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San Juan Gardens keeps residents active

2018401 Shorts San Juan Gardens Ladies LuncheonSan Juan Gardens had many activities to celebrate the Winter Texan season, including a new event called Tape Measure Racing where races are held in double-elimination heats, and everyone is eligible to participate. The park also holds 30-minute low-impact exercise time every weekday for all ages, including a 90-year-old who gets just a little help from her walker. There's also a Ladies Luncheon each month from December to March and so much more.

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Paradise Resort Estates raises money for charities

20180401 Shorts Paradise Estates1Paradise Resort Estates in Pharr, held its annual Spaghetti Supper and Charity Auction on Friday, Feb. 16th.

The resort’s Community Outreach Committee sponsored the event and proceeds are donated to local charities. This year’s proceeds totaled $7,000. Some of the items for auction included wood carvings and a three-layer coconut cake.

20180401 Shorts Pharr Resort2This year's recipients, Manos Extendidas and Mujeres Unidas., each collected a check for $3,500

Split Rail Party

20180401 Shorts Split Rail Party1At the end of each season, the Split Rail Association at Split Rail RV Park in Mission throws a thank you party for its residents, filled with good food and entertainment. In mid-March, residents enjoyed a delicious catered lunch of grilled chicken, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and all the fixins and dessert. Following lunch, Country Roland fired up his entertainment and the party was in full gear. The crowd was clapping, singing, dancing and just having a great time.

Southern Comfort RV Park hosts Bocce tournaments

20180401 Shorts Southern Comfort Bocce JPGSouthern Comfort RV Park, located at 1501 S Airport Dr. in Weslaco has been running bocce ball tournaments for the past couple of years. What started as one bocce tournament in the park is now up to three and signs are that the growth is going to continue.

“Participation and excitement from Winter Texans is overwhelming,” Terry Hause wrote in an email. “It has become one of the most popular past times for the Winter Texans.”

Canadian residents Ugo and Linda Cesario have worked continuously around the bocce courts, maintaining and upgrading the park's four courts. There is open bocce every Friday for Southern Comfort residents from November until the beginning of March. Ugo also has his “famous” hotdogs and beverages available.

Winter Texans volunteer at Lutheran church

20180322 El Buen Pastor IMG 5095For nearly a decade, Stan Kirschbaum and Bill White of Hidden Valley Ranch, and Ralph Freudenberg of Mission West RV Park have spearheaded projects at El Buen Pastor Lutheran Church.

The congregation from Westminster Lutheran Fellowship at Pleasant Valley Ranch have collected money and, most recently, built and put up a new cross on the front of the church. It's three-toned blue hues have replaced the denomination's old purple theme and the cross has replaced the old, run down one that stood on the front of the church for about 12 years.

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La Floresta holds tournament championship golf event

20180315 LaFloresta Golf GAIL CATRON MENS CHAMPIONGail Catron, Men’s Champion

La Floresta Park and Golf Course held its version of the PGA Championship March 5-8 with 32 men and 24 ladies competing in the annual event. La Floresta is located at 4140 La Floresta Road in Mercedes.

Gail Catron won the men's tournament championship while Kim Huminski captured the women's tournament title.

The park also held a handicapped tournament in February. A handicapped tournament is one where players of different abilities play against each other on somewhat equal terms. For example, if your handicap is 5 and par is 72, that means on average you are shooting around 77. It is more complicated than that, taking into account courses slope/rating and other variables, but that is the basic definition.

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The Power of One

20180308 Palm Resaca Single Ladiesbest2The vitality of any Winter Texan Park is the result of the positive efforts and friendly interactions of its residents. A small core of single women in Palm Resaca Park have made a tremendous effect on helping to make the park run smoothly.

Single women account for more than 10 percent of park residents. These women have involved themselves in leadership roles and behind the scenes actions to help create an enjoyable park atmosphere. They have acted as office managers, board presidents, board and committee members and performed a whole host of other duties that have allowed our residents to enjoy many wonderful activities .

