by Benjamin Treviño | September 22nd, 2023 | Bus Accidents, Community

Anniversary of Alton school bus accident

ALTON – September 21, 2023 marked the 34th anniversary of the Alton school bus accident. The 1989 tragedy which claimed the lives of 21 children still carries the grim distinction of being the worst bus accident in Texas history. The crash happened about 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 676 (Mile… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | April 27th, 2022 | Community

Harlingen Margarita Fest

Just a reminder that Harlingen’s inaugural Margarita Festival is coming soon. The event takes place Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lon C. Hill Park located at 1217 Fair Park Blvd. The festival is a celebration of the community’s unique blend of Mexican culture and the citrus farming industry Harlingen… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | April 8th, 2022 | Blog, Community

38th Annual Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

Scheduled for April 9, 2022, the 38th Annual Causeway Run & Fitness Walk promises to be even bigger and better than ever. This year’s event, which begins in Port Isabel and ends on South Padre Island, will feature two events – a 10K (6.2 mi) run, and a 5K (3.1 mi) fitness walk. The 10K… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | March 1st, 2022 | Community

Charro Days provides boost to Brownsville economy

According to the book “Charro Days in Brownsville,” by historians Anthony Knopp, Manuel Medrano, and Priscilla Rodríguez, Charro Days came to life in 1937, at the tail end of the Great Depression. Inspired by Mission’s Citrus Fiesta, businessman Kenneth Faxon developed the idea as a way to lift his city’s spirits, and draw tourist dollars… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | February 25th, 2022 | Community

Comedy Night Live featuring Raymond Orta

The Harlingen Convention Center proudly presents Comedy Night Live featuring Comedian Raymond Orta! This live standup comedy show is set for March 19, 2022. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. General Admission is $40, and VIP tables are available for $200. Raymond Orta, the curly-haired, bilingual funnyman, hails from… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | February 23rd, 2022 | Community

Brownsville Farmers’ Market

The Brownsville Farmers’ Market is a bi-cultural tourist destination located in the Mitte Cultural District of this border city. It is held once a week on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The market aims to provide fresh produce purchases in a “food desert” location. The US Centers for Disease Control defines a “food… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | February 21st, 2022 | Community

MorphinMania

Welcome to MorphinMania! It’s the Rio Grande Valley’s premiere event for everything Power Rangers. Power Rangers is an American entertainment and merchandising franchise built around the live-action superhero television series. The series is based on the Japanese Tokusatsu franchise Super Sentai. Produced first by Saban Entertainment, second by BVS Entertainment, later by Saban Brands, and… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | February 17th, 2022 | Community

Charro Days

The J. Gonzalez Law Firm invites you to come out and enjoy the 85th Annual Charro Days celebration in Brownsville. South Texas’s iconic Tex-Mex fiesta runs February 19-27, with events throughout the City of Brownsville. Established in 1937, Charro Days is an homage to the area’s Mexican heritage, and reinforces the cultural, familial, and commercial… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | February 11th, 2022 | Blog, Community

2022 Brownsville Sombrero Festival

The Sombrero Festival has been a tradition in the city of Brownsville since 1986. Its purpose is to enhance the spirit of the city’s larger celebration known as Charro Days, which dates back to 1938. Proceeds from the event benefit multiple non-profit organizations, and causes throughout the community. Organizations which have received donations from the… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | February 10th, 2022 | Blog, Community

31st Anniversary Henry Roberts Memorial Jalapeño 100K

Mount up, RGV cyclists. The 31st annual Henry Roberts Memorial Jalapeño 100K is almost here! The event is held every year to raise money for the Harlingen Boys and Girls Club. The Jalapeño 100K actually includes four separate distance events for different skill levels: a 12-mile ride, a 25-mile ride, a 50-mile ride, and a… Read More

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