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Tom Wurth

Genres: Country, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Blues, Pop, Rock and Roll
Specialty: Guitar and Vocals

Tom Wurth WEBOut of the gate Tom Wurth was nominated for a Grammy at only twenty years of age. That milestone built a foundation for his career. The Grammy experience fresh in his mind, Wurth pushed forward with his songwriting aspirations.

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Valley’s Top Entertainers named at Valley Star Awards

20180222 ValleyStarAwards GU IMG 8415If the goal of entertainers is to make an audience laugh, cry, ponder or feel emotion and become fully engaged, then the Valley Star Awards achieved its goal in spades.

Each year, Winter Texans vote for their favorite entertainers in several categories leading up to the overall Entertainer of the Year. The event is organized by producer Robert Ferguson along with the Winter Texan Times.

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Top entertainers to perform at Valley Star Awards Saturday

20160220 Valley Star Awards LG WEBThose attending the 2018 Valley Star Awards Show are in store for a delightful evening of entertainment by some of the Rio Grande Valley’s best performers. Performing at this year’s Valley Star Awards are Dave & Daphne, Lindley Creek, Jason Whorlow, 4 His Glory, Kellie Marie, and Vance Greek.

This year’s Valley Star Awards is being held at a new location and a new time. The show will held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17 at Casa Del Valle in Alamo.

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Terry Smith

20170126 Terry Smith EditedBorn in Oklahoma and reared in Denton, Texas. Terry Smith has been a resident of Nashville, TN since 1972, when he moved there to pursue a songwriting career. By day, he taught school and afternoons and evenings he walked the streets of Music Row, knocking on doors, visiting publishing companies, and pitching his songs.

His persistency paid off. Over the years his songs have been recorded by a wide array of artists. His most well-known composition is “Far Side Banks of Jordan,” first released by Johnny and June Carter Cash and subsequently cut by over 300 performers.

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Dale and Gayle Eisenhauer

Genres: Country, folk, cowboy, gospel, rock & pop, and comedy
Specialty: Vocals, Piano, Guitar

Dayle and GayleDale & Gayle Eisenhauer, now simply “Dale & Gayle” are retired school teachers from the little town of Newkirk in northern Oklahoma. They are on their 10th year as full-time entertainers, traveling and spreading their love of music to everyone they meet. Since their retirement of 30 years each in the public school systems, they have visited and entertained in 38 states and performed nearly 1,000 shows.

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Ron Moshier

Genres: Country, Rock and Roll, Polkas, Waltzes
Specialty: Accordion, keyboard, Vocals

Ron Moshier 1“Full band sound in a one-man band”

Since the age of eight years old music has always been a passion for Ron Moshier. He began his music career with eight years of accordion lessons and started his first band at the age of 13. His desire to perform for audiences quickly grew along with his repertoire and song catalog. He began touring at the age of 25, opening for amazing artists like Tammy Wynetter, Chuby Checker, Eddie Rabbit, Pam Tillis, Gene Watson and many other talented entertainers.

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“The Omelet Artist” is back at Victoria Restaurant

20181229 TOTV Omletman Victoriapalms GU 2108Winter Texans looking for great omelet are heading over to Victoria Palms Restaurant in Donna. “The Omelet Guy,” Dave Rountree, has returned for his 10th year as omelet chef. A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Dave was a 1969 graduate of P.S. J.A. High School. This year he will attend the 50th anniversary of his graduation.

After graduation, he worked as a cook along the way as he traveled the country, making it now 50 years he has been cooking. He made a stop in Missouri where he met a girl who ended his roaming ways. He joined the Air Force and then used the G.I. Bill to attend the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Management program at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.

After graduating in 1978, he returned to Missouri where he got job at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, where he eventually became Director of Food Services for the hospital.

After retiring, Dave and his wife decided to spend their winters in South Texas. It wasn’t long before he was hired as a chef for Victoria Restaurant. His omelets were immediately a big hit with the patrons and now Dave has cooked about 90,000 omelets at Victoria, approximately 10,000 per year. He hopes to reach 100,000 by the end of the season in March or April.

20181229 TOTV Omletman Victoriapalms GU 2104The omelets are made to order. Dave offers tomatoes, spinach, black olives, red peppers, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, onions and, of course, cheese for his omelets, and his guests tell him what they want.

The restaurant also offers a special three-ingredient omelet with a half Belgium waffle covered with strawberries and whipped cream that is very popular. On occasion, he offers a Mexican omelet or an Italian omelet, if he has the ingredients available.
Winter Texans often tell him, “That was the best omelet I ever ate,” and they really are that good. He is recognized when he goes out and referred to as “The Omelet Guy,” or “The Omelet Artist.”

Dave is looking forward to a special year with the celebration of his high school graduation 50 years ago and 50 years as a cook. And he hopes to reach that magical 100,000 omelets cooked a Victoria Palms. Go by and try one of Dave’s delicious omelets and help him make it happen!

The restaurant is open for Breakfast - Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant is located at 602 Kingston Way, in Donna, inside the Victoria Palms Resort.

Trailer Park Patsy - Donna Sue

2017 Donna Sue ThumbPerforming for shows and dances. 
Classic Country, Blues, Big Band, Rock, 50 and 60's, Folk, Gospel.

I was raised by a single Mother and my love of music came early in life.  Mother worked as a waitress at a Honky Tonk and we heard many country bands as I grew up.  Mom also loved Gospel, Big-Band and Blues music.  My best audience was Grandma and I sang and danced to her for hours.  So, from knee high I was always was in my blood you could say. 

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Helen Russell & Company

Genre: Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel, Classic Rock
Specialty: Live Music/Comedy Variety Shows and Dances

Helen Russell PROMO 3Helen Russell & Company are from Missouri and very excited to be returning to the Rio Grande Valley for their 7th season! They are honored to have been awarded "Best Small Band Variety Show" by the Valley Star Awards for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022 and received the Wintertainer of the Year Award in 2020 and 2022!

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Entertainers of the Year named at Valley Star Awards Show

20170223 WTT Valley Star Awards LG 54Those who attended this year’s Valley Star Awards Show last weekend at Mission Bell Resort were richly rewarded with an evening packed with outstanding entertainment, from beginning to end.

Five top-notch performers put on a show that surely must have been one of the best shows ever performed in the Valley.

Not having seen them perform previously, I wasn’t sure what to expect of the Edinburg Folkloric Dancers, but I was very pleasantly surprised with their outstanding performance of a native Indian dance that was comparable to the Polynesian dancers I have seen perform in Hawaii. Very impressive.

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