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Bentsen Palms RV hosts Mexican Fiesta

Bentsen Palms RV Park has come up with many innovative ways to honor their older residents in the past years including English Teas, a Hawaiian Luau, German Fests, Roundups and Mardi Gras celebrations.

Host Clayton Spears chose a Mexican Fiesta as the theme for this year’s recognition dinner. A dinner of beef and chicken enchiladas, tacos with all the fixings, Spanish rice, refried beans and salsa, and drinks were served. A tres leches cake and Mexican wedding cookies were served for dessert. According to activity director Marcie Swenson, except for the cake and cookies, the entire meal was made from scratch by the ladies from the resort who worked several days putting it all together.

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RGV Livestock Show & Rodeo is Mar. 8-19

20170302 RGVLS Winter Texans LG 02This year’s Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo will be held March 8 -19, jam-packed with livestock and agricultural competitions, rodeos, concerts and lots of fun activities and entertainment for the entire family. From Western Art and Photography competitions to goats, rabbits, lambs, heifers and steers, there will be lots of intense competition among 4-H and FFA club members from all across the Valley.

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Texas Independence Day Celebration planned in San Benito

The annual Texas Independence Day Celebration will be held March 10-11 at the San Benito Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Events on Friday include a Texas History symposium, a cook-off, Market Days and an art show. The annual chili cook-off, sponsored by the Elks Lodge, will be held on March 10.

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Beverage can tractor to be displayed March 5

20170302 Coca Cola Cans KO DSC 0021Those can recyclers at Magnolia Park have done it again. This time Don Knorr and Frank Ergen built a tractor out of Coke® cans of different types. Last year it was a dune buggy from beer cans.

Over 943 beverage cans were collected by residents for the project. The tractor has wide tires made of coke cans that are three cans wide.  The exhaust heads were made from Coke Zero® cans and the superchargers were made of diet cokes. Christmas Coke® cans were used on the front of the tractor. The teddy bear who drove the dune buggy last year is now driving the tractor.

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Harlingen Community Theater

“An epic fairy tale based on The Brothers Grimm hits the stage this weekend at the Harlingen Community Theater.  “Into The Woods” directed by the well-known Kathy Eunice and Mike Ensign, will portray a modern musical about the wishes, family and the choices we make, at once timeless and relevant with a musical score that is both enchanting and touching.

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Santa Maria Grand Finale bullfight is Sunday

20170223 Karla Santoyo matadorSunday, Feb. 26, is the grand finale of the Winter Texan 2017 season. Starring in this final world-class bloodless bullfight is the youngest woman bullfighter in the world, Karla Santoyo. She hails from Aguascalientes, Mexico. The Santoyo family has a long history of legendary matadors, from grandfather to father to uncle all were ranked as top matadors in history. The Santoyos are also famous for the fighting bulls that they breed.

This will be the third year that Karla has performed in the Santa Maria Bullring in La Gloria. She has created a tremendous following among the winter visitors.

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Great entertainment planned for BorderFest 2017

20170223 borderfest logo 2017In its 41st year, South Texas’s largest music, culture and heritage festival “BorderFest” will celebrate the U.S.A. Each year, the festival has paid homage to a different country, bringing a bit of its culture and history to the Rio Grande Valley. In light of the current political climate, organizers decided to celebrate our own country, highlighting the things that make us all proud to be American. As such, there will be a 45-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty in the center of Liberty Square, where there will also be informative displays of American icons, as well as a stage with live performances by an Elvis impersonator, Native American dance tribes, a 16-piece brass swing band, zydeco music and more. There will be a Sea Lion Splash Show, a White Tiger Discovery, an interactive Kidz Science Lab, a motorcycle stunt show, a petting zoo. It’s three days of music, food, and family fun!

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