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Dec. 31 – New Year’s Fireworks on the beach at 9:15 p.m.

Dec. 31 – Fireworks at Louie’s Backyard to welcome New Year at 12 a.m. Best viewing between Palm and Swordfish on bayside.

Dec. 31 – McAllen will hold it’s annual New Year’s Bash at Oval Park in front of the McAllen Convention Center. See the Laser Light Show and enjoy music on three stages.

Jan. 1 – South Padre Island Polar Bear Dip at noon at Clayton’s Beach Bar.

Jan. 1– South Padre Island Penguin Plunge into Gulf of Mexico at 2 p.m. at Boomerang Billy’s.

Jan. 1-2 – Winter Texan Night Week at Killer Bees vs. Corpus Christi Rays. Buy one ticket for $7 and get one free. State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, 7:30 p.m. Call (956) 221-1575.

Jan. 3 – Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, 7200 Paredes Line Road, Brownsville, presents living history program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (956) 541-2785 for information.

Jan. 7 – RGV Activity Directors attend Entertainment Showcase at Park Place in Harlingen.

Jan. 7-8 – McAllen International Travel Show will be held at the McAllen Convention Center, featuring live entertainment, prizes, booths with travel destinations and lots of fun. Admission is free.

Jan. 8 – Jammin’ on Jackson Street with Vance Greek will be held at the Railroad Crossing, 101 E. Jackson Street, Harlingen, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Jan. 8 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, presents “Birding King Ranch” by Tom Langschied. Admission, $3.

Jan. 10 – Little Graceland on Highway 100 in Los Fresnos, presents Elvis Festival 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Gates open 9:30 a.m. Museum open 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For information call (956) 233-5482.

Jan. 10 – A walking tour of Brownsville’s Old City Cemetery will be held at 1 p.m. Guests will meet at the old city Cemetery on 6th Street.

Jan. 10 – Port Isabel’s 31st Annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk will be held. Starts at 10 a.m.

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7 – Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty, will have its Annual Quilt Show. MHM is open Tues. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (956) 580-8646 for more information. Go by and vote for your favorite quilt. Free admission.

Jan. 12 – University of Texas-Brownsville presents Richard Urbis, internationally renown, Julliard-trained pianist, in the Texas Southmost College Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 senior citizens.

Jan. 15 – Activity Directors attend Entertainers Showcase II at Mission Bell.

Jan. 15 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, presents “South Texas Birds,” by Cliff Shackleford, Ornithologist, TPWD, 6 p.m. Admission: $3.

Jan. 15 – Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty, will host a quilting techniques program at 2 p.m., free admission.

Top News

  • Mission Historical Museum presents Artesano Market Days

    MISSION – Mission Historical Museum presents the Second Annual Artesano Market Days highlighting a cultural awareness for hand-crafted artisan work. Inspired by history and tradition, both domestic and foreign, the festivities take place on Friday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, located at 900 Doherty. Admission is free and open to the public.

    With 60 artisans representing various states in Mexico, such… Read More +

  • Winter Texans show creativity building floats for citrus parade

    Winter Texans often enjoy participating in local celebrations held in various cities all across the Rio Grande Valley. In Mission, Winter Texan residents of several RV resort parks have taken “participation” up a notch or two by building competitive floats to enter the Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade of Oranges competition.

    It was obvious at Saturday’s parade our Winter Texans had fun with this year’s Citrus Fiesta theme, Citrus, Cartoons & Comic Book Characters,” as their creativity… Read More +

  • Senior Ambassadors: Diverse group makes beautiful harmony

    “Rio Grande Valley” has been the lead song for the Senior Ambassadors in all of the 24 years Esther Hewitt has been accompanying the chorus on the piano. As her favorite song, it leaps to mind every year she comes back to the Valley from Michigan.

    She and her husband, George, first came to the Valley in 1989, and just kept coming back. George smiled as he explained, “The kids couldn’t understand why we liked it… Read More +

  • Golden Age Olympics: Just having fun

    "Some of our Winter Texans want to compete and win, but most of our contestants just want to have fun," says Leslie Holland, director of the McAllen Parks and Recreation Department, which holds the Golden Age Olympics each winter. Holland goes on to say "We have more than 30 events taking place over two-and-a half-months, and all are geared towards our northern visitors."

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  • RGV Quilt Guild Show moves to SPI this year

    Many people think of the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild as a group of ladies who get together once a year to display the quilts they have made. But, while they do put on a fabulous annual quilt show, there is so much more to the quilt guild than that. The guild is active all year long. With over 250 members in eight sewing bees across the Valley, many of the ladies (and some men)… Read More +

  • Mission celebrates Winter Texans with two-day Fiesta

    The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce will celebrate and recognize Winter Texans during the Mega Winter Texan Fiesta during a two-day event, Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13.

    It kicks off Friday at 8 a.m. at the Shary Municipal Golf Course, 2201 N. Mayberry St., with a “Fiesta on the Golf Course.”   The six-person Texas Scramble, for an 18-hole division, is $40, including food and beverage. Payments must be made at the time of sign-up,… Read More +

  • Valley Star Awards: Vote for ‘Entertainer of the Year’

    The fifth annual Valley Star Awards will present awards to the Rio Grande Valley’s top entertainers as selected by Winter Texans casting their votes for their favorite Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Family Musical Group of the Year, Musical Group of the Year (not related), Duet Musical Group, Gospel Group, Novelty or Comedy Act of the Year, Rock & Roll Band, Country Western Band, Individual/Small Band/Variety Act, and Entertainer of… Read More +

  • Weslaco Museum offers ‘Orphan Train’ presentation

    A popular presentation about the Orphan Train Riders will be held at the Weslaco Museum on Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 2 and 4, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    Author Dorothy Lund Nelson will present the program on “Orphan Train Riders.”

    “Many people who missed her program last year have asked us to present it again, and Dorothy has agreed to do the two each day on February 2nd and 4th,” said Wade Marcum,… Read More +

  • Mission Quilt Show ends soon

    The Feb. 3 deadline is fast approaching to visit Mission Historical Museum’s annual Quilt Show to vote for your favorite quilt and determine the Viewer’s Choice award. The quilt show display is in the Mission Historical Museum Annex building, located at 200 E. Tom Landry.

    When the Winter Texan Times visited the quilt show, Patty Redlin, a volunteering Winter Texan from Indiana who works at the annex two days a week, gave… Read More +

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