Scholarship Winners of the Payne Challenge

By jaimel | Posted in Community on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 2:04 PM

Congratulations to our Scholarship winners!

Rio Grande Valley high school graduates rallied at Payne Weslaco Ford for the 2018 Payne Scholarship Challenge awards.

The scholarship challenge asked students to film their own versions of the Payne’s advertisements.

Additionally, members of the marketing team chose each candidate based on the innovation, and originality of their submissions.

“This scholarship gives these students the opportunity to embrace their own creativity,” said Donna Shawhan, Creative Director for the Payne Auto Group. “It’s also an incentive that rewards their drive and ambition.”

Mark and Austin Payne were on hand to congratulate the winners on their accomplishments while also passing out certificates marking the student’s achievements. Furthermore, the students and their parents were treated to pizza, and other refreshments.

Payne Scholarship 2018 Video Winners

We are so excited to share with you the BEST & BRIGHTEST students of the RGV and their amazing commercial pitches! These kids put a lot of work into these and have some REAL SKILLS to offer going into the college and the work force!

Posted by Payne Auto Group on Thursday, May 17, 2018

 

The Winners:

  • Lama Abdurrahman
  • Brisa Balderas
  • Joshua Castillo
  • Oscar Castillo
  • Kaylee Cepeda
  • Abriella Corker
  • Danielle Fanning
  • Josue Garcia
  • Hunter Huddleston
  • Adrian Macias
  • Alexandra Mejia
  • Mercedes Miranda
  • Mikayla Zimmerer

Stay updated on future events and opportunities by visiting our Facebook page.

 

Payne Weslaco Ford attends Career Day

By jaimel | Posted in Community on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 7:43 PM

Payne Weslaco Ford Inspires!

Members of the Payne Weslaco Ford dealership surprised Mission students Friday. Staff from the dealership showed off a number of vehicles, including the 2018 Mustang, at the Salinas Elementary Career Day.

Second to fifth grade students were able to explore the vehicles on hand. Additionally, members such as Weslaco Ford’s General Sales Manager answered questions about career paths in the field.

“We’re helping invest in the future of these kids,” said Cipi Saenz, General Sales Manager for the Ford dealership. “It’s our hope that we can inspire them to take their interests today and make them a career later.”

Check out our Facebook page for more photos or to keep up with our other events!

 

May 2018 Salesmen of the Month

By jaimel | Posted in Community on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 7:44 PM

The Payne Auto Group is extremely proud to recognize these individuals as the top salesmen for the month of May.

May 2018 Top Salesmen!

Payne Chevrolet, Buick & GMC

Joey Barbour! Joey makes our salesman of the month for May!

Ed Payne Motors

Juan Cantu! This is Juan’s fourth time as our salesman of the month!

Payne Alfa Romeo FIAT

Raul Charles makes our Payne Alfa Romeo FIAT salesman of the month!

Payne Weslaco Ford

Joe Cantu does it again! Joe held the title of top salesman for the Payne Weslaco Ford last month! He thanks his friends and clients for helping him achieve this opportunity.

Visit us on our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all of our top salesmen!

Payne helps students with the Ford DrivesU Event!

By jaimel | Posted in Community on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 2:56 PM

Graduate to a new vehicle with Ford DrivesU!

Rio Grande Valley students can get into a new vehicle at Payne Weslaco & Rio Grande City Ford! As part of a nationwide intiative, the Ford DrivesU program awards students with $500 in bonus cash when purchasing any vehicle from the dealer’s brand. Additionally, Payne Weslaco & Rio Grande City have a devoted selection of vehicles designated to help those on a budget while looking to provide the best MPG for the buck.

“We know just how important and difficult earning an education can be,” said Cipi Saenz, General Sales Manager for the Weslaco dealership. “That’s why Ford, and certified outlets such as ourselves, look to help in anyway possible. We want to drive any individual looking to achieve their degree or diploma. This program does that.”

Students looking to qualify for the program must meet certain criteria such as being an:

  • Recent college graduate
  • High school senior or recent high school graduate
  • Active graduate student
  • Active college student

Correspondingly, documents of eligibility must be submitted to obtain qualification.

For additional information, we encourage interested individuals to visit our websites at http://www.paynergcford.com/ and http://www.weslacoford.com/!

April 2018 Salesmen of the Month

By jaimel | Posted in Community on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 2:07 PM

The Payne Auto Group is extremely proud to recognize these individuals as the April top salesmen.

 

April 2018 Top Salesmen

Payne Chevrolet, Buick & GMC

Paul De La Rosa! Paul makes our salesman of the month for the month!

Ed Payne Motors

Juan Cantu! This isn’t Juan’s first rodeo. He previously held the title in February!

Payne Alfa Romeo FIAT

Nestor Gonzalez gives super a whole new meaning as our salesman of the month!