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Mexican Whistling Ducks enjoy Palm Resaca Park

20180301 Whistling Ducks mexicanducks2Marching single file, seemingly with purpose. They are not soldiers mustering on the parade grounds or cows heading home at feeding time. They are black-bellied whistling ducks.

As a Winter Texan from Canada, I find the birds of Southern Texas fascinating. Dozens of Whistlers dwell along the Resaca de la Guerra that flows past our mobile home at Palm Resaca Park in Brownsville, Texas. Resacas are former channels of the meandering Rio Grande River formed after flooding. The city now maintains these canal-type waterways for flood control, irrigation, and natural habitat.

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Canada Day celebrated at Riverside Club

20180306 CanadaDay Riverside GU 1889Hundreds of Canadians showed up at the Riverside Club in Mission on Tuesday, March 6 to join in the fun of the annual Canada Day celebration. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the music provided by the Riverside Club Band led by Randy Dupuis and enjoying drinks and food. They were a number of couples on the floor at all times and when the line dances started, two lines of dancers filled the room from one end to the other.

A group of ladies from Ontario were enjoying a Perita, a 32-ounce margarita with two Peronas dumped upside down in the glass. Each had a straw and were drinking their share. Others were enjoying nachos, barbecue sandwiches and other items from the club’s menu.

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UTRGV WT Survey prize winners announced

As promised, two lucky Winter Texans who participated in this year’s Winter Texan Survey conducted by the Business and Tourism Research Center at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley have been selected as the prize winners for this year’s drawing.

The winner of the Kindle Fire, provided courtesy of UTRGV, is Helen Willis of Tip-O-Texas RV Resort in Pharr. Dennis Bloomingdale, of Illinois, who winters at Tropic Winds Resort in Harlingen, is the winner of the $150 cash prize provided by the Winter Texan Times.

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Southern Comfort RV Park hosts Bocce tournaments

20180315 Southern Comfort Bocce JPGWESLACO—The sport of bocce ball isn't going away anytime soon. In fact, the trend that's happening at the Encore RV resorts across the Rio Grande Valley might lay claim to the opposite.

Southern Comfort RV Park, located at 1501 S Airport Dr. in Weslaco, has been running bocce ball tournaments for the past couple of years. What started as one bocce tournament in the park is now up to three and signs are that the growth is going to continue.

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Nature photos displayed at Port Isabel Library

Laguna Art League member Pat McGrath Avery will be displaying her photography at the Port Isabel Library throughout the month of March.

Avery, an author and photographer, focuses on nature photography, especially the beautiful birds that live in or visit the Rio Grande Valley. In the 1970s, she brought her parents down for the winter and fell in love with the Texas coast.

Now she is living her dream and spending her days with her fingers on her keyboard or with her camera in hand.

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Monarch Festival is March 17 at Quinta Mazatlan

20180308 Butterfly Costume Quinta Mazatlan 1McAllen, TX – It’s time to celebrate and educate once again. Quinta Mazatlan will host the second annual McAllen Monarch Festival on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The festival will focus on educating the public about monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) through family friendly activities such as arts and crafts, music and dancing, face painting, garden walks, informative speakers and scout activities. The festival will also have food and native plant vendors. Children and adults will learn about the life cycle of these amazing and iconic insects.

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Chili cookoff a hot event at Llano Grande Resort

20180308 Llano Grande Chili Cookoff MILLER IMG 4557What determines a great-tasting chili? Heat, flavor, color or a combination of some, all or none of these?

“You have to have hatch chiles,” Linda Sanders said.

“I like meat in my chili,” Kim Hawkins said. “If it's beans, then it's a soup.”

“Loaded with flavor and creamy, gooey, yummy with just about anything,” added Paula Lake. “And with fresh green chile peppers on top.”

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Southern Comfort RV Park hosts Bocce tournaments

20180308 Southern Comfort Bocce JPGWESLACO—The sport of bocce ball isn't going away anytime soon. In fact, the trend that's happening at the Encore RV resorts across the Rio Grande Valley might lay claim to the opposite.

