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McAllen asks community to share #TrailMoments

The City of McAllen, in conjunction with the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, is encouraging residents to take advantage of the many hike and bike trails in the community and to post the information on their social media, utilizing the hash tag #TrailMoments. The effort is part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy Trail Moment initiative, in hopes to capture moments of joy, solitude, exercise and self-care.

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Remarkable exhibits at BHM Brownsville Historical Museum has a wonderful display to delight young and old and all those in between. Not only is this an outstanding museum, but each year for the Christmas Season they have a special exhibit of a miniature village. Filling stations, houses, stores and even a Starbucks will all be displayed in miniature.

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Alamo welcomes Christmas season

alamo parade 0005 600pxBy Herb Moering

No virus pandemic was going to stop the City of Alamo from welcoming in the Christmas season on Saturday, Dec. 12. However, the traditional parade for “Lighting Our Way into 2021” was impacted to some degree with a shift to just decorated and lighted vehicles, with bands and other marchers eliminated and fewer spectators lining the route.

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Historic downtown Mercedes

mercedes 4541 600pxA drive through downtown Mercedes can take you back in time. There are many buildings on S. Texas Ave. and the nearby streets of downtown that still show the architecture from eras past. Some buildings have been restored for newer purposes but have still maintained the historic architecture of their original build.

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Keeping the cheer in Weslaco

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is keeping the cheer in their city. They are having a Christmas Light Display on December 12.

The city will have some fun curbside giveaways during the event. Visit them at 275 S. Kansas. Christmas cookies and hot chocolate will also be available for guests.

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SPI holds boat parade

South Padre Island will hold their lighted boat parade and firework show on Saturday, December 12. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Boats will start from Sea Ranch Marina to Aries Street. Pick a spot and stay a safe distance from others.

Leaving his yearly mark

Tripp: The Man in the Red Suit

By Barb Zanetti
(Photos by Dennis Zanetti)
Alamo Rec-Veh Park

20201209 yearly 600pxHe has been a bride. A pirate. A clown. But this Winter Texan really shines in a red suit with 1,000’s of children on his lap.

It does not matter that sometimes he is in a foreign country. Nor does it matter that he is sitting in the scorching sun for hours in a heavy, authentic Santa suit.

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20201209 cheap 600pxHelen Wright found a Schwinn bike back in Michigan for $20 and bought it, figuring she may want to ride after she arrived at Bentsen Palm RV Park in Mission.

She did not realize at the time how much she would be using it.

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