Wednesday, December 06, 2023
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Time is running out to choose your 2023 coverage

By Bill White, Texas Medicare President
Humana

As 2023 quickly approaches, many Rio Grande Valley-ians may start to consider their New Year’s resolutions. If exercising more, eating healthier, losing weight, and living more economically are on your list, you’re not alone. In fact, a survey found those were among the top five resolutions for 2022.

For those 65 or older or individuals eligible for Medicare due to disability, it may be easier than you think to choose a healthcare plan that aligns with these goals, as many Medicare Advantage plans provide coverage and benefits to help you live a healthy, active life.

While selecting a Medicare plan that suits your individual needs can feel overwhelming, it’s an important task since the plan you select by the December 7 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan deadline is the plan, you’ll likely have for all of the coming year. Whether you are new to Medicare or re-evaluating your plan options, I urge anyone who is eligible to enroll to conduct a personal assessment to identify the type of plan that’s best suited for your unique health needs.

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Concert series returns live

20220330 Sunset liveMcAllen’s Sunset Live outdoor music festival returns with a Tex-Mex Country R&B musical celebration on Saturday, April 9, at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park, 700 Convention Center Blvd. After a brief pause these past two years, the concert series, which features local musical groups, as well as other regional and national bands, which has been a staple in McAllen for the last eight years returns in its full capacity. Admission and parking to the concert is free and is open to the whole family, including pets.

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Spring Lawn Equipment: Get Ready for Backyarding in High Style This Year

SpringLawnEquipmentfeatureBackyarding is the new trend that’s emerged during the pandemic. Our backyards are where we eat, work, play, relax and socialize, and the green spaces around our homes have proven to be vibrant places for connection and vital to maintaining mental health.

So how do you get ready for lots of springtime backyarding? You organize your yard and ready your landscaping.

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I-2/I-69C closures scheduled

PHARR – The Pharr exit ramp (146A) from westbound I-2 will be closed for six months beginning Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Motorists needing to access this area from westbound I-2 will need to utilize the Veterans Boulevard exit ramp (147A).

Additional mobile operations will take place next week, March 7, 2021 – March 12, 2021. Details are included below.

Nightly, Sunday, March 7, 2021 – Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Traffic will be intermittently slowed on the I-2 eastbound and westbound main lanes between Cesar Chavez Road in San Juan and 2nd Street in McAllen. The mobile operation is necessary to provide a safe work zone for crews clearing debris from the main lane shoulder.

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