By Carina A. Brunson
During a benefit show last year at South Padre Island, Tim Hadler made an impression on a mother in the audience. It was that impression that led Judy to reconnect with her son, and it was the GUMI Camp that brought her son back to her. Something Hadler said touched her and made her want to act.
Tim Hadler, a native of Washington State, grew up on a farm with a love of music. Hadler moved to Nashville shortly after graduating to pursue a career in music – little did he know at the time that his music would lead him to other things.
Read more: Mother inspired to get son back after benefit concert
The Rio Grande Valley Gid-R-Done Bluegrass Band is continuing to support St. Jude’s Research Hospital by entertaining throughout the Valley. The band donates their time, supplies, transportation, and entertainment to the organization.
In the seven years the group has been donating to the organization, they have almost reached $50,000 that they have helped raise for St. Jude’s. At a recent event, the group just reached over $48,000, and they still have several more events.
Read more: Gid-R-Done continues to raise money
In all my 60 years of bullfighting activities, I have never witnessed a bullfight as good as the bullfight on January 22nd, said Fred Renk of his last show.
The talent and bravery of the matadors, Cayetano Delgado and “El Breco,” along with the bulls, was non-stop. The bulls never stopped charging and the matadors never gave in. This is what makes a great show for the fans, he added.
Read more: Santa Maria holds grand finale
The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas invites you to their 53rd Annual NDE DAA (Spring) Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas Homecoming Pow Wow on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Alton Community Center, 349 Dawes Ave. in Alton. Dancing and presentations will be held throughout the day. The event is free.
Celebrate and experience American Indian culture, history, drumming, singing and dancing from tiny tots to seniors. Vendors will be selling Native food, art, crafts, jewelry, supplies and wares. There will also be raffles and cake walks. There is something for everyone.
Read more: 53rd Annual Pow Wow event planned
By Anastasia Brunson
As I set out Saturday, I had made sure to check my weather app and bring an extra jacket, memories of last year’s KiteFest had me over-preparing as I’m not quite built for cold weather combined with the island wind. Luckily the cold front we had received was alleviating and I was greeted with a pleasant high in the 70’s. The wind was also more light and breezy than previously felt. Grateful for the positive change in the ever-changing Texas weather I left my extra jacket in the backseat and started to peruse the outdoor setup.
Read more: KiteFest breezy and bright
Submitted by Duane Yurek, Silver Lake, MN
This one started the summer of 2002 on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes near Richmond, MN.
My adult son, Dallas, was leaving the family cabin by boat to go to an island to set up an overnight camp out with some of his friends. Being young adults, they wanted to be fairly comfortable, so they had quite a lot of camping gear and supplies. So, he made a first run by boat to deliver firewood, tenting equipment, and some of the other gear. The second run was for the food, refreshments, and friends.
Read more: Everyone has a fishing story
Submitted by Arleen Bier
Each year, an auction is held at La Floresta Park in Mercedes. Some parks have Park Sales to get rid of unwanted stuff—we have an auction. Throughout the year, residents collect items to donate to the auction. We have really good stuff. The sale includes furniture, electrical appliances, printers, decorative pieces, dishes, golf clubs, golf balls, and more. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.
Read more: Auction fans enjoy lively event at La Floresta
By Anastasia Brunson
I’ve been to a few car shows here and there, but cannot recall having attended an indoor one so this was a first for me. The actual car show was inside the convention center, but there was also an outdoor area with live music, multiple sections for RC cars complete with ramps and obstacles, and food trucks along with a bar. I wandered around for a bit, enjoying the music and watching the RC cars controlled by patrons speed up the pavement and onto the ramp attempting to remain upright on the landing.
Read more: CarFest a shining success