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Los Fresnos PRCA rodeo is Feb. 17-19

20170216 los fresnos rodeoGet ready for the riding, roping and the other excitement that goes with the 28th annual Los Fresnos PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cow boys Association) Rodeo to take place Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 19.

Feb. 17 at 9 a.m. there will be a performance of competitors who will not be performing in the main rodeo event.

Also on Friday, the Tejano Boys will perform a free concert, weather permitting. The rodeo begins at 8 p.m. and advance tickets purchased online cost $12 to $15 for reserved seating. Ticket prices increase to $18 the day of the event, both online and at the gate.

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All Valley Boat Show is Feb. 17-19

Need a new boat for bay fishing?  There is no better place to look for that boat than the 31st Annual All Valley Boat show to be held Feb. 17-19 at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd., off Ware Road in McAllen. All sorts of boats will be on display. According to Ray Elizondo they will range from 15-foot to 27-foot boats for different fishing conditions.

“Most of the boats on display will be bay boats,” said Elizondo. “Look for shallow water boats that can operate in water as shallow as three inches to three feet. There will be deck boats and pontoon boats. Some of the larger boats are designed for families, or up to 10 people, and have shades on top to block the sun. There will also be boats equipped to fish in tournaments for the serious fishermen.”

Elizondo said there would not be any yachts on display, but the average fisherman looking for a fishing boat, he should be able to find just what he needs.

In addition to the display of boats, there will be door prizes and a virtual sailfish fishing tournament going on.

Admission is $9 and on Friday Senior Citizens will get in for $5.  They also receive a $1 discount on Saturday and Sunday.

The show opens at 12 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17.  It opens Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. and runs until 9 p.m. and it is open on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the best fishing boats the Valley has to offer.

Winter Texan Volunteers needed for BorderFest

BorderFest will feature the USA as the theme of this year’s celebration.

Normally, BorderFest choses a different country for the theme each year, bringing a bit of its culture and history to the Rio Grande Valley.  In light of the current political climate the organizers decided to celebrate our own country, highlighting the things that make us all proud to be American.

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South Texas Tourism videos needed

The “Life in the Rio” Smart Phone Video Contest presented by South Texas Tourism and the Winter Texan Times is now underway. And if you have not yet submitted your smart phone video, you still have time to enter the contest – and help promote the Rio Grande Valley to other folks up north who don’t know how much fun we have here on the Rio Grande.

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Many exhibitors featured at McAllen Travel & Health & Wellness Expo Feb. 21-22

There will be many unique vendors on hand at the Travel & Health & Wellness Expo at the McAllen Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21-22.

The Expo was originally known as the International Travel Show and was held for more than 30 years. Last year, the Expo expanded to include the Wellness and Health Expo and now has more than 60 exhibitors. With many more exhibits, free admission and the combined attraction of both travel industry and health profession exhibitors the show is expected to draw good attendance.

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Top-ranked Montalvo returns to Santa Maria Bullring

20170209 montalvoSunday, Feb. 12, Leal Montalvo returns to put on one of his remarkable performances in a bloodless bullfight at the Santa Maria Bullring. Leal, who is ranked among the top matadors of Mexico, opened the season this year with a perfect display of complete fearless art and domination of his two colminar bulls.

“His performance was impeccable, his bravery was displayed with each series of passes he made bringing the bull closer and closer and ending the series each time with a pass bringing the bull behind his back,” said Santa Maria Bullring owner Fred Renk.

Leal has been the golden trophy winner for the past three seasons, and he is a favorite among the Winter Texan fans.

Alternating with Leal will be last week's triumphant, 17-year-old Joselito Sainz of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. At five foot, three inches tall, he has been named the “Little Giant.”

“He spent half the time passing the bull on his knees, creating a roar of ole's during his two bull performances,” Renk said. “He truly is something to watch. He dominated his bulls while being barely able to see over their backs.” 

Joselito has predicted he will triumph, and top the big star Leal. 

“The bulls are from Renk Mendoza. As always they are sleek and fast,” Renk said. “This should be the best of the season's performances, don't miss this one,” he added.

The gates open at 1 p.m. There will be great food and promising entertainment prior to the bullfight. Alexa Posas will sing for the fans, and there will be a special history presentation by Fred Renk, former matador and now owner of the bullring.

Reservations can be made by calling the bullring 1-956-481-3300; customers can pay upon arrival.

Tickets are also available at Winter Texan Times, 1217 N. Conway in Mission; Border Tire, Bus. 83 & Mayberry in Mission, call 956-585-8473; or at Weslaco Visitors Center, 275 Kansas St., Weslaco, call 956-968-2002.

Tickets are $30 on the sunny side $35 on the shady side or covered ringside box seats are $40.

Great entertainment planned for Mission’s Winter Texan Fiesta

20170209 johnnyraygomezWhere can Winter Texans find such great entertainers as Johnny Ray Gomez, The Richard Lynch Band, Bill Chrastil, Mama’s Wranglers, Regan James Swedeen, and Terry Smith all in one place?  The Mega Winter Texan Fiesta in Mission, of course. With an attendance of over 3,000 Winter Texans every year, this Winter Texan appreciation event hosted by the Mission Chamber of Commerce is the most popular event in the Rio Grande Valley.

