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WT Appreciation Days to be held

The Mission Chamber of Commerce will hold two Market Winter Texan Appreciation Days. The events will be held today, Wednesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 14. They will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

There will be complimentary swag while supplies last, free health screenings, vendors, and live music. The event will be held at the Mission Chamber Placita at 202 W. Tom Landry.

For more information, or for vendor opportunities, call (956) 585-2727, or email

IMAS announces series of Brew-seum events, dinner, virtual 5K, yoga

Brewseum IMAS Dacty 600pxIt is with great pleasure the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) announces a series of fundraising events in celebration of A Night at the Brew-seum. The festival could not occur without generous participation of local businesses and individuals throughout the region. IMAS extends a deep heartfelt thanks to title sponsors Clark Chevrolet and Clark Knapp Honda and presenting sponsor L&F Distributors for their participation in making the 13th Annual “Brew-seum” Craft Beer Festival one to remember.

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Vaccine offered to enrolled Veterans

All Veterans Affairs Valley Coastal Bend Clinics, including Harlingen and McAllen locations, will now begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to all enrolled Veterans. After conducting directed outreach to Veterans according to CDC prioritization, they are now opening vaccination appointments to enrolled Veterans of all ages.

Designated caregivers enrolled in VA’s program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Support may also receive the vaccine with the Veteran for whom they care. If you are a Veteran and have not enrolled in VA healthcare, now is the perfect time to explore your earned benefits.

Those interested in scheduling a vaccine are asked to contact the call center at (855) 864-0516, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments will continue to be made based on supply availability.

Site connects residents to vaccine appointment information

patient getting their vaccineSAN DIEGO, CA –, a website connecting U.S. residents to COVID-19 vaccine appointment availability information nationwide, has fully launched. Residents can check vaccine eligibility, find links to appointment assistance (including hyperlocal vaccine hunter volunteer groups and waitlist details) and sign up to be alerted when more vaccine appointments and information becomes available.

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Texas Muralist Lupe Hernandez presents at Quinta Mazatlán

Texas Muralist Lupe HernandezQuinta Mazatlán is delighted to host Texas muralist, Lupe Hernandez on Thursday, April 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on The Back Porch in McAllen. Hernandez’s’ presentation, “Street Art in the Park”, is a workshop on the contemporary art style known as graffiti, and the unveiling of his latest mural ‘heART of Quinta Mazatlán’ painted at Quinta Mazatlán. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the history of three graffiti styles and participate in an art activity.

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Nature and outdoor activities continue

Outdoor ACtivities Treasure Hunt Green Jay portraitThe Rio Grande Valley is full of nature centers and birding sites. These parks are continuing to have activities. For those that stay a little longer, or are full time residents, these are some of the activities you can still catch in the wonderful outdoors of the Rio Grande Valley.

The Valley Nature Center will hold their first annual fishing tournament, Rock the Dock, at Lobo Del Mar on South Padre Island. The event will take place on June 5 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is currently open and closes on May 30. Cost is $350 per team. For more information, visit

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Have a Great Summer

bag and beach accessories kept on sandI cannot believe - nor do I want to accept - that this is the last issue of the Winter Texan Times for this 2020/2021 Winter Texan season. Where did this year go? It has just flown by. Sometimes I feel that I just stood still, and the world passed me by. What did keep me in the loop was reading every issue of the Winter Texan Times from front page to back and keeping up with what all the different parks were doing. And it was all positive.

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Thank you for visiting, Stay safe

IMG 5964 600pxAs we come to the close of another winter season, we want to tell you how much we enjoy having you visit us each year.

It is uplifting to see your zest for life and all the fun times you have together in the mobile home parks and RV resorts all across the Rio Grande Valley. Some events were held a little differently this year, but we still saw things happening. We have seen you competing in RC car races as more and more resorts are building racetracks. We have seen how much you enjoy your hobbies, whether it is woodworking, quilting or crafts.

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