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David Garza served in the National Guard in Iraq in 2010 and also a former employee of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in Edinburg, Texas. In July 2012, he and his wife Noelia opened their own business located at 205 E. Business 83, Ste. B in Weslaco, Texas, with the help of the local University of Texas-Pan American Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC). Mid Valley Archery, an archery instruction and recreation business has become a big hit with local community ‘kids’ market. Garza credits the quick interest based on the newest and most popular blockbuster movie hits such as Brave and the Hunger Games, and also on the 2012 Olympics archery sport fanatics. Mr. Garza received counseling and mentorship from VBOC – a U.S. Small Business Administration resource partner located in Edinburg, TX. He received start-up counseling as well as assistance in preparing a business plan. He was able to finance his start-up through his own personal investment but is currently seeking a working capital loan, possibly thru SBA’s Patriot Express Loan which targets the military community with access to capital via local lenders. The business currently employs 1 full time, 2 part time. The archery range is open from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with additional kids’ classes Saturday mornings. It costs $7 to shoot and $5 to rent equipment, including training bows, traditional bows and more sophisticated bows for hunting and competition.