Rich Bellert, the show’s producer, will be emceeing and entertaining with his cowboy poetry. This is Bellert’s 15th out of 16 years producing the Winter Texan Fiesta for the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce.

The annual Winter Texan Fiesta planned for Saturday, Feb. 11, will be held once again at Leo Peña Placita Park in downtown Mission across from H-E-B, located on Conway Ave. and Business 83. Things get started at 11 a.m. with a free lunch provided for those with meal vouchers. Free meal vouchers are available through the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, 202 W. Tom Landry, starting on Monday, Feb. 6. Check for availability of tickets (956) 585-2727.

Once Winter Texans have their meal in hand they can settle back and start listening to an afternoon of music. The pre-show starts at 12:05 with singer/song writer Terry Smith, well known for his song, “The Far Side Banks of Jordan.” The song was recorded by Johnny Cash and June Carter and was used at their funerals.  It was used in the movie “Apostle.” The songs Terry writes have been used by numerous recording stars including The Statler Brothers, Kitty Wells, Chris LeDoux, the Oak Ridge Boys, Kris Kristofferson, Patty Loveless and many others.

20170209 mamas wranglersThe show will start at 1 p.m. and run until 3:30 p.m.

The first headliner will be comedian and accordion player Johnny Ray Gomez from Nebraska, who is known for high-energy comedy shows. Gomez credits his success to taking lessons from the great Johnny Swaboda, who invited him to play with his Silver Streak Accordion Band that toured the country and won many awards.  He also toured with the Larry Gomez Brotherhood Band, which was composed of Gomez and his three brothers.

Richard Lynch of Waynesville, Ohio is an American Country Music artist who has compiled a long list of country hits and chart toppers in the world of traditional country music. The music Lynch makes can be compared to that of Conway Twitty, Keith Whitley, Waylon Jennings, George Jones and Hank Williams.

Lynch is known as a hardworking, blue collar man who farms and designs barns when he is not playing music. His music reflects the life he lives. He plays pure country western swing, rockabilly and hard driving honky-tonk. His music spans three decades of solid country roots.

20170209 Bill ChrastilBill Chrastil, who was selected as Male Vocalist of the Year in last year’s Valley Star Awards, has been a full time musician and entertainer since 1982. In addition to being a songwriter and producer he is also an accomplished instrumentalist, playing guitar, piano, drums and harmonica.

Chrastil’s show is a salute to music legends such as Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and Elvis Presley. He wows audiences with his powerful voice and his ability to entertain.

In addition to Valley Star Awards, Chrastil has won many awards including Best Gospel CD of the year, Best Vocal Impressionist of the Year, and Best Horizon Show of the Year. He is a member of the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame and The Nashville Songwriters Association.

20170209 mamas wranglersMama’s Wranglers, the Jackson Family Band & Cloggers, have been amazing audiences around the world with their Bluegrass and western music. 

Toni Jackson began playing with her children in 2001 at churches and care center.  The fan response made them go on the road. Since 2010 they have performed in 49 states. They performed for the opening of the Olympics, at the Roy Clark Theater in Branson and the Country Music Awards in Nashville. They have traveled throughout Canada and Europe.

They opened a dinner theatre, the Firelight Barn Dinner Theatre, to showcase their talents in 2015 in Henderson, Nevada. In 2016 they were named the new Business Champions of Nevada. They are offering two-for-one admission to Winter Texans who come to celebrate with them at their theatre in Nevada. Because of the success of their new theatre, this will be the last time they will be entertaining in the Rio Grande Valley.

20170209 ReganJamesRegan James Swedeen is a country music performer from Minnesota who prides himself on being able to sing all genres of music including classic country, new country and 50’s rock & roll music.  In South Texas he performs with the South Texas Hired Hand Band.

Regan has worked in shows with national stars including Ray Price, Lynn Anderson, Tommy Cash, Marvin Rainwater and Sherwin Linton.  He appeared on RFD-TV’s Midwest country with David Church and with Connie Lee and friends in the Tennessee Roadhouse in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Don’t miss this great line-up of entertainment. And while in the area, make plans to visit the Mexican Artisan Market at the Mission Historical Museum, located at 900 Doherty.  It is just north of Business 83 and one block east of Leo Pena Placita Park.  The market, featuring a range of vendors and artisans from Mexico will be open Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

While visiting the artisan market, drop into the museum and see the Winter Texan Quilt Show located in the annex (old post office building) on Tom Landry Street.  The award show for the winners will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10.

20170209 Rich BellertAlso a part of the Mega Winter Texan Fiesta is Fiesta on the Greens, a six-person scramble golf tournament being held Friday, Feb. 10 at Shary Municipal Golf Course. The entrance fee per person is $40 and includes use of a cart. Call (956) 580-8770 for more information.

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