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Atlas International Soccer Tournament

The 15th Annual Atlas International Soccer Tournament was held in McAllen from December 12-14th.  Here's a short video of the event:

Free Weekend Getaway in McAllen, Texas 2014


Embassy Suites Hotel McAllen

Register to win a fun Free Weekend at the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel in McAllen, Texas.  The package includes and is exclusively for our Mexico residents:

  • A Free Two (2) Night stay (One Room) at the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel
  • A $100 Shopping Card to La Plaza Mall
  • Deadline to Register is November 24, 2014
  • The winner will be notified on Monday, December 1, 2014

Register Here

You must be 18 years old to win.  Restrictions do apply. Hotel black-out dates will apply.

Prehistoric Trail at Quinta Mazatlan

Thursday, October 16th, Quinta Mazatlan will be hosting George Blasing. He is a paleontologist and animal behaviorist who speaks to all ages about dinosaurs. Definitively an event full of entertainment and education for the entire family.

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For more information visit or call 956-681-3370

Celebrate National Hummingbird day at Quinta Mazatlan

Follow the hummingbirds at Quinta Mazatlan!

The migration of the hummingbird is on. Don't miss out the opportunity to know more about these beatiful birds this Saturday, September 6, from 9 to noon. This event will have experts on hummingbirds, ideas in designing spaces for your yard, plant sales and planting tips, art gallery exhibits, photography tips, gifts and more.

Quinta Mazatlan is located on 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen. Entry will cost $3 for adults and $2 for seniors. For more information call Quinta Mazatlan at 956-681-3370 or visit

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McAllen: Nature Photo Contest


Valley Land Fund Southern Exposures is presenting its 6th annual Nature Photo Contest. 

Contest is FREE and open to kids and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. 

  • Division 1: 6-9 years old
  • Division 2: 10-13 years old
  • Division 3: 14-18 years old

Submit your photos online in one of the following eight categories before the deadline date July 31.

  1. Mammals & Birds
  2. All Other Wildlife
  3. Waterscape & Landscapes
  4. Plant Life
  5. Ranches & Farms
  6. Digital Art
  7. Sunrise & Sunset
  8. Night Photography

Winners will receive cash prices and be announced at the awards ceremony on August 21 at 7:00pm at Quinta Mazatlan. Every participant will receive a free t-shirt and have a photo featured in the multi-media evening show at the awards ceremony. 

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Summer Life Skills at Quinta Mazatlan

Summer has arrived! Now you  have a chance to take that photography class you've always been wanting to take or try something new, like kayaking. You are guaranteed to have fun while learning something new with one of these amazing classes. Come enjoy the outdoors with one of the fun and adventurous Summer Classes that are being offered at our historical nature and birding center, La Quinta Mazatlan. 

Cost and ages: Vary

Location: La Quinta Mazatlan located at 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen

Call (956) 681-3370 for more details or click here

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Great American Clean-Up in McAllen!


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Help us clean our community!

This Spring, your group can make a visible difference in our community by joining us for the Keep Texas Beautiful Great American Cleanup! We will clean various areas of our community.  Online registration now available @

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Meeting location: McAllen Municipal Park (1921 N. Bicentennial) 7:30am-12pm

For more volunteer infomation call 956-681-4562 (groups & individuals welcomed)

Register online at

McAllen: Nature Speaker Series at Quinta Mazatlan

BirdBanding resized 600Have you ever wondered how scientists gather information on bird population and migration patterns.  Come out to Quinta Mazatlan and enjoy an evening in nature with one of the Rio Grande Valley's own birders.

Learn all about the process of bird banding, and the information gathered through it with Mark Conway at Quinta Mazatlan from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 27th, as he takes you on a journey through a day in the life of a bird bander.

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Quinta Mazatlan presents Moon Over Mazatlan Rio Carnaval 2014!

We are planning a fabulous night in RIO--March 20th--inspired by Rio de Janeiro--

featuring a Samba Dance in the Woods, South Texas Capoeira Brazilian Dance, Bombrasil Band from Houston with Samba Dancers--and a delicious Brazilian Feast.  All designed to raise funds for native trees and the creation of a wildlife pond.


Thursday, March 20, 2014
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of fun, fantasy and mystique!

Advance Reservation Required- individual tickets $100

Guest are encouraged to wear WHITE- Rio style!

South Texas Capoeira will be entertaining you under the stars!!!


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McAllen: Ocelot Conservation Day at Gladys Porter Zoo- March 8

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Join us in celebrating the beautiful ocelot of the Rio Grande Valley at Ocelot Conservation Day! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and the Gladys Porter Zoo are hosting a special day to highlight ocelots, the small, wild cats native to South Texas. There will be a variety of fun ocelot related activities for families to enjoy.

On the main stage we will have performances by Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist, followed by an ocelot from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Cat Ambassador Program. Plus, mention ocelot at the admission gate and get a 20% discount off an adult or child admission. The event is free with regular paid admission or Zoo membership.

What:  Ocelot Consercation Day

When:  Satruday, March 8, 2014

Where:  Gladys Porter Zoo-500 Ringgold Street Brownsville, TX 78520

Time:  10:00am to 4:00pm

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