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Nebraska Winter Texan Breakfast

A Nebraska Winter Texan Breakfast will be held Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana Loop, Pharr, at 8:30 a.m. No reservations required. For information call Ray Fink 402-733-8972

Activity Directors Meeting

The RGV Activity Directors will meet Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. at Park Place Estates.

Armstrong Rubber, Pirelli and Titan Retirees

Retirees of Armstrong Rubber, Pirelli and Titan Tires will meet for lunch at Anne’s Restaurant, 221 W. Business 83 in San Juan on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. For information call Dick Overholser at (515) 262-7791, or Al Ensley at (515) 360-5992.

Good Sam RV Club

All members of the Good Sam RV Club will hold a rendezvous at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, at Peter Piper Pizza, 1043 Expressway 83, Alamo. For more information call Ray Fink at (402) 733-8972.

Rio Grande Quilt Guild

The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild will meet Saturday, Jan. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the South Texas College Auditorium in Weslaco. Call Floria Flores at (956) 648-4833.

Bremer County, Iowa

Residents of Bremer County, Iowa will have breakfast Jan. 9 at 8 a.m. at Danny’s Restaurant, 122 W. Tom Landry, Mission. For questions call Sam Smith at (319) 269-9308.

Polish-American Club

The Texas Rio Grande Polish-American will meet Jan. 11 in Harlingen at 1:30 p.m. The event usually includes social time, a meal and a short presentation of topics of Polish nationality and interest. Everyone welcome. Please call Marion Janik at (956) 212-2973 to make a reservation. The meeting is at Emerald Grove RV Park on SE corner of Bass Blvd. and Bus. 83 in Harlingen.

Douglas County, Minnesota

Residents of Douglas County, Minn. will meet Jan. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at Ann’s Restaurant in San Juan. For information call Bernice Schmitz at (320) 420-1347.

Magic Valley Retirement P.E.O.

Magic Valley Retirement P.E.O. Group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 13, at noon at the Echo Hotel, Edinburg. Lunch served at 12:15 p.m. followed by meeting and program. For reservations call Lynne Kephart at (563) 419-1619.

Upper Valley Home Owners Association

The Upper Valley Home Owners Association will meet Wednesday, Jan 14, at Twin Lakes RV Park, 301 N Shary Rd., at 9 a.m. for tax purposes.

Treasure Lake

Treasure Lake Resort in Branson Missouri will have a Winter Texan Reunion Wednesday, Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Victoria lams Restaurant in Donna. Buffet is $15. Reservations and payment due by Jan. 16.  Call Georgetta at (314) 540-2497 or Deb at (816) 590-2350.

Top News

  • 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… 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… 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.”

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  • 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 +

  • Harlingen Winter Texan Appreciation Day was fun

    The Harlingen Winter Texan Appreciation Day was a busy event. With entertainment both at Casa de Amistad and the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Winter Texans had plenty of choices. There were bands and folkloric dancers providing entertainment at Casa De Amistad.

    Many Winter Texans gathered around the stage area to watch and children of all elementary ages performed folkloric dances.

    “The kids are my favorite. We… Read More +

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