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Christmas House celebrates 30th season

The Christmas House is now in its 30th year of being open for public tours. Visiting the house, which is just north of Falfurrias, has become a holiday tradition for many Valley residents. It is owned and operated by three sisters, Janie, Esther and Dorothy Minten, who are quite possibly Santa’s best elves, because they love Christmas so much!

Yes, they actually live in The Christmas House!

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Performances added to Brownsville Holiday Village

Since its beginning in 2010, Brownsville’s annual Holiday Village has grown each year thanks to the efforts of many volunteers who make this Christmas tradition happen. According to Laurie Ray, the idea for a Holiday Village came to Brownsville residents after reading about a similar village in a small town 1000 miles away.

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Edinburg welcomes Winter Texans

Edinburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Welcome Back” Winter Texan fiesta last Thursday, Nov. 19, with residents of Edinburg parks filing all the tables.  Keys and Strings played a variety of music including country western and some lively polka music for visitors to dance.  The chamber served barbecue sandwiches and drinks, then brought two large cakes with the words “Welcome Back” to serve to the crowd.

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Historical Museum brings history to life

Mission Historical Museum is one of the best small town museums in the Rio Grande Valley. With Director Luis Contreras at the helm and his talented staff, the museum has a range of exhibits, events and displays planned for the winter season.

The museum has a historical exhibit depicting life in the early days of the city and on the ranches nearby, along with the Shary Room honoring John Shary, known as the Father of the Texas Citrus Industry.

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Mission: The place to stay and play

When Winter Texans first started coming to the RGV many years ago, Mission was a small community known for its agricultural (especially citrus) production. But a lot has changed over the years. In a poll earlier this year Mission was named the fastest growing small city in the nation. In spite of the growth Mission still retains a lot of its small town flavor.

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Shriners Nomad Hall in Pharr helps burn victims

Shriners Hospitals all over the United States have long been known for providing free medical treatment to children who are burn victims or who have orthopedic disorders. But people may not realize they also take children from foreign countries as well. Because of the Valley’s close proximity to Mexico, Shriners have been very active in the here helping children have access to Shriners Hospitals. The transportation unit that runs between the border and Shriners Hospitals in Texas is the largest transportation unit in the United States.

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How To Have Fun During Retirement (Keep Working)

6 Jobs You May Be Overlooking

What do school kids and retirees have in common during these dog days of summer? For many, it’s having lots of time and not knowing what to do with it.

“But that comparison begins to breakdown almost immediately, because in a few short weeks, kids go back to school, but retirees have an indefinite amount of time to contend with,” says financial advisor Jeff Bucher, president of Citizen Advisory Group (www.citizenadvisory.com), a firm that engages its community with education and charity efforts.

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    The Artesano Market Days, featuring artesans from Mexico, as well as local vendors, will again be part of this year’s Winter Texan Fiesta in Mission. The market, hosted by Mission Historical Museum, will take place, Friday, Feb. 15 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mission Event Center, located at 200 N. Shary Road, Mission.

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