Each year the City of McAllen hosts the McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Run where participants have the opportunity to register for a 5K, 10K, Relay Marathon, Half Marathon or Full Marathon.
One of the most challenging times of the year for animal shelters is mating season for puppies and kittens. Shelters all over the country typically see an influx of newborn and young abandoned puppies and kittens starting in early spring and lasting into fall. The intake of these populations usually halts as we head into the winter months, and that's precisely what PVAS was anticipating.
By Herb Moering
After the December 11 holiday event that drew a full house of Winter Texans, the Rio Grande Valley Concert Band has put away its sounds of Christmas and is preparing for the 2023 winter schedule. Since February 15, 1998, the RGV Concert Band has been playing the old time “concert in the park” music from January through March at the 55+ Parks throughout the Valley.
The goal with the hit TV shows Bluegrass Ridge and Country Fix has always been to bring the bluegrass and Country genres to the largest audience possible, and carry on the tradition which started with bluegrass founding father Bill Monroe. The programs are now taking it one step further, by adding the music-driven shows into rotation on 85 new TV stations throughout the United States alone. These include top markets like New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and Tampa and all the way to Honolulu, while also airing on affiliates in Bluegrass stronghold cities like Nashville, Lexington, and Norfolk and beyond. You can find Bluegrass Ridge in your area by visiting bluegrassridgetv.com.
The Rio Grande Valley Jammin’ Sound Miracle
Throughout the year, there are three senior park communities that continuously oﬀer music jams open to the public musicians and listeners: Green Gate Grove in Palmview, Heritage Square in Mission and Quiet Village II in Donna. Each November, this changes as the Winter Texans leave their Northern habitat and arrive in the RGV. Currently, there are music jams at 53 senior parks that are open to the public.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.