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Latina Hope Pogram in McAllen


The Latina Hope Program is designed to facilitate the learning, networking and acting of micro-entrepreneurs who want to start a new micro-business and advance their business idea to a more tangible and profitable point. We hope to see you the first and third Wednesday of the Month, from 9am-11am at Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Harvey St, McAllen. For more information contact Yajaira Villarreal at 956-682-2871 or Laura Robles at 956-687-2787.

El Programa Latina Hope está diseñado para facilitar el aprendizaje, la creacion de redes y la actuacion de los micro-emprendedores que desean iniciar un nuevo micro-negocio y avanzar en su idea de negocio a un punto mas tangible y rentable. Esperamos verle el primer y tercer miércoles del mes, de 9am a 11am en la Iglesia Bautista Calvario, 1600 Harvey St, McAllen. Para mas informacion comuniquese con Yajaira Villarreal al 956-682-2871 o Laura Robles al 956-687-2787.

Latina Hope Session Dates 2014

Register to Win 2 Free Tickets to McAllen Blues Night!!

Valley Keyboards is offering YOU the chance to win 2 FREE TICKETS to McAllen Blues Night!

When: Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Where: At the McAllen Creative Incubator located on 601 N. Main st. McAllen, TX

Admission: $25 per ticket- available at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce & McAllen Creative Incubator

CLICK HERE to register for a chance to win between now and June 20, 2014

Check out the flyer: docs/2014 blues night flyer1.pdf

McAllen: Tacky Tourist Fly Away Contest

Need a quick getaway? Have you always wanted to visit California? Do you like free stuff? This is your chance to win 2 round trip tickets to Los Angeles California and hotel accomodations for 3 nights at the Allegiant Partner Hotel! 

Enter the "Tacky Tourist" Contest by listening for the Allegiant Air Mix FM "now boarding" sounder Mon-Sun 6am-11pm or register on site at the McAllen International Airport June 5th between 6am-11am with Mix Morning Show. 
BONUS ENTRY: Arrive dressed as a "Tacky Tourist" and receive a second entry to the contest.

Winners depart June 5th, 2014 to arrive at LAX at 12:05 pm, returning Sunday June 8th from LAX at 6:30 am to McAllen Miller International Airport. They also receive a short term parking pass from McAllen International Airport. You must be present to win with your bags packedand ready to board flight on June 5th. Don't forget to bring appropriate identification for the flight. firstpg 



Participe y Gane! Esta es una buena oportunidad para sorprendar a su enamorado o enamorada en el  dia de San Valentin 2014. Solo necesita llenar la solicitud con sus datos. El ganador obtendrá un  fin de semana en uno de los hoteles participantes de McAllen, habra varios ganadores. Esta promocion se termina el 07 de Febrero del  2014

Para ser considerado ganador(a) en este concurso, necesita ser Mexicano y tenar 18 años o mas.

Registrese en:

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We're on the Ballot!!!!

ConventionSouth resized 600We need everyone to vote!  McAllen Convention and Visitor's Bureau is on the ballot for ConventionSouth magazine Reader's Choice Award.  We earned our spot with your votes, now it's time to take home the prize!  This is a wonderful oppurtunity to showcase our beautiful city and those who work hard to keep bringing attention to our area.  Winners will be announced October 18th and will be featured in the December 2013 issue, showcasing their achievemnts.  Voting ends on October 14, 2013 so please VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!!!


CLick the link and place your vote:



Southern Exposures Youth Nature Photo Contest Coming to a Close!

Photo Contest2  As we prepare to close out the summer, the Valley Land Fund, Southern Exposures Youth Nature Photo contest is also coming to an end.  All submissions must be recieved by July 31st.  We wish all of our youngsters luck with their submissions and we hope they have enjoyed learning about photography and nature.


Click the link below for more details:


McAllen y el Valle del Rio Grande son unos de los lugares principales para la observación de aves, con un clima cálido y una gran variedad de especies de aves, es perfecto para todos.

Si usted es un ávido observador de aves o si apenas esta comenzando como un hobby, nos gustaría recomenpsarlo. Registrese para ganar:

  • 5 noches de estancia en el Bird Nest
  • Tour de observación de aves en McAllen y sus alrededores
  • 1 dia con el mejor observador de aves de Estados Unidos
  • Agosto  26, 2013  último dia para registrarse

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Fabrica de Quequitos en McAllen

Es dificil describir lo deliciosos que estan estos quequitos. Se deshacen en la boca, nunca es suficiente de este betun. Si no los has probado todavía, ¡Te los estas perdiendo! La Fabrica de Quequitos RGV, ganó el concurso “Cupcake Wars” del festival Food Network 2012.

La próxima vez que estes en McAllen, date un gusto y visitalos, están ubicados en el 1414 North 10 St. Puedes ver su menú en:

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Share Your Love for McAllen in ConventionSouth's Contest!

ConventionSouth magazine is featuring "Hot Cities for Winter Events" in their July issue, and McAllen is one of the 50 cities selected!

Starting today, people can vote for their favorite city on ConventionSouth's Facebook page. The 10 cities with the most votes at the end of the contest will be announced in a press release and featured in the July issue!

Can you lend us a hand, McAllen? Just click the link below, visit ConventionSouth's page and vote for McAllen. We have until May 30th to get as many votes as we can, so please vote and encourage your friends and family to do the same! Thanks!

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Inaugural McAllen Marathon

courtesty of McAllen Public Information Office


Ready for a 13.1-mile half marathon, 26.2-mile full marathon or 4-person relay marathon adventure through the streets of tropical McAllen, Texas? Then Save the Date for the inaugural McAllen Marathon set for December 15, 2013!

McAllen’s mild climate, with temperatures ranging from 50 to 71 degrees in December, makes the race all the more appealing. Runners will also be excited to be part of the very first McAllen Marathon, which replaces the longtime International Friendship Run.

“The McAllen Marathon fills the void left when we had to suspend the International Friendship Run due to border issues,” said Wendy L. Smith, Assistant McAllen City Manager. “The Friendship Run was highly successful for 26 years, and local and visiting athletes asked us to keep that racing tradition alive. The McAllen Marathon promises to be a fun, safe event with many opportunities for community involvement.”

Runners are encouraged to show their lighter side by wearing a costume throughout the race. Awards will be given to the runners in the most spirited and creative costumes. Neighborhood organizations, spirit organizations, boy scouts, etc. are encouraged to come out and have fun by hosting a water station, neighborhood cheer station or start/finish line support group. Awards will also be offered to the most spirited and creative support groups. For more volunteer information, click here:

Start time will be 7:00 AM for all races, which will start and finish at the De Leon Soccer Fields at Buddy Owens and 34th Street. The race courses are flat and fast, with a South Texas breeze on asphalt routes that will cruise through shady McAllen neighborhoods with all the support needed to get runners across the finish line for their first or fastest time!

Look for more updates soon on the upcoming McAllen Marathon or


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