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Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years

2019 Alamo PalmsRV and Mobile Home Park IMG 1651 webValley life wins praise

We all know why Winter Texans come to Valley. When you ask, it’s not only because of the weather, but it’s also because of the friendliness of the people in the Valley, how much there is to do, and how little you have to spend to do the things you love.

This is a reprint of an article published in the February 12, 1988, edition of the Winter Texan Times.

“Valley life wins praise in syndicated column”

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Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild goes Under the Sea

20230201 RGV Quilt Show FB IMG 1675124988301 webThe 41st Annual Rio Grande Valley Quilt Show, presented by the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild, will be held at the South Padre Island Convention Centre, February 10th and 11th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The theme for this year is Under the Sea.

There will be over 350 quilts on display, over 20 vendors, along with a Bargain Boutique with items for sale, a Silent Auction, a Wool Exhibit, Demos and Door Prizes.

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Ron Hoover open house has large showing

Ron Hoover DSC 0532 1 webBy Herb Moering

There is no getting around it, but it is the pleasant weather that brings visitors to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV).

A typical example was the many Winter Texans attending the two-day 16th annual open house at Ron Hoover’s RV & Marine Center in Donna, January 19 and 20. Of course, it’s nice too when Dustin Hoover emphasizes freebees like admission, parking, T-shirts, food, drinks and fun.

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Floating Beauty to arrive at IMAS

20230125 IMAS FLoating Beauty 1930.388 webThe International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is pleased to announce the exhibition Floating Beauty: Women in the Art of Ukiyo-e will be opening February 4, and on display through May 7.

Floating Beauty: Women in the Art of Ukiyo-e examines the historical perspectives on the depiction of women in art during the Edo Period in Japan (1615 – 1858). This exhibition highlights female characters painted on woodblock prints, all created in the ukiyo-e style. The prints show women in literature, kabuki theatre, poetry, and courtesans as well as geishas of the Yoshiwara district. Wives and mothers from different social classes performing the duties of their station are also portrayed in the woodblocks in order to give us insight into the lives of women in pre-modern Japan. In the tradition of ukiyo-e, women are most often represented in the bijinga (“pictures of beautiful women”) genre. This was the passive, attentive, and demure idea of feminine beauties.

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Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years

20230118 TCF Twin Lakes RV Float KO 0007 webWinter Texans participate in Texas Citrus Fiesta

Although participation isn’t as abundant as it was years ago, Winter Texans still have fun at the Texas Citrus Fiesta. This year’s Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 12 p.m. in Mission. There will also be a fun fair on Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29 beginning at 10 a.m. on both days. The parade usually runs on Conway Ave. in Mission, from 495 to downtown Mission.

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Retired Nurses Luncheon will be held February 9

20230118 Nurses luncheon webThe Annual Retired Nurses’ Luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 9. All retired RNs and LPNs in the Rio Grande Valley are invited. The event will be held at Peter Piper Pizza, 3101 E. Expressway 83, in Weslaco (exit International Blvd./FM 1015, north side of the expressway). Check-in is at 12:30 p.m. with lunch following at 1 p.m. There will be a buffet lunch that includes pizza, breadsticks, salad bar, dessert, and a beverage. A social, announcements and doors prizes will follow. No reservations are required. For more information, call or text Jan Bergman at (956) 532-1223.

Festival of Tables coming February 15

20220302 RED Hat IMG 7432The Rio Grande Valley Red Hat Queens Council presents the Festival of Tables. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 15. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. The event is open to all Red Hatters and features decorated tables, raffles and prizes.

The event will be held at the Hynes Event Center, 2215 East West Blvd., in Mercedes. Lunch will be held at noon with entertainment provided by Justin Terry.

Groups are invited to purchase seats and decorate a table. Advance sales only. Tickets are $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased by making a check payable to Marge Hamburg and mailing it with a stamped self-addressed envelope to Marge Hamburg, 2801 E. Harrison Ave., #27, Harlingen, TX 78550. She can also be contacted by phone at (815) 494-5159.

Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years

20230111 Computer 390419912 Editorial Use Only webMy how the world has changed

How many of you remember using a computer for the first time?

In our looking back to our previous issues, and our first season of the Winter Texan Times, we see when our writer Virginia Sunderman first used a computer to write an article for submission. It was printed in the January 15, 1988, issue of the Winter Texan Times.

She writes, “This is my first attempt at using a computer to write an article. I am using a computer at the Speer Memorial Library in Mission. The use of the computer is just one of the many advantages the library has to offer the public.”

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