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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:

Hidalgo Ramon Ayala Christmas Posada

This Wednesday December 17 don't miss the annual posada of Ramon Ayala where more than 3,000,000 bulbs light up in the largest, award-winning Christmas light display in Texas. Throughout the entire month, visitors can travel through 9 different trails featuring 900 festive displays, starting at the City Hall Plaza. Join the community of Hidalgo as they celebrate the holiday spirit with fun, family-friendly activities and live performances at the Festival of Lights.


For more information, call (956) 843-2286. FOL located at 704 E. Texano Dr. Hidalgo, TX.


For more information, call (956) 843-2286. FOL located at 704 E. Texano Dr. Hidalgo, TX.


Maratón de McAllen, ¡Prepárate!

Participa el domingo 14 de diciembre del 2014 en el Maratón completo de 26.2 millas, en el  Medio Maratón de 13.1 millas, o en el Maratón  Relay (5-personas) 26,2 millas, organizado por la ciudad de McAllen. Todas las carreras darán inicio a las 7:00 am en el Complejo de fútbol De Leon, localizado en la calle 34th y Buddy Owens.

Invitamos a amigos y familiares a unirse a una caminata, con la brisa del Sur de Texas, cruzando a través de las calles sombreadas de McAllen para tener una experiencia inolvidable. Diviertete apoyando a tus seres queridos como espectador o como voluntario.

La fecha límite para registrarse es el viernes 12 de diciembre del 2014 a las 5:00 p.m. Para recoger su número de participante con todo su paquete, deberá presentar identificación el sábado 13 de Diciembre de 10:00 a.m. a 9:00 p.m., en el McAllen Boys & Girls Club ubicado en 4501 N. 34th St.  La Expo cierra a las 6:00 p.m.


  • Maratón

  • Medio Maratón

  • Maratón Relay (5 personas)

    Maratón - Mayores de 18 años

    Medio Maratón y Relay - Mayores de 14 años

  • Tiempo máximo para el Maratón es de 7 horas 

Más información en:

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La Plaza Mall Horarios Navideños

Para la comodidad de todas las personas que acostumbran realizar sus compras en la Plaza Mall, en esta temporada tan especial, estos son los horarios :

12/07/2014:                   10am - 8pm (Holiday Hours)

12/08 - 12/12/2014:         9am - 10pm (Holiday Hours)

12/13/2014:                     8am - 10pm (Holiday Hours)

12/14/2014:                    10am - 9pm (Holiday Hours)

12/15 - 12/18/2014:          8am - 10pm (Holiday Hours)

12/19 - 12/21/2014:          8am - 11pm (Holiday Hours)

12/22 - 12/23/2014:          7am - 12am (Holiday Hours)

12/24/2014:                      7am - 6pm (Christmas Eve)

12/25/2014:                      Closed (Christmas Day)

12/26/2014:                      7am - 9pm (Holiday Hours)

12/27/2014:                     10am - 9pm (Holiday Hours)

12/28/2014:                     11am - 7pm (Holiday Hours)

12/29 - 12/30/2014:         10am - 9pm (Holiday Hours)

Nos vemos en McAllen!

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Art, Music & Show at the Art Walk for December 5th-McAllen

Art by Dania Olivares

Art Walk December 5th

McAllen Creative Incubator, tenants have joined forces to bring the public an evening of entertainment and “fine art.”

“We are very excited about this upcoming Art Walk,” Sais Dania Olivares of Doko Casual Art “Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the show, music and Art!”   

Kick start this December with a production by ACTIN students, who will perform a short skit titled, “Al Rescate de la Navidad.”   In our Gallery, we will have Feature Artist of the Month, Dania Olivares, of Studio #7.  While you enjoy the exhibit, delight your ears with the beautiful sounds of Music Academy, also Incubator Tenants.

Art Walk is free, visit us Friday, December 5th 7pm-9pm at 601 N. Main Street and enjoy some fine art by Incubator Tenants and other invited artists.  All “Fine Art” on display will be available for sale. For more information about the McAllen Creative Incubator, contact Laura Robles, Cultural Arts and Incubator Coordinator at 956-687-2787.

ACTIN Studio

Nuevo Desfile Navideño en McAllen

La ciudad de McAllen realizará un nuevo desfile Navideño mas grande y novedoso de la magnitud del que hace Macy´s.  Será el sábado 6 de Diciembre del 2014, a las 6 :00 p.m.

Joe Vera, City of McAllen Assistant City Manager, es el jefe de la organización de este gran desfile, quien comentó, que nunca se ha visto ningun evento de esta magnitud en el Valle de Texas o en ninguna otra ciudad al Sur de San Antonio.

Habrá globos gigantes de diversos personajes, como la rana Rene, Shrek, Angry Birds, Nemo, Abelardo, el Grinch y Santa Claus, todos ellos variando entre los 25 a 60 pies de altura, carros alegóricos iluminados que serán temáticos y construidos en torno a un libro de cuentos de navidad, incluyendo algunos de Blaine Kern Studios de Nueva Orleans, así como caballos de Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale, 12 bandas de música, incluyendo una de militares y una banda de música de Tamaulipas, México.

