Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve RGV on G+

Add the New Year's Eve RGV event to your calendar by clicking "Yes" on the "Are You Going" option. When the party starts, check in, and then post your photos, videos, and comments.

We can do this vallleywide. We can post our celebrations together.

What if you miss it? You can still add photos and comments later.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Leadership Mid-Valley explores area healthcare and social service facilities

 Leadership Mid Valley Class VII held its healthcare and social services session on Thursday, December 13, which included a visit to the Aurora House Special Care Facility in Weslaco.
Leadership Mid Valley Class VIII held its healthcare and social services session on Thursday, December 13.  Sponsored by the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Mid-Valley is a nine-month program which seeks to identify and motivate emerging leaders and develop their potential for community leadership by exposing them to the realities, opportunities and problems of the community.  The healthcare and social services session allows class participants to get a firsthand look at all the Mid Valley has to offer in these areas. 

The first stop for the group was the Holy Family Birthing Center, one of the oldest birthing centers in the state of Texas.  The group then received a tour of Knapp Medical Center and was treated to a presentation by CEO James Summersett.

The afternoon included visits to De La Garza Family Dental, Aurora House, a hospice care facility in Weslaco and retirement/assisted living facility John Knox Village.  The class also received a presentation on the health care reform impacts on insurance agencies from Kevin Bloomquist, Devout Insurance.

Class participant Luis Reyes, Magic Valley Electric Co-Op, was particularly impressed with all that Weslaco has to offer the community in healthcare and social services, particularly the care that is available at the Aurora House.

“The Aurora House staff are heroes that provide compassionate care of their residents who are in the last phase of [life],” remarked Reyes.  “We have exceptional healthcare and social services available here in Weslaco.”  

Laura Espinoza, Marketing Director
Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce
956.968.2102 office

Thursday, December 13, 2012

McAllen Bikers In The Holiday Spirit

CONTACT: Jeremy Mullvain
(956) 432-1218

SAN BENITO (Dec. 18, 2012) — The Entrale MC, motorcycle club of McAllen will deliver Christmas gifts to the underprivileged children of Sunny Glen Children's Home in San Benito at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.

The club began taking donations in early December. Generous people from throughout the Rio Grande Valley contributed so much that each child at Sunny Glen will receive three gifts each.

For more than 70 years, Sunny Glen Children's Home has provided neglected and forgotten Valley children with warm beds, good food, educational opportunities and a Christian home with love and support. Visit to learn more about the organization.

Entrale MC members cordially invite the local media to be present at this joyful occasion. For more information, contact Jeremy Mullvain at (956) 432-1218.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

IDEA Public Schools Wellness 2nd Annual 5K & Health Fair!

Join us for the 2nd annual 5K Run/Walk, 1K Kids' Fun Run and Health Fair exhibiting available health resources and programs in the RGV! All proceeds will go towards supporting IDEA Public Schools' Wellness Program. Our mission is to improve the health and wellness of our students and their communities throughout the Rio Grande Valley!

The First 200 to register for the 5K Run/Walk will receive an event t-shirt! All Kids' Fun Run participants will receive a finisher's award!

When: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Where: Harlon Block Sports Complex, Weslaco, TX

5K Run/Walk: 8:00am
1K Kids' Fun Run: 9:30am
Health Fair: 8:00am - 10:00am

To register, visit

Registration Rate:
5K Run/Walk: $10
Team/Club Rate for 5K (group of 10+, Each person must register and coach/sponsor must mail all forms in together): $7
1K Kids' Fun Run: $5
Late registration: The registration rate will increase by $5 for each race on the day of the event.
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