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FromthepublisherWelcome to our Take Home Edition of the Winter Texan Times. In this edition we want to share some of the reasons more and more retirees are choosing the Rio Grande Valley of Texas as their winter home. As they seek a warmer climate, they also enjoy the warm, friendly people who make their winters much more fun and enjoyable. We have invited those who currently spend their winters in the Rio Grande Valley – we affectionately call them “Winter Texans” – to take a few copies of this edition to share with their friends back home.

If you are retired, or are planning your retirement, we invite you to take a look at the Rio Grande Valley as your winter escape from the cold winters up north. Come to South Texas where the warm, subtropical climate, the friendly people, and the low cost of living come together for a wonderful lifestyle that enables you to truly enjoy your retirement. You’ll quickly find that you look forward to those winter months as you discover how easily you make dozens of new friends as soon as you arrive at one of our many Winter Texan mobile home and RV resorts.

You’ll enjoy the resort amenities, such as swimming pools, pickleball courts, and large recreation halls where the resort activity directors plan a wide range of activities for the resort residents. Our Winter Texan friends keep coming back every year to enjoy playing golf, RC racing, pickleball, shuffleboard, petanque, bocce ball, cards, pool, softball, quilting and crafts. Did I mention dancing and music? Whether your preference is country, rock ‘n roll or bluegrass, we have many great entertainers who come from Branson and Nashville to perform at the resorts and parks in South Texas during the winter – and the prices here are a real bargain, averaging $7-$8 per show.

Concerned about safety? I know you may have concerns with all the news about the border wall and immigration, but I assure you South Texas is certainly as safe as, or safer than, just about anyplace in the U.S.A. We have a very strong presence of law enforcement that greatly deters crime, much more so than any other area I know. We feel very safe. Just ask your friends who spend their winters here and they will allay any concerns you may have. Many, many Winter Texans love to go to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico to shop, dine, buy prescription drugs at very low prices, and get their dental work done for a fraction of the U.S. prices. Mexico is still a big draw for many of our visitors.

Come check out the Rio Grande Valley and find out for yourself what keeps bringing folks back to Texas year after year. We love our Winter Texans! Welcome to Texas!

Top News

  • Santa Maria Bullring holds benefit bullfight

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    The bullfight will feature Karla Santoyo of Aguascalientes who will face five animals. Cayetane Delgado of Monterry, Mexico, will also be performing.

    There will also be music by the famed mariachi group Rey Azteca,… Read More +

  • McAllen Performing Arts Center announces entertainment for Broadway in McAllen series

    The McAllen Performing Arts Center and the McAllen Society for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Broadway in McAllen season. This exciting season will feature Cats, Blue Man Group, Finding Neverland, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Rent.

    The McAllen Live! Series will bring musical classics, family shows, and star attractions of all types, including We Will Rock You,… Read More +

  • Benefit concert held in Mission for DPS Trooper

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    Mission, TX- The City of Mission has teamed up with the South Texas Sheepdogs and several other local sponsors to host a music festival benefiting Texas DPS Trooper Moises Sanchez who was shot in the line of duty.

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  • Mission Lions Club Market Days planned April 13

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    Mission Lions Market Days is held on the second Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the newly renovated Leo Pena Placita Park in downtown Mission. The park… Read More +

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  • Carrying on the Loretta Pfeifer tradition

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  • Tracy Lawrence to perform at Pharr HubPhestival

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  • VSO announces their season finale featuring music from The Beatles on April 5

    20190327 VSO Beatles Brahms and Beethoven artThe Valley Symphony Orchestra presents its season finale concert, “The 3 Bs: Beatles, Brahms, and Beethoven” on Friday, April 5. Under the direction of Maestro Peter Dabrowski, the orchestra and chorale will perform Johannes Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture,” Henry Mancini’s “Portrait of the Beatles,” and the fourth movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony… Read More +

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