The Pharr Community Theater opens its 14th season in Pharr with a Main Stage musical titled The Four Bills, book by Barry Glasser, music by David Spear, and lyrics by David Fox.
The Wild West musical, a tribute to western movies and folklore, is set in the 1890’s in the Oklahoma and North Texas territories and is based on the true story of the Doolin gang, bank and train robbers whose leader yearns to be as big and famous as his idol Jesse James. A dreamer and a charmer, the young kid wants to be Wanted, and when he forms a gang with two cohorts named Bill and another named George, they soon find themselves staring down from Wanted posters and pursued by relentless lawmen led by a U.S. Marshall named – Bill, of course.
Read more: PCT opens its 14th season with musical, The Four Bills, May 26
Tish Hinojosa is returning to the Valley for a Live Concert in the Park at Quinta Mazatlan on May 12. Tish Hinojosa has drawn numerous critical accolades for her borderless approach to music, blending Mexican folk and country music with a modern/singer/songwriter approach with touches of pop.
Read more: Live Concert in the Park with Tish Hinojosa at Quinta Mazatlan
EDINBURG, Texas — The Museum of South Texas History will premiere three videos at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 14, May 21 and May 28 in the Courtyard Gallery.
“Rediscovering the Rio Grande Legacy Exhibition” video series explores the themes of South Texas’s pre-colonization landscape, its role in the Underground Railroad, and the culture of the packing shed in 20th century life.
Read more: Rediscovering the Rio Grande Legacy Exhibition
The City of McAllen Planning Department is continuing their month-long celebration of Historic Preservation Month; this time, inviting the community to discover McAllen’s rich and cultural heritage on a bus tour of historic sites and landmarks throughout the city. In partnership with Metro McAllen, the department will offer two trolley tours in May. Space is limited and registration is required.
Read more: City of McAllen promotes Historic Preservation Month with trolley tour
EDINBURG, Texas — Several letters written by Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Alfredo “Freddy” González will be on display at the Museum of South Texas History for the first time from May 3 to Sept. 5.
“Letters Home – Part of the Sgt. Freddy González Letters Collection” spotlight exhibit will feature a portion of Sgt. González’s letters donated by his mother, Dolia González, in 2020. Copies of the letters will be on display only.
Read more: “Letters Home” provide sneak peek into Sgt. González’s love for family
The City of Edinburg will host “Printed Pueblos & Personas De Pura Cultura” a group art exhibit featuring the work of seven Rio Grande Valley natives: Cecilia Sierra, Clarissa Martinez, Corinne Whittemore, Jessie Burciaga, Jesus De La Rosa, Michael Flanagan and Michel Flores Tavizon. The exhibit is on display through May 25th, at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library. The library, through its Cultural Arts Division, hosts a variety of free exhibits and public programs throughout the year that showcases local artists.
Read more: New art exhibit in Edinburg
Written by Paul Schattenberg, TAMU
As wildflowers, including the state flower the bluebonnet, return to the Texas landscape and on roadsides throughout the state, many people will want to take this opportunity to get some photos of their colorful display.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are reminding those who want to take wildflower photos to be careful of traffic and respect private property and nature in their quest for that perfect picture.
Read more: Wildflower photography: A matter of perspective
PHARR, TEXAS–The South Texas Border Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists honored 55 graduates at their first in-person ceremony since 2020. The new chapter members included 24 members who completed the program in 2020, 13 from the 2021 class and this year’s 18 new members.
Texas Master Naturalists are volunteers; they are ordinary citizens from all walks of life. Locally, many are young adults who have jobs and careers, college students, retired members of the community and Winter Texans. Their desires are to learn about the local habitat and to help preserve the native vegetation of the Rio Grande Valley and the wildlife that depends on it.
Read more: Texas Master Naturalist graduate new members