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      Weslaco man turns Christmas light display into children's book

      A Weslaco man takes decorating for the holidays very seriously.

      Rey Banda is getting his display all set-up and says it will take several more days until it's complete.

      Banda has a week off from work as a teacher at Progreso ISD but he's not taking a moment to rest.

      He has thousands more Christmas lights to set up on and around his home on Jasmine Street.

      Each year, Banda transforms the home into a winter wonderland, which he calls Northopolis.

      But Banda is now taking his "Northopolis" idea one step further.

      The Rio Grande Valley teacher is writing about it in a children's book called, The Magical City of Northopolis, a Christmas Story.

      Whether you want to see the story in print or watch it live, Banda said anyone is welcome to be a part of his celebration of the season.