What is the most important natural resource to a farmer? Probably water - a commodity that we just can't do without. Most of our water supply in the Rio Grande Valley comes from the Rio Grande River or as it is called in Mexico - the Rio Bravo del Norte - the brave, wild river of the North.
Volunteers from the Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Commemorative Air Force conducted a museum and airport tour of their facilities Monday, December 23, 2019. The tour group was from the Eastgate Mobil Home & RV Park in Harlingen, Texas.
The Santa Maria Bullring will host only two events this year. The first event will be held on Sunday, January 12, with the second one on Sunday, February 16. Fred Renk will be retiring after these two events. Both events will star the world’s seventh female matador, Karla Santoyo.
The Senior Ambassadors Men’s Chorus will welcome the Texas A&M Singing Cadets to the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday, January 9, 2020 for a performance at the Center Church, located at 4801 N. Cage Blvd., in Pharr. Internationally known as the “Voice of Aggieland,” the Singing Cadets are Texas A&M University’s premier men’s chorus. The Cadets will perform American, military, sacred and Aggie-themed numbers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the performance will start at 7 p.m. Seating is general admission and the cost for a ticket is a modest $10. Monies raised from the concert will go toward two university scholarships. Tickets can be purchased at Copy Zone in McAllen, 3701 N. Bicentennial Blvd.’ during normal business hours; or by calling Mike at (956) 309-7547.
The 2020 Rio Grande Valley Woodcarving Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, January 10-11, at the Nomad Shrine Club, at 1044 W. Nolana in Pharr. Admission for the event is a $3 donation.
'The Artisan' by Sue Sill
2019 People’s Choice Award
The Upper Valley Art League will hold an opening reception for their Hidalgo Watercolor Society Annual Art Exhibit on Saturday, January 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. Drinks and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
An honorarium will be presented to Juanita Gibson, longtime Rio Grande Valley artist.
The Watercolor Exhibit will hang until February 2.
The UVAL Kika de la Garza Gallery is located at 921 E. 12th Street in Mission.
Leslie Blasing, a Valley favorite, will be performing at a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser in Alice on Monday, January 13. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. with Leslie performing at 7 p.m.
Leslie Blasing’s songs span seven decades of country, classic rock, 50’s and 60’s. South Padre Island has been her home for 25 years where she has won multiple awards throughout the Rio Grande Valley and was recently honored as the first “Lifetime Achievement Award” winner for 2018.
Winter Texan Wednesday is a program that welcomes Winter Texans and retirees to enjoy an afternoon at the Museum of South Texas History. The museum, which is located in Edinburg, features a presentation followed by a highlight tour of part of a museum exhibit. The first program, titled “Sal del Rey,” with guest speaker Joe Vidales Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m.
Ron Hoover RV & Marine Center will hold their 14th annual Open House Thursday and Friday, January 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The annual open house has become a popular event in the Rio Grande Valley, drawing in thousands of people each year. Last year the event was attended by over 7,000 people – 10,000 free t-shirts were given away. Even more are expected this year.
In a first-time effort, Paradise Park RV Resort residents built a small mountain of food, school supplies, candy and personal hygiene items, which were placed on display in the clubhouse during the regular Friday lunch time social gathering on December 20.