Sunday, November 18, 2018
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Daylight Saving Time, Butterflies and Texas BBQ

FromthepublisherTime is coming to an end. Daylight Saving Time, that is.

This Sunday, November 4, Daylight Saving Time ends, and we’ll all need to set our clocks back one hour – unless you live in Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam and a few other places like the Virgin Islands.

But for those of us in Texas, and most of the United States, the saying “Spring Forward, Fall Back” helps us to remember when to move our clocks forward one hour (Spring) and when to move our clocks back (Fall). While the time officially changes at 2 a.m., Sunday, most folks just set their clocks back before going to bed Saturday night.

Don’t forget, or you find yourself in the church parking lot an hour before everybody else. I suppose worse things could happen. Have a great weekend.

– JB –

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Southern Anthem’s Mike Pausewang passes

20181024 SouthernAnthem Mike PausewangMike Pausewang may have been behind the scenes of the wildly popular family band known as Southern Anthem, but he was as much of the driving force as his family stars on stage.

Pausewang died at the age of 51 at his home on Aug. 20. Southern Anthem was named 2017-18 Family Vocal Group of the Year by the Valley Star Awards, a people’s choice-style award. The band regularly filled Winter Texan resort venues and were booked heavily for performances throughout the Valley.

Due to Pausewang’s passing, the group will not be returning to the Rio Grande Valley this year, according to 17-year-old Mikaela Pausewang, lead singer and guitarist for the band.

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Murder, mystery and more at Brownsville Museum tour

20181024 Murder Mayhem Mystery BHA Tour 2Rumor has it that if anyone takes a toy from little Daisy Starck’s gravesite that she will come to your house and tickle your feet.

These “horror” stories and many more will be shared as the Brownsville Heritage Museum presents its second, Murder, Mystery and Mayhem tour from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The museum is located at 1325 E. Washington St.

Starck is widely considered the victim of the first auto-pedestrian accident in Brownsville in 1879. According to program director Ashly Guzman, Daisy was playing with her ball when it rolled out into the street. “She ran after it and was run over by a carriage,” Guzman said.

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Getting your line-dancing groove on

20181024 Line Dancing Casa del valle 01Keith Floyd saw some people dancing, -- or doing something like that.

Whatever it was, it caught his attention and curiosity. He was simply fascinated by what he was seeing.

“What is that?’ he asked.

“They’re line dancing,” was the reply.

“I had never heard of it,” said the Jacksonville, Fla., native and now full-time resident at Casa del Valle RV Park in Alamo. “But I definitely got hooked.”

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Where to go for a fun Halloween

20181024 Halloween party WT Miller 2347There are several Halloween or fall festival events planned throughout the Valley. Here is a roundup of a few you might enjoy – plus a few public Halloween dances planned in the RV & mobile home resorts.

The Historical Happy Hour: “Stranger Things” Halloween Costume Party will be held at the Brownsville Heritage Museum, located at 1325 E. Washington St. in Brownsville from 5 - 7 p.m, Friday, Oct. 26. The actual party will be held at the Old County Jail located at 1201 E. Van Buren St. Come dressed as your favorite “Stranger Things” character or any other character. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed Halloween costume and the best “Stranger Things” costume.

The event is free for museum members, $5 if RSVP's and $10 at the door. Call (956) 548-1313 for more information.

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48th annual Pow Wow set for Lark Library

20181024 Indian Pow Wow dy 032The 48th annual Dak' ee si Pow Wow will be held from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. in McAllen. The event is free and open to the public.

Dak' ee si means the fall ceremony of celebration and the event is a way for the Native American tribe to share its culture and history with other tribes and non-natives.

There will be gourd dancing from 11 a.m. - noon and again from 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. There will also be intertribal dances throughout the day.
Each type of dance has its own meaning. There are several opinions regarding the gourd dance, a dance that is used to honor a warrior. Many state that the dance originated with the Kiowa Tribe.

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