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Mission. Great 5/5/1/2 home, theater room, hardwood, ceramic & marble tile floors. Private subdivision! Possible owner financing to qualified buyers. Sharyland ISD MLS: 149142 $279,000

Mission. Spacious home 6/4/1 sits on 51,000+ sq ft lot., pool, hot tub, totally fenced, large kitchen. A must see! Only 16 lots in this prestigious neighborhood. Sharyland ISD. MLS: 161007 $598,500

Mission. Possible Owner Financing! Beautiful 4/4/2/2 home in the Legends at Cimarron. Country Club living w/o the HOA Fees! Sharyland ISD. MLS: 152319 $299,500

Mission. Investment Opportunity! 2/2/1 on-time $700/month tenant. Sits on golf course with a sun room in the rear of home with view of course. MUST SELL! Sold as-is. MLS: 156194 $67,900

McAllen. 4/3/2 Wow! Under $86 PSF with large pool and outdoor setup w/ BBQ area, sitting area, and 2 palapas surrounding the pool. MLS: 160280 $274,500

Mission. Beautiful 2/2/1, custom built on the 50 acre Lake at Cimarron Country Club. Tropical pool, and all the extras you expect. Private from both street & golf course. Sharyland ISD. MLS: 158347 $585,000

Mission. 4/3/2, pool & BBQ area w/ complete bath/shower outside. Presently the front building is commercial and retails feed & citrus. Barn/animal pens in rear. 2 acs. on N .1.25 mi N. Shary Rd. Sharyland ISD. MLS:158389 $729,000

McAllen. Beautiful 6/3/1/2 extra large home with pool and landscaping. In newer neighborhood with private park for the kids. MLS: 151102 $344,700

Mission. 4/3/2 Two story home great floor plan with almost 4 living areas downstairs master, Sharyland ISD MLS: 160662 $360,000

Mission. 5/4/2/2 home has all the modern features including Imported Italian kitchen and stainless steal monogram appliances. Sharyland ISD. MLS: 158463 $580,000

Palmhurst. Gated & private entry! 5/5 rustic ranch home and palapa sits on 1.5 acres next to an 18.5 acre tract w/ pond. Many more amenities! MLS: 152891 $1,995,000

Palmhurst. 3/2/4 car garage, additional upstairs guest quarters with full bath, office, totally fenced w/ gated entrance. Barn & cattle pens in rear of pasture. MLS: 154340 $449,000

Mission. 3/2/2 Economical but elegant custom home in 55+ Community. MLS: 149597 $155,000

Mission. You must see this house has 3 bedrooms plus a study 4 baths, 2 car garage, golf cart front entry, golf view. Sharyland ISD. MLS: 150112 $365,000

Mission. 4/6/2 Car Garage. Home has a seperate building, 828 sqft, excercise gym with bathroom shower and full bar. Los Milagros, Sharyland ISD MLS: 160452 $ 695,000

McAllen. 4/5, 2 car garage. Assessed value: $189,423!! Recently reduced and will look at ALL offers! MLS: 160809 $165,000

Mission. 3/2, 1 car garage attached front entry. MLS: 157088 $114,500

Mission. 3/3, 2 car garage detached front entry. Sharyland ISD. MLS: 158230 $214,500

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OFFICE: 956-581-5759 FAX: 956-581-6122 2408 Brock St, Suite 11 Mission, TX 78572

McAllen. Great location for bank, convenient store, pharmacy, shopping center, endless possibilities. MLS: 144990 $1,585,000

Hidalgo. 3.08 acres. Retail, Wholesale, Office. MLS: 146152 $642,500

Mission. Office is 6000 sq ft, Retail SqFt: 49500 sq ft of retail, 300+ total parking space. Retail, Wholesale, Office, Warehouse. MLS: 132479 $2,000,000

Mercedes. 1.66 acres at Mile 2 East & Expressway 83 Frontage Rd. Ideal for bank, franchise restaurant, small mix use retail center, endless possibilities. MLS: 132663 $1,015,966

McAllen. 30X140 Commercial lot on 17th Street MLS: 159629 $500,000

Pharr. 10.16 acres Residential, Commercial South Jackson Road MLS: 159628 $883,920

Mission. Five acre for development Frontage road off of Hwy 83 between Bryan Rd and Stewart Rd. MLS: 151436 $4,792,425

San Juan. 57063.6 sq ft lot, Commercial, Other, House, Workshop MLS: 159961 $299,500

