The holiday season is upon us and no town in the Rio Grande Valley celebrates the holiday in as grand a manner as Hidalgo with the annual Festival of Lights. The city’s three million lights along a three-mile trail featuring 5,000 lighted displays has become a part of the Valley’s Christmas tradition that adds to the excitement and wonderment of the season.
The Hidalgo Festival of Lights starts Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 31.
A new VA clinic opened earlier this year in McAllen, offering a range of medical services to veterans.
The Winter Texan Times recently toured the new Veteran’s Administration Clinic, located at 901 E. Hackberry in McAllen, to give Winter Texans an inside look at what the new state-of-the-art clinic has to offer.
Did you know there are 64 jams a week in the Rio Grande Valley? There are all kinds of different jams available to Winter Texans. This week I visited the jam at Split Rail RV in Mission. They jam each Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. The music is country western with a touch of gospel thrown in for good measure.
Jam organizer Gary LeGrid says there are from 20 to 35 musicians at each Split… Read More +
“It is a great honor to be selected by Winter Texans as their favorite golf course in the Rio Grande Valley,” said Tierra Del Sol Golf Director Raul Garza. “We are very proud of our golf course. The Pharr City Council made a decision a couple of years ago to put $1 million worth of improvements into the golf course, which was completed in 2013, and it has paid off in this honor.”
The University of Texas Pan American’s Student Union Theater was alive with the sound of mariachi music last weekend as the award-winning Mariachi Aztlán performed a selection of traditional mariachi songs including canciones, rancheras and baladas.
With violins, guitars, guitarrones, trumpets and a harp all playing in perfect harmony as the musicians sang choruses and took turns singing the lead, young and old audience members alike clapped and cheered enthusiastically at the conclusion of each song… Read More +
The Mission Historical Museum will accept entries beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2,for its Ninth Annual Mission Quilt Show. Entries will be accepted in six categories: Hand-quilted bed quilts; Machine-quilted bed quilts; Mixed media (quilted items which incorporate non-traditional materials); Wall hangings; Wearable art; and Miscellaneous (decorative or utilitarian items). The show is open to all quilters, both Winter Texans and year-round residents.
Quilts and wall hangings must be ready to hang with a sleeve for display purposes.