Today is a beautiful day. Even if it is raining, it is still a beautiful day - the farmers need the rain, our yards need the rain. And soon the rain will stop, the bright, warming sun will shine down upon us and we can all go outside and enjoy our beautiful world. If it is a foggy day, that too will go away by mid-morning and the sun will shine again. Or perhaps the day will be one of those gorgeous November days from the very beginning.
The Valley has seen some great weather these past two weeks. So, I took the opportunity to visit parts of Brownsville I have never been to.
I visited the Old Cemetery, Historic Brownsville Museum, Stillman House, Fort Brown, Palo Alto Battlefield, and stopped at a few other places to get some pictures. It was so nice outside that if I did get a little warm, I was easily cooled off with the next breeze.
Jan Easton was looking for something active to do so she took a shot at table tennis.
Now, she's playing three to four times a week (probably more when nobody's looking) in the craft building at Victoria Palms RV Park in Donna.
We want to hear from you. Tell us all about your favorite golf courses.
Every year you vote for the top golf courses in the Valley. This year we have expanded the contest to include things like favorite amenities and best 19th hole or grill menu item.
Everyone’s favorite winter wonderland is coming to your home this year. The Holiday Village in Brownsville is excited to present their new Virtual Village. Visitors will soon be able to enjoy the fun-filled, interactive site any time and anywhere.
Operation Christmas Child drop-off will take place during the week of November 16-23.
Baptist Temple will be collecting shoeboxes – Monday, Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Friday Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need any additional information call Baptist Temple at (956) 686-5296.
For more information about Operation Christmas Child, visit their website at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/. Links are also available with directions on how to pack your own box or to build a shoebox online.
Palm Valley Animal Society is over cat capacity and is in need of community support. Currently, there are 701 cats in our care that need to find new homes.
We encourage potential adopters to stop by our Trenton or Andrews Center, open seven days a week between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to find their new fur friend. All adoption fees for cats are currently being waived until further notice. A $25 deposit for spay/neuter procedures may apply, but all adoptable cats are up to date on vaccines and can be microchipped to their new caretakers.
Can't adopt? Register your home at pvastx.org/foster and help care for our kittens as a short or long term foster parent. For info and pictures of all our adoptable cutie-cats, visit pvastx.org/cats.