Author Archives: Anabel Aranda-Saenz

MXALN BY SHAH – McALLEN’S GO – TO EVENT OF THE YEAR! JULY 24 – JULY 28

At its core, MXLAN is an interactive arts and music festival celebrating the past, present, and future of Mexico’s diverse cultural influence in our world.    Are you ready to dive into the depths of Mexican music, food, arts, and fun without leaving McAllen? Well, save the date! Shah Eye Center and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to bring MXLAN to McAllen from Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 28 with all events held at and around the McAllen Convention Center complex. Sure to become a destination vacation event with visitors from across the country and Mexico, it will be an experience igniting people’s spirit of adventure, revelry and camaraderie. “You don’t want to miss this event,” an enthusiastic Steve Ahlenius, president & CEO, McAllen Chamber, said. “This is something you want to come out and experience.” While brainstorming for something new and different for the Valley,…

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BUSINESS YOU SHOULD KNOW – TERRACON CONSULTANTS, INC.

JORGE A. FLORES PRINCIPAL AND OFFICE MANAGER   Terracon Consultants, Inc., is a multi-discipline civil engineering company ranked 24th on Engineering News-Recordís list of Top 500 Design Firms. It specializes in environment, facilities, geotechnical, and materials engineering.  “We’re a niche,” states Jorge A. Flores, principal and office manager at Terracon. “We’ll give civil engineers of a project an evaluation of the soil on their sites. This gives them the information they’ll need to design their plan. We then test their materials for the build – concrete, for example – to insure the quality of the materials.” Terracon can determine leaks in gas station underground tanks and clean the soil. It has a local asbestos team that performs indoor air quality tests, and so much more. Check out their www.terracon.com website. Projects include Bert Ogden Arena, the 32-story Sapphire Condominiums at South Padre Island, UTRGV Medical School, and the new Hidalgo…

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MEET YOUR AMBASSADOR – JUAN ROSALES

Juan Rosales Owner, RGV Surplus   Such a deal! Juan Rosales, owner of RGV Surplus, has a warehouse full of everything you might need for a business – used, refurbished – and all for a great price.  “I got in this business by accident,” he said. “I played a lot of golf but got a herniated disk and so was home and bored. My wife gently suggested I find something to do. I went to an estate sale, had fun, started selling on eBay and then, at one point had 17 storage units. Now I’m down to this location at 4202 W. Freddy Gonzalez Drive in Edinburg.” If finding a hidden treasure is something you like to do, this is the place for you. Being an Ambassador since last November fits this friendly man’s personality to a tee. “I love it because I get to meet a lot of people…

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