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VOLUME 6 • NUMBER 73 RAMSEYRAMIREZ

PUBLISHER / GRAPHICS / SALES MANAGER

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY When it came to picking out gifts, I sucked. Without help, I was lost up shit creek. Luckily I have a beautiful girlfriend who wasn’t afraid to help me out in that department and after a few years, I’m finally getting the hang of it. I figured if she helped me, there is probably a few of you out there who could use some help too. If that’s you, then turn to our Valentine’s day gift guide for him & her. We’ve selected several gifts for almost any type of guy or gal. You can thank us by letting us know if you hit a home run, or struck out with them. The descendent of the great Edgar Allen Poe happens to be a friend of mine. I didn’t know this at the time but Chris from the electronic rock band from California named INSECT (we’ve had them perform a couple of times at our MAGX JAM Concert Series) is also a writer. He threw his hat into the book industry this year with a novel called THE PORTAL. The reviews have been great so far and I’m waiting on my promo copies! Check out the interview and scan the Qr-code and watch the trailer. It looks to be a great read! When Rebecca Rodriguez isn’t working at Rockstar Vintage Clothing in Edinburg TX, you can find her strumming her guitar and performing at bars and coffee shops valley wide. He style is reminiscent of JEWEL but with her own flair. Check out the interview and scan the code and watch her on your smart phone. Plenty more inside, but not enough space here so start flippin’ the pages and enjoy another great issue of your favorite local indie magazine MAGX!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS EDITOR’S LETTER - 4 ACE’S BBQ - 5 VALENTINE GIFT GUIDE - 6 WRITER PROFILE CHRISTOPHER ALLEN POE -8 WATCH THIS - 9 MAGX CALENDAR Feat. MEGAN -16 LISTEN TO THIS- 18 MUSICIAN PROFILE REBECCA RODRIGUEZ - 20

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-Ramsey

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Aces Bar-B-Q

2536 E. Griffin Pkwy, Mission, TX 78572

Monday - Friday 11am - 9pm Sunday11am - 7pm Dine-In, Carry Out & Catering. We have found our new BBQ place. Ace’s BBQ is owned and operated by our good friends from Smokin’ Aces Bar & Grill and these guys know BBQ! They cook up delicious Brisket, Chicken, sausage, Pork Ribs and much more! Every time we walk in we try something new and every time we are blown away. Really hungry? Try THE ACE sandwich filled with Pulled Pork, Brisket & Sausage. It’s one of their best sellers! Add a loaded Baked Potato topped with your choice of meat (we get the brisket) tons of butter, sour cream and cheese and you’ll be good for the whole day. I sat down and had a chat with the owners of this damn fine BBQ place Mike & Joey to see if they would share their BBQ-ing tips and tell me how they get the brisket so moist and delicious. While they

wouldn’t reveal their recipes, they did tell us a bit about their restaurant that is quickly amassing a big and devoted following. MAGX: Why BBQ? Joey: We always wanted a BBQ restaurant. We thought it would be a fun deal to do so we researched it for several years and when one of the buildings we own became available, we jumped on it. MAGX: How did you choose what would be on the menu? Mike: Through research. We looked at menus from other parts of the country and around Texas and watching shows like BBQ Paradise and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. We hand-picked what we

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thought would be good. Like the Carolina Sandwich from of course, the Carolinas. We’ve got Alabama Sauce as well as BBQ sauce and many other things you may not find at other local BBQ joints. MAGX: Say I’m having a beer over at Smokin’ Aces, your Bar & Grill, will you guys deliver some BBQ? Joey: Definitely. We deliver to Smokin Aces all day. Some times Skean Dhu when my brother David is drinking there, ha ha. MAGX: Well your Brisket is definitely our favorite! Joey: Well If you like our meat, you’ll love our sausage! MAGX: Ha, that’s a great slogan!


