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Winter Texan Times http://www.wintertexantimes.com/ Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:41:35 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-us Taiwanese exhibit opens at IMAS http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1412-taiwanese-exhibit-opens-at-imas.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1412-taiwanese-exhibit-opens-at-imas.html

McALLEN – The International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 Nolana in McAllen, has opened an exhibit of native objects from the National Museum of History in Taiwan.

Featuring 40 native weavings from the Taiwanese indigenous peoples, including the Atayal, Truku, Amis, Puyuma, Paiwan and Rukai tribes, it will now be on display through Oct. 2. It gives IMAS visitors a rare glimpse into their unique lifestyles and value systems.

For more information, call IMAS at 956-682-0123.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Carina Brunson) Featured News Tue, 24 May 2016 15:01:32 +0000
MOSTH hosts Cuban model hobbyist http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1411-mosth-hosts-cuban-model-hobbyist.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1411-mosth-hosts-cuban-model-hobbyist.html

EDINBURG – The Museum of South Texas History welcomes miniature model hobbyist Rafael Morales as a guest speaker presenting, “Big Transport in a Small Scale,” starting at 2 p.m. in the Courtyard Gallery this Sunday, May 22.

Morales made a career in the aviation industry, which led him to create miniature models of historic transportation. Since 1992, Morales has painted and built miniature models in 1:48 and 1:350 scales for carriages and naval models, respectively.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Carina Brunson) Featured News Tue, 24 May 2016 15:01:01 +0000
27th annual Festival celebrates accordion kings and queens http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1410-27th-annual-festival-celebrates-accordion-kings-and-queens.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1410-27th-annual-festival-celebrates-accordion-kings-and-queens.html

AUSTIN – Whether making a weekend trip or starting off on vacation across Texas, it might be worth a stop to start off the summer fun with a little bit of music at the 27th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival. Texas Folklife will bring its annual celebration of the state's accordion roots music to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m.

In keeping with its mission to preserve and present Texas's diverse musical heritage, the festival will feature stars and legends in polka, Cajun, zydeco and conjunto. This year's accordion stars will include David Lee Garza and special guests, the Magnolia Sisters, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, and the Czech Melody Masters.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Carina Brunson) Featured News Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:21 +0000
Kick-off set for Family Summer Adventure Challenge http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1409-kick-off-set-for-family-summer-adventure-challenge.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1409-kick-off-set-for-family-summer-adventure-challenge.html

EDINBURG — Families looking for something different to do this summer are invited to participate in the RGV Family Summer Adventure Challenge (FSAC) at the Edinburg World Birding Center. Explore, discover interesting facts and win by taking on 12 challenges at 21 nature sites throughout the Valley this summer while enjoying the outdoors.         

The Family Summer Adventure Challenge takes participants to the different nature centers and parks of the Rio Grande Valley while completing the challenges. Upon completion and a journal submission, participants’ names will be placed in a drawing to win prizes.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Carina Brunson) Featured News Tue, 24 May 2016 14:59:32 +0000
May 2016 Calendar of Events http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1408-may-2016-calendar-of-events.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1408-may-2016-calendar-of-events.html

May 21 – The Aglow International McAllen Community Lighthouse invites the public to a complimentary

prayer breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to noon for the first anniversary of their organization. For location and directions, call Criselda Alvarado, president, at 534-7941.

May 21 – The Rio Grande Valley Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist, presents an advanced nature photography workshop at the South Padre Island Birding Center, 6801 Padre Blvd. It is open to any level of photographer. Fee is $50. For details and registration, go to rgvctmn.org.   An advanced workshop will be held Saturday, May 21. Registration is required; space is limited. Payment can be made by check or online with PayPal. For additional information, see rgvctmn.org or contact Heidi Linnemann at 797-2872 or hhlinnemann@aol.com.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Carina Brunson) Featured News Tue, 24 May 2016 14:58:52 +0000
Geocaching Treasure Hunt http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1403-geocaching-treasure-hunt.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1403-geocaching-treasure-hunt.html

Del Zander, a Winter Texan living at Retama Village in Mission, thinks geocaching is a great hobby for those who travel a lot, while Mission resident Eddie Olivarez found he was hooked when he was looking for something to keep his daughter busy while supporting his son during sporting event road trips.

