March has been declared as “National Pet Vaccination Month” to help encourage pet parents to keep their pets up to date on vaccinations to improve the health of our pets in our community and ensure they can find their way home should they become lost.
“2022: Visions of Beauty” is the theme of the annual Harlingen Flower Show, 1 to 4:30 p.m., March 26 and 27, at Harlingen Cultural Arts Center. It is sponsored by Harnito Garden Club, Texas Garden Clubs, Inc.
Garden club members will showcase their floral designs and artistic crafts. Horticulture grown by members will be displayed in the center’s large gallery.
McAllen Public Library invites all to experience its newest exhibition, “Botanical Fridas,” celebrating Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico’s most beloved artists. “Botanical Fridas” features 15 eight-foot sculptures and 15 three-foot sculptures that celebrate artist Frida Kahlo’s influences.
By Theresa Grant (originally published March 11, 1988)
Editor’s Note: If you are asking yourself what is a Winter Texan? – this edition is for you. As we were going through our back issues, we found this lovely piece from our first season of the Winter Texan Times. We thought what better way to tell what a Winter Texan is than to let 11-year-old Theresa tell you from her point of view. Before I turn it over to Theresa, if I am not the first, let me be the next to invite you to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) to discover this hidden gem for yourself.
The Rio Grande Valley's Winter Texan scene isn't the quiet, gem in the rough secret that it once was.
For the winter visitors, that's a good thing – especially when it comes to entertainment. Winter Texans are known for having fun. The Valley provides tons of it too.
Time and again, Winter Texans list friendliness as big a reason to live here. Not only does that include their neighbors in the park or other parks, but also the people in the community who are happy to have Winter Texans because they appreciate the economic and other benefits they bring to the Valley.
Champion Lakes Golf Course (formerly Palm View) is booked almost daily with Winter Texans, later into the afternoon than in past years.
Pickleball courts are being built at Starbucks-like pace across the Valley – both indoors and outdoors to keep up with demand.