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Pirate’s Landing: Always a delight

20221207 131743 webThe day started out overcast and threatening rain, but a cloudy day on the Laguna Madre is better than a sunny day in the office. By the time I pulled up for lunch at Pirate’s Landing at the foot of the causeway, the sun had just burst free of the gray and dreary morning. A good omen of what was ahead?

While it is still early in the season, I could pick out several tables with Winter Texans sitting down to their lunches in a very busy dining room – and it wasn’t quite noon yet. Even with the amount of traffic the staff was very attentive, and dishes were steadily streaming from the kitchen.

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Mary Chamberlin and Southern Express

Chamberlin WebGenres: Classic Country, Rock n' Roll, Gospel

Playing a variety of Classic Country and Rock n’ Roll, as well as Gospel music for your listening or dancing enjoyment.

This group features Mary Chamberlin on lead vocals,  Dan Steele on lead, Jim Hanson on Bass/Keyboard, and Mike Peterson on drums. And with each also lending their vocal talents you have a group that can’t be beat.

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Views top first impressions at lower Valley golf courses

20180208 Brownsville Golf Center HMiller 0003 webFirst impressions can mean a lot, set within the right context. J.K Rowling said, “A good first impression can work wonders,” while Daniel Handler has a completely different take and said, “I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.”

However you view first or early impressions and whether they make a difference on you, they remain something that, as Charles Swindoll said, “never have a second chance.”

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First impressions aren’t always what they seem

20221123 Stuart Place Golf Course ALB 0053 webFirst impressions can mean a lot, set within the right context. J.K Rowling said, “A good first impression can work wonders,” while Daniel Handler has a completely different take and said, “I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.”

However you view first or early impressions and whether they make a difference on you, they remain something that, as Charles Swindoll said, “never have a second chance.”

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Lobo Del Mar: Great food and fun on the bay

20211210 LoboDelMar HMiller 03 webOn my most recent visit to Lobo Del Mar I was seated on the expansive patio at the counter facing the bay, just in time to enjoy a beautiful sunset as the varied tour and dinner boats sailed past on their way home.

On this Wednesday night the house band played to a packed house, inside and out, while servers kept the kitchen busy as drinks and plates flowed continuously to tables throughout. The only thing more impressive than the quality of service was the meal.

I started with their Ceviche which was chilled perfectly and full of fresh large pieces of fish absolutely overflowing its bowl. Served with a plate of tortilla chips, this appetizer topped with fresh avocado certainly set the tone.

I followed that with an order of Seafood Linguine. Most places I have had any type of seafood pasta, just trying to get to the protein has always been its own fishing expedition, but not at Lobo Del Mar. A bed of perfect al-dente linguini pasta topped with creamy alfredo sauce with diced tomato, onion, and sauteed mushrooms is not only topped, but absolutely covered, with two generous portions of grilled cod and so much shrimp I had to move some aside to try the pasta.

The linguine was served with garlic bread, steamed broccoli and carrots, and a choice of soup or salad, of which I chose the latter. The buttery garlic bread was the perfect complement to the dish, and the steamed veggies were crisp and fresh, as was the salad which all worked together to create a wonderful meal befitting the beautiful setting on the bay.

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Valley golf courses make a lasting impression

20221116 20181212 Shary Golf Course webFirst impressions can mean a lot, set within the right context. J.K Rowling said, “A good first impression can work wonders,” while Daniel Handler has a completely different take and said, “I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.”

However you view first or early impressions and whether they make a difference on you, they remain something that, as Charles Swindoll said, “never have a second chance.”

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Carlos Canas

Genre: Oldies, Country Classics
Other Specialty: 50s/60s Rock and Roll, 60s/70s Easy Listening, Mexican Boleros, Mariachi, Gospel and Patriotic Music

Carlos Canas WEBCarlos Canas, a Rio Grande Valley local, has been entertaining the Winter Texans for over 35 years. Canas specializes in singing only the very best oldies, country classics, 50s/60s rock and roll, and 60s/70s easy listening hits, plus some Mexican Boleros, mariachi music, and gospel and patriotic music – a little bit of everything found in the Valley.

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Winnie Brave

Genre: Country / Classic Country

Winnie Brave. WEBjpgArmed with two guitars and an old suitcase drum, to say this americana duo is greater than the sum of their parts would be a vast understatement. Hailed as one of Alberta’s best kept secrets and known for their dynamic and energetic shows, Winnie Brave is a sonic force to be reckoned with.

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Ron and Jan Easter

Genre: Comedy, Gospel, Mix of music

Ron and Jan Easter WEBRon has been performing in front of audiences for over 60 years. Whether solos in churches or acting and singing in school choirs, barbershop quartets, musical theatre, or bands and orchestras he feels quite at home.

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William Florian

Genre: 60’s, 70’s

Specialty: John Denver, Neil Diamond, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul & Mary, and others

William Florian WEBFlorian has a special show titled Those Were the Days ™ - Songs, Stories, Humor. It is an upbeat musical journey of Americas greatest folk and pop songs of the 60’s, including hit songs performed when he was a member of The New Christy Minstrels. 

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