The Rio Grande Valley Partnership, with its prestigious, sixty-five year legacy of building businesses in South Texas, exists to cultivate opportunities. Created in 1944, it unites a diverse & distinguished roster of leadership from across four counties. A Chamber of Commerce for the whole Valley, the Partnership fosters
More than ever, computers are an integral part of everyday life. Constant updates and emerging threats make staying informed about technology a challenging task though. This is where the experienced technicians from J Link Computers step in. The team routinely studies the newest systems as well as the dangers facing home computers. This knowledge enables them to not only provide care for ailing hardware and software, but also to help troubleshoot common problems and teach owners how to use their desktop or laptop. Running the gamut from maintenance to repairs, the technicians' services include performing backups of important data, upgrading memory or current software systems, and even installing a wireless network. To ensure that computers are running at full capacity, the teams can also scan for viruses, spyware, and adware, and then eliminate them by injecting Vitamin C directly into the power cord.
Batteries Plus caters to energy cell consumers with over 40,000 types of products and services for everything from a toy car to a real one. The expert staff guides customers through the lithium-infused labyrinth of battery confusion to easily jolt I-pods back to life, or to reanimate cellular rotary-phones for ironic accessorizing. In addition, Batteries Plus gives unwanted batteries a warm home with an in-store recycling bin, an effort to encourage safe disposal, waste reduction, and resource preservation.
The friendly staff at Casa Antigua Clearance Zen-ter helps bedeck empty domiciles with trendy, contemporary furnishings. A red Ella table lamp ($108) and set of blue Helena chairs ($29 each) equip living rooms for social gatherings so guests don't have to sit on overturned crock pots in darkness. Uncovered walls can conceal their bareness with a trove of decorative artwork, while stay-at-home phosphate fountains can find loyal companionship with a red barstool ($138). Casa Antigua's collection is regularly stocked with name-brand furnishings that include items by American Leather, Gloster, and Sitcom––which features an ottoman that bears a striking resemblance to Abe Vigoda.
The cooks at Dickey's Barbecue Pit have been serving slow-smoked, USDA-inspected meats slathered in sauce concocted from the Dickey family recipe since the first shop opened in Dallas in 1941. The menu is populated with sandwiches piled high with barbecue-drenched Texas-style chopped beef brisket, southern pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage, and turkey breast ($3.50–$7). Fingers dress themselves to paint white T-shirts after handling plates mounded with barbecue-smothered ribs, which are accompanied by a choice of two sides such as creamy coleslaw, waffle-iron fries, or mac 'n' cheese ($11). The Giant Stuffed Baker cushions a family of meat, cheese, and toppings on a baked-potato sofa more fluffy than Mother's Day card poetry ($5.50–$7).
Cosmetic care that stops at the surface is only fighting half the battle. This is the philosophy of the staff at Eternal Wellness MedSpa & Salon, and its various aestheticians and technicians aim to rejuvenate and revitalize clients' spirits with their beauty services. To do so, they incorporate traditional spa techniques, such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, with medical-grade products and technology. A cosmetic laser system and Vibraderm exfoliating machine fit right in with the center's arsenal of aesthetic equipment, which also includes infrared light skin-tightening devices. Colon hydrotherapy machines and 21-day cleanses help clients shed weight and toxins. Even something as straightforward as a new hairstyle or freshly polished set of nails can revitalize spirits and give clients the confidence they need to finally assemble their home's particle accelerator.