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My Favorite President


Zavala Elementary students were asked who their favorite president is. Here are the reasons why they made their particular choice.

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Large numbers of pet owners and their pets attended this year’s PAWchanga on Saturday at Victor Park

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Arbor Day-San Benito


Volunteers shoveled dirt around the trees being planted on Saturday at the Heavin Park Resaca Trail in San Benito.  Keep San Benito Beautiful and the Parks & Recreation Department hosted the tree planting event in celebration of Arbor Day.

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John Feit Arraignment Video


John Feit's initial appearance Wednesday Dec. 10, 2016 before a Maricopa County judge after he was charged with the 1960 murder of Irene Garza.

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St. Anthony Catholic Church Community Center


St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harlingen held a blessing ceremony for their new Community Center on Saturday.  Bishop Daniel E. Flores walked along with parishioners from room to room blessing the entire building. 

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26th Annual Chip-O-Tex Wood Carvers Show


All kinds of carvings, tools, information and fun could be found at the 26th Annual Chip-O-Tex Wood Carvers Show.

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Fun N Sun RC Car Club-Zoomers


Members of the Fun N Sun R/C Car Club race their cars in “time trials” Tuesday.  A group of Fun N Sun RV Resort residents organized a remote-controlled race car club called the Zoomers.

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La Posada Providencia


La Posada Providencia in San Benito held a ground breaking for an outdoor screened pavilion on Thursday.  Construction on the structure is scheduled to begin on Monday. 

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2016 Willacy County Livestock Show & Fair


The 2016 Willacy County Livestock Show & Fair took place this Saturday in Raymondville

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South Texas Sizzler


The South Texas Sizzler hosted a large turnout of runners and walkers of all ages on Saturday.  




The Charlie 2 is an airport firefighting and rescue vehicle at Valley International Airport in Harlingen. The top turret can spray 1,500 gallons of water in about 60 seconds.

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Raymondville Walmart


Walmart in Raymondville officially closed at 7 p.m. on Thursday however the pharmacy stayed open until Friday to provide clients with an opportunity to switch their prescriptions to another pharmacy.

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Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Investigat…


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) in partnership with other local law enforcement agencies launched the Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Investigations Task Force on Wednesday in Harlingen.

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Chainsaw Wood Carver


Kay Jackson created a work of art from a fallen tree at Sunshine Country Club in Harlingen over a span of three days.

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Farm Animals


Lori and Adam Thompson of Thompson Dairy Farms in Bayview took the goats to the school for the children to see close up after the children finished a lesson on farm animals.

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Rocket Launch


Harlingen High School Engineering and Tech Club members launch the rocket they used in competition last year on Thursday.  They made a test launch with last year’s rocket before launching the rocket they will compete with at the Team America Rocketry Challenge in May.

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Walking Tour


Cheryl LaBerge, downtown manager for the City of Harlingen, talks about walking tours like the one taken Wednesday by 20 or so Harlingen high school students. A combination of art, architecture and history, the tour takes about 90 minutes.

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Welcome Address


San Benito CISD staff packed the Veterans Memorial Gymnasium on Monday to listen to new Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega share his plans for the future of San Benito schools.

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45th Annual Antique Show and Sale


The Women of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church sponsored the 45th Annual Antique Show and Sale on Saturday at the Casa de Amistad. The show offered antiques, collectibles, and vintage pieces as well as baked goods.

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23rd Annual Elvis Festival


Elvis Presley fans gathered at Little Graceland in Los Fresnos on Saturday for the 23rd Annual Elvis Festival

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Boys and Girls Club


The Boys & Girls Club provides children with an opportunity to socialize, exercise, get help with homework and learn leadership skills.

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Salvation Army Volunteer


Fidel Silva is an eight year old Salvation Army volunteer. 

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Loaves & Fishes Christmas Dinner


Loaves & Fishes held their annual Christmas dinner on Thursday serving those attending a delicious turkey meal.  Families ate dinner together afterwards Santa passes out gifts.

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“Seniors’ Santa” Program


Residents at Retama Manor Nursing Home received surprise Christmas gifts on Thursday.  Valley Baptist Medical Center employees provided the gifts through their “Seniors’ Santa” program.

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From Farm to Market Through Harlingen Mural


A ribbon cutting event was held on Tuesday for the new downtown mural entitled “From Farm to Market Through Harlingen”.  The mural is located at 201 West Van Buren Avenue and represents the city’s history with agriculture.

