Edinburg, like many other Valley towns, was something quite small in the early 1900s, until Edinburg, then known as Chapin after the city’s founder, was selected as the new county seat in 1908. Official records, traveling by oxcart, made the journey from Hidalgo to Chapin to make the announcement.
There is a little bit of history with Chapin and why the name was changed. Dennis Bangs Chapin was a former Hidalgo County Judge and land developer of the townsite. The town changed after Chapin shot a man named Oscar J. Rountree in a gunfight in a San Antonio saloon. Immediately following the gunfight, he was arrested and accused of murder—news that reached the citizens of Chapin. The city was renamed to Edinburg in 1911.
Read more: Edinburg: Historical reminders of the past
The Senior Texan Slow Pitch Fun Softball League is preparing to play for the 2021 season. They are looking for players over 55 to add to their teams. There are two leagues to join. Playing begins on January 4 and 5.
Read more: Softball league starts next week
Another year is closing, and a new one is beginning. This year has been so different and has given all of us a new perspective on what is important. It has taught me to be thankful for the little things, the little blessings, the little miracles. It has showed me how much a simple smile, text or phone call can have such a huge impact.
I am hoping the with a new year comes new possibilities, less anxiety, and that we can continue to find the small things that bring us, and others, joy.
Read more: December 29, 2020 - Rina's Ramblings
Progreso International Bridge Director Marga Lopez recently announced the ribbon cutting of the Pedestrian Inspection Lobby.
“We have been busy during this pandemic; we took advantage of this slower than normal time to remodel and double the size of the pedestrian processing area,” said Lopez
Read more: Progreso Bridge upgrades
It’s that time of year again when many of us start making New Year’s resolutions. After a tumultuous 2020, it may be more imperative than ever to strive for physical, mental, and emotional balance.
The good news is that there is someone who might be able to help you reach those goals who’s closer than you think: your dog or cat. That’s right, Fido and Fluffy can provide you with the motivation to get 2021 started on the right track.
Read more: Pets can help resolutions stick
Written by Adam Russell
In Texas, late-fall and early winter is the perfect time to plant shade trees.
Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offer some expert advice to help you get your sapling out of the container, into the ground and off to a good start.
Transplanting and establishing container trees is a relatively easy process if you follow Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommendations. Now is a good time to apply these tips and get shade trees in the ground.
Read more: How to plant shade trees in Texas
COLLEGE STATION, Texas —Texas A&M Forest Service launched an application today to help users quickly identify the root of a tree’s problem, whether it be caused by insects, diseases or other factors.
The TreeMD application is part of the Texas Forest Information Portal, and its main feature is a diagnosis tool which allows users to quickly find results from TreeMD’s vast database. Users are prompted to enter the tree species, prominent symptoms exhibited or even the specific part of the tree that is being affected to help diagnose the problem. In the event there are still questions on the actual cause, users can upload pictures and connect with a professional.
Read more: Texas A&M Forest Service launches TreeMD application