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20170209 Bill ChrastilBill Chrastil - 2017 Entertainer of the Year

Who will be the winners this year?

Each year we ask Winter Texans to help us choose the top entertainer who perform in the Winter Texan resorts in the Rio Grande Valley.

Now is your chance to vote for your favorites so they can receive the top awards at the annual Valley Star Awards Show, which is organized and hosted by Robert and Billie Ferguson.

We tally your votes and announce the winners at the show.

A ballot listing the nominees for Entertainer or Group of the Year overall, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and eight other awards appears on page 14 of today’s edition of the Winter Texan Times.

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. (Sometimes people forget to write in their favorite.) 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.

Entertainers who are not coming to the Valley this year are not eligible. The Fergusons compiled a comprehensive list of this year’s entertainers and the park activity directors 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 The ballot can be found here. Only one vote per person is allowed. This year, 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. 13, 2018 to be counted.

The Valley Star Awards Show will be held, Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. at Casa Del Valle in Alamo. This is a new location and new time.

The award show has a great lineup of entertainment including 4 His Glory, Kelli Marie, Dave & Daphne, Lindley Creek, Jason Whorlow and Vance Greek.

Tickets to the Valley Star Awards Show are $15 and are available at Casa Del Valle, 1048 N. Alamo Rd., Alamo; Winter Texan Times office at 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission; or order by phone by calling (865) 253-2514.

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