We’ve compiled a helpful list of cool gifts for your guy. If he happens to fit into a couple of these categories, mix and match accordingly. Hans Solo in Carbonite Chocolate

Periodic Table Shower Curtain

Getting these Han Solo in Carbonite Chocolates shipped in from a galaxy far, far away took a long, long time, but they're finally here! Enjoy this rich chocolate bounty from Tatooine's Tasty Treats. $9.99 www.thinkgeek.com

Nike+ Fuelband

The new Nike+ Fuelband, worn on your wrist, tracks activities through a sporttested accelerometer and translate your moves into NikeFuel. The device can track running, walking, dancing, basketball, and plenty of other activities. $150 www.nike.com

All the time you spend in the bathroom, you might as well brush up on your transition metals, and your lanthanide and actinide series. Jog those brain cells with some steaming hot water, and a giant six-foot tall periodic table. $29.99 www.thinkgeek.com

AccuFitness Hydryx Workout Towel

OK, so giving someone a workout towel seems a little lame. But this towel is actually pretty cool...literally. Once you take it out of the included tube, it instantly cools to help keep your man’s workouts more comfortable. It's great for the gym and a perfect choice for the gym rat who has everything. $17.99 www.accufitness.com

Lingerie (For you)

Get his heart racing in a sexy lingerie set from Victoria’s Secret. Browse through their Sexy Little Things line to find something cute for you that will make a great gift for him too. $68 and up www.victoriassecret.com

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Spicy Dice

A dice game with a sexy twist; need we say more? www.adameve.com


Make her happy on Valentine’s Day with these great affordable gift ideas! And if you get them ALL for her, you’ve definitley hit a homerun big spender!

Sparkling, Lickable Body Powder

Nail Polish by OPI

Every girl needs a glam set of nails, and OPI has some of the sexiest colors to choose form. Bombshell approved colors: Chick Flick Cherry, An Affair in Red Square, and Pink Friday www.opi.com

by Urban Decay This popular Sparkling Lickable Body Powder is perfect for your sexy bombshell, and fun for you. Comes in Honey and Marshmallow flavors. $20 www.Sephora.com

Be Discovered Eyeshadow Palette

Valentine’s Petite Flowerbomb

by Viktor & Rolf Viktor&Rolf’s famous fragrance comes in a cute petite size for Valentine’s Day! Great for any girlygirl, this scent is a floral explosion, both glamorous and bold. $50 www.Sephora.com

by Smashbox Including eight highly pigmented, blendable hues, this super cute palette will make an amazing gift for any makeup lover. $44 www.Sephora.com

Kangaroo Water Bottle

Massage

After all of those hard workouts, a relaxing massage is the perfect gift for your athletic Valentine. A gift card from one of our local spas will score you major points, and a couple’s massage is extra romantic. $80 and up

A spill and leak-proof water bottle that features a built-in compartment to carry your keys, ID, money, an MP3 player. Perfect for your fitness buff so she won’t have to risk taking her purse to the gym, or have to move her keys, ipod and wallet from machine to machine. $13 www.sportsvibe.com | 7 | MAGX


CHRISTOPHER ALLEN POE RELEASES “THE PORTAL” If you’ve been to some of our MAGX JAMS, our annual Birthday celebration, you may remember Chris as one of the two guys that mke up the kick ass electronic rock duo known as INSECT. The past few years, Christopher Allen Poe has been working on one of his other passions, A novel. Now with the hard work of writing it behind him a book deal in hand, Christopher prepares to show the world that great writing is in his blood.....Literally. MAGX: Hey Chris, It's been a couple years since we've had the pleasure of hearing you play down here with your band INSECT. Hopefully we can have you guys back down for another MAGX JAM soon. It looks like your talents extend past music. Without spoiling it, tell us about your novel? CHRIS: Sure thing. THE PORTAL is the story of Vivian Carmichael, who’s been hiding in the mountains with her son Cody. She’s found a safe place for him, until the night he crawls into bed and whispers two words that fill her with terror.

