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Many of our Winter Texan readers enjoy the shows and dances hosted by the mobile home and RV parks and resorts where their favorite bands and entertainers perform. Each year the Valley Star Awards, hosted by Robert Ferguson and the Winter Texan Times, presents awards to the Rio Grande Valley’s top Winter Texan entertainers – or as we call them, “Wintertainers™.”

This year’s Valley Star Awards Show will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 1-4 p.m. at Mission Bell Resort. So now it’s time for you to vote for your favorite entertainers – and Entertainer of the Year for 2019.

There are some new names on this year’s list of nominees for the Valley Star Awards, which includes Entertainer or Group of the Year overall, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and eight other awards. The ballot appears in the Jan. 23 edition of the Winter Texan Times, or simply click here to see the ballot online. Some of the newer nominees include the Kody Norris Band, Rusty Rierson, Rick McEwen, Shake Rattle & Roll, Texas Wheels, Sweetwater, Kelli Marie and more.

When you fill out a ballot, we ask you to vote for someone in every category, if you are familiar with the nominees. In the past, some ballots have come in with only one category marked. Also, be sure to write in your choice for Entertainer or Group of the Year. This can be any of the individuals or groups on the ballot, from any category. This award is open to groups as well as individual entertainers.

“The Valley Star Awards are designed to honor the top entertainers and groups who are performing in the Rio Grande Valley this year,” said Robert Ferguson.

A comprehensive list of this year’s entertainers was presented to the Rio Grande Valley Activity Directors Association, who then voted to determine the top four nominees in each category. Only the top four nominees appear on the ballot.

To vote for your favorite Valley entertainers, fill out the ballot in today’s paper and mail it to 1217 N. Conway, Mission TX 78572, or, vote online at www.wintertexantimes.com. You can find the ballot from the home page under the Winter Texans’ Favorites menu (blue button near the top of the page). Only one vote per person is allowed. No photocopies of the ballot are permitted. Voters must either vote online (preferred method) or fill out the ballot printed in the Winter Texan Times newspaper. Ballots must be received by Feb. 12, 2019 to be counted.

Tickets for this year’s Valley Star Awards Show are now on sale online at www.wintertexantimes.com, by phone order at 865-253-2514, or at any of the following locations:

Winter Texan Times – 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission
Mission Bell Resort – 402-640-0492
Bentsen Grove Resort – 573-301-9004
Tip O Texas – 956-787-6461
Alamo Palms – 320-344-1022
Casa del Sol – 952-261-8480

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