Winter Texans pick Star Awards winners

Cast your vote for your favorite entertainers, and you could win free tickets to the Valley Star Awards Showcase Feb. 16 at Victoria Palms Resort in Donna.

The Valley Star Awards Showcase is an evening of live entertainment as awards are presented to this season’s top entertainers performing for Winter Texans in the Rio Grande Valley. This year, Winter Texans will get to choose who receives the awards.

Awards will be presented to the top vote-getters in each or the following categories: Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Family Musical Group of the Year, Musical Group (not related) of the Year, Duet Musical Group of the Year, Rock & Roll Band of the Year, Country Western Band of the Year, Comedy Show of the Year, Novelty Act of the Year, Gospel Group of the Year and Bluegrass Group of the Year.

Entertainer of the Year will be awarded to the group or entertainer that receives the most votes in any one of these categories.

The Winter Texan Times, with Victoria Palms Resort and the Rio Grande Valley Activities Directors Association presents the ballot for this year’s Star Awards. The activities directors selected the three top nominees in each category. We’ve prepared the ballot and now it’s up to you to vote and select your favorite entertainer in each category.

There are several ways to submit your Valley Star Awards ballot: mail it to the Winter Texan Times at the address listed on the form in the January 31st paper; download and fill out the PDF version of the form HERE; fax it; or email it. If you need a copy of the form for yourself or a friend, email us at and we’ll email a form to you that you can fill out and email back. Or, you can find a copy of the survey form on our website that you can print out and mail or fax back.

CLICK HERE to fill out an online version of the Ballot

Encourage all your friends to vote also. We want to know who you think are this year’s best entertainers. Be sure your ballot gets to us by the Feb. 14 deadline. Limit one entry per person. Those who submit completed ballots will be entered in a drawing for free tickets to the Valley Star Awards Showcase. Three pairs of tickets will be given away.

Tickets for the awards show are $10. The show starts at 6 p.m. and doors will open at 5 p.m. Six entertainers will perform between awards presentations, including Leslie Blasing, David Church, Willie Nash McColl, Freddie & Sheila Pelletier, John Sager and Gordy and Debbie Wensel.

Tickets may be purchased at the Victoria Palms Resort activities office Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., or by telephone with a credit card. For more information, call Victoria Palms at 956-782-3263.

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