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RFD TV’s Midwest Country Singer Maggie Mae performs here

Yeehaw! For Fans of RFD TV’s “Midwest Country Show” featuring Maggie Mae, there is a show coming up “ya don’t wanna miss!” It is a chance to see Maggie Mae perform in person right here in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Mama’s Wranglers bring back Western style fun

Get ready for some old-fashioned western style fun and entertainment as the Jackson Family from Las Vegas, better known as Mama’s Wranglers, head back to the Rio Grande Valley for another season entertaining Winter Texans. Those who attend their shows are in for some high-energy banjo pickin’, guitar playin’, fiddle fiddlin’, clog dancin’ fun.

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Lindley Creek performs amazing Bluegrass and Gospel

Lindley Creek, the RGV Bluegrass & Folk Band of the Year will be performing for a limited number of shows at area RV resorts. This acoustic family band known for performing traditional bluegrass and gospel music, with soulful vocals, soothing harmonies, and intricate instrument breaks is back in the Rio Grande Valley for another season. When not in the Valley they perform throughout the Ozarks and other locations in the United States and Canada.

For those who missed their Christmas performances, there are plenty of other shows planned this season to catch the performance by the Greer Family, comprised of Katie, Jase, John and Kathie Greer.

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Winter Texans’ Favorite Golf Course

The Winter Texan Times is sponsoring a contest for Winter Texans to choose their favorite golf course in the Rio Grande Valley. If you haven’t entered our contest by casting a ballot for your favorite golf course, you still have time to enter. And you may just win $150 cash.

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Winter Texans’ Favorite Golf Course

Calling all golfers! The Winter Texan Times is again sponsoring a contest for Winter Texans to choose their favorite golf course in the Rio Grande Valley. Winter Texan golfers are invited to vote for the “Winter Texans’ Favorite Golf Courses” to help determine the winners of this year’s contest. Those who cast their votes will be entered in a drawing for $150 cash! Just fill out the ballot on page 15 of the January 7 edition of the paper and send it in, or fill out the ballot online at Just click on the Winter Texans’ Favorite Golf Course contest box on our home page and that will take you to the ballot form online.

You can also request a ballot by email. Email us at, request the golf course ballot and we will send you the ballot form to fill out. Limit one entry per person. See the ballot for complete contest rules. For those who prefer to mail in their ballot, our mailing address is 1217 N. Conway, Mission, TX 78572. All ballots must be received by the entry deadline, which is January 21.

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Ball Ranch Family returns to Valley

After a three-year absence from the Rio Grande Valley entertainment scene, the Ball Ranch Family will be performing at the upcoming Entertainer’s Showcase and are available for the month of January. Call 325-698-2186 for booking information.

The Ball Ranch Family is best known for their old western music like that sung by the Sons of the Pioneers. Old Favorites like “Tumblin’ Tumbleweed,” “Spanish Eyes,” and “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” along with songs of Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, Bob Wills and other old favorites will bring back memories of times passed long ago. In addition to cowboy western they also sing Gospel.

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  • San Juan Gardens keeps residents active

    2018401 Shorts San Juan Gardens Ladies LuncheonSan Juan Gardens had many activities to celebrate the Winter Texan season, including a new event called Tape Measure Racing where races are held in double-elimination heats, and everyone is eligible to participate. The park also holds 30-minute low-impact exercise time every weekday for all ages, including a 90-year-old who gets… Read More +

  • Paradise Resort Estates raises money for charities

    20180401 Shorts Paradise Estates1Paradise Resort Estates in Pharr, held its annual Spaghetti Supper and Charity Auction on Friday, Feb. 16th.

    The resort’s Community Outreach Committee sponsored the event and proceeds are donated to local charities. This year’s proceeds totaled $7,000. Some of the items for auction included wood carvings and a… Read More +

  • Split Rail Party

    20180401 Shorts Split Rail Party1At the end of each season, the Split Rail Association at Split Rail RV Park in Mission throws a thank you party for its residents, filled with good food and entertainment. In mid-March, residents enjoyed a delicious catered lunch of grilled chicken, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and all the fixins and dessert.… Read More +

  • Southern Comfort RV Park hosts Bocce tournaments

    20180401 Shorts Southern Comfort Bocce JPGSouthern Comfort RV Park, located at 1501 S Airport Dr. in Weslaco has been running bocce ball tournaments for the past couple of years. What started as one bocce tournament in the park is now up to three and signs are that the growth is going to continue.

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  • Winter Texans volunteer at Lutheran church

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    The congregation from Westminster Lutheran Fellowship at Pleasant Valley Ranch have collected money and, most recently,… Read More +

  • La Floresta holds tournament championship golf event

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    La Floresta Park and Golf Course held its version of the PGA Championship March 5-8 with 32 men and 24 ladies competing in the annual event. La Floresta is located at 4140 La Floresta Road in Mercedes.

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  • The Power of One

    20180308 Palm Resaca Single Ladiesbest2The vitality of any Winter Texan Park is the result of the positive efforts and friendly interactions of its residents. A small core of single women in Palm Resaca Park have made a tremendous effect on helping to make the park run smoothly.

    Single women account for more than 10 percent of park residents. These women have involved themselves in leadership… Read More +

  • Mexican Whistling Ducks enjoy Palm Resaca Park

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    As a Winter Texan from Canada, I find the birds of Southern Texas fascinating. Dozens of Whistlers dwell along the Resaca de la Guerra that flows past our mobile home at Palm Resaca Park in… Read More +

  • Canada Day celebrated at Riverside Club

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  • Encore brings tribute concerts to RGV resorts

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    The management group that oversees more than 200 RV resorts in 21 states has announced five tribute bands coming… Read More +

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