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LaFloresta Golf Tournament raises funds for cancer

LaFloresta Golf 2Residents at LaFloresta RV Park, a small park in Mercedes, raised nearly $2,000 for the American Cancer Society in its 22nd Annual American Cancer Society Golf Tournament on Feb. 11. Some 81 Winter Texans competed in the mixed scrambles tourney.  All money collected from the event, golf fees and donations, went directly to the American Cancer Society. Bob Fuller, a Winter Texan from St. Charles, Mo., has organized the tournament each year since 1996 and during that time, LaFloresta residents have raised over $44,000 for the ACS.

La Joya folklórico, mariachi host fiesta celebration

20170216 CMYK LaJoyaHS Grupo Folklorico TabascoThe high school that started a nationwide movement celebrating the heritage of music and dance from Mexico, Spain and Latin America is celebrating the program’s 35th anniversary, with a two-day fiesta.

In 1982 La Joya High School started a mariachi and folkloric dance program that soon earned the school national honors, including a trip to the White House to perform for the president of the United States – not once but twice.

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Great entertainment planned for Valley Star Awards Saturday

20170216 Leslie Blassing KO DSC 0075The Valley Star Awards Show has some of the Valley’s top entertainers lined up to perform as awards are presented for Entertainer of the Year and other top entertainer awards.

Competition for the awards has been exciting and Winter Texans requested their ballots earlier this year so they could be sure to vote for their favorites.

On Saturday, Feb. 18 the Valley Star Awards Show, the Winter Texan version of the Academy Awards, will be announced in a show starting at 6 p.m. at Mission Bell Resort, 1711 E. Bus. 83, Mission. Tickets are $15 and are available at Mission Bell Resort, the Winter Texan Times and can be ordered by phone at (865) 253-2514.

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Charro Days is Feb. 19-26

20170216 charo days logoThe annual Charro Days Festival, held annually in Brownsville, kicks off Sunday,  Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. with a Baile Del Sol Street Dance featuring food live music and folkloric dancers. The event takes place at 455 Elizabeth Street in Brownsville. Admission is free.

On Sunday, Feb. 19, A Little Bit of Mexico (a 21+ event) will take place at Texas Southmost College. Reserve seats are $20 with a $5 discount for senior citizens.  There is a pre-program reception at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at Charro Days headquarters, 455 E. Elizabeth Street, Brownsville.

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Fiesta Ediinburg Feb. 23-26

20170216 FiestaEdinburg ParadeFiesta Edinburg will be moving to a new location this year at H-E-B Park located at 1616 S. Raul Longoria Rd. in Edinburg. The Festival will run February 23-26 and will have major attractions such as the Heart of America Carnival, Fiesta “Mardi Gras” Parade, Conjunto and Folklorico Competition, Family Fun Zone, Contacto Animal, regional food, arts/crafts plus top notch entertainment including country superstar Josh Turner and Los Cadetes de Linares de Rosendo Cantu.

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Golden Oldies Show features all-star cast

20170216 WEB Susan Carman2009picThree of the Valley’s Favorite Entertainers – Susan Carman, John Sager and Greg Jones – have once again teamed up to create a popular show they put on annually called the “Golden Oldies Show.”

John Sager, who has been Male Vocalist of the Year several times at the Valley Star Awards and was also voted Entertainer of the Year, will be one of the headliners. He was born in Quebec, Canada, he was adopted and raised in Ohio where he showed his musical talents early on. He began piano lessons at 9 years old and learned trombone and tuba in the band. He sang in the high school choir and was named Best Vocalist his junior and senior years.

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Laughing Bird returns to RGV

20170216 LaughingBirdTupelo and Janey Wing Kenyon have been performing their unique blend of music and comedy together since 1978. They have traveled from Alaska to South America, from California to Carolina and from Europe to Asia, performing at fairs, festivals, universities, resorts, cruise ships and community concerts.

Laughing Bird show is a lively mix of original contemporary folk music with overtones of country, bluegrass, and light acoustic rock.  At their performance, they perform original songs that will "wow" the audience, songs of the heart, and songs that make people laugh. The overall effect is an informal, light-hearted and intimate show to make everyone feel good.

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