MAGX: Sounds creepy! How long have you been working on it? CHRIS: THE PORTAL took a little over two years. I’ve spent seven years learning how to write though, and I’ve been lucky to study from best-selling author Bonnie Hearn Hill. Otherwise, it would’ve taken longer to learn the craft.

“Daddy’s Home.” Running for her life now, she’s terrified to learn that her estranged husband, Jarod, is not quite human anymore. The first chapter takes off from there.

profound impact on me. MAGX: What was the process like, writing and getting this published? CHRIS: Long but rewarding :) Most people don’t realize how much time a novel takes. After learning the craft, you have to study the business side too. Publishers, agents, etc. Still, there is no greater feeling than holding your own published book in your hand. MAGX: Is Christopher Allan Poe your given name? Any relation to a certain other Poe? CHRIS: Actually, that is the name on my birth cer tificate, and I am related to Edgar. We’ve passed the name Allan down for a few generations now. As a kid, I used to hide from it because I was teased endlessly. These days, I embrace the name, and especially Poe’s writing, which had such a | 8 | MAGX

MAGX: What can people expect when they pick up The Portal? CHRIS: The Portal is a paranormal thriller/ horror novel in the vein of Stephen King or Dean Koontz. In music, we have a saying. Don’t bore us, get to the chorus. With novels, I apply the same philosophy. I like a quick pace with dialogue, and strong characters who leap to action. MAGX: What was the inspiration for the story and the characters? CHRIS: THE PORTAL came to me in a dream. I woke up at 3AM with the idea, and I ended up finishing the first chapter that night. I really didn’t want to forget it. Later, my main character Vivian was inspired by


bits and pieces of Tori Amos and Sigourney Weaver. Strange combo, but it worked for me. MAGX: If this were picked up as a movie, who do you see as the cast? CHRIS: I always love great bad guys. For my villain Jarod, I’d have to go with Christian Bale. His performance in American Psycho is a stellar. Malcolm McDowell would make an excellent Stromsky. Without giving away too much, Morgan Freeman would be perfect for Mr. Vincent. MAGX: Are there other writing aspirations past novels? CHRIS: I think every novelist dreams of seeing his work on the silver screen one day. For now though, I’m content with the written word. Movies are amazing, but I think a novel provides the reader with something extra. MAGX: What is going on with you musically? CHRIS: Right now, INSECT is taking a break while I’m on my book tour. We’ll be back and firing on all eight cylinders soon. We’d love to come rock with you again. Texas is still our favorite state, and McAllen tops the list of cities. MAGX: Seeing as how you are pretty talented musically, have you thought about composing a score to the book? CHRIS: Actually, my publisher and I are working on the audiobook now. Our goal is to have the audio play out like a movie, complete with sound effects. Something to creep you out while on long car trips at night. MAGX: Where can they get more info about you and THE PORTAL? CHRIS: All info can be found at: www.ChristopherAllanPoe.com Thank you again for this opportunity. I’ve toured the country many times, and MAG-X is hands down the best indie mag out there. Rock on. MAGX: Thanks Chris. We appreciate that!

Scan this to see an interview with Christopher about his novel.

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G.I. Joe Retaliation: Watch a 10-second peek at the Game Day spot for "Marvel's The Avengers" At the end of today's Global Twitter Chat with "Marvel's The Avengers" stars Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, and director Joss Whedon, we unveiled a special 10-second tease of this Sunday's Big Game spot for the film!

Scan and watch the trailer!

Now you can watch (and re watch and re watch) the epic 10-second preview right here. Get a glimpse of the Hulk, Thor, Captain America and more directly below, and keep your eyes on Marvel. com for all things Avengers in the coming weeks and months!

Scan this with your smart phone to watch the AVENGERS movie 10 sec Super Bowl Teaser!

AVATAR: The Legend of Korra: Takes place 70 years after the events of the hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air.  Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern "Avatar" world, Republic City – a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology.  Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.