Southern Comfort RV Park, located at 1501 S Airport Dr. in Weslaco, has been running bocce ball tournaments for the past couple of years. What started as one bocce tournament in the park is now up to three and signs are that the growth is going to continue.

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    The Valley Symphony Orchestra and Peter Debrowski, Music Director/Conductor, presents the 2018-2019 “SYMPHONY...That’s Entertainment,” five-concert series package which opens on September 28 with Concert I - A Night In Paris; October 26 with Concert II - A Harry Potter Halloween; December 7 with Concert III - A Touch of Frost; March 1, 2019 with Concert IV - Hooray For Hollywood and wrapping the season with Concert V -… Read More +

  • San Juan Gardens keeps residents active

    2018401 Shorts San Juan Gardens Ladies LuncheonSan Juan Gardens had many activities to celebrate the Winter Texan season, including a new event called Tape Measure Racing where races are held in double-elimination heats, and everyone is eligible to participate. The park also holds 30-minute low-impact exercise time every weekday for all ages, including a 90-year-old who gets… Read More +

  • Paradise Resort Estates raises money for charities

    20180401 Shorts Paradise Estates1Paradise Resort Estates in Pharr, held its annual Spaghetti Supper and Charity Auction on Friday, Feb. 16th.

    The resort’s Community Outreach Committee sponsored the event and proceeds are donated to local charities. This year’s proceeds totaled $7,000. Some of the items for auction included wood carvings and a… Read More +

  • Split Rail Party

    20180401 Shorts Split Rail Party1At the end of each season, the Split Rail Association at Split Rail RV Park in Mission throws a thank you party for its residents, filled with good food and entertainment. In mid-March, residents enjoyed a delicious catered lunch of grilled chicken, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and all the fixins and dessert.… Read More +

  • Southern Comfort RV Park hosts Bocce tournaments

    20180401 Shorts Southern Comfort Bocce JPGSouthern Comfort RV Park, located at 1501 S Airport Dr. in Weslaco has been running bocce ball tournaments for the past couple of years. What started as one bocce tournament in the park is now up to three and signs are that the growth is going to continue.

    Read More +

  • Winter Texans volunteer at Lutheran church

    20180322 El Buen Pastor IMG 5095For nearly a decade, Stan Kirschbaum and Bill White of Hidden Valley Ranch, and Ralph Freudenberg of Mission West RV Park have spearheaded projects at El Buen Pastor Lutheran Church.

    The congregation from Westminster Lutheran Fellowship at Pleasant Valley Ranch have collected money and, most recently,… Read More +

  • La Floresta holds tournament championship golf event

    20180315 LaFloresta Golf GAIL CATRON MENS CHAMPIONGail Catron, Men’s Champion

    La Floresta Park and Golf Course held its version of the PGA Championship March 5-8 with 32 men and 24 ladies competing in the annual event. La Floresta is located at 4140 La Floresta Road in Mercedes.

    Read More +

  • The Power of One

    20180308 Palm Resaca Single Ladiesbest2The vitality of any Winter Texan Park is the result of the positive efforts and friendly interactions of its residents. A small core of single women in Palm Resaca Park have made a tremendous effect on helping to make the park run smoothly.

    Single women account for more than 10 percent of park residents. These women have involved themselves in leadership… Read More +

  • Mexican Whistling Ducks enjoy Palm Resaca Park

    20180301 Whistling Ducks mexicanducks2Marching single file, seemingly with purpose. They are not soldiers mustering on the parade grounds or cows heading home at feeding time. They are black-bellied whistling ducks.

    As a Winter Texan from Canada, I find the birds of Southern Texas fascinating. Dozens of Whistlers dwell along the Resaca de la Guerra that flows past our mobile home at Palm Resaca Park in… Read More +

  • Canada Day celebrated at Riverside Club

    20180306 CanadaDay Riverside GU 1889Hundreds of Canadians showed up at the Riverside Club in Mission on Tuesday, March 6 to join in the fun of the annual Canada Day celebration. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the music provided by the Riverside Club Band led by Randy Dupuis and enjoying drinks and food. They were a number of… Read More +

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