Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Text Size

With the situation changing daily around the country, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with the number of event and activity cancellations and postponements. Unfortunately, this has brought the Winter Texan season to an early close for some, and for others simply means a few quiet weeks in the park while we wait for the latest updates.

Several parks in the Rio Grande Valley have cancelled events or have closed park events to the public. Some of the parks that we know have cancelled events include Ranchero Village, Snow to Sun, Casa del Valle, Tropic Winds, Aladdin Villas, and Tropical Valley Acres.


Cities have cancelled most of their big gatherings as well. Events at the McAllen Convention Center and Performing Arts Center scheduled for March have been cancelled. Other events that have been cancelled include the Monarch Festival and the RGV Home and Garden Show.

Also cancelled, or suspended, are the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, Tourist Day in Nuevo Progreso and the Texas Onion Fest in Weslaco. The Native Plant Project scheduled for March 24th has also been cancelled.

For any other events published in our reunions and meetings, events and parks calendars, and advertisements – please call the venue or contact and make sure the event is still being held before you decide to attend. While we have received information for some of the cancellations, we likely have not received all the updates we would like to pass along.

We here at the Winter Texan Times are taking as much care as we can to stay on top of events in the Valley and let you know where they are happening. We have one issue remaining for the season, but we will continue to keep you up to date via our website at throughout the remainder of the spring and summer as this situation develops.

If you become aware of changes to area activities and events, please let us know by email at

As always, if you have events you would like to share, send us the information. We always accept submissions from the parks on events that are going on, pictures, short write up and whatever else you might want to share with us – then we can share what we can with our readers – and you.

We feel we must stress, that even if an event or activity is still going forward, we ask that our cherished readers please take care in deciding whether to attend. The elderly are the hardest hit by this virus and should take the greatest precautions with their exposure and health. We want you to enjoy your time in the Valley, but we also want to be sure you make it home safe and healthy so that you can come back in the fall to enjoy another great season with the Winter Texan Times in the Rio Grande Valley.

For those sticking around a little longer, or making permanent residency in the Valley, take care of yourself, stay informed, and stay calm. We want to make sure you stay comfortable and are here to enjoy the Valley as long as you can.

Be sure to keep up with the latest area information on where we will also be sharing ways you can help support our area advertisers as they struggle through the economic impact of increasing restrictions on public gatherings.

For us, we are taking each day one day at a time, working from home when we can, and having a bit more family time. Our season is coming to an end as well. We have Spring and Summer projects to work on, but we are taking it easy for a bit to see how everything plays out.

We do appreciate each and everyone of you and hope to see you next year. Take care of yourself, wash your hands, and look out for your neighbor as well.