Welcome home. By now most of our Winter Residents have arrived and we are so glad to have you back in the big, wonderful state of Texas and the sunny Rio Grande Valley. If you drove down, then I am sure you were once again impressed by how big - and varied - Texas is. If you flew in - especially if you came from Canada - you were probably just a little shocked when you stepped off the plane. What a big difference it is between European Quebec and the tranquil palm lined roads of the Rio Grande Valley. It is quite a shock. From East to West and North to South, all these different areas have their own personalities. Yep, Texas is a Whole Other Country.
The 2022 Rio Grande Valley Woodcarving Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, January 14-15, at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana in Pharr. Admission for the event is a $3 donation.
The show features exhibits by carvers, carving instructors, tool vendors, and wood vendors. Door prizes will be given every 30 minutes with three large door prizes given at the end of the show.
This cooler weather has been quite welcoming. It has made it feel like winter finally. It hasn’t been too cold, or too nasty wet outside with it either. I think it has been exactly what I have needed to feel like it is the correct season. After it just being a little too warm for Christmas, I was ready for that cooler weather to bring some of the holiday spirit with it.
My thing is, I don’t want it to get much cooler than it is. The 50- and 60-degree temperatures are just right for me. Any lower and I just want to stay inside for the most part.
The Food Bank RGV invites the community to save the date for Farm Dinner 2022, scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the beautiful and historical Valley Fruit Co. building of the Food Bank RGV.
Food Bank RGV’s Farm Dinner is an elegant, five-course meal featuring gourmet cuisine from Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay winner, Chef Larry Delgado, and Jessica Delgado of the Delgado Collective. The Delgados have a longstanding history supporting various food bank fundraisers, campaigns, and events for over 10 years.
By William Renner, Reference Librarian
Join us at Speer Memorial Library in Mission on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, for a discussion of the book The Woman’s Hour, to take place in the library’s Community Room at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and discuss the book.
In July of 1920, Carrie Catt travels by train from New York City to Nashville. A tireless crusader for women’s suffrage, she comes to town to take charge of the fight for ratification, by the Tennessee legislature, of the proposed Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote.
In just a few days, 2021 will come to an end and a new year begins. It is time to look forward to 2022, a New Year. It is time to make those New Year’s resolutions.
This past year was a difficult year for many. Covid 19 attacked with a fury. Many lost family members or they lost jobs and much needed income. Now we have two Covid variants to consider as we make plans for the future.
Stefano’s in Harlingen was hit with a tragic fire just days before Christmas. We would like to support our advertiser by inviting our readers to support them, by visiting their other location in Pharr.
According to news reports, the damage to their Harlingen location was deemed a total loss by the fire department. The restaurant has been reduced to fragments, said the news.