Christmas memories and a Happy New Year
Brrr! It’s been cold. Too cold for me to go exploring. My South Texas blood is just not ready for winter weather. And was it ever cold and windy at the beach. A few hearty souls walked the beach probably looking for that prize shell that all of us hope to find. Those angry, wind tossed waves surely must have brought a real find to some adventurous soul.
Read more: January 4, 2023 - On the Road with Jo
Shufflers are shufflin’ again
It wasn’t very long ago that shuffleboard was shuffling itself in the wrong direction, not just in the Valley, but around the country.
Not only were fewer Winter Texans taking part in the long-loved sport, but COVID-19 added to its rapid slow-down.
But shufflers are shuffling again, and new shufflers are coming in at a rate not seen in many years.
Read more: January 4, 2023 - From the Cheap Seats
Submitted by Arleen Bier
“There are two types of motion in the down swing: lateral and rotational,” said Casey Tippet, retired golf pro and resident of La Floresta RV Park in Mercedes. “They are the key to solid ball contact.”
Read more: Retired golf pro shares pointers at La Floresta
As we reflect upon this past year, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the support you have offered Palm Valley Animal Society in 2022. Only with the continued advocacy from our local and national community can we continue saving lives at the capacity that we do, and we are grateful for each helping hand that has impacted our lifesaving efforts.
Read more: PVAS thanks community for their support
By Fred Renk
This story is the history of one new Mexican matador that will be performing at the Santa Maria Bullring next month.
Cayetano Delgado, born in 1996 to Mexican matador Enrique Delgado Cayetano, grew up in the bullfight world. The icon matador David Renk ‘El Texano’ was his god father. When Cayetano was about 11 he started training to be a novice bullfighter. He had two great teachers, his father and David Renk. At the age of 13 he began a career in the bullfight world. To even consider doing this you need help with money.
Read more: Santa Maria Bullring presents Cayetano Delgado
Winter Texans came to the Rescue
By Barb Zanetti
Photos by Dennis Zanetti
Almost 1,000 presents were assembled. Santa was scheduled to appear with his buddy, The Grinch. The photographer was ready. Six hundred children and several dogs were registered online to receive gifts at The Landmark on Tower’s Second Annual Christmas party.
The only thing missing was more good help. Restaurant owner Roel Landa said he didn’t even know how much he needed Santa’s Winter Texan elves.
Read more: A Christmas party needed a community’s help