La ruta del desfile comenzará en la calle Business 83 y los asistentes al evento,  podrán sentarse en las gradas a lo largo del Boulevard Bicentennial, el desfile terminará en el estadio McAllen Veterans Memorial, de la preparatoria de McAllen, en donde desde las 12 :00 p.m. se dará inicio al evento Navidad en el Parque, que combinará dos celebraciones de fiestas únicas: el McAllen Tamales Fest y el Marathon Kids y el Candleligth Posada y Marketplace.

El sábado será un día lleno de diversión, desde las 12:00 del mediodía hasta las 11:00 p.m.

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Ofertas del Thanksgiving day en la Plaza Mall

Aprovecha los descuentos especiales por Thanksgiving en La Plaza Mall:

Horarios Especiales :

11/27/2014                      6pm - 11:59pm (Thanksgiving)

11/28/2014                      12am - 9pm (Black Friday)

11/29/2014                      8am - 9pm (Holiday Hours)

11/30/2014                      10am - 8pm (Holiday Hours)

12/01 - 12/05/2014          10am - 9pm (Holiday Hours)

Encuentra sus promociones en :

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Latina Hope Program Continues to Grow, McAllen

Latina Hope Ladies


The Latina Hope Program encourages women to attend.  By providing financial literacy and mini workshops, we are helping women, gain the knowledge they need to establish a micro-business.  Wells Fargo offers the financial literacy classes at no cost to any women who are interested in the program.  At our last session, participants learned about Profit Margin. The ladies also had mini-craft workshops, making Wreaths and Pots out of recycled material. 

 “At the next Latina Hope meeting in December the ladies, who have attended 4 to 5 classes can present their Business Plan to a panel of judges for an opportunity to win a $250 dollar supply grant.  We are excited for the ladies who are ready to embark on their new journey.” said Yajaira Villarreal, Latina Hope Coordinator “The program has witnessed great growth and we look forward to announcing the next session soon.”

For more information on future classes contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or Yajaira Villarreal at McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 956-682-2871.

South Texas College Theatre is off to Neverland

South Texas College Theatre is ready to fly off to Neverland with their first main stage production of the season - J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up, which will run from Nov. 20 – Nov 22 at 8 p.m., including a Sunday, Nov 23 matinee at 2 p.m., at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.
This is the beloved story of Peter, Wendy, Michael, John, Capt. Hook, Smee, the Lost Boys, pirates, Indians, and, of course, Tinker Bell, in their adventures in Neverland. However, for the first time, the play is restored to Barrie's original intentions by John Caird and Trevor Nunn.
In this new revision, Caird and Nunn have taken the many different versions of Peter Pan and created a new character, the Storyteller, who is the author himself. As the play progresses, the audience has the opportunity to hear Barrie’s commentary parallel with the other characters which gives the audience a deeper understanding of the Darling family and his own conclusion to Peter and Wendy’s story.
“I have loved the story of Peter Pan since I was a child. My mom took me to see the film and from that moment on I desperately wanted to be a Lost Boy and live in Neverland,” says Peter Pan Director Joel Jason Rodriguez. “As I grew older, I started to appreciate the complexity of the story and its themes of family, adolescents, imagination, and love. This is a story that has proven to have something for everyone. This is going to be an incredibly fun and amazing production.”

General admission tickets are $10. Student, faculty, staff, military, and senior citizens are $5. No children below the third grade are permitted entry due to the length of the play which is 2 hours and 15 minutes long. The Sunday, Nov. 23 matinee production will be interpreted in American Sign by graduates of STC’s Interpreting Training Program.
Tickets can be purchased one hour before the performance at the box office or in advance online at

For additional information about the show or for group rates, call (956) 872-2301 or email or

Peter Pan

Aurora Vite’s Art Exhibition, McAllen Incubator


Aurora Vite

"La fragilidad de la vida"

Art captivates and fills our emotions, making art part of us.  The McAllen Creative Incubator knows the importance of art in society, every month we feature a different artists. 

For November’s exhibition, Aurora Vite will share her art in our Galley.  In her art work, Aurora shows the different stages of her development in art, from early, middle, and current stage. Based on her experiences, Aurora Vite brings to art the life of current objects and everyday things that surround us.  When captured on canvas with abstract color, contrast and actual figures, the artist creates a unique connection between exhibitor and art.  “There is strength in capturing the sensitivity and fragility in animals”  Sais Aurora Vite of Art One Studio “The important thing in art is to feel, hear and see what the work tells and teaches us about ourselves and our planet. I invite you to stop by the Creative Incubator and enjoy my exhibition.” 

Aurora’s art will be displayed at the McAllen Creative Incubator at 601 N. Main St. in McAllen.  Enjoy Aurora’s work this Art Walk  on November 7th and all this month. 


ArtOne Studio

Aurora Vite


Incubator Tenant Studio #10

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