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FromthepublisherThis edition of the Winter Texan Times is our “Take Home Edition.” We invite all our Winter Texan readers to take extra copies of this edition with you when you head north so you can share them with your friends and family.

Getting out and doing all the fun and interesting things you do in the “winter” in the Rio Grande Valley is always more fun when you do it with friends. So, we invite you to become a Winter Texan Ambassador and help us invite more people to come down and enjoy our South Texas Hospitality. Tell them about all the good times you had this winter in the Rio Grande Valley.

To make it a little easier to share, we are including stories in this edition about many of the things you enjoy each winter in the Valley. Whether it’s dancing – line dancing, country, square, round or rock-n-roll – golf, quilting, crafts, RC races, pickleball, shuffleboard, petanque, bocce ball, cards, pool or softball, there’s plenty to enjoy with friends and neighbors in the Valley’s many mobile home and RV resorts. Friendly people, warm weather, great friends and neighbors, and very affordable living. What more could you ask for? So, don’t keep it a secret. The more the merrier. Invite a couple of friends to come down with you next fall.

If you haven’t already “enlisted” in the cause as a Winter Texan Times Winter Texan Ambassador, just pick up some extra copies of this Take Home Edition of the Winter Texan Times so you can share them with your friends up north. We’ve printed extra copies just for you to share and we are delivering extra copies to the parks this week. If your park runs out, call us to reserve some papers to pick up and take home with you. We will have extras available here for you. Our phone number is 956-580-7800.

If you run out of copies, you can also show them our digital editions online at www.wintertexantimes.com. We also have a photo gallery online showing photos of lots of this year’s activities.

If you are leaving soon, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you for choosing the Rio Grande Valley. We truly enjoy getting to mingle with you at the jam sessions, quilt shows, pancake breakfasts and many other activities. But what we enjoy most is what you bring to the Valley – your patriotism, your values, your caring service that blesses the lives of those all around us.

We frequently hear about what you do to help our local organizations such as the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Children’s Haven International and the local schools and libraries where you donate your time and resources. These organizations really feel the difference when you leave, and your generosity and caring spirit of service are greatly appreciated.

You are truly amazing. Thank you!

We will surely miss you this summer and look forward to your return. Have a wonderful summer with your family and friends.
Warm regards,

Jim Brunson, Publisher

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