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Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years

20230118 TCF Twin Lakes RV Float KO 0007 webWinter Texans participate in Texas Citrus Fiesta

Although participation isn’t as abundant as it was years ago, Winter Texans still have fun at the Texas Citrus Fiesta. This year’s Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 12 p.m. in Mission. There will also be a fun fair on Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29 beginning at 10 a.m. on both days. The parade usually runs on Conway Ave. in Mission, from 495 to downtown Mission.

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Retired Nurses Luncheon will be held February 9

20230118 Nurses luncheon webThe Annual Retired Nurses’ Luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 9. All retired RNs and LPNs in the Rio Grande Valley are invited. The event will be held at Peter Piper Pizza, 3101 E. Expressway 83, in Weslaco (exit International Blvd./FM 1015, north side of the expressway). Check-in is at 12:30 p.m. with lunch following at 1 p.m. There will be a buffet lunch that includes pizza, breadsticks, salad bar, dessert, and a beverage. A social, announcements and doors prizes will follow. No reservations are required. For more information, call or text Jan Bergman at (956) 532-1223.

Dynamic Art Exhibit to be held

20230118 McAllen McAllen Heritage Museum CAB 4738The McAllen Heritage Center is pleased to announce their currents Artist’s Corner exhibit Pollinators by local artist Raquel Hinojosa and Geometry in Motion by Lupe Hernandez. Different in concept, but beautiful to experience, this compilation of their work will be on exhibit at the museum through January 27.

The museum cordially invites the public to a Meet and Greet the Artist’s reception on Friday, January 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be free parking for visitors at the rear of the building.

The McAllen Heritage Center is located at 301 S. Main St. For more information, call (956) 687-1904 or visit

Lunar New Year Festival at IMAS

20230118 IMAS LNY games 2019 webCelebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) on Sunday, January 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The 11th annual Lunar New Year Festival will feature traditional Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese crafts, games, and more.

Special performances and activities are scheduled throughout the event for visitors to soak in the cultural celebration that welcomes the arrival of Spring. The community can tap their feet to K-pop dancing by Illusion Dance Team, and “K-Stars” featuring Echo Effect and Levanter Dance Team. Enjoy the sounds of the Lord’s Church McAllen Choir and musical pieces by local violist Young Sin Choi. UTRGV Korean Language students will perform a traditional samulnori,(percussion), poetry reading, and singing. Lastly, Torres Taekwondo Academy will showcase martial arts with a lively demonstration.

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ZZ Top is coming to McAllen

20230118 ZZ Top Picture1 web“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” has been at it for well over a half century, delivering rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio to millions of devoted fans. ZZ Top is virtually synonymous with beards, hotrod cars, spinning guitars and that magic keychain, all of which transcend geography and language.
AEG will present ZZ Top on its Raw Whisky Tour at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at the McAllen Performing Arts Center located at 801 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen. Tickets start at $69. Tickets are available now at the McAllen Performing Arts Center Box Office, (956) 681-3800 or online at

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Craft show being held to support student ministries at RGBM

IMG 8997 webThe Rio Grande Bible Ministries (RGBM) will hold a craft, quilt, and bake sale to help support their ministries, students and facilities. The event will be held on January 28th, from 8 to 11 a.m. A quilt auction will be held at 10 a.m. RGBM is located at 4300 S. Business Hwy 281 (Closner Rd.) in Edinburg. All proceeds from the craft show benefit the students that attend RGBM.

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SPI Kite Fest is flying again

ShowKite3 webIt's that time of year – time to head to South Padre Island and watch kitefliers from all across the country as they 'tie one on' for a weekend filled with amazing kites and performances.

On February 2nd, 3rd, & 4th – Thursday night, Friday and Saturday – SPI Kite Fest will descend upon the town of South Padre Island.

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