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2015 Mid-Valley Lighted Christmas Parade Application

September 24, 2015

Greetings & Merry Christmas!

You’re invited to celebrate “Christmas in Lego Land”, as an entry in the 21st annual Mid-Valley Lighted Christmas Parade to be held on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 6 PM.

The starting point will be the intersection of Texas Boulevard and Pike Avenue in Weslaco. All entries will line up west of Texas Boulevard on Pike. The parade route will travel south on Texas (approximately one mile) to Sixth Street, the parade ending point.

Currently, the parade committee seeks marching bands, competitive and non-competitive floats, marching/cycling/walking groups, dancers, magicians, clown groups, and antique cars to join the celebration of the parade theme, “Christmas in Lego Land”. A minimal entry fee of $25 will be charged to all entries, except Car Clubs which is $35 with a limit of 4 cars per car club entry (only the first three clubs to enter will participate). A $50 entry fee will be charged to all competitive floats. Cash prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500 will be awarded to the first, second, and third place floats. NO EQUESTRIAN ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Enclosed are an entry form, the parade guidelines and rules, and a narration form. Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco at 956.969.0838

Please note the due date is Friday, December 11, 2015. Thank you for your participation and we look forward to your prompt entry.

To download the form click here.

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Mid-Valley Airport expansion nears completion

August 12, 2015


WESLACO — City officials have reported that the long-awaited Mid-Valley Airport expansion is nearing completion.

The $7 million project, which broke ground in August 2014, includes the 1,000-foot extension of its runway, in length, and 5 additional feet to its width, according to Vanessa Barrios, Business Retention and Marketing Director for the Weslaco Economic Development Corp.

It was in June 2013 when the City Commission authorized the EDC to increase its share of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division construction project from $250,000 to $361,776.

“The local cost share between the city and the EDC was $723,952 at the time,” Barrios said of the $7.2 million expansion.

Rehabilitated taxiways, extended runway lights and new drainage installations were the result of such efforts.

“The airport expansion will also help accommodate corporate airplanes carrying up to 20 people for business ventures in the Rio Grande Valley as well as military aircraft in the event of a crisis,” she said.

Recently, City Manager Mike Perez said that little was left to be completed in the project with the exception of striping.

The lighted runway measured in 5,000 feet before the expansion.

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About Weslaco EDC

The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDC) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the creation of jobs through recruitment of new industry and helping existing companies relocate and/or expand. Our objective is job creation and adding wealth to the city of Weslaco. The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco serves as a catalyst in increasing economic wealth and growth in Weslaco by fostering a positive business environment; assisting and facilitating investment in business interests in Weslaco; and adding value to Weslaco’s tax base.  Centered for Business in the Rio Grande Valley

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