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Live Nativity


The First United Methodist Church in La Feria held a live nativity on Saturday.

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Grimsell's Seed Co.

Grimsell's Seed Co.

tel. 956-423-0370

213 W. Monroe, Harlingen, TX 78550

Grimsell’s Seed Company has been a fixture in downtown Harlingen for generations. In the 1970s E. D. Giffen retired and management of Grimsell’s passed to his son, Donald E. Giffen. Donnie was the face of Grimsell’s for almost 40 years. It was he who acquired the properties on either side of the original building and added in a nursery to supplement the seed business. Today, it is Donnie’s sister, Carol Mayfield, who oversees the business with a very capable team of employees who manage the day-to-day operations. These include Jerry Abbot, George Luna, Martin Villanueva, and Basilio Torres. Basilio has been with Grimsell’s 47 years and George about 30 years. Grimsell’s continues to sell feed and seed the old-fashioned way, offering garden seeds, vegetable seeds, and some flower seeds by the ounce, as well as bird seed, fertilizers, and minerals by the pound, They stock a broad selection of insecticides and fungicides, potting soils and planting mixes blended for the Valley, bedding plants, garden plants, shade trees, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, and more. The nursery is well-known for the huge variety of roses they stock each winter (2000 plants) and, in the summer, a huge variety of 500-800 fruit trees, vines and grapes. Over the years Grimsell’s has grown and expanded from their primary building at 213 W. Monroe. The nursery now occupies half a city block (300’x140’). This includes the 1921 Templeton building on the west end of the block and a large garden area on the west end, where the popular Arcadia Theatre once stood. Buried beneath the grass, according to local legend, are seats and other remnants of the theatre, which was destroyed by fire in 1970. Today the inviting area designated at the Arcadia Gardens boasts palms and plants of all types, the tallest flagpole in South Texas (125’) and two recently-acquired military macaws named RK and Dia, in honor of the old theatre.  Grimsell’s other avian residents include a double yellow parrot named Paco, two Eurasian collared doves, and two or three dozen parakeets. An open air structure next to Arcadia Gardens in the remnants of the structure that once housed popular downtown businesses including City News & Drug and the City Barber Shop. And, after losing the roof to a fire in 2006, and the front façade to a windstorm in 2009, the front room of the original building at 213 W. Monroe was reworked into a fenced courtyard, following a design provided by architects with the Texas Main Street Program.  

Advanced Dental Associates

Advanced Dental Associates

tel. 956-425-7474

2202 S 77 Sunshine Strip Ste B, Harlingen, TX 78550

DOES DIABETES AFFECT ORAL HEALTH?   Special oral health tips for people with diabetes  Take good care of your teeth at home.  • Brush at least twice a day.  Be sure to use an antibacterial toothpaste that contains fluoride. • Make sure to floss at least once a day. • Try using an antibacterial mouthwash (without alcohol) at least once a day.  This can help kill bacteria and control plaque.     And be sure to:  •  Tell your dental professional that you have diabetes. •  Go for regular dental cleanings every 6 months (more often if directed by yourdental professional). •  Tell your dental professional if you notice any symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding and swelling. •  If you need to have dental surgery, ask your dentist to talk to your doctor. You may   Need to change your medicine or take a new one to help prevent infection.     Quick facts about diabetes and oral health  Taking good care of your gums and teeth is key when you have diabetes, helping your protect your teeth and gums for life.  • Uncontrolled blood sugar can affect your gums and teeth.  It can cause and increase in plaque bacteria. •  People with diabetes are 3 to 4 times a likely to get a gum infection. •  Diabetes makes it harder to fight off infections, including gum disease. .• Gum disease can make it harder to control diabetes.    Want to learn more about diabetes and oral health? Talk your dental Professional  

Suntide II Resort Condominiums

Suntide II Resort Condominiums

tel. 956-761-4959

4400 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Suntide II Resort Condominiums on South Padre Island is a  favorite family friendly and couple's hang out on the island. Each unit is well kept for guests ready to enjoy their stay on South Padre! With our private tennis court, and beach volleyball court, amazing heated-pool and Jacuzzi, our beachfront property offers everything you expect for a perfect vacation trip.  Each condo unit has a secure WiFi modem, plus unlimited long-distance phone service and room to room calling capability.   We are located just a short walk or free shuttle away from all the amenities South Padre Island has to offer. For those that prefer to stay in, we have great Texas size barbecues on the beachfront side of the complex, and of course your condo has a fully-equipped kitchen for the chef in the family. So, sit back, relax on your deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and know you are staying at one of the best properties on South Padre Island.

