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STC kicks off lecture series for Hispanic Heritage Month

STC-logoSouth Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities have begun with several campus-wide activities, including the “Pláticas Sol de Aztlan Lecture Series” that will feature an artist, five authors, and an exclusive film screening with the director.

Hispanic Heritage Month is officially celebrated across the country from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The majority of STC events during the month-long celebration are free and open to the public.

The guest speakers are sponsored by STC’s Library Services, Center for Mexican American Studies, Visual Arts and Music Department, and the college’s Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Read more: STC kicks off lecture series for Hispanic Heritage Month

 

MRMC readies for Fifth Annual MissionPink Walk

20130913 MRMC-Gears-Up-Pink-WalkAs National Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws near, residents and businesses in the community are gearing up for the Fifth Annual MissionPink Walk/Run at Mission Regional Medical Center. The pink event is set for Saturday, Oct. 5.

Approximately 2500 walkers participated in last year's MissionPink event which has become one of the biggest events for breast cancer awareness in the Rio Grande Valley. This year, organizers are preparing for 2800 participants.

Packet pick-up is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the hospital. Entrants can also register in person during the packet pick-up that day or the morning of the walk.

Read more: MRMC readies for Fifth Annual MissionPink Walk

   

Reward posted for stolen pumps

20130913 Gladys-Porter-Zoo-PumpBROWNSVILLE – The Gladys Porter Zoo is in search of three Goulds submersible sewage pumps that were stolen from the Zoo’s storage warehouse. Each pump weighs about 250 pounds and is painted a bright blue color. These pumps were last accounted for three weeks ago when first delivered to the Zoo.

A $1,000 reward will be given to anyone with information leading to the return of the submersible pumps or any parties involved in the disappearance of this property.  The pumps, valued at $7,000, were purchased to help move the Zoo’s waste water to the city’s sewage system.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Zoo at 546-7187.

Read more: Reward posted for stolen pumps

   

MHM celebrates Mexican cinema ‘Golden Age’

The Mission Historical Museum presents “La Epoca de Oro/Films of the Golden Age,” a historical exhibit commemorating a cultural pastime that celebrates Mexican Cinema in the Rio Grande Valley.

The exhibit, “Films of the Golden Age,” will run from Sept.10 through Oct. 19 and consists of 21 framed posters from the films that made the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, 1936 - 1969.

In association with exhibit, the museum will offer a film history presentation and a musical performance by Rumbo al’ Anacua on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the MHM annex.  Rosa Canales Pérez and Joe Pérez, (Rumbo al’ Anacua) were raised in rural South Texas who use storytelling, poetry and music to illustrate their cultural experiences.From its repertory, the duo performs old música ranchera along with original compositions of blues and folk music on acoustic guitars.Refreshments will be provided. 

Read more: MHM celebrates Mexican cinema ‘Golden Age’

   

Sept. 3-4 auditions announced for ‘Frankenstein’ production

STC-logoSouth Texas College Theatre has announced auditions next week for its October 2013 production of Philip Grecian’s adaptation of Mary Wollstencraft Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Auditions will be held Sept. 3 to 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Studio, 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

Call backs will be held at the same time and location on Sept. 5. All STC and Valley community members, age 18 and over, are welcome to audition.

Upon graduating from the university, and with the help of a friend, Victor Frankenstein sets out to create life-corpses stolen from graveyards.  During a raging storm, he is successful, but too late, realizes he has created a misshapen, inarticulate horror. And, so begins a tale of creature vs. creator in a 1940’s-style radio drama where actors and foley artists share the stage.

Read more: Sept. 3-4 auditions announced for ‘Frankenstein’ production

   

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