The upcoming action film sequel from Paramount Pictures and director Jon Chu will hit theaters June 29, 2012. G.I. JOE: Retaliation stars Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Arnold Vosloo and Adrianne Palicki. A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Bruce Willis will play General Joe Colton, the original G.I. Joe and the man from which the military super-team gets its name. Paramount Pictures has scheduled the film to hit theaters June 29th, 2012

Scan this with your smart phone to watch the G.I. Joe Retaliation trailer. Hopefully it doesn’t suck like the last movie did!


TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON Gamers will finally experience the epic battles that shaped the history of the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with the fall 2012 release of Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON for the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Currently in development by the acclaimed team at High Moon Studios, TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON takes fans through the final, darkest hours of the civil war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS as they fight for control of their dying planet, ultimately leading to their storied exodus from home. “High Moon Studios is an extremely talented development team having raised the bar of gameplay and TRANSFORMERS authenticity in their games,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at Activision Publishing. “TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON is an extraordinary project both for the studio and the TRANSFORMERS gaming legacy - the stakes are higher and the scale much larger than ever before, and we absolutely cannot wait for fans to see all the new characters and epic action that awaits them.” “Our team at Hasbro is looking forward to exploring and expanding the TRANSFORMERS story again with an incredible blockbuster video game that will blow fans away next year.” Visit www.facebook.com/transformersgame.

Scan this to watch the FALL OF CYBERTRON trailer feat...GRIMLOCK!

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ROCK: BAND OF SKULLS

When Southampton's Band Of Skulls played a sold-out gig at London's Forum in October 2010, it was a performance befitting a band honed by two years of constant touring, their sun-kissed melodies sweeter than ever, their riffs heavier and dirtier.. "In our minds, our first album [2009's debut album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey] was quite an intimate little record," says singer/guitarist Russell Marsden from behind his trademark bugeye shades, "But it turned into this huge rock thing in venues across the world."

World Wrestling Entertainment (aka WWE) has awarded MGK's "Invincible" as main event wrestler John Cena's theme song at pop-extravaganza Wrestlemania XXVIII taking place April 1, 2012 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL. "Invincible" is running in WWE Wrestlemania XXVIII promotional advertisements and will serve as John Cena's song of the evening when he enters the ring for the main bout. "The reaction to 'Invincible' has been amazing. First, Verizon picked it to run in their campaign and now it's an official Wrestlemania song. It's crazy," states MGK. "John Cena and myself are both underdogs and the song is about struggle, I think it's so cool they chose it."

DF NEW ALBUM FEATURES NEW SINGER MARC HUDSON London-based metal superstars DragonForce have revealed details of their forthcoming new album. Entitled The Power Within, this 10-track monster marks the band's fifth studio album and its first with new singer Marc Hudson behind the microphone. It will be released April 17 by Roadrunner Records in the U.S. DragonForce guitarist Herman Li claims the album boasts the fastest song the band has ever recorded. He continued, "This time around we’ve really brought our metal side to the surface and made some of the best music of our career. From the fastest song we’ve ever recorded to the slower songs, and some things you would never expect from us, this is by far the most diverse DragonForce album yet."

Sweet Sour is the rare modern-rock album that can span cliques or generations, uniting hippies and hipsters...” - SPIN’s 25 Winter Albums You Gotta Hear!

Watch their video now. Scan this QR code with your smart phone and start jamming!

METAL: DRAGONFORCE

Scan this and watch John Cena’s Wrestlemania XXVIII promo with “Invincible.”

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Scan this to watch a Dragonforce Interview with Guitarist Herman Li and new vocalist Marc Hudson.


