Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The old saying is "April showers bring May flowers." Things didn't quite turn out that way for us this year. April did bring in some last minute showers at the end. They were good rains; but, they just weren't enough to help with the water restrictions being set by cities in the Rio Grande Valley.
Even with the dry weather, it seems like nature isn't having any of it. Our native vegetation goes with the flow and flowers anyway.
From overheard discussions, the thinking is that we need a good hurricane to drop some water over Texas so we can recover from the drought conditions. That's a tough one. We do want rain; but, a hurricane is maybe a bit much too fast.
Unfortunately, we aren't likely to get a rainy season that would replenish our wells, rivers, and lakes.
Let's hope that May kicks in the rain that April shirked.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Google has announced, today, that they have enabled a feature that allows comments on Blogger posts to use Google Plus. This means that bloggers no longer have to do double the work of checking comments on both the blog and Google Plus....and the other social media outlets.
This means that +RGV Life and this blog are one and the same for interaction. This is a welcome change as posts from this blog, in recent years, have seen fewer comments now that readers are able to comment on Facebook and Google+.
We have enabled the feature and look forward to the changes.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tickets to see the internationally recognized mariachi perform are available at Hermes Music or at Top Box Tickets.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
You can pre-register for the class by calling Assalia Belmares at 681-3333. The class is targeted at anglers ages 10 and older.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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Production title: "Warrior Within - Feature"
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent /Non-Paying
Project length: Feature Narrative (60 - 90 Minutes)
Project format: 16:9 HD
Production location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Production Company: El Valle Films
Company website: http://www.facebook.com/
Director: Mickey Lee Garcia
Casting Director: Mickey Lee Garcia
Audition Location: TBA
Shooting Location: Multiple Locations (Edinburg, South Padre, Harlingen, Brownsville)Email: email@example.com
Compensation: No Pay | Simple Lunch Available | Carpool Available if applicable
Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 5p-10p
Location: The Hop Shop, 923 S 7th St, Harlingen, TX 78550 on the corner of Commerce and 7th.
Auditions will be cold readings from the script.
You can also send resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org
or find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/
Call Backs: February 10th 2013
Shooting Starts: March 4th 2013
Shooting Ends: March 22nd 2013
Shooting schedules will only be weeknights and weekends.
Majority shooting will run from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM on weekends and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm weekdays.
Please only serious inquiries requested.
This is a nonpaying venture but will be marketed in social media so it can be great for exposure and strengthening one's portfolio.
This will be a quality video shot in the Rio Grande Valley using and promoting local artists.
A young man, by the name of Carlos Garcia, feels he is destined for greatness but has no way of reaching his long lost goals he had earlier in his life of boxing. He has a girlfriend and six year old son, whom give no support or tolerance to his dream of being a fighter. His life is at a downward spiral. He is then determined to change his life around but again falls short of his goal. Carlos finds a self-help book in a garbage can with no cover, no title, just a name of an author. The book teaches life lessons, power of the mind, and focus he incorporates in his life and in the ring. He is induced into a new reality, using his mind and body as one. Along his new journey, he enacts the help of his old coach, who is a raging alcoholic, and a few other friends willing to support him in his training. They begin to see what he can do and believe anything is possible, ultimately becoming the warrior within.
"True victory is to strike down and destroy the mind of doubt and conflict within you. Unless it is put into practice, you are no different than anyone else. Through practice this power and ability is added unto you." ~ Morihei Ueshiba.
Multiple men and women of various ages will be cast. Multiple speaking roles as well as extras will be cast.
Makeup Artist: Need assistance with aging make up.
The University of Phoenix McAllen campus will be hosting an Entrepreneur Workshop on February 12, 2013. The workshop is geared towards helping aspiring entrepreneurs to launch their business.
The workshops will include sessions with Ruby Red Ventures, which has $100,000 at their disposal to invest in local businesses as venture capital. In addition, there is a session that explores creative ways to fund your startup. Another workshop teaches how to develop your business plan. To round off the event, there will even be a small business expo featuring lenders, chambers of commerce, and other important resources for small business.
For more information, contact Yadira Rodriguez at 519-5803; or visit http://www.phoenix.edu/startup for more details.