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Celebrate the 1015 Onion in Weslaco this weekend

OnionBlossom2a webThe 35th Annual Texas Onion Fest is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, in downtown Weslaco, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be live music, onion eating contests, shows, and more.

The Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world-famous Texas 1015 Onion which was developed in Weslaco at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and is also the state vegetable of Texas. The name of the 1015 onion came from the suggested planting date, October 15.

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Harlingen’s annual flower show this weekend

20240320 mexico webHarlingen’s annual flower show will be held this weekend. The theme of this year’s event is “2024: Spring Collections.” The show will be held 1 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, at Harlingen Cultural Arts Center located at 576 ’76 Drive, next door to the Harlingen Public Library. It is sponsored by Harnito Garden Club, Texas Garden Clubs, Inc.

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VSO presents Potter and Piano

20240313 VSO Piano webReady to be transported to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Ready for our most family-friendly and enchanting show of the season? Ready for two chances to see it? That’s right, the Valley Symphony Orchestra will be doing Potter and Piano in both McAllen and Brownsville.

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RGV Livestock Show & Rodeo celebrates 85 years

IMG 4088 a webThe Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo is the Valley’s largest single event bringing in over 400,000 visitors to the Mercedes community annually. From 1939 to 2024, 85 years of historical amazing history has been made right here in the Rio Grande Valley. The event hosts over 7,000 exhibitor entries by 4H and FFA members from across the Rio Grande Valley and from across the state.

The 2024 event is bringing some new additions to expand the scope of experiences for everyone. Families from Brownsville to Roma to Raymondville and from outside the RGV can expect fun, food and new entertainment that will be second to none. The 11-day event will feature one of the best carnivals in the nation, and local and national food vendors that bring unique flavors, both sweet and savory.

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Dale and Gayle are ready for next year

Dale Eisenhauer webDale and Gayle have been entertaining in the RGV for 15 years. Winter Texans know them for playing music for 13 years at the different locations of Ace’s BBQ. They’re known for playing classic country music, whether for a show, a dance, or a happy hour. They also know them for Gayle’s alter-ego, Mrs. Crabapple, who always interrupts their shows and complains to park managers about all kinds of park matters.

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Local talent to perform blues, jazz, hip hop, and soft rock

Gilberto Castro Jr pic3 webThe Pharr Community Theater Company (PCT) continues to showcase local talent, in various forms of art. Next on stage will be 18-year-old Gilberto Castro Jr. with his electric guitar, singing original songs and covers in the blues and rock genre.

“I would say, it’s been a long time since someone has seen an Elvis Presley or in other words, someone who sings and moves like Elvis, well I do,” said Castro. “I sing and I move pretty darn good if I don’t say so myself (he laughs). I move and dance and sing at the same time I play guitar … and if you’re into blues and old fashion Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, BB King, Buddy Guy, and Howlin Wolf, then your gonna love me, it’s the type of music I make and love,” added young and confident, Castro, Jr.

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Fiesta Edinburg Parade to honor Texas legends

20240221 3.4 webThe Fiesta Edinburg Planning Committee proudly announces the theme for this year's much-anticipated parade: "Texas Legends." On Saturday, March 2, residents and visitors alike are invited to join the city in the vibrant heart of the Edinburg Downtown District for a celebration like no other.

This year's theme, "Texas Legends," pays homage to the rich history, culture, and heritage that defines the Lone Star State, all in honor of Texas Independence Day. From iconic historical figures to the breathtaking landscapes and food that have shaped Texas into the legendary place it is today, the parade promises to showcase a colorful array of floats and participants paying tribute to the legends of Texas.

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