McAllen. Subdivided 3 acre tract on S. 2nd St ready to build on, perfect for retail, office park or Commercial Condo Center. MLS: 155133 $1,475,000

Hidalgo. High Traffic area. 350ft property on South side, sign in front, neighboring carwash on corner, Also has a Stars Drive-in in front of property. MLS: 158724 $480,000

McAllen. Just North of McAllen Convention Center. Perfect for banking, center, multi-story office, retail complex, restaurant, hotel chain. MLS: 135178 $695,000

McAllen. Office and retail combined are approx 18,020 of space with approx 7741 sq ft of warehouse, all total 25,761 sq ft. MLS: 144991 $1,485,000

McAllen. Corner cleared ready for new home Sharyland ISD mile 6th and Taylor. MLS: 158782 $400,000

Mission. Approx 11.81 acre tract on Shary Rd. Great for private development. Sharyland ISD MLS: 158717 $1,895,000

Mercedes. 20 Acres behind the Mall @ NE corner of 8 mi.North and 1.5 mile east. MLS: 139046 $475,000

Pharr. Office is 1200 sq ft, warehouse is 18564 sq ft, Office, Business Service, Warehouse. MLS: 159715 $599,000

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Weslaco. Great tract for retail, restaurant, office building, stripcenter, across from Weslaco High School.Super Traffic Flow Every day. MLS: 154024 $249,000

#159992 32 lots $21,500 each, La Puerta S/D Edinburg #156449 La Puerta, $688,000, Residential Single Family. Edinburg #158093 Buddy Owens Retail SqFt: 4500 sq ft, $415,000. McAllen #156439 43532 sq ft lot, $150,000 Commercial. Mission #156441 6448 sq ft lot, $16,000, Residential Single Family. Mission #158389 2 acs. on N .1.25 mi N. Shary Rd. Mission #158463 5/4/5/2 4900sq ft Cimarron C/C, $580,000. Mission #156585 19.39 acres, $890,000. Residential, Subdevelopment. Weslaco

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956-250-2084 News corner April 12-14th is the RGV Home & Garden Show, we have a booth and March issue will be handed out at this event. Don’t miss it. Call Rene Flores and reserve your ad space. We extended the Winter Texan Special Ads and Distribution for the next issues, call Rene for details and get in on this special rate!

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1312 E 28th Mission. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths inside, ½ bath outside, formal dining room, nook, security cameras, 2 car garage 2,200 total living area

1200 E 29th Mission. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage, studio, formal dining room, nook. 2,700 living area

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Beautifully built home by Reflection Homes with all the extras! 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage, 2 car carport, over 6,000 square feet of living area, beautiful decorator colors, custom built swimming pool, separate pool house with game room, wet bar, 1 bedroom, 1 bath on over 2 acres of land in the Sharyland School district! Call for your private tour today!

New construction! Ultra beautiful & modern 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath Condo w/ rear entry paved access carport for 2 cars in a safely gated community! Includes beautiful granite on all counter tops, new Stainless Steel appliances, washer & dryer, ceiling fans, architectural niches & decorator colors! Community swimming pool & kid friendly green-space are in the works!

Spectacular home in newer subdivision. 8 ft doors in all entryways & closets. High decorative ceilings, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, travertine floors, berber carpet in bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage, separate maid’s quarters, ½ bath, bonus room for office/study room, swimming pool w/ 2 large covered patios & BBQ area.

Great & beautiful home built to look old in 2008. Can be easily converted into an assisted living, adult day care, hospice, school or similar type of business! 9 bedrooms with full bathrooms & sitting areas built around an oasis garden, beautifully San Miguel style furnishings & accessories. Separate Office space and large ranch/ family style kitchen on a approximately 1 Acre tract!

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$449,000 MLS#157273

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806 Nogales Street

103 Sabatina Avenue

2326 Hannah Drive

100 Gabriella Avenue

Great starter home built with love and pride with cement block/stucco finish, tile floors and new carpet in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Includes ceiling fans and a large fenced backyard. Needs some TLC; must see to appreciate! Make an offer today!

Bring all offers! New home in quiet neighborhood located in South Pharr near shopping and new South-West High School! Open floor plan featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage, alarm system, sprinkler system, and wood fence all around.

New home in newer neighborhood located in South Pharr near shopping and new schools! Open floor plan featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, alarm system, sprinkler system, custom ash cabinets, and granite counters in kitchen and wood fence in backyard.

