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And a grand time was had by all
by Bruce Harper
Aug 13, 2011 | 4820 views | 16 16 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The large parking lot at The Grand was full last Friday night as more than 2,000 patrons came to enjoy the music of Ramon Ayala.
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The biggest dance hall/nightclub in Bee County just keeps getting bigger, better and is drawing larger and larger crowds with national headliners coming to Beeville.

It’s The Grand and the new owner, Ruben Garza, has transformed it into an entertainment showcase for Bee County and South Texas. Just east of Beeville on U.S. Highway 59, The Grand sits off the north side of the highway.

Garza bought the club back in September 2009. He has since put more than $1 million into the renovation of the establishment. A larger dance floor, new restrooms, two large video screens and a back yard patio of 3,000 square feet with its own bar are among the new features.

“It’s been my lifelong dream to have a club that can bring top-notch entertainment to Beeville. A place that people can come to and forget their worries. Making people happy and seeing smiles on their faces is a tremendous reward for me,” Garza said.

The environment at The Grand has also changed. It is now a no-smoking venue. The inside bar areas are clean and well staffed. The restrooms and the entertainers’ dressing room are top of the line. Local law enforcement provides security.

“We’re open every Friday and Saturday night. We want it to be a place where people can come and forget their worries for an evening, just come in and relax and enjoy themselves,” Garza said.

The music is balanced between country and Tejano, with Duelo coming to The Grand tonight (Saturday). Future attractions include Kevin Fowler, Rick Treviño, the Bellamy Brothers, John Connelly and the Rick Crow Band. The Grand also has a few special events planned for future dates that are still in the planning stages.

Garza was born in Beeville and has spent most of his adult life on the road working in the oil and gas business.

“I always knew I’d come back to Beeville,” Garza said.

“This is a big investment for me, and I’ll do whatever is needed to keep it going and to see it succeed.”

If the large crowd at last Friday’s performance of headliner Ramon Ayala is any indication, The Grand is definitely heading in the right direction.
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youcantbeserious
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August 22, 2011
Ah, see, that's where you're wrong. It seems that you have taken the bait, over and over and over again.
HellFire
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August 22, 2011
WAIT A MINUTE, the U.S. Flag flew over the Capital Building in Washington D.C. NOT the White House.

MY BAD!!!!
HellFire
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August 22, 2011
State I own gold, yes well whatever. I could see how your story would alarm a novice but as an intelligent person gold bought in kilos have an assay number stamp. DUH!!!! What you are posting is another ball game, i'm not going to explain it to you because your too dumb anyway. But you’re an idiot so no surprise there.

Those with a memory longer than their arm know the bulk of my holdings are Susisse Pamp and Krugerrands. There was a gentleman,(in Cali) his wife and numerous grandchildren that were dumped on them by an obese, welfare sucking grandchild who sold me a few Kruggerands thru Ebay. The gentleman and I corresponded as I learned he had several more for sale. Ok, I know you will not believe me (because you think I am greedy) but I gave him spot for the entire bunch he had been collecting and holding onto since he left the Army right after Korea. He sent me one of his Metals, I am NOT kidding one of his service Metals! I sent him a United States Flag that had flown over the White House. That’s too damn much information, but there it is. If you don’t like it or believe me then you can kiss the south end of a north bound sweaty mule!

Additionally I am almost sure that some readers here have bought the 90% silver coins as I have in bulk and kilos for the fast trades. I think there may be a dip in the two metals and another opportunity to get in. I could be wrong.

When, not if the dollar fails the silver coins will be currency readily accepted. Then, oh yes then we will see who will survive. Positively not the welfare type, fat lazy pigs or big mouths.

VOTE OUT THE ILLEGAL ALIEN AMERICAN HATING LYING MUSLIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!
HellFire
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August 22, 2011
Here below we have examples of liberatedwomans intelligence, actually lack thereof. As I continually tell you, liberatedSFAwoman your severe lack of intelligence displayed by you daily only enforces what I state about you. So, so pathetic you are…

LiberatedWoman wrote on Friday, Aug 19 at 06:40 PM »

Spending government to create jobs is very important.

LOL how can you spend government? What a idiot!!!

Read more: mySouTex.com - entry Obama Lies about Signing Statements 

LiberatedWoman wrote on Friday, Aug 19 at 05:25 PM »

JB,

Oh noes, they might have to tax the rich to pay for their fair share!

Noes is a word? In retardeeze maybe LOL!!!

Read more: mySouTex.com - entry Obama Lies about Signing Statements 

Here is a repost the liberated woman deleted showing her ONCE AGAIN A LIAR. 

liberatedwoman;

Here we have you lying again as evidenced by your words. QUOTING YOU “Nobody in the family was ever on welfare” “ Then you state, “Too bad you weren’t born in poverty--it helps build character and compassion. Two qualities that you tried to buy at the dollar store, but discovered was not for sale”.

These two sentences are yours, each in direct conflict with each other!

You admit living in poverty, as indicated by your own statement or you are LYING about having knowledge of poverty by living in its confines as proven by your statement nobody in your family was ever on welfare.

So, which LIE is it, liberatedSFAwoman? You can’t have them both. Remember these are YOUR statements, yes your statements convicted you of LYING AGAIN!!!

Just as with the 401k LIE you have once again been CAUGHT LYING!!!

When will you accept the fact that you are far to intellectually inferior to perpetrate falsehoods when JB, SaltPork and myself are watching? You are so pathetic and sad not to mention a scumbag racist.

No doubt your spawn, each fathered by different paid donors, will carry on with your family’s losers traditions.

Read more: mySouTex.com - Danger Danger 

HellFire
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August 22, 2011
Convicting you is why you answered. Do you realize by now that you post taking bait almost on command...SO pathetic you NEVER learn!!!! LMMGMO @ U!!!!!
HellFire
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August 22, 2011
Exact words you used last time you did the same thing. What a idiot you are!!

VOTE OUT THE ILLEGAL ALIEN AMERICAN HATING LYING MUSLIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!
youcantbeserious
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August 22, 2011
I'm sure that you'd like to think that only one person disagrees with your antiquated ideals, HF, but myself and LiberatedWoman are two different people.
HellFire
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August 22, 2011
Liberatedwoman has another screen name. So,so pathetic.
youcantbeserious
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August 22, 2011
Haven't you had 4 years to get over Obama? I love how the ignorant racists attribute Obama's presidency as to the cause of every unsavory thing they hear/read, even when it has absolutely no relevance.

LiberatedWoman is a genius. I forgot all about the parking lot!
HellFire
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August 22, 2011
Liberatedwoman is an expert on lying just like her hero obama. Continually caught in her lies and commenting on issues she has no clue about it is widely known no credibility is lent to the childish ramblings she posts.

I can post proof positive if required.

VOTE OUT THE ILLEGAL ALIEN AMERICAN HATING LYING MUSLIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!
youcantbeserious
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August 22, 2011
I wonder how many illegitimate children have been conceived their.
jonesie
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August 16, 2011
Give me a break "mlincctx"

If you can't pony up 20 bucks for a night out then you should stay at home. How much do you pay for your cell phone, your cable, 3 Whatabugers, a night out at the movies, 5 gallons of gas, etc. -------your happy that someone sticks there neck out and spends a fortune to fix up a place for the community and then you blast it for charging 20 bucks to get in the doors.
mlincctx
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August 15, 2011
thank you for keeping the grand up and running. its really nice inside and out. but 20.00 for every show? really. thats why ramon ayala was so dead