Zander found that stopping a couple of hours at a geocache location gives him and his wife a chance to get out of the car and stretch their legs a bit while searching for something out of the ordinary. Best of all, it is a hobby that does not cost anything to participate.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Kathy Olivarez) Featured News Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:01:39 +0000
Bob Corriveau is master woodcarver http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1402-bob-corriveau-is-master-woodcarver.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1402-bob-corriveau-is-master-woodcarver.html

Woodcarving is both art and avocation for Bob Corriveau of Eagle Creek, Wis. and Tropic Star RV & MH Resort. All of his pieces have won ribbons at various woodcarving shows, and two sculptures have won top awards in the World Fish Carving Championships.

“Pumpkin Seed,” a carving of a Sunfish, was awarded first place, Judges' Choice, and Best in Category for Novice Level, while “Black Crappie” won third place for Novice Level in the same show.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Brittany Asbury) Featured News Sat, 09 Apr 2016 09:57:06 +0000
RV Park creates habitat for native and migratory butterflies http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1401-rv-park-creates-habitat-for-native-and-migratory-butterflies.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1401-rv-park-creates-habitat-for-native-and-migratory-butterflies.html

MISSION, Texas, April 4, 2016 — Development in the Rio Grande Valley and across Texas is great for the economy, but not for the region’s famed Monarch butterflies, which are rapidly losing habitat along with other butterfly species.

But Oleander Acres RV Park is doing something about it.              

During the past six months, Winter Texans and park staff have planted more than 200 milkweeds, creating more than a dozen butterfly gardens across the park that are attracting about 100 different types of butterflies.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Carina Brunson) Featured News Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:42:40 +0000
McAllen Chamber plans Sizzling in the Tropics Cook-off http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1397-mcallen-chamber-plans-sizzling-in-the-tropics-cook-off.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1397-mcallen-chamber-plans-sizzling-in-the-tropics-cook-off.html

On April 2 the McAllen Chamber of Commerce will hold their “Sizzling in the Tropics” Bar-B-Q Cook-off at the Chamber of Commerce located at 1200 Ash Ave. The event will last from noon to 5 p.m. Barbecued beef brisket, chicken, pulled pork, pork ribs, Jackpot pan de campo and Jackpot beans will be served.

Live music will be provided by Sergio and Ropin’ the Wind, Eddie Saenz, Clueless, TR3N and Last Minute Band.

Tickets are $15 per person and guests can sample all they can eat. Tickets are available at the chamber of commerce. Call (956) 682-2871 for more information.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Carina Brunson) Featured News Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:51:00 +0000
Golden Age Olympics winners announced http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1395-golden-age-olympics-winners-announced.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1395-golden-age-olympics-winners-announced.html

Results of the 2016 Golden Age Olympics sponsored by the City of McAllen’s Parks and Recreation Department have been announced. Golden Olympics is an athletic completion open to all Winter Texans in the Valley.

Bake-off Winners

In the Bake-off winners of bars were first, Sharon Branson, Tip O Texas; second, June Mueller, McAllen Mobile, third Julie Pederson, McAllen Mobile. Cake winners were first, Carolyn Adams, Tip O Texas; second Barbara Porter, McAllen Mobile; third, Peggie Becker, Tip O Texas.

Winners of the cookie competition were first, Ruby Insell, Tip O Texas; second, Sandy Lammers, McAllen Mobile, third, Beverly Oby, McAllen Mobile. Cupcake winners were P. Nenette McHenry, independent; second, Beverly Oby, McAllen Mobile; third, Ruby Insell, Tip O Texas.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Carina Brunson) Featured News Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:47:44 +0000
It’s time to say farewell http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1394-it-s-time-to-say-farewell.html http://www.wintertexantimes.com/news/1394-it-s-time-to-say-farewell.html

Another season is drawing to a close and the excitement of having so many warm and friendly people staying among us and taking part in the many concerts, festivals and special events for Winter Texans is ending. Although the roads are more crowded and restaurants busier when Winter Texans are here, it seems as though something is missing when they leave.

The style shows, the picnics, and other special events planned for Winter Texans, the reunions where they get together with people who had similar vocations, who are from the same location, or who support the same home sports teams are coming to an end. Theses events keep me hopping and I enjoy them and am often mistaken for a Winter Texan myself, though I’ve lived in the Valley 45 years.

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carina.brunson@pcms.guru (Kathy Olivarez) Featured News Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:45:50 +0000