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$88,600 MLS#150250

$97,500 MLS#150255

2217 N 47th Street

9409 Prickly Pear Street

Bank Repossession! Will consider offers! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, over 1800 sqft living area! Big back yard, granite counters in kitchen, decorator colors, and alarm system. All bedrooms upstairs. Great home with lots of room and ready to move in. Just have to see the great faetures of this big house! $125,000 MLS#150102

2113 Village Drive

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Gorgeous new construction in Northwest McAllen just North of Pecan Blvd. Features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car side entry garage! Beautiful traditional design with stucco construction, contemporary colors, tile floors, majestic ceilings & modern fixtures, custom tiled showers & cabinets w/ granite counters throughout.

Completely fenced, tree-filled, quiet, 1 acre paradise! 3 bd/2 bath mobile home with ceiling fans, sliding glass door, laundry room, spacious master bath, and custom made weather proof steel canopy that extends the length of the home covering a large wood deck front entry way & plenty more! Must see to appreciate!

Great established home in the heart of Sharyland featuring 3 original Bedrooms, (patio has been enclosed to add 2 more Bonus rooms!), 2 Bathrooms a 2 car rear-entry garage with a paved alley on a large corner lot. Nice, clean, & ready to move into! Call for an appointment today!

Bring all offers! Excellent new starter home in new neighborhood located in South Pharr. Near shopping and new schools! Open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage with decorator colors, alarm system, sprinkler system, garage door opener, and wood fence all around backyard.

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HACIENDA 2736 Greg Drive Bank Repossession! Big brand new home in a great Edinburg neighborhood near great schools! 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Granite counters, large rooms, ash cabinets, and fenced yard. $139,000  MLS#150101

2410 Palm Hurst Drive 4 bedroom, 3 baths, 3 car garage, side entry, Sharyland Schools, open floor plan, high vaulted ceilings. $219,000  MLS#140883

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Site of the former Holidome at S. Col Rowe (2nd Street) & Expressway 83 is now available. With over seven acres of land on the hard corner, and a 178 room hotel the property is ideally suited for redevelopment or renovation.

2202 Cornerstone Blved, Edinburg, TX Formerly used as 600 Plus Gym. Built in 2006, two story building with approx 23,520SF. Outdoor Pool, Elevator. 2.5 acres of land.

Fitness Spa 2202 W Schunior Street, Edinburg, TX

Income Producing

5,440 s.f., detached, multi-tenant, masonry professional business center. The building is divided into four units that contain approximately 1,360 s.f. each. The individual units are finished as professional office space and each divided into three offices, a restroom, a receptionist area, and a front lobby.

6013 N. 10th Street, McAllen, TX 78504 This 1.98 acre site has an 11,552 sf building constructed in 2006 for a Chinese restaurant. Kitchen Equipment and much of the bench seating is included in the sale price.

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Build on your lot or ours! This is a great opportunity to build your dream home! Call or email Rilemar Custom Homes today! Cell: 956-648-4093 or email: Custom home prices range from $180’s to $200’s~ Hurry to pick from the best lots available.

A hot spot for your new home and is just minutes from Harlingen’s major shopping centers and fine dining establishments ~Deed Restricted Subdivision ~Located on Wilson Road just West of Stuart Place Road ~1.5 Miles from Expressway 77 and 1 Mile from Expressway 83 ~ Walking Distance from Dr. Rodriguez Elementary ~ Average Lot Size is 85’ x 148’ ~ City Sewer & City Water, Curb & Gutters Flood Zone C ~ Minimum Square Feet of living area is 2000 ~ RGV Real Estate & Community Guide - - Volume 12, Issue 7 - Page 26

Kaleidoscope of World Cultures 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Saturday January 12

Product Costume

Mission Community Center, 1420 E. Kika De La Garza Saturday January 19

Royal Reception

Thursday January 24

Royal Coronation of King Citrus & Queen Citrianna

Mission Community Center, 1420 E. Kika De La Garza Mission Community Center

Saturday January 26

Parade of Oranges

Starts on FM 495 south on Conway to 4th Street 3 PM kick-off

Fun Fair Events

Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Commercial Exhibits, Entertainment, and public education booths. La Placita on 9th and Conway 10AM-10 PM Free gate admission

Vaquero Cook-Off

Leo Pena Veterans Park, 9th Street & Conway Free gate admission

Citrus Youth Show Exhibit - Mini Shoe Box Float Winners Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce Winners announced at 3 pm at Fun Fair Stage No gate fee

