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4 de Julio, 87° Aniversario en McAllen

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Sábado 4 de Julio, 2015
8:00 a.m.                          Programa Patriotico  y Banda de la Ciudad

                                          Archer Park

                                          Main St & Ash Av.

9:00 a.m.                           Desfile

Inicia en el centro de la ciudad desde la Houston Av. hasta Cedar St. Rumbo el norte desde el City Hall a lo largo de la calle Main hasta el Parque Archer.


10:00 a.m                          Festival de la Libertad (Freedom Festival) Entretenimiento, juegos, arte, alimentos y refrescos

                                          Parque Archer


9:00 p.m.                           “Concierto en el Cielo” Fuegos Artificiales

                                           Parque Muncipal

                                           1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd.


Fiesta “Food Park Block”

¡Prepárate para el evento más caliente del verano, el “Food Park Block Party”, con la presentación de Carlton Zeus teniendo como invitados especiales a Benjamin Cina y DJ JonWayne Eaden y el Jardin de la Cerveza de Miller Lite bien surtido para refrescarse! Habrá juegos, artes y vendedores de artesanías y por supuesto los mejores restaurantes móviles que McAllen tiene!  La entrada es GRATIS,  para todas las edades.

Fecha:          Junio 27

Hora:             7:00 pm a 11:00 pm

Lugar:            Estacionamiento de la Cámara de Comercio de McAllen

                        1200 Ash Avenue

                        McAllen, Tx. 78501

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Concierto Verano de Amor en McAllen

Verano de Amor es otro de la serie de conciertos al aire libre, que es para    personas de todas las edades. Habrá músicos locales y regionales, cata de vinos, una gran variedad de cervezas artesanales de Texas y comida. Además de un gran entretenimiento, también habrá una variedad de artes y artesanías que muestran los artesanos locales.


Fecha:          Sábado 13 de Junio de 2015

Hora:            6 PM – 10 PM

Lugar:           Centro de Convenciones de McAllen

                    Parque Oval

ENTRADA GRATIS para toda la familia.

Nos vemos en McAllen!

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Operation Imagination in McAllen

Operation Imagination Summer Camps

The IMAS Education Department is proud to present the biggest update to Operation Imagination in over 10 years. We have thoroughly prepared an exciting new format to our camp experience. We have heard and tallied all of your opinions and have come up with a more robust and complete camp with extended care that will ensure that your child is not only well taken care of, but entertained and engaged in fun hands-on learning all summer long. We have increased the amount of days that camps are available from Monday through Friday. We have added before and after care options for working parents. We also have modified the age of our camps to more effectively divide children by grade level rather than by age. We are accepting children as young as pre-kinder and children as old as 8th grade. All of our camps, with the exception of Pre-kinder and kinder, will also be held all day long. MISD will continue to provide breakfast and lunch for students as they have in the past.


$180 Full Day (1st – 8th)
$90 Half Day (Pre-K & K)


$200 Full Day (1st – 8th)
$100 Half Day (Pre-K & K)


$5/day Before OR After Care
$8/day Before AND After Care

  • Full Day sessions are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and include breakfast and lunch.
  • Half Day sessions are Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Before Care from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.,
  • After Care from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

*Only 25 seats per full day sessions and 12 per half day sessions.

Operation Imagination

Leigh Holles Band to perform at McAllen Blues Night


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Leigh Holles Band will perform at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Blues Night Friday, June 26. The event is sponsored by Clark Chevrolet & Glazer’s. 

 The group features George Keen, a Valley resident with a story to tell. Music is his outlet and he’s managed to make great waves onboard Leigh Holles Band.

Their band is easy to fall in love with and their music is quick. Having listened to their song “Wiggle Walk”, it’s sure to put a big smile and hop in your walk all day long. This band of four great talents together make one dynamite musical experience.

Leigh Holles Band will be joined by Ram Danesse & Ray Prim Band on the McAllen Blues Night stage in the McAllen Creative Incubator on June 26 at 7:00 pm.

McAllen Blues Night will feature food from Frida’s Bar and Cantina, beverages from Glazer’s, a silent auction to benefit the arts in McAllen. A wine tasting and dessert bar will also be added features to this year’s event. Tickets are $25 and are available at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and at the McAllen Creative Incubator, but seating is limited.

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Noches de Blues

Estas listo para nuestro evento anual de Noche de Blues? Este año, tendremos las Bandas de Leigh Holles, Ram Danesse, Ray Prim

Fecha :         Junio 26, 2015

Hora :            7 :00 p.m.

Lugar :           McAllen Creative Incubator

                        601 North Main St.

                        McAllen, Tx.

Nos vemos en McAllen !

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Come join us for McAllen's All About Women Unite to Ignite

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Come join us for a fabulous lunch filled with wonderful networking opportunities, a great style show, great food and awesome door prizes!!  Please call Gerry Garcia to RSVP at the number above. Hope to see you here!! 

Conciertos Sunset Live en McAllen

La serie de conciertos al aire libre,  se realizará el segundo sábado de cada mes en el Parque Oval del Centro de Convenciones de McAllen y está abierto a personas de todas las edades. Habrá músicos locales y regionales, cata de vinos, una gran variedad de cervezas artesanales de Texas y comida. Además de un gran entretenimiento, también habrá una variedad de artes y artesanías que muestran los artesanos locales.

Fecha:          Sábado 9 de Mayo del 2015      

Hora:             4:00 p.m.

Lugar:            McAllen Convention Center Oval Park

Evento gratuito.

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Kenny Chesney en McAllen

El cantante de música country Kenny Chesney, entre sus canciones están American Kids, When the Sun Goes Down,  Come Over, Wild Child, You and Tequila, se presentará en su tour:

Fecha:          Mayo 12, 2015

Hora:             8:00 p.m.

Lugar:            State Farm Arena

Nos vemos en McAllen!

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McAllen -Home Garden Tour Tickets Going Fast for Sat, April 25

We wish to thank our generous homeowners who have graciously agreed to share their gardens with the people of the valley.


Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating

Saturday - April 25, 2015

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tour gardens located in McAllen.

Cost is $5.00 to tour all three gardens.

{Tickets may be purchased prior to the event at the Extension office,

410 N. 13th Avenue in Edinburg or at any of the homes on day of tour}

Call 956/383-1026 for information.

Who are Texas Master Gardeners?

Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their outdoor space by improving their own yards, being good stewards of our land, and forming new sustainable attitudes towards our environment.

What sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture, provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Contact For information on the next Master Gardener trainingAshley Gregory, Extension Horticulturist, at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 956/383-1026 or by e-mail at

Home Gardens

1. Trev & Donna Jo Sparks

329 S. McColl

McAllen, TX 78501

The Sparks certainly have a spark for being different by following their commitment to living a healthy lifestyle that extends to the environment by working with nature to provide an outdoor space with plenty of food, entertainment, serenity, beauty, and a relaxing space. See many different niches and areas of their space that can provide inspiration for any gardener or homeowner looking for something different.

2. Glynn Morgan

600 E. Dallas Avenue

McAllen, TX 78501

Mr. Morgan’s ½ acre backyard is divided by brick walkways creating different gardens. Over the last 50 years it has evolved into an area that gives you a feeling of being in a rural wooded area.

3. George & Virginia Gause

517 E. Dallas Avenue

McAllen, TX 78501

What sets this backyard apart is that almost all his plants are container grown. His yard includes themes ranging from the tropics to the desert. You will see yard art with water features all nestled around the winding lawn.

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