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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

  • Winter Texans asked to participate in ‘Life by the Rio’ video contest

    The good folks at South Texas Tourism are asking for help from Winter Texans (55 and older) in making a tourism video about good times Winter Texans have in the Rio Grande Valley. Nydia O. Tapia Gonzalez is asking Winter Texans to make short videos with their smart phones to be submitted to South Texas Tourism so they can create a video to be called “Life by the Rio.”

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  • Shenandoah singer Billy Droze performs at Border Theatre

    20170112 billy droze 009On Saturday, Jan. 14, Billy Droze, the former lead will singer of Grammy Award-winning super group Shenandoah, is returning to Texas to perform a special concert for his Winter Texan fans. Droze will give two performances at the Border Theater in Mission at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $12.

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  • Daddy D Three take Valley by storm

    The Daddy D Three is back for their first full year in the Rio Grande Valley and what an amazing response they have gotten this far.  The “Three” Darren Johnson, Bob Balsley and Jeff Hinnendael have about 20 dates including dances and shows throughout the Valley and are looking to add more if a park needs to fill a date. 

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  • Duke Mason joins The Texans in ‘Lone Star Jubilee’

    Sam Ray and the Texans will be joined by bass singer David Little and entertainer Duke Mason for the 2017 edition of the “Lone Star Jubilee” show in the Rio Grande Valley.

    The Texans, who were voted the Valley Star Awards Gospel Group of the Year in 2015, will be returning to the Rio Grande Valley Jan. 22-27 for another Lone Star Jubilee series… Read More +

  • Oak Ridge Boys return to Llano Grande Jan. 14-18

    The Oak Ridge Boys will once again appear at Llano Grande Resort in Mercedes Jan.14 -18. Their high-energy stage show remains the heart and soul of what they do best. Their performances will feature classic gospel, country and patriotic music.

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  • Tavie Spivey offers lively Rock & Roll show

    “Who Put the Bop in the Bop Shoo-Bop?” Tavie Spivey’s Rock & Roll Show is filled with old songs that are seldom heard anymore but when Winter Texans hear her start singing, they go, “Oh, I remember that,” and start singing along.

    Listen for old songs like “Lollipop,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “The Great Pretender,” “Earth Angel,” and many other rock and roll classics.

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  • DHR plans free health fair

    Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance will hold their 11th annual free Community Health Fair an on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

    The DHR Community Health Fair will provide free health screenings, medical information, education and health related services.

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  • 33rd Longest Causeway Run &Fitness Walk is Jan. 14

    The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. Runners will start at 10 a.m. and walkers will start a 10:15 a.m. from the Community Center.

    Late registration is available on-site at the Port Isabel Community Center, 213 Yturria, Port Isabel on Friday, Jan. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to… Read More +

  • Frontera Audubon announces new bird walk

    Frontera Audubon will be hosting Bird Walks with Ernest on Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $5. According to Ernest, half the species of the entire United States have been spotted in the Rio Grande Valley and many have made their way to Frontera Audubon in Weslaco for a stopover. Recent sightings include rarities such as the blue bunting, crimson-collared grosbeak and more.

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  • Carpenters Once More brings tour to the RGV

    20170105 Carpenters Once MoreFor those younger baby boomers who loved the songs of the seventies soft rock duo, The Carpenters, such as “Close to You,” “For All We Know,” or “We’ve Only Just Begun,” Diana Lynn will take guests back in time to when the Carpenters were at the top of the music world. Karen Carpenter was known for her pure, sweet voice when… Read More +

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