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Sharyland Foundation awards nearly $30,000 in grants

The Sharyland ISD Foundation awarded $29,244 to the district for Round 22 of its grant cycle.

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South Texas Indian Dancers Pow Wow is Oct 24-25

20141024-Indian-Pow-Wow- dy-052Years ago, the Lipan Apache Indians were among the Native American tribes that roamed the area. Today, the Apache culture is being preserved by the South Texas Indian Dancers with their sponsor Robert Soto, a descendant of the Lipan Apache Indians.

The South Texas Indian Dancers will host their 25th annual South Texas (Way South) Pow Wow at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main, McAllen Oct. 24-25.

A variety of Indian dances will be performed throughout the event that starts of Friday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. with the Grand Entry. On Saturday, Oct. 25, Exhibition Dance begins at 11 a.m. Gourd dancing is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m.

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19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival starts Nov. 1

20141016 National-Butterfly-Center KO 0013Fall is here and the amazing butterfly migration is underway in the Rio Grande Valley. Along with the butterfly migration comes the 19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival where butterfly enthusiasts from all across the country gather to enjoy the beauty of nature in her colorful array.

The festival runs Nov. 1-4 at the the National Butterfly Park, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, in Mission, featuring field trips and tours to butterfly and birding hotspots all across the Rio Grande Valley. In addition, a range of seminars will be held for beginners as well as for seasoned veteran butterfliers who wish to learn more about butterflies and the unique habitat offered by the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Early registration is encouraged, as many of the field trips and seminars will be filled as the event draws near.

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Sharyland football will add a new chapter in the history books when the first-year Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks and top-ranked Sharyland Rattlers face each other for the first time in the inaugural Snakeskin Classic at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Richard Tho

20141017 Football SPHS vs VMHS lg-96Sharyland football will add a new chapter in the history books when the first-year Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks and top-ranked Sharyland Rattlers face each other for the first time in the inaugural Snakeskin Classic at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Richard Thompson Stadium.

Sharyland (6-1 overall, 3-0 district) and Pioneer (3-5, 1-3) share District 31-5A real estate and although they may find themselves at different levels within the district’s echelon, their records won’t matter this Friday.

“It’s going to be historic being that it’s the first one,” Rattlers head coach Ron Adame said. “I know coach Wheeler and his staff will have those Diamondbacks ready, and those boys, we look at them as though they are still a part of us. I know it’s going to be a nice, friendly rivalry. It’s going to be good for the community and it’s going be a good, clean game, and we’re looking forward to that first historic encounter between us and the Diamondbacks.”

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UTPA hosts its last ghoulish gala

20141024 utpa-ghoulish-gala-flyerEDINBURG – The 48th Carnival of the Great Pumpkin will provide young ghosts and goblins a howling good time in its last year hosted by The University of Texas-Pan American.

Activities will be held inside and outside the UTPA Fieldhouse Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public. This year the carnival will have the theme of “Despicable Me,” a popular animated 3-D film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.

“Although we are sad that this is the last year for the Carnival of the Great Pumpkin at UTPA, we are confident UTRGV will continue this time honored tradition,” said Daniela Venegas, program coordinator for the Office of Student Involvement. “The community really loves this event and the safe space it provides the children and their families to celebrate Halloween.”

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  4. Voters to decide on hospital district
  5. Residents protest Taylor Road expansion
  6. Patriots vs Diamondbacks: Winning could mean district championship
  7. Exploring Mexican Folk Art
  8. Diamondbacks fall to Sabercats
  9. MissionPink boosts breast cancer awareness
  10. ‘Meet the Mormons’ documentary opens today at Cinemark
  11. SHS’s Principal Wilson moves MCISD
  12. Mission Eagles hold lead in Football Contest
  13. Diamondbacks look to bounce back against Vela
  14. Drainage District sets 2015 tax rate, budget
  15. Free V.I.P. Wynonna concert tickets
  16. Rattlers spoil Mission Veterans district home opener
  17. Richter bows out, Leo steps in
  18. Monday last day for voter registration
  19. County considers financing options for capital needs, courthouse
  20. Rattlers and Patriots set to clash

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