderFest

Thursday, Mar. 2         8:30 p.m.         State Farm Arena: Maluma

Friday, Mar. 3              5 p.m.              Festival grounds open.

Friday, Mar. 3              5:15 p.m.         BorderFest Grounds: White Tiger Discovery

Friday, Mar. 3              5:15 p.m.         BorderFest Grounds: Noahs Arks Petting Zoo

Friday, Mar. 3              5:15 p.m.         BorderFest Grounds: Kidz Science Safari

Friday, Mar. 3              6 p.m.             State Farm Pavilion: Lucha Libre Mexicana

Friday, Mar. 3              6 & 9 p.m.      AEP Hollywood Stage: Hypnotist Erick Kand

Friday, Mar. 3              6 & 9 p.m.      CBS KGBT 4 USA Stage: Magician Pat Davison

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BorderFest is packed with entertainment

20170302 4 his gloryThere is only one reason why BorderFest is one of the most popular events in the Rio Grande Valley every year. It’s fun!

Last year 67,000 people walked through the gates during the three-day BorderFest celebration, attracted by the wide array of continuous entertainment, gobs of food vendors and that open-air festival atmosphere designed to provide a good time for everyone.

Look for the 45-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty in the center of Liberty Square as the 41st annual BorderFest kicks off with a celebration of the USA.

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W&I Resort honors veterans

W&I Resort in Mission held its third annual flag burning ceremony and honored its veterans as well. Fifteen veterans, one from World War II and the rest from the Korean War were honored at a special flag burning ceremony where the veterans from their park, who fought to keep this country free, were also honored. The program was organized by the W&I Bicycle Club.

The ceremony began with a prayer led by Ken DeWaard and Pledge of Allegiance led by Sam Smith, followed by the National Anthem sung by Carolyn Whitfield.

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Hart Tour Company brings Minnesota folk to tour Valley

Ernie and Georgia Hart of Parkers Prairie, Minn. own and operate the Hart Tour Company which operates tours all over the United States and into Canada. For several years they have run a tour that brings a bus full of people from Minnesota to South Texas for a few days of warm weather and enjoyable activities. But those who were coming protested they wanted to stay longer in South Texas. So a couple of years ago, the Harts started bringing a tour that stays two weeks at La Copa Inn in McAllen.

“It’s a great location,” said Georgia Hart. “It’s next to a [shopping] mall and close to a K-Mart for shopping or food. There are restaurants around the hotel. Breakfast is included in the cost of the stay. And there is entertainment four times a week from fellow Minnesota residents Sherwin and Pam Linton, who entertain in the Valley during winter months.

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