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Museum seeks entries for Turning of the Quilts presentation

20160128 Mission Historical Museum Quilt Show THUMBThe Mission Historical Museum is accepting entries for the annual Mission Quilt Show and also for for its “Turning of the Quilts” program to be offered Feb. 16 at the quilt show hosted at the museum.

Antique Quilts

The museum is looking for antique, vintage, or just interesting quilts for this program. The quilts are presented stacked on a bed. As each quilt is shown, it is carefully turned down to reveal the next quilt, until all have been presented. A knowledgeable presenter will talk about each quilt as it is shown.

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Win a Staycation at the McAllen Expo

20180118 Robert n Jorge V Day McAllenTravelShow2018 PHOTOThe McAllen Chamber of Commerce is planning lots of excitement for this year’s Travel, Health & Wellness Expo, which will be held Feb. 13 and 14 at the McAllen Convention Center.

One of the nice perks of attending this year’s show is a whole array of door prizes – including a free Staycation giveaway package. The package includes two tickets to a “Live in McAllen” performance, dinner for two at an upscale McAllen restaurant, a dozen roses and a free night’s stay at Casa de Palmas Renaissance Hotel in McAllen. Registration for this special prize will take place at the Winter Texan Times booth at the Expo.

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Lone Star Jubilee makes Valley tour

Inspiration, laughter and fun is one description of The Texans in concert.

That alone, should be enough reason to attend the annual Lone Star Jubilee as it makes its way through the Rio Grande Valley from Jan. 21 to Jan. 26 with seven performances along the way.

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Annual Woodcarvers Show set for Friday and Saturday

Rally on the Rio coming next week

20180111 Woodcarvers Show Pic1PHARR - There are 27 categories available for woodcarvers to showcase their skills and projects during the 2018 Rio Grande Valley Woodcarving Show, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13 at the Nomad Shrine Club, located at 1044 W. Nolana in Pharr.

Admission is $3 and the show is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.

The show will include projects such as birds, fish, flowers, jewelry, mythical characters, canes, spiritual, bowls, gourds and more. There are categories also for instructor-assisted class work, knife carvings, painted wood burning, wooden toys, woodturning and others.

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Getting ready for the Travel, Health & Wellness Expo!

Visitors to this year’s McAllen Travel, Health & Wellness Expo are in for some special treats by way of some very special exhibits from the Texas State Aquarium, San Antonio Bike Tours, Registrar of Imported Vehicles and many, many other exhibitors offering special travel and vacation packages.

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Rio Grande Regional Hospital, Boggus Ford, Winter Texan Times, and McAllen International Airport are planning the 2018 Travel, Health and Wellness Expo. This event will be hosted on February 13 and 14, 2017 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the McAllen Convention Center.

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Navy Vet celebrates 100th birthday, goes to Happy Hour

HarryBirthday 003 1U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, Ivan Aguilar presents a plaque from the Navy Recruiting District, San Antonio, and Navy Recruiting Station, McAllen honoring Harry R. James for his 100-year birthday and an appreciation certificate commemorating his WWII service aboard submarine chaser PC-569.

U.S. Navy veteran, Harry R. James, celebrated his centennial birthday at Snow to Sun RV Resort in Weslaco on Jan. 2.

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, Ivan Aguilar, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Shauna Allen presented Harry with a memorial plaque and a commemorative certificate of service. Petty Officer Aguilar cited Harry’s service on the submarine chaser PC-569 (USS Petoskey) from 1941 through 1943 and thanked him for his dedicated service.

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