Q&A with Rebecca Yvonne Rodriguez MAGX: How did you get your start in music? REBECCA: Growing up I would listen to my Dad sing and play guitar which inspired me to do the same. MAGX: If you could have any guitar in the world, what would it be? REBECCA: Les Paul for sure! MAGX: What inspires you to make music? REBECCA: life, life, and more life MAGX: How many original songs have you written? REBECCA: I have 5 completed songs and many unfinished MAGX: You won a competition recently in L.A. Tell us about the experience. REBECCA: It was a once in a lifetime experience! I met so many people and formed new relationships. The culmination was being awarded "Female Singer of the Year". I couldn’t have done it without the support of Johnny Llanes and Albert Alaniz from John Albert Talent and Models. MAGX: Whats in the works right now for you and your music ? REBECCA: I have not made a definite decision. I am still in the process of finding the best agency who can represent me. I

plan on moving to L.A. soon. MAGX: If you could tour with any 3 artists, who would they be & why? REBECCA: Past Artists: Frank Sinatra, John Lennon, and Amy Winehouse because their music had a big impact on me and my music. MAGX: What do you do when you’re not making music? REBECCA: Going to school, drinking lots of coffee, thrift shopping and working at RockStar Vintage of course! MAGX: Where can people listen to your songs?

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REBECCA: Everyone can hear my music at Soundcloud.com/beccayvonne or see my videos at Youtube.com/beckayvonne Also make sure to "like" me on Facebook at Rebecca Yvonne where i will be posting up coming shows!

Scan this QR code with your smart phone to watch Rebecca in action.


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By: Christopher Allen Poe She had nowhere left to hide…

THE HUNGER GAMES

By: Suzanne Collins Soon to be a Major Motion Picture. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-yearold Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

Vivian Carmichael has been hiding in the San Bernardino Mountains for more than a year. Far from cell towers and video cameras, she thinks she’s finally found a safe place to raise her four-year old son Cody. Until the night he crawls into her bed and whispers two words that fill her with terror. “Daddy’s home.” Now running for her life, she’s horrified to learn that her estranged husband Jarod is not quite human anymore. Can she unravel the mystery of her family’s dark secret before he can steal her son, claiming her as his next victim?

Scan this to see the creepy trailer to Christopher Allen Poe’s novel THE PORTAL.

The Strain

The Strain is a comic book from from movie director Gullermo Del Toro (look him up he’s a big deal) and novelist Chuck Hogan and it’s their take on Vampires. Yeah I know another Vampire book, but this one is also very different from the other stuff out there right now. When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Center for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event-an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness. Get it at Kaboom Comics for $1 Call ‘em today at 956-630-BOOM.

Scan this to watch THE STRAIN comic book trailer.

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Welcome to the MAGX events calendar. We want to be the ULTIMATE source for events & entertainment in South Texas

and have gathered events from every corner of the RGV. Make sure you check with the venue on all events listed here incase of cancellation, misprint, or any other change. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. Have fun & Be Safe! Want info on getting listed in our monthly event section? Email us at editor@magxonline.com

City & Community Events

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Sunday, February 12 Cobbleheads Kayak Races Harlingen Public Library, Harlingen, TX Sunday February 12th noon -4pm Cobbleheads will be hosting our second annual Kayak race. Female and male divisions. Double kayak teams only. Kayaks available for rent. 20.00 entry fee before Feb. 8th. 30.00 day of event. Cash prizes and trophies to the top teams . music,great food, and fine friends to make this a great family event. Tuesday, February 28 Business Startup and Financing Options Harlingen Public Library, Harlingen, TX 6pm – 8pm Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to start? Are you already in business but need technical or financial assistance? Do you want to expand your business or need working capital? The U.S. Small Business Administration along with Accion Texas and SCORE will be conducting a FREE seminar to answer these questions and others you might have. Saturday, April 21 Mercedes 2nd Annual Earth Day Mercedes Civic Center, Mercedes, TX 9am -12pm The Keep Mercedes Beautiful Committee is hosting the 2nd Annual Earth Day in Mercedes at the Civic Center 530 E. 2nd Street - Saturday, April 21st, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fun, food and plenty of giveaways plus new ways to go green! Contact Chairman Liz Stenhouse 956-562-5646