Payne Weslaco Ford

Joe Cantu does it again! Joe held the title of top salesman for the Payne Weslaco Ford last month! He thanks his friends and clients for helping him achieve this opportunity.

Visit us on our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all of our top salesmen!

The 2019 RAM 1500 arrives at Ed Payne Motors!

By jaimel | Posted in Community on Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 2:03 PM

RAM Muscle!

The 2019 RAM 1500 arrived at Ed Payne Motors Friday!

Built with the goal to serve, the brand new truck brings the most towing (12,750 pounds) and hauling capability ever to the brand. Additionally, the re-designed look leaves nothing on the table with a bold new exterior, smart cargo management and state-of-the-art technology.

To say the least, the 2019 1500 breaks ground by pushing the boundaries of what a truck can be. In addition, an uncompromising luxury coupled with the trucks high-strength steel frame ensures a peace and comfort for the mind.

Visit us on our website or stay up-to-date on our Facebook page to see all the things the newest edition has to offer!

The Payne Street Team Attends Chris Young Concert

By jaimel | Posted in Community on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 2:42 PM

The Concert

The State Farm Arena was the place to be Friday night. The excited crowd of country music fans from across the Rio Grande Valley mingled with one another as they waited for Chris Young to take the stage in his third concert in the RGV.

Chris Marshall, along with the Payne Street Team, participated at the concert. Marshall performed in the Beer Garden, located outside the arena, before Young started, and after having completed his set-list. Attendees listened to Marshall’s acoustic covers of “Right or Wrong” and “When You Say Nothing At All” while filling up on beer and tacos. Additionally, vehicles such as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio were on hand so that conert-goes could get an up-close and personal look.

“It’s fun to kind of pre-amp up the people here,” Marshall said. “They get off from work and are just looking for something that will soothe them which makes these type of events, and musicians necessary.”

 

Up Front & Center

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio & Giulia as well as the Volkswagen Atlas on site!

Chris Marshall performs right before Young takes the stage!

 

 

Payne Mission at the TSTC Career Expo

By jaimel | Posted in Community on Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 2:32 PM

Payne Mission Offers More at TSTC!

A buzz of excitement grew at the Texas State Technical College’s Cultural Arts Center Thursday. Service Directors for Payne Mission, as well as other employers, were in attendance for the TSTC Career Expo. Students and graduates demonstrated their knowledge and work ethic to the potential employers.

“It’s important that we see this kind of tenacity in these individuals,” said Matt Mire, Service Director for the Payne Mission dealership. “This is a growing work force that excels when employees can bring passion and, moreover, dedication to the setting.”

The initiative to attend the TSTC Career Expo is part of the dealership’s belief in giving back to the Rio Grande Valley community.

 

The Growing Field!

Payne Mission employees are always up-to-date on the lastest information in vehicle repair!

Our mechanics use cutting-edge technology so that every vehicle is given precise maintenance!

Top-notch work from the best in the business!

 

Further information!

Visit us on our Facebook page for more information or give us a call at (877) 672-0916 to talk our service directors on how you can become a member of our dealership!

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Has Arrived!

By jaimel | Posted in Community on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 5:50 PM

The Jeep Wrangler JL

The spirit of freedom and the promise of adventure thrives in the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL!

True to its heritage, the Wrangler combines tried-and-true features with a cutting-edge build to give you a vehicle that is ready for the future. Available with 33-inch tires, the JL proves itself as the most capable Jeep ever. Your drive reaches new heights with stronger axle tubes, larger brakes, and three available 4×4 systems.

Additionally, the Wrangler JL continues the lasting preference for simple, familiar and long-lived powertrains while adding a current flair with diesel and mild-hybrid options. Each of these options also present a variety of available horsepower ranging from 260 – 285.

Visit us on our website or Facebook page to see all the things the JL edition has to offer!

Payne Weslaco Chevrolet helps out little league

By jaimel | Posted in Community on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Weslaco’s Little League scores $500

Payne Weslaco Chevrolet made a $500 donation to the Weslaco Little League Thursday. Coupled with brand new baseball gear like t-shirts and batting tee’s, the donation works with the dealerships partnering of the Chevrolet’s Sponsored Youth Sports program.

The Chevy Sponsored Youth Sports empowers local youth through the power of play. Donations have currently benefitted 12.4 million kids.

“All these kids are given more reason to be active,” said Donna Shawhan, Creative Director for the Payne Auto Group. “That’s what makes this so great. Additionally, the $500 helps every single team in the city’s division.”

Other teams the dealership has sponsored include local softball and soccer groups such as the Mid-Valley Youth Soccer League and the Progreso Dynamites!

The Progreso Dynamites!

The Mid-Valley Youth Soccer Team!

 

Visit our Facebook page for more photos of the events!