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Helping Hands Quilting Group plans quilt show

20240124 Alamo Rec Veh Quilt Show webThe Helping Hands Quilting Group of Alamo Rec. Veh. Park presents their 23rd Annual Quilt and Hobby show “When Life Give You Scraps, Make a Quilt.”
The event will be held on Thursday, February 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be door prizes, raffle baskets, demonstrations, and fabric vendors.

A quilt was sewn by Helping Hands members Arlene Fuller and Coral Cox for a door prize. A donation of $2 is asked for admission. All proceeds benefit the Helping Hands Quilting Group.

Alamo Rec Veh Park is located at 1320 W. Frontage Rd., in Alamo.

Leisure World holds biannual quilt show

20240124 Leisure World Quilt Picture1 webThe Leisure World Quilters seventh biannual quilt show will be held February 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Main Hall, 400 East 18th St. in Weslaco. The quilter’s raffle quilt is queen size measuring 88”x88” in brown, rust, and gold colors. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available from any of the Leisure World quilters or at the show. The drawing will be held at the end of the show, and you do not need to be present to win.

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La Floresta celebrates hole in ones

20240107 145608 webWe had a first at our beautiful Par 3 La Floresta RV Park located near Mercedes, on December 29, 2023. On this day during our Mixed Couples scramble, Don Walters had a hole in one on #5 (133 yards). We heard yelling to "check the hole!" Sure enough, Don's ball was in the hole. Let the celebration begin. After a few minutes, we heard more screaming. Don's wife, Mary got a hole in one on #3 (80 yards). This is the first time for the course to have a husband and wife get a hole in one on the same day. Congratulations to both of them. This was Don's first, but Mary got one last year on hole #5. The course has Mixed Couples on Tuesdays and Fridays, Wednesdays are men's league, Thursdays are women's league and Sunday is divorce court. (submitted by Carla Strait)

Expo seeks to introduce Winter Texans to Valley’s best

20240124 Alamo Palms Expo RGVgeeks copy webAlamo Palms RV Resort’s Business & Health Expo will be held on Saturday, January 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free to Winter Texans, the event will feature 50 businesses and health professionals chosen by co-organizers Dennis and Barb Zanetti.

“Our unique model is that we invite businesses and health experts that we and our Winter Texan friends believe are really good,” Barb said. “We work to select the ‘very best of the best.’ Just imagine the quality your brother, sister or best friend would recommend for you. That’s the role we try to play.”

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RGBM holds sale to benefit students

IMG 4190 webWinter Volunteers at Rio Grande Bible Ministries (RGBM) will hold a Craft/Quilt/Bake Sale on Saturday, January 27, 8 to 11 a.m. to benefit students of both the seminary and the Intercultural Studies Program. It will be held in the multi-purpose room of the campus in Edinburg, 4300 S. Highway 281, (Closner Blvd.). Parking is available at the Closner entrance. The quilt auction will begin at 10 a.m. Free coffee will be provided all morning and cookies and baked goods will be available for purchase.

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Gospel Music Extravaganza is next week

20220105 Redneck Revivial BentsenPalmsRV HMiller 03 webBob Courtney, AKA Pastor Pudge, will be hosting the Gospel Music Extravaganza next week where he and others will be performing great gospel music to lift our spirits. The event begins at 3 p.m., Tuesday, January 30, at Winter Ranch Resort, 600 State Hwy. 495, in Alamo.

Others that will be performing are Redneck Revival, Alta Courtney, Mike Leichner, and Jamie Layton.

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92nd Annual Parade of Oranges in Mission

The City of Mission is proud to be home to one of the largest parades in South Texas, the Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade of Oranges. 

This year’s theme is “Noche de Carnaval,” and the parade features over 120 floats. Local marching bands, dance performances, citrus-themed attire, and the royal court attract thousands of people from all over the Rio Grande Valley.

The parade will be taking place on Saturday, January 27, at 12 p.m. It begins on 495 FM & Conway Ave., continuing south on Conway Ave. and ending at 1st Street. The Mission Police Department will close streets along the parade route in phases, starting at 6 a.m., and will reopen until the conclusion of the parade. Spectators are advised to exercise caution along Conway Ave. and obey all temporary traffic signs and coned areas.

Another attraction is the two-day Texas Citrus Fiesta Fun Fair and Kids Carnival. Live music, food vendors, and arts and crafts will make this a memorable night for the community. It is taking place at Leo Peña Placita Park (803 N Conway) on Saturday, January 27th, from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and on Sunday, January 28th, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.  

Prior to the parade, the media is invited to attend the Mayor’s Brunch, where Mission will warmly welcome various Sister Cities from Mexico. The event is taking place on Saturday, January 27th, at the Mission Chamber of Commerce (202 W Tom Landry St, Mission)starting at 9:30 a.m. This event will allow for interviews with Mission dignitaries and counterparts from Mexico.  

How to maintain a palm tree

20240124 MOSTH Chuck Malloy webThe Museum of South Texas History (MOSTH) will host the Sunday Speaker Series presentation, “Palm Care and Maintenance,” featuring Chuck Malloy at 2 p.m., January 28, in the Courtyard Gallery.

This presentation will cover some popular types of palms that thrive in the Rio Grande Valley. Malloy will also provide tips on the proper time and how to prune palm trees as well as feeding them. With the extreme weather, Malloy will also discuss how and when to anticipate the weather’s wrath and how to combat it to protect palm trees. He will also discuss the environmental approach to protecting the landscape, real estate values and creating a habitat for birds, bats, and other wildlife.

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Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at IMAS

Fan Painting Lunar New Year Festival webCelebrate the Year of the Dragon at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) on Saturday, January 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 12th annual Lunar New Year Festival, supported by the IMAS Guild, will feature traditional Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese crafts, games, and more.

Discover the art of calligraphy, create a dragon puppet, and enjoy local eateries Snow Bite, Ulike Tea, and Han's Katsuya. Paper fan painting will also be available for an additional $3 per participant (limited supply).

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February programs at Bentsen State Park

Bentsen State Park Cardinas Picture1 webThere are fun and informative programs at Bentsen-RGV State Park for all to enjoy. Scheduled programs are free with park admission. Reservations are required for some programs. All programs meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters unless otherwise specified.

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, there are Bentsen Bird Walks at 8:30 a.m. Star Stories will be held on Sunday, February 11, at 6 p.m. This event requires a reservation. On Thursday, February 29, at 8:30 a.m. there will be a Wild Wellness program.

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