Events & Concerts Saturday, February 11 DJ Bl3nd at Pharr International Convention Center, Pharr, TX Sunday, February 12 Gabriel Iglesias 6:00p McAllen Civic Center Auditorium McAllen TX Tuesday, February 21 John Leguizamo McAllen Civic Center Auditorium, McAllen Thursday, March 1 National Theatre Live: The Comedy of Errors Based on William Shakespeare’s play. 7:00p

Tuesday, March 13 -14 NEVER SAY NEVER FESTIVAL Las Palmas Rave Park Mission TX • neversayneverfestival.com • Wiz Khalifa Thursday, March 15 Ultimate Music Experience 6:00p Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, South Padre Island, TX Globalgroove & Sugar Society present Tiesto, Hardwell, Skrillex, Avicii, Porter Robinson, Cazzette, Kevin Focus and more TBA! Friday, April 13 Bill Cosby 8:00p  State Farm Arena, Hidalgo

GAMES, COLLECTIBLES & TOURNAMENTS EVERY FRIDAY Friday Night Magic: The Gathering. Every Friday AT 7:30pm - ? Kaboom Comics & Collectibles • 801 Pecan Suite A • McAllen Tx 78501 956-630-BOOM. Join the MAGIC UNDERGROUND as they go head to head to see who is the ultimate Magic The gathering Master. Fully sanctioned events with prize support plus Store Credit for 1st & 2nd Place. FOrmat: Standard and Extended. EVERY SATURDAY Saturday Magic: Legacy. Every Saturday at 2pm Kaboom Comics & Collectibles • 801 Pecan Suite A • McAllen Tx 78501 956-630-BOOM. Join the MAGIC UNDERGROUND as they go head to head to see who has the ultimate Magic The gathering Legacy Deck. Rack up plainswalker points for these sanctioned but casual events. Store Credit for 1st Place. FREE MAGIC: THE GATHERING TRAINING available w/ free deck of cards @ 1pm before the Tournaments for new players. Saturday YU-GI-OH Tournaments. Every Saturday 5pm - 8pm. Kaboom Comics & Collectibles • 801 Pecan Suite A • McAllen Tx 78501 956-630-BOOM Join the MAGIC UNDERGROUND as they go head to head to see who has the ultimate Magic The gathering Legacy Deck. Rack up plainswalker points for these sanctioned but casual events. Store Credit for 1st Place. EVERY SUNDAY THE HEROCLIX WAR. Every Sunday AT 2:30 pm Kaboom Comics & Collectibles • 801 Pecan Suite A • McAllen Tx 78501 956-630-BOOM Join the Rio Grande Valley Heroclix community every sunday for HEROCLIX WAR. A knock out, drag

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out, beat down battle for Limited Edition HEROCLIX figures and store credit. BATTLE as your favorite heroes and villains from DC, MARVEL, GEARS OF WAR, STREET FIGHTER, HALO and more. FREE HERO CLIX TRAINING available w/ free heroclix figures @ 2pm before the Tournaments for new players. Saturday, February 4 Winter Coin and Collectibles Show 9:00a to 4:00p Coin show to buy, sell or trade coins and paper money. $2 admission, free parking Nomad Shrine Hall, Pharr TX

Fairs & Festivals Sunday, February 19 Charro Days Fiesta - Opening Day 10:00a City o Brownsville, TX Friday, March 9 - 18 RIO GRANDE VALLEY LIVESTOCK SHOW Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Grounds 1000 N Texas / mailing: P. O. Box 867 Mercedes, TX 78570 Thursday, March 1-3 Hidalgo Borderfest 10am State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, TX BorderFest 2011, Celebrating Hawaii, the largest and oldest cultural, heritage and music festival in South Texas celebrates its 35th year with four days and evenings filled with over 100 entertainers,

lively music and entertainment on 20 stages, dazzling color, tempting food, adrenaline pumping excitement, thrilling parades, and tons of delighted faces at the fabulous State Farm Arena.

