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Air Fiesta 2017 is this weekend

20160211 Brownsville Air Show 113The annual Air Fiesta featuring class planes and aerobatic stunt planes will be held Feb. 11-12 at the Brownsville/South Padre Island airport, located at 955 S. Minnesota Road. The gates open at 9 a.m. and the Flying starts at noon.

Performers include Justin Lewis, who spent 11 years of active duty in the Navy, and continued to teach the T-45 as a Naval reservist. He joined the Arkansas National Guard in 2011 where he flies the A-10 C as a Traditional Guardsman.

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‘Turning of the Quilts’ is Feb. 10 at MHM

20170209 RGV Quilt Guild Show JAMIE DSCN1203 068The annual awards presentation and Turning of the Quilts program will be held Friday, Feb.10 at 2 p.m. in the annex building of the Mission Historical Museum that faces Tom Landry Road Street.

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La Joya High Fiesta added to Mariachi and Folklorico concerts

20170209 LJISD FolkloricoLa Joya High School Mariachi “Los Coyotes” and Folklorico “Tabasco” will be celebrating their 35 years of performances at the Alejandro “Alex” H. Saenz Performing Arts Center in La Joya. February 18, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and February 19 at 2 p.m.

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RGV Quilt Guild holds expo at SPI

20170202 RGV Quilt Guild Show JAMIE DSCN1085 031As she walked through the maze of over 300 quilts displayed, Karon Jacobson explained the intricate detail and intensive work that goes into quilting.

The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild held their 35th Annual Quilt Expo this past Friday and Saturday at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. Hosting 29 vendors, the RGV Quilt Guild made sure both days were filled with colorful exhibits, patriotic presentations, and fashion shows as over 1000 people attended.

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2017 RGV Quilt Guild Show Winners

Best of Show

20170202 RGV Quilt Guild Show JAMIE DSCN1267 080Kathleen Dombi

Kathleen Dombi, left, poses with her Best of Show winning quilt, “Bed of Roses,” with designated ribbon distributor Lynne Benson, right.

Beatles Challenge

1st – Kathleen Dombi

2nd – Renee Pageau

3rd – Bonnie M. Hall

Honorable Mention – Nancy Bush

Wall Hangings

20170202 RGV Quilt Guild Show JAMIE DSCN1254 0751st – Elaine Cooke

Elaine Cooke and her first prize quilt for Wall Hangings, “Texas Sunrise”

2nd – Judy Brown and Anna Schwartz

3rd – Monica Myew

Honorable Mention – Mary Finnegan


1st – Terry Davis

2nd – Marie Seabrook

3rd – Ann Bergan

Honorable Mention – Beverly Fleming


20170202 RGV Quilt Guild Show JAMIE DSCN1261 0771st – Marilyn Hearnsburger

“My Prismatic Star,” by Marilyn Hearnsberger and Jean Wauffle, won first prize in the Lap category.

2nd – Judy Brown

3rd – Terry Davis

Honorable Mention – Patty Hoer


20170202 RGV Quilt Guild Show JAMIE DSCN1262 0781st – Marge Laurence

Marge Laurence’s “Alaska Adventure” took first place in the Twin category.

2nd – Jean Cline

3rd – Nancy Bush

Honorable Mention – Mary Finnegan


1st – Jean Cline

2nd – Kathleen Dombi

3rd – Shelly Bryant

Honorable Mention – Elaine Hall


20170202 RGV Quilt Guild Show JAMIE DSCN1265 0791st – Julia Hanley

This quilt, called “Amazon Star,” by Julia Hanley, won first place in the Queen category.

2nd – Joyce Osborn

3rd – Jean Cline

Honorable Mention – Jo Corey


1st – Jean Cline

2nd – Judith Ingram

3rd – Maxine Pilcher

Honorable Mention – Shirley Rhoades

Apparel/Personal Accessories

1st – Lynne Benson

2nd – Anna Schwartz

3rd – Marian Johnson

Honorable Mention – Terry Davis

Home Décor

1st – Mike Hall

2nd – Donna Wendel

3rd – Linda Osborne

Honorable Mention – Ann Bergan


1st – Marian Johnson

2nd – Pat Skye

3rd – Pat Cooper

Honorable Mention – Erwin Nistler

Jersey Boys coming to McAllen

The Broadway hit "Jersey Boys" will be coming to McAllen Feb. 7-11. The play is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four seasons, who were just four guys from Jersey until they sang their first note.  The had a sound nobody had ever heard and people could not get enough of it. But while their harmonies on stage were perfect, off stage it was a very different story… a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Bring back songs like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and more.

The play will be performed at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen. There will be six performances of the smash hit on Feb 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. and Feb.11 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $119 to $142.

Valley Star Awards Coming Feb. 18

Anticipation is growing as entertainers in the Rio Grande Valley await this year’s selections for the prestigious Valley Star Awards. Winter Texans across the Rio Grande Valley are already asking for the ballots to vote for their favorite performers. The ballot is inside today’s edition of the Winter Texan Times.

Nominees for this year’s Male Vocalist of the Year include Mario Rosales, who has made a name for himself in the Valley in a few short years as a comedian and singer. John Sager, Branson entertainer, has been named Male Vocalist of the Year several times and was also named Entertainer of the year twice. Bill Chrastil was named Male Vocalist of the Year in 2016. The fourth nominee for male vocalist is Rolando Reyes, who is always a popular performer known for his beautiful voice.

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