Fun Run

Bentsen Palm Community Park- S. Inspiration Rd. 6:30 AM Pre-Registration Students $5 Adults $10 Add $1 for late registration Call: (956) 580- 8760

Heart of America Carnival FM 495 & Conway

For more information on the Texas Citrus Feista Call: 956-585-9724 or log on to: or (website)

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is a festival that started in 1932 by Paul Ord and The Young Men’s Business League to promote and spread the word of the pride of the Rio Grande Valley “The Citrus Industry” and its bountiful winter harvest. Only in the Rio Grande Valley Texas can you find groves of citrus trees filled with oranges, lemons and our world famous RED grapefruits. Our grapefruits have the deepest rose toned flesh that labels them as red, so sweet that no sugar needs to be added. Our Grapefruits are the pride of our growers in the Rio Grande Valley & the State of Texas none others in our country have been able to compare to these. 1 full year is needed to prepare for an event this size starting with the dignitary invitations, sponsorships, pre-pageants, applications and marketing all require pre- planning.

Citrus Youth Show Exhibit It started in 1932 and has been held at every fair to the present. Youth ranging in ages from elementary School through High School from all communities and cities in the Rio Grande Valley involved in 4H and FFA are invited to participate in this event. The show is held at the Mission Chamber of Commerce Building. Students will be trained on how to judge, grow, recognize diseases, and all aspects of the Citrus Industry, that also include marketing, packaging, sales etc. There are usually between 800-1000 entries in our show. Their training starts in October to prepare for their 3 day Show in January. They will be trained and educated about the Citrus Industry by Ag teachers, Dr.’s from the U.S. Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, Texas and local growers. Citrus is provided at no cost by the growers for this. Our hopes are that our youth will grow up and continue our traditions and encourage our agricultural citrus continued growth. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors that meet criteria.

Product Costume Show Brought to Mission in 1938 by Maureen Yarborough- Duncan. A past board member and volunteers chair this event where costumes are created. They will be completely covered in Citrus and Agricultural products that grow in our area. These products have been air dried, micro- waved, oven dried, etc then pulverized and used to cover the entire costume. It is believed to be the only folk art introduced in the last century. These costumes have been presented in many places throughout the years but we are the proudest of their presentation at the White House and our Capital in Austin, Texas. They have been written about in many well know magazines and newspapers and television, but, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is one we never forget to mention. This contest is open to the public contestants ages range from 8-70 years old. Trainings are held (3-4 hours each) for the designers where they are taught how to process the agricultural products before applying to the costume. As many as 300 hours per costumes are spent in making them. The contestants collect and harvest the products all year long. This event takes place in January at the Mission Community Center.

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Parade of Oranges

Started in 1932 our parade features different float categories, marching bands, military/marching units, pageant contestants, dignitaries, horses, non-profits, commercial entries, etc. participants and spectators come from all over the Rio Grande Valley. The most popular are the product entries. They are completely covered in citrus and agricultural products. This is held in January. Spectators and participants add up to an estimated 100,000. The Parade is held down town on Conway Avenue the length is 21/2 miles long.

Fiesta Fun Fair

This consists of exhibits that include educational and commercial information for the public. You will also find arts& crafts vendors, food and citrus vendors, variety of entertainment and displays. It is held in January and is a one day event and open to the public from 10am -10pm. Held downtown at La Placita Park. There is no gate fee/entry fee to the public.

Coronation of King Citrus and Queen Citrianna

A King is selected by the Texas Citrus Kings Association. Our Pageant is made up of young ladies from all over the Rio Grande Valley vying for the Queens position. The king and queen will be crowned that night. The contestant is appointed by their City or community and will represent the agricultural product that their area is known for wearing an elegant ball gown in the color of their product. They must research the history and the importance and economic impact their product makes to their communities. They must all research and learn about the Citrus Industry. The Queen and royal court are presented with scholarships (4). They will travel and represent us at the parades and events that we attend through- out our State of Texas promoting the Citrus Industry.

Royal Gala/Showcase

Formal/black tie event (Ball) this will be the first time that the contestants will be presented to the public, their families, dignitaries and Fiesta sponsors are invited to this and it has been held yearly since 1932. Guests and contestant will enjoy a sit down dinner and orchestra (dance). Citrus kings will also be featured and recognized. It is held in January.

Mini Float Contest

3rd through 6th graders from all elementary schools are invited in October to participate in this contest. It is held at the Speer Memorial Library during the last week of January. The contestants are to create miniature parade floats that must be covered in citrus products and other agricultural products. A short training is held for participants. Judges will select winners.

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