ARTS Thursday, February 16 Alfresco Weslaco - Jazz on the Street Texas Blvd - Weslaco Downtown, Weslaco, TX 7pm This is a monthly event using Jazz & Art as the cornerstone to bring people to the historic downtown of Weslaco. Live music by local and regional jazz musicians of different jazz genres. Fine artists are on site & enjoy intermingling with the audience. Come for great food and beverages and listen to the best jazz in the Valley. Saturday, Mar 3 Park Place Estates Arts and Craft Show, Golf Items Too 8am – 12pm Arts and Craft Show 8-12 Saturday November 5th. I have alot of New and Used Golf Items, All new golf gloves just $5.00 each. New and Used Glove Balls all brands Titleest Pro V1, and much more, New Golf Shoes, Tee’s and Very good condition Golf Clubs with bags. Come check it out!! Saturday Morning 8-12.

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America Athletix & JSK8 Shop Barnes & Noble Bennigan’s Ben’s Liquor Store Big Daddy’s Boss Club Brownsville Coffee Buffalo Wild Wings C & C Wings C & C Wings Chapa’s Circuit Plus Audio Cobblehead Coyote Canyon Restaurant Cricket Dark Secrets DarkSide O/T Moon Devil’s Playground Feldman’s Liqour(all) Galaxy Bowl Green Dragon H & H Liquors Harbor Liqour Store Irish Pub Jone’s Liquors Koi Restaurant La Botana Grill Los Comperos Molcojetes New York Deli 2 Ol’ School Tattoo Philly’s America Cheesesteaks Pokey’s Planet Pro Auto Detail Rack Daddy’s Red’s Bar & Grill Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Shenabigans Stickman’s Taco Bell The Bar The New Workout U.T. Brownsville Valley Honda Wing Stop (All)

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1st Class Tattoos 600 Plus Gym Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant Bab’s Deli Buffalo Wings & Rings County Court House Danny’s Sports Bar & Grill Delia’s Devine Tattoo Echo El Patio Restaurant El Vaquero El Zarape Fast Eddies Flaming Heart Foxy’s Flo Fruit & Salad Good Times Good Times Hamburger King Harry’s Oil Can Hippies Holiday Liquor Hungry Howie’s Pizza Hunts Brother Pizza Ink Addictions Jc Restaurant La Finca Restaurant La Paloma Bakery La Parilla Maki Sushi Bar Max Fitness Mega Chicken Monster Car Wash Moonlight Café National Lube Pan American Library Papa John’s Pizza Pueblo Tires Quick Wok Resturante Colima Ristretto Café Taco Bell Taco Ole The Cubby Hole Trevino’s U.S. Liqour Store

Willie’s B Bar B Q Wing Stop Woodreauxs

HARLINGEN

Baloos Big John Bar B Q Booter’s Bar Butt Wild Bar Cherijons Music Chuck Ice House Comic Unlimited Copz Lounge Cossey Creations El Loco Tattoos El Rancho Restaurant Feldman’s (All) Frank Record Shop Gotham Comics Great China Henry’s Party House Holiday Liquor Hot Topic (In The Mall) Jaguar Club Java Café Las Brisas Long John Silver Los Asados Los Cazuales Mr. Music (In the Mall) Old’s Soda Shop Pancake House Party Time Liqour Pokey’s Planet Pro Hand Car Wash Pueblo Tires Rack Daddy’s Rent A Tire Sam Goody (In the Mall) Sound Advise Street Sound Taco Bell (All) Taqueria La Mexicana The Corner Deli Uchi Restaurant Whispers Wing Stop (All)

