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17th Bi-Annual Winter Texan Survey

Every two years the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and the Winter Texan Times partner to conduct the Winter Texan Survey. The survey serves as a census of the Winter Texan population and gathers data about the attitudes, behaviors and economic impact of Winter Texans in the Rio Grande Valley.

This week, the Winter Texan Times includes the Winter Texan Survey as an insert in the newspaper and we invite our readers to complete the survey, and in so doing, be entered in a drawing for one of three $200 cash prizes.

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Last chance this year for a bullfight

20220126 Santa Maria cayetano picIt was as if you were in the biggest bullring in Spain the way Cayetano Delgado fought all four bulls at the January 16th event at the Santa Maria Bullring in La Gloria. Matador Ayala was held up on the highways in Mexico, so Cayetano had no choice but to face all four bulls by himself. In the event, he won eight ears and a tail.

Fred Renk said it was as if you were seeing his son David Renk out there in the ring. David Renk was Cayetano’s Godfather and teacher.

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Entertainers shine at Showcase

20220112 20 Entertainers Showcases CBrunson IMG 6718Mission Bell’s Hall was full of clapping, cheering, singing, and music throughout the day during this year’s Entertainers Showcases. The showcases highlight entertainment that’s available to Valley activity directors throughout the Valley. This is the opportunity for activity directors to book well known entertainment and listen to some new entertainment as well that provide music for shows, dances, happy hours, and line dancing.

This year’s events saw some of the Valley’s favorites and had quite a few new groups and individuals too. All the entertainment received great feedback from the crowd. This is a show you will never see anywhere else.

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Senior Ambassadors are singing once again

20220126 CCF 000707The Senior Ambassadors Men’s Chorus is comprised of senior men from the Rio Grande Valley and many other locations around the USA and Canada. The members bring a broad range of musical experience and background to the group. The Senior Ambassadors motto is “Loving Life, Making Music.” Mr. Virgel Kroeker is in his 13th season as director of the chorus.

The Senior Ambassadors begin rehearsals in November and perform their musical selections in many RV parks and resorts throughout the Rio Grande Valley during the months of January, February, and March. The size of the chorus fluctuates from year to year.

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RGV Band back after Break

20220126 RGV Band for 2022dnewspaperSince 1998 the RGV Concert Band has been presenting six concerts each year to Valley residents from January through March. In addition, a Christmas Concert is given by “early arrivals” and a combined concert with vocal groups is given semi-annually in March.

This season after a break due to “covid,” the band members joyously began practice in November 2021, and presented a Christmas Concert in December. The band is currently giving concerts in 55+ parks throughout the Valley.

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MHM Quilt Show exhibit is on

20220126 MHM Quilt Show GU 2683The Mission Historical Museum (MHM) Presents the 16th Annual Mission Quilt Show exhibit. The exhibit opened on Wednesday, January 12, and continues through Saturday, February 12.
Quilts will be exhibited in the Museum’s Post Office building (200 E Tom Landry). The quilts will be judged by a panel of independent judges, with ribbons awarded for first, second and third places in each category. Best-of-show and Viewers’ Choice ribbons will also be awarded.

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Red Hatters plan Festival of Tables

20220119 Red Hatters Gelman Museum CourtesyThe Valley Red Hatters are currently planning their Festival of Tables to be held on Wednesday, February 23. The event will be held at Trophy Gardens beginning at 10 a.m.
The event is by advance sales only and space is limited. Tickets are $18 per person. RGV Red Hat Queen Council Members tickets should be purchased before February 3rd from Jan Bergman. Non-members must purchase their tickets before February 14th. Red Hat attire is required.

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Quinta Mazatlán presents ‘Winter Migrating and Resident Birds’

20220126 QUINTA Ticket Thamara HDZQuinta Mazatlán World Birding Center is honored to host Santa Ana NWR Urban Park Ranger Thamara Hernandez on Thursday, January 27th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a special presentation on the Rio Grande Valley’s winter migrant and resident birds on the Nature Speaker Series at Quinta Mazatlán.

Why learn about migrating birds? In North America there are 338 bird species listed as Nearctic-Neotropical migrants. Of those 338 species, 333 of them have been documented in Texas. This means that of the 615 species of birds recorded in Texas (the highest record of any other state), about 54% of them are Nearctic-Neotropical migratory birds.

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year at IMAS

20220126 IMAS LNY calligraphyCelebrate the Year of the Tiger at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) on Sunday, January 30, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The 10th annual Lunar New Year Festival will feature traditional Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese calligraphy, crafts, games, performances, and vendors. Lunar New Year Festival at IMAS is made possible with support from the IMAS Guild and a grant from Humanities Texas.

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