Discount Title Loan

Discount Title Loan

1709 S.77 Sunshine Strip unit A-1, Harlingen, TX 78550

Discount Title Loan in Harlingen, TX is a consumer finance company that originates and services car title loans, providing Texas consumers access to secured short-term credit at the most competitive market rates. We also provide title loans for trucks, RV’s, motorcycles and boats. Our mission is to provide safer and more affordable loans. Quickly. Customers get rewarded for paying on time. At Discount Car Title Loan customers can get up to 50% savings on their loan fees when they pay on time. This is not a promotion, it´s how we do business. Customers get to decide how much money to get and how long to pay it back. Core to the Discount Car Title Loan business model is our proprietary Loan Optimizer Software, an underwriting tool that helps customers select their ideal loan size and payment terms. Discount Car Title Loan offers 14 to 30-day balloon car title loans as well as 4 to 6 month amortized car title loans in the $125-$10,000 range without credit checks or bank account requirements. Most customers pay their loans off early. The best loans we make are the ones customers can finish paying off on time and that´s why at Discount Car Title Loan we encourage amortized loans for the majority of our customers. Quit rolling over those interest only loans and get a roadmap out of debt today! Are you ready to save some money? Call (956) 627-0096 and give us a chance to let us earn your business. You've got nothing to lose, and a lot to save! Click to see Important Texas Disclosure Information

SPI Holistic Massage Clinic

SPI Holistic Massage Clinic

tel. 956-459-8481

5009 Padre Blvd Ste 8 (Polaris) Padre Island Center, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Welcome to our SPI Holistic Massage Clinic, a place where we proudly offer a variety of relaxing and therapeutic massages and body treatments. Our Reiki healing sessions provide an alternative to traditional health care. All of our services are practiced in a peaceful, calming and soothing environment for all to enjoy. A peaceful world begins in a peaceful you. Couples Massage starting at $145. Call for Appointment



tel. 956-425-7098

1212 Stuart Place Rd., Harlingen, TX 78552

Searching for your dream home can be a time consuming experience. Working with a professional REALTOR will make the process much more efficient. Since most people spend a fair amount of time with their REALTOR, it is important to choose one you feel comfortable with, and one who is responsive to your needs. As a Coldwell Banker Impact Properties associate, I’m dedicated to creating exceptional real estate experiences for my clients and the communities through the passionate delivery of Truly Remarkable Service. As a real estate professional I have obtained additional training to assist my clients with either buying or selling their home. The designation ABR or Accredited Buyers Representative training allows me to help guide home buyers through all issues involved in buying. The designation SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) gives me additional training and assistance to help seniors in either buying or selling their home. As a full time agent I’m committed to helping my clients have the best experience possible whether buying or selling. I can help you with all your real estate needs feel free to call me for a FREE selling review today. Richard Guerrero Coldwell Banker Impact Properties 956-245-1744

Sundance Apartment Homes

Sundance Apartment Homes

tel. 956-412-2880

1402 Vermont, Harlingen, TX 78550

Sundance Apartment Homes offers affordable 1-3 bedroom Apartment Homes in a gated community in Harlingen, TX. Enjoy all the comforts of home and more with access to a fitness center, swimming pool, playgrounds, computer labs, and much more!Each apartment features outdoor storage rooms, a balcony, walk-in closets, energy efficient appliances and so much more.They work hand in hand with the Southwestern Housing Resource Services to promote healthy social participation in a variety of activities. From counseling to job search training, the staff is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with their neighbors. Sundance Apartments offers affordable living at its finest.

Treasure Hills Gold & Silver Exchange

Treasure Hills Gold & Silver Exchange

tel. 956-423-7342

1733 S 77 Sunshine Strip Ste D, Harlingen, TX 78550

Treasure Hills Gold & Silver Exchange in Harlingen, TX Treasure Hills Gold & Silver Exchange is located in Harlingen, TX, near San Benito and Raymondville. We have been in the gold, silver, platinum jewelry and coin collection industry since 1984. We buy, sell, and exchange jewelry and coins from all over the world. Treasure Hills is ran and operated by Juan “JC” Gonzales. JC is a professional numismatist and collector having over 35 years of experience in the coin and jewelry industry. We deal in limited specialty piece collections including, numismatics, Mexican coins, ship wreck coins, appraisals, coin books and collection supplies

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