It was a good day for the City of Donna.
Mayor David Simmons led a groundbreaking ceremony for the city TMs new WalMart store.
Located off FM 493 just north of Expressway 83, the store is expected to open in the 1st quarter of 2015.
The store is expected to generate some 300 jobs, allow residents to shop locally and add to Donna TMs sales tax revenue.
FM 493, which is also known as Salinas Boulevard, is the road to the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge.
It TMs hope the new store will also attract shoppers from Mexico.
WalMart already has 18 stores across the Rio Grande Valley.
But the company has made a huge push for expansion over the past year.
WalMart is adding new stores in Donna, Elsa, Hidalgo and Los Fresnos.