A love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day

By Bryan Ramos

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e’re just a day away from the best/worst holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day. It’s not even a real holiday. For many, this annual lover’s day is viewed as a made-up, money grab created by the chocolate, flower and stuffed animal industries. Like so many others, the pressure is on to buy the perfect gift for your significant other. 

Nevertheless, here’s a breakdown of Valentine’s Day in the RGV for everybody, whether you’re in a relationship or single.

Literally every restaurant you can imagine is having Valentine’s Day specials going on where you can pay per couple for food, drinks and anything else they might be offering.

If you want to really show your loved one how much you care about them, just get them a heart-shaped pizza or my personal favorite, a taco-heart.

If it’s too late to make reservations anywhere, you better be in the kitchen, wrist twistin’ like it’s stir fry (word to Migos).

My favorite Valentine’s Day event that’s going on this year is Must Love Dogs happening at University Drafthouse in Edinburg. People are encouraged to bring your furry friend and celebrate a love that’s unconditional, a love you feel the moment you walk through the door, a love that won’t get mad at you for leaving your shoes in the living room.

The event starts at 5 – 9 p.m. and will feature doggy speed-dating, puppy bingo, and a special food menu for you and your fur-baby. If you don’t have a dog to share the love with, don’t worry because the Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center and Palm Valley Animal Center will be tabling with local rescue dogs onsite looking for a home.

If you wanna get really crazy this Valentine’s Day and throw your life away, three Hidalgo County Justices of the Peace are offering free weddings tomorrow Feb. 14.

Image: Courtesy @HidalgoCounty/Facebook

From the Hidalgo County Facebook page @HidalgoCounty:

To obtain a marriage license, visit the County Clerk’s Office in person at 100 N. Closner in Edinburg. Their office is located on the first floor of the County Courthouse. Couples obtaining a marriage license today or tomorrow, must get a waiver signed by a District or County Court at Law Judge in order to bypass the 72 hour waiting period. If you have any questions about obtaining a marriage license, you can contact the County Clerk’s Office at 956-318-2100.

Well, happy Valentine’s Day, everybody! Don’t screw things up!

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