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‘A NEW ERA’: Bert Ogden Arena promises to change the game in entertainment

During Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Bert Ogden Arena, everyone from Bert Ogden Auto Group president Robert Vackar, to Edinburg...

Punctuality is rock ‘n’ roll: An interview with Sons of Texas’ Michael Villareal

Since forming in 2013, McAllen-based rock band Sons of Texas have released a pair of records — “Baptized in the Rio Grande and “Forged...

Puddle of Mudd to headline 11-band rock show Sunday in Hidalgo

BY J. EDWARD MORENOPuddle of Mudd, an alternative rock band best known for their 2001 songs “Blurry” and “She Hates Me,” are playing a...

2018 Fall Film Preview

BY BROOKE CORSOAs the hottest days of McAllen’s six-month summer slog upwards toward the Labor Day crest, soon to start the tediously slow decline...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Aug. 17 – Sunday, Aug. 19

Submit your event to [email protected] by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKENDPAW PATROL LIVE: RACE TO THE RESCUEIt’s the day...

‘There is victory’: MercyMe to bring inspiration to State Farm Arena

BY HENRY MILLERNine million units sold. Twenty-seven No. 1 hits. Christian Artist of the Decade.The list goes on and on for MercyMe.“I’d say we’re...

Film review: Spy thriller turns imitation game in Peter Berg’s middling ‘Mile 22’

BY BROOKE CORSO“Stop monologuing!” yells Mother, the exasperated head of a tactical command unit in Peter Berg’s espionage thriller “Mile 22,” at one of...

Film review: Just keep swimming past ‘The Meg’

BY Churning forth from the effluence of sunburned, bloated late-summer action fare is “The Meg,” a harmless, pointless bit of monster fluff in which...

Comedian Felipe Esparza bringing real-life laughs for McAllen show

McALLEN — Any moment in your life, whether good or bad, is worth remembering and retelling. Why not take it a bit further and...

Plenty of water activities at South Padre Island

BY HENRY MILLERBefore all the shouts of “Look!” and “Over there!” could reach the front of the boat, the majority of the onlookers had...