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December 21, 2022 - On the Road with Jo

Looking forward to a new year and new tours

Another year is quickly coming to an end in just a few more days and our calendars will turn to 2023. It’s time to think of travel again. Sometimes I schedule myself on a tour just to see what changes have been made in a hotel along the highways. I really like to get out with my travelers and see the trip through their eyes.

Right now there is only one more tour scheduled for the rest of this year and it is a good one, especially if you have never been on the tour or if you have visitors who want to visit the famous King Ranch – one of the largest ranches in the United States.

Founded in 1853 by Captain Richard King, the King Ranch boasts almost 1,000 acres. You will learn all about the Ranch, the flora and fauna of the area as your guide introduces you to a very special part of the history of the Rio Grande Valley. The last trip of the year is scheduled for December 29, 2022. Don’t miss it.

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December 14, 2022 - On the Road with Jo

Find someone to give to this holiday season

20221109 child pajama toys webDECEMBER – What a beautiful month. December is a time for giving, a time for sharing, a time for remembering. December is a good time for cooking all those wonderful dishes from family recipes that have been handed down for generations. Memories are made – never to be forgotten.

Giving and sharing brings pleasure to those who give and happiness – especially to the youngsters when they receive the toys and clothes you may have donated.

Read more: December 14, 2022 - On the Road with Jo

December 14, 2022 - Rina's Ramblings

It is so much fun seeing what all of you are doing for your communities this holiday season. We have received information from several parks about what their residents are doing and hope we can share some of it with you.

If you have something you are doing in your park, collecting food, jackets, toys, books, whatever it is, we would love to see it and share it with our readers. Seeing what you are doing for others makes my heart happy and I am sure it gives new ideas to others.

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McGrinch to visit MHC

20221214 Mcallen Heritage McGrinch 12 17 2022rev webThe McAllen Heritage Center, museum of history and culture, is pleased to announce a visit from the friendly McGrinch on Saturday, December 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The McGrinch will be in the La Placita Park adjacent to the museum to meet and greet visitors, young and old. The event will also be a great photo opportunity.  

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Stuart Place: King of the Hill

20221214 Stuart Place Golf Course ALB 0026 webWhen you’re at the top, there’s a misconception that the only place you can go is down.

However, Stuart Place just keeps setting the bar higher.

The 2,742-yard 9-hole par-36 golf course scored an ace in six of the seven categories in the annual Winter Texan Times Favorite Golf Course contest. Last year the quaint and pleasant course captured five of the seven categories.

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Santa's Helpers busy at River Ranch Resort

20221214 IMG 8790 webLast week ladies at River Ranch Resort were bustling about the recreation hall wrapping gifts that residents had donated for children of Rio Hondo. The park has been working with Chief Bilokury, Rio Hondo Public Safety Director, for about four years. This year is the first time the park has also worked with the city and a local church. Together, they hope to help 500 children of the community.

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Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years

20221214 Square Dance GU 3800 webParks share their news

When you look through our first few years of the paper, you see some really good stuff. I am loving taking this look back and seeing what we have done before, how we have changed, but also how we have kept to our purpose – of getting the news out to you.

In our younger years we included a lot of highlights from parks. These were mainly submissions by the activity director or manager at the park. We still do that today when a park sends in their news too.

Read more: Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years

Roadrunenr RV Park donates to community

20221214 Roadrunner RV Park Police Chief web20221214 Roadrunner RV Park Salvation Army webRoadrunner RV Park started off the month of December with their gift giving. “What a wonderful opportunity to help our community and give during the holiday season!” Residents contributed $1,000 to the Salvation Army and $1,000 for Toys for Tots. Pictured are Chief of Police Richard Ozuma, Fire Chief Roy Contreras, and Salvation Army Major Gabriel receiving the donations last week.

Nativity scene collection on exhibit at MOSTH

20221207 MOSTH Nativity webThe Museum of South Texas History (MOSTH) will feature the “Bishop Emeritus Raymundo Peña Nativity Scene Collection,” a spotlight exhibit displaying 120 nativity scenes.

Born in 1934 and ordained as a Catholic priest in 1957, Father Raymundo Peña was named Bishop in 1976. On his passing in September 2021, the Bishop willed his collection of nativity scenes to MOSTH and to the Historic Brownsville Museum.

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