McALLEN

A Cut Above Adam & Eve Alhambra Americas Best Mixed Martial Arts

Bad Bob’s Bar B Q Bar 201 Bar B Cutie Bicycle World Billy’s Bar B Q Blue Island Body Builders Powerhouse Gym Boxing Academy Breadsmith Brewski’s Buffalo Wild Wings Burgeusa Burgers BV Tronix Casa Petrides Chicago East Chill Yogurt Bar Cold Stone Copy Zone Cycle Stuff D Troncis Home Entertainment Dat Tung Deli Salads Dirtry Bottle Doggie’s Double Dave’s Pizza Dyramic Fittness El PastorEl Rey Cine Extreme Flavors Fall Back Records Fast Eddies Feldman’s Flamingo Bowl Frederick’s Boutique Free Spirits Game Stop Golds’ Gym Good Times Goodtimes Green Beret Guitar Center Havanna Club Hayashi Hermes Music Hillbilly’s Hobby’s & Heros Holiday Liquor Hooters Hungry Howie Pizza Iguana’s Ranas Irish Pub Jack in the Box JJ’s Party House Just A Cut Kai

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Kato Sushi Bar Krave L & F Distributor La Casa Del Taco La Paletera La Pamp Restaurant Last Pocket Pool Le Peep Restaurant Le Rouge Lean Nutrition Little Ceasars Logan’s Restaurant London Grill & Tavern Lone Star Bar-B-Q Lucky 13 Lumen M & M Customs Mac’s Newsstand McAllen Motor Sports McAllen’s Cigar Bar Melhart Music Mezzanine Misty’s Moonbeans Coffee Myth Adventures National Lube Express New York Deli Newman’s OctuposTattoos Orlie’s Accessories Parlays Sports Bar Pepper’s Pick A Salad Poncho’s Restaurant Pow Wow Puff-N-Stuff R.G.V. Video Ramos Bar-B-Q Rios Tires Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Roof Top Patio Russo’s New York Pizzeria Shogun Restaurant Simon Sez Skunky’s Skyn Lingerie Smoke Shop Smokies / Skin Deep Tattoo Shop Smoothie King Soundwaves Sport Clips Sports Authority

Starbucks Starbucks Starlight Burger Subway Sun Palace Restaurnt Sunny Bunz Switchfoot Skate Shop Taco Rico Texas Road House Thai Red Chilis The Gallery The Gym Of Uptown The Ice House The Office The Patio The Peace Pipe The Smoke Shop The Vitamin Shoppe Thirsty Monkey Tinder Box Tino’s Seafood Toucan Lounge Town & Country Tropic Tan & Massage Underworld Boutique Valley Vinyls Vice Videomatic Vintage Room Volta Disco Western Beverage Whispers White Buffalo Wing Stop Wireless Express Yoko’s

MISSION

Brisket Haus Cardenas Asscesories Chopstix Restaurant Casa Del Taco Church’s Danny’s Restaurant Fanatics Sport Bar & Grill Hippies Smoke Shop Holiday Liquor Ink Spot Jitter Café King’s Restaurant

K.F.C. Lone Star Bar-B-Q Mission Fitness Center MCM Sporting Goods Pollito Grilled Chicken Quick Wash Quick Wok Quiznos’s Skean Dhu Pub Smokin’ Aces Bar & Grill Soleria Wine & Liqour Taco Rico The Car Spa The Peace Pipe Tequila Jacks The Bean Cuisine The Car Spa Valley Bowl West Side Liquor Store

OLMITO

Texxx Adult Video

PHARR

Buena Suerta Tattoo Free Spirits Good Times Glick Twins KFC La Mexicana Red Robin Smokey’s Bar-B-Q Stilettos Cabaret Subway Tex-Mex The Music Center Yamaha

SAN BENITO Aces High Tattoo Gillman Lounge Harley Davidson Smoking Accessories The Gas Station Sport Bar

SAN JUAN

Dairy Queen Juniors Supermarket Powerhouse Gym Smokey’s Bar-B-Q


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MAGX # 75 • February 2012  

Christopher Allen Poe, the Portal, Band of Skulls, Avengers Movie, G.I. Joe retribution, Last Airbender Legend of korra, Dragonforce, The St...