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Tom Wurth isn’t just on vacation

20200226 tom wurth photoTom Wurth was a pleasure to hear and watch at last week’s Valley Star Awards. He has a resonating voice that adds to the country music he sings.

You will hear him talk about “staying constant,” being real and natural. These things resonate in the songs he writes, those he chooses to record and in every aspect of his career. He has a commitment to real and natural music. It is music you can count on with every song and at every show.

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Mission’s Winter Texan Fiesta has outstanding lineup

20200205 Winter Texan Fiesta JB 1 017Thousands of Winter Texans look forward to the great entertainment that performs at the annual Mission Winter Texan Fiesta each year. The event is held by the Mission Chamber to say “Thank you” to the Winter Texans that make the Valley their home during the winter season. The event features a great lineup of entertainment, an artisan’s market, a free meal, and a golf tournament.

On Thursday, February 13, the Shary Municipal Golf Course will host the “Fiesta on the Greens” golf tournament. The event will be a six-person scramble 18-hole tournament. There will be prizes, food, beverages and limited spots available. Cost is $40 per person. Make reservations by calling the pro shop at (956) 580-8770. The golf course is located at 2201 Mayberry Road in Mission.

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Fred Renk says Adios after 70 years

20200212 bloodless bullfight01053Renk's final event on February 16 will honor his son Matador David Renk, "El Texano," a true icon of Matadorship in the bullfight world. David passed away September 2018. He was the sixth American Matador in history since 1902 to achieve the title, and the only one of the group to ever appear in the world's largest bullring and receive the doctorate of bullfighting.

Renk started to put on bloodless events in 1986, by leasing the Houston Astrodome, where the first of a series of world class bullfights started. From there he went with his partner Mr. Jack Woodson of Brownfield, Texas, to the Hemisphere Arena in San Antonio, then to Ft. Worth, then to the coliseum in El Paso.

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Mission Chamber celebrates Winter Texan community

20200205 Winter Texan Fiesta JB 1 017The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce their Annual Winter Texan Fiesta, sponsored by Mission Regional Medical Center and Bert Ogden Rio Grande Valley. The festivities will be held at the Mission Event Center, 200 N. Shary, in Mission, on Saturday, February 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, February 16, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The annual two-day event is free, open to the public, and is held to show appreciation to the Winter Texan community that call the Rio Grande Valley home during the Winter season. On Saturday (only) attendees can expect to enjoy live music at the outdoor concert hosted by the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. The Mission Historical Museum will also be a part of the festivities as they will be hosting their Artesano Market Days inside of the Mission Event Center.

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ACDG performing in the Valley this month

20200205 Absolutely Country 2Absolutely Country, Definitely Gospel (ACDG) knows how to sing. They lend their strong voices to beautiful country ballads and recognizable gospel songs when on the stage. They were enjoyed by all at a recent Showcase event. The piano player has some of the fastest fingers around.

The group has been nominated for Gospel Group of the Year in the Valley Star Awards. They will be performing throughout the Valley this month. Valley Star Awards voting deadline is next week, so try to catch them before then to get a good idea on what they are about.

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