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Texas Ranch Dishes for Thanksgiving presented at Quinta Mazatlan

Quinta Mazatlan Melissa Guerra webQuinta Mazatlán is honored to host culinary expert, Melissa Guerra, on Thursday November 18th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a recipe presentation and sampling on “Texas Ranch Dishes for Thanksgiving”.

Melissa Guerra is an eighth generation Texan, born and raised on a working cattle ranch in South Texas. She is a self-taught culinary expert and food historian, specializing in the food ways of the American continent, especially Texas regional, Mexican, and Latin American cuisine. In this presentation, she will share delicious recipes and food samples featuring flavors of the southwest that you can make for the Thanksgiving table.

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RGV Food Bank seeking holiday food donations

boggus thanksgiving webThe Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley and Boggus Ford Lincoln McAllen have partnered together to help make the holidays brighter for many RGV families, this holiday season.

To kick off the partnership, Boggus Ford Lincoln McAllen has made a generous donation of $5,000 to sponsor the Thanksgiving ‘Drive-Thru Emergency Pantry’ at the Food Bank RGV located at 724 N. Cage Blvd. in Pharr. This distribution will be on Wednesday, November 17, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. or until capacity is reached. This distribution will serve 1,000 families.

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November 17, 2021 - On the Road with Jo

cesira alvarado unsplash webMost all families have traditions. Perhaps it is decorating the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving or maybe it is spending July 4th at the beach or going shopping early on Saturday mornings. Whatever your tradition may be, if you live in a state that borders Mexico some of their traditions may well have spilled over into our country.

For instance, the lasso that is still used in many Mexican weddings. The lasso - generally a white rope or garland of flowers - is placed over the bride and groom symbolizing their unity and eternal love for each other. Or the quinceanera, a big celebration that so many young girls look forward to with great anticipation. This tradition generally begins in the church where the parents ask God's blessing and guidance for their 15-year-old daughter as they recognize they have done their best to raise her to this so-called age of reason when she must make many decisions on her own. Maybe if you live in a border city you have had the honor of being invited to take part in a posada. The word posada translates to English as Inn. A posada then is a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph seeking a place where the Christ Child could be born.

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SPI hosts holiday events

20171202 Lighted Boat Parade HMiller 0001 webSouth Padre Island is planning several events in the next few weeks to open up the holiday season. The first event is the third Annual Holiday Light Show.

The Holiday Light Show is synchronized with festive music that is played in 15-minute intervals. This event will run from November 22, 2021, through January 16, 2022, from 6 to 9 p.m. daily. It will be located at the SPI Convention Center.

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November 17, 2021 - Rinas Ramblings

 It’s great seeing and hearing of the events that are picking back up in the Valley. Again, events that were cancelled last year, are coming back again in full swing and organizers are thrilled to be seeing your smiling faces again.

During the holidays, there are more events going on throughout the Valley, including holiday events like parades, Christmas tree lightings, and more.

Many organizations hold fundraisers and parks are always getting involved with the community to support them during the holiday season.

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Park Place Estates honors its Veterans

20211111 Vets Day at Park Place Harl HMoering DSC 0610 webBy Herb Moering

As might be expected there was a sea of red, white, and blue color in the audience for the Veteran’s Day program at Park Place Estates RV Resort in Harlingen. That was the setting despite park guests not finding adequate patriotic decorations for golf carts and bikes, apparently due to the supply chain problems, that led to cancellation of the traditional parade, according to Connie Teel, activity director for the park.

But the long-running annual program of some 35 years went on as scheduled, but with a twist that featured all women veterans living at Park Place. The main speaker was retired Army medic E-5 Pam Smith, a health care specialist, who served from 2008 to 2013 in the 101st Airborne Air Assault Battalion out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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Harlingen CISD presents two upcoming productions

HCISD sweet science bruising wiltons webThe Harlingen Performing Arts Center invites you to “break-out your gloves” with them as they follow four women breaking free from their prescribed societal roles in order to perfect The Sweet Science of Bruising.

Set in 1869 London, author Joy Wilkinson skillfully illustrates the battle for women’s rights through a heart pounding, invigorating scene of women’s boxing. It is a story of four very different Victorian women who are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring. As their lives begin to intertwine, their journey takes you through grand drawing rooms, bustling theatres, and rowdy Southwark pubs, where the women fight inequality as well as each other. But with the final showdown approaching, only one can become the Lady Boxing Champion of the World.

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ReVoiced to perform in Harlingen

20211104 ReVoiced webAcappella quintet, ReVoiced, is bringing its famed signature sound, powerful stage presence, and unique arrangements of familiar classics to Christian Fellowship Church, 901 N. Loop 499, Harlingen, TX on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit the association’s website at www.HarlingenConcert.com or call (956) 392-9757.

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Mannheim Steamroller to perform in McAllen

mannheim steamroller webIf you thought that the best live concerts of 2021 have already taken place, then you must not have heard that Mannheim Steamroller Christmas is making a live appearance at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. They will be performing on Monday, December 27th at 7 p.m.

This performer is the biggest music sensation that’s hitting the country by storm with new fans joining the discussion after every live performance. Everyone will tell you that Mannheim Steamroller Christmas brings limitless energy, excellent passion, and leading talent to every show. Their shows are simply unmissable and will leave you smiling from ear to ear, and ready to dance from the minute they take the stage to the last song of the night.

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