BONHAM— Today, Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairwoman Dawn Buckingham challenged the Bonham community and the State of Texas to show their support for U.S. Army Veteran and Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home resident Ethelyn Szad Bell on her 100th birthday. Bell's centennial celebration will be on October 4th, and she has requested to receive 100 cards for this wonderful milestone.
By Bill White, Texas Medicare President
As 2023 quickly approaches, many Rio Grande Valley-ians may start to consider their New Year’s resolutions. If exercising more, eating healthier, losing weight, and living more economically are on your list, you’re not alone. In fact, a survey found those were among the top five resolutions for 2022.
For those 65 or older or individuals eligible for Medicare due to disability, it may be easier than you think to choose a healthcare plan that aligns with these goals, as many Medicare Advantage plans provide coverage and benefits to help you live a healthy, active life.
While selecting a Medicare plan that suits your individual needs can feel overwhelming, it’s an important task since the plan you select by the December 7 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan deadline is the plan, you’ll likely have for all of the coming year. Whether you are new to Medicare or re-evaluating your plan options, I urge anyone who is eligible to enroll to conduct a personal assessment to identify the type of plan that’s best suited for your unique health needs.
Written by Susan Himes, TAMU
A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service online learning course on butterflies is now available. The course covers butterfly biology, how to identify different species and what plants will attract them to a garden.
The cost for the course is $25, and it is available at https://tx.ag/ALLButterfly.
McAllen’s Sunset Live outdoor music festival returns with a Tex-Mex Country R&B musical celebration on Saturday, April 9, at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park, 700 Convention Center Blvd. After a brief pause these past two years, the concert series, which features local musical groups, as well as other regional and national bands, which has been a staple in McAllen for the last eight years returns in its full capacity. Admission and parking to the concert is free and is open to the whole family, including pets.
Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center is honored to host author and Texas historian W.F. Strong on Thursday, January 13th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a special discussion on birds of prey and reading/book signing of his most recent publication Stories from Texas, Some of Them are True, Vol. II on the Nature Speaker Series at Quinta Mazatlán.
By Melinda Myers
Bright yellow daffodils, colorful tulips and fragrant hyacinths brighten our spring gardens. Give them the care they need to extend their spring display and keep them coming back for years.
Backyarding is the new trend that’s emerged during the pandemic. Our backyards are where we eat, work, play, relax and socialize, and the green spaces around our homes have proven to be vibrant places for connection and vital to maintaining mental health.
So how do you get ready for lots of springtime backyarding? You organize your yard and ready your landscaping.