Saturday, April 28, 2012

1st Annual Party in the Parking Lot at Mission Regional Medical Center

The first annual Party in the Parking Lot event held at the Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission, Texas. The event featured a large Zumbathon for participants, who exercised for two hours.

The event included tables from local vendors, live mariachi music, and even a surprise visit from some of the players of the Dallas Cowboys.

The event was a collaboration between the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce and The Foundation at Mission Regional Medical Center to benefit the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (S.A.F.E.) Program at MRMC.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gilberto Hinojosa on Texas Tribune

 I think Gilberto Hinojosa completely wrong. He's a nice guy; but, he's wrong. The Democrats are losing ground precisely because they are too far left.

He suggests moving further left by giving lefties "red meat". But, you deserve to see both sides of the argument. He mentions the 3 G's on the part of the Republicans. Flip that around and what does that mean? He wants to eliminate guns, wants gay involvement in EVERYTHING (whether you want it or not), and wants to eliminate God. It's the opposite of what he says Republicans represent, right? Of course, these are red herrings. The real issue is jobs, the economy, and whether you think socialism will make things better. 

Now that I think about it, it's probably better that Democrats vote for him as State Chair. The farther left the Texas Democrats go, the more fringe they become, thus ensuring victories for Republicans. The crazy Democrats are Republicans' best friends.

 If you doubt me, pay attention to what kind of Democrats win in the upcoming election. You'll see that they are conservative or moderate Democrats. They'll win, help the party out; then, once things get underway, the party will turn and run opponents against them for not being Democrat (socialist) enough. It's ridiculously predictable.

 The gist: There is NO PLACE for moderate or conservative Democrats in the party. You are either a ultra-liberal, or a super-liberal. All others need not apply.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

CANDIDATE: Jaime Tijerina for Justice of 13th Court of Appeals, Place 4

Over the weekend, I learned that Jaime Tijerina is running for Justice of the 13th Court of Appeals, Place 4. What makes the story interesting is that Jaime is currently deployed to Afghanistan. He announced his candidacy before being sent overseas; but, his brother Thomas Tijerina continues to campaign on his behalf.

If you want to find out more about the candidate, visit or call 956-458-6086. This should be one of those interesting stories in the news if you help him win this election.

The 9th Annual "Caddyshack" Golf Tournament This Friday at Shary Municipal Golf Course

The 9th Annual "Caddyshack" Golf Tournament is set to go for this Friday, April 27 from 12:30 to 5:30 at the Shary Municipal Golf Course in Mission, Texas. The event is organized in conjunction with the National Hispanic Professional Organization - Rio Grande Valley Chapter (aka NHPO).

Besides a great time playing golf, the event will award prizes, feed you, and provide refreshments.

You can contact the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce at 956-585-2727, talk to Chris Gonzales or Teresa Saldana, about signing up to play and/or a last minute sponsorship.

You can keep up with the latest information by joining their event page on facebook.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Great Kiskadee in the Rio Grande Valley

Shaine Mata captured pictures of this Great Kiskadee who sat there patiently being photographed on a fence in Mission, Texas. Great Kiskadees make their home from as far north as the Rio Grande Valley down to South America.

Monte Bella 6 Hour Race - RE-SCHEDULED!

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Monte Bella 6 Hour Race UPDATE: race has been rescheduled. The storm that came in dumped too much rain. Lots of standing water that will take a few days to dry up. Unfortunately we can not control mother nature. 


NEW DATE: Sunday, 04.29.12 





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Awards to 1st - 3rd each category

Baton-style relay / Le Mans style start

Water, Gatorade, Fruits, Snacks, Groomed trails, lots of fun & giggles!

Texas Branding Iron Burgers & Beer at the finish line!

Dry Camping Available

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WHERE:  Monte Bella Trails Park (West Alton Gloor), Brownsville TX

TIME:       8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

                 7:45 A.M. Racer's meeting

                 7:30 A.M. Registration Closes

COST:      $50 per person Late Registration, After 04.05.12



Solo - Male, Female, Clydesdale

Teams - Male, Female, Coed, Male Masters (over 40+), Open Pee-wees (12&U) 


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Hidalgo County Republicans Hold Senatorial Convention

The Hidalgo County Republican Party held the Senate District 20 and District 27 Convention on Saturday at the Lark Community Center in McAllen, Texas. The convention offered an opportunity for attendees to meet the candidates who are running in the Republican primary elections in Hidalgo County.

The Party also selected their leadership for the coming year and voted on the delegates who will attend the 2012 State Convention held in Fort Worth on June 7, 8, and 9.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Try the Fish Tacos at Courtyard Cafe in Mission, Texas

I stopped by the Courtyard Cafe in Mission, Texas to pick up a router that was giving me an error message. I thought I'd pick up a sandwich to go while there. Looking at the menu, I saw Fish Tacos; so, I changed my mind and stayed to have lunch there.

When my order arrived, I was a little surprised. The tacos were beautiful. Of course, good looking doesn't necessarily mean good tasting. Well, in this case, they were delicious. I even forgot to drink tea until I was done eating.

Courtyard Cafe is located at the corner of Bryan Road and FM 495 (Griffin Parkway) in Mission, Texas. It's around the back of the doctors' offices. Best kept secret in Mission.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Local Movie Screenings at The Border Theatre

The Devil Makes Me Laugh & The Big (not so) Bad Wolf "El Diablo me da Risa" (The Devil Makes Me Laugh) will be shown at the Border Theater, 905 N. Conway, Mission, TX on April 28, 2012. Doors open at 1:00pm. Two shorts "La Historia de un Ladron" (The Story of a Thief) and "A Voice From Hell" will screen before the feature. All films were filmed with RGV actors and resources. Tickets are $10.00 All three films are Christian/Family films. Films in Spanish are subtitled in English and vice versa. More information is available at

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