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FromthepublisherThe Rio Grande Valley is bustling with activities and special events planned this weekend and every week for the next couple of months.

The All Valley RV & Outdoor Show begins today for a three-day show at the RGV Livestock Showgrounds in Mercedes.

The RGV Woodcarvers Show is also happening this weekend, Jan. 12-13, at the Nomad Shrine Club in Pharr.

The Texas Citrus Fiesta Product Costume Show, the first of a series of events for this year’s Fiesta celebration, will be held Saturday at the Mission Community Center. This year’s Costume Show also includes the Grapefruit Pie Baking Showdown and a presentation of the winners of the Shoebox Float Competition.

You will find stories about each of these events in today’s edition of the Winter Texan Times.

Of course there is a full schedule of all types of entertainment lined up especially for Winter Texans – far too many to list in this column. So check out all the shows advertised in this issue, including the Wintertainers™ section, which lists dozens and dozens of shows, dances and other forms of entertainment all across the Rio Grande Valley.

This is just one of the ways the RGV says, “Welcome Winter Texans!”

Winter Texans’ Favorite Golf Course

Calling all golfers! The annual Winter Texans’ Favorite Golf Course contest voting begins today. We want to know which golf courses are your favorites in the Rio Grande Valley.

The Winter Texan Times is sponsoring a contest for Winter Texans to choose their favorite golf course in the RGV. Cast a ballot for your favorite golf course and you may just win the $150 cash prize to be given away. The cash winner will be selected in a random drawing from the names of everyone who casts a vote.

Winter Texan golfers are invited to fill out the ballot on page 36 of today’s paper and vote for your favorites. Those who cast their votes by January 25 will be entered in a drawing for $150 cash! Just fill out the ballot and send it in.

The easiest way to vote is online at Just fill out the online ballot and you’ll be entered in the prize drawing contest.
You can also request a ballot by email. Email us at and use “FAVORITE GOLF COURSES” in the subject line. Limit one entry per person.

See the ballot for complete contest rules. For those who prefer to mail in their ballot, our mailing address is 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission, TX 78572. All ballots must be received by the entry deadline – January 25.

Those who fill out the ballot will have the chance to choose their favorite Upper Valley, Mid-Valley and Lower Valley golf course, as well as their overall favorite.

The winning golf courses will be announced in a future issue of the Winter Texan Times. If you play golf in the Rio Grande Valley, we want to hear from you. Let us know which golf course is your favorite. Who knows? You might just win 150 bucks!

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  • Nature photos displayed at Port Isabel Library

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