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Vendor space available

Ron Hoover is having a boat expo next week, February 27-28, and will have vendor space available. All proceeds from vendor space will be going to the Rio Grande Valley Make A Wish Foundation.

Vendor space will be sold by donation. Minimum donation is $100. Those interested can contact anyone in sales for a booth.

Also at the event will be The Ernest Cisneros seminar called ‘Tid Bits and Fishing Tips.’

The event will be free admission for visitors. Free drinks as well. A full seminar schedule will be held both days. There will also be food vendors, games and prizes.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 28. It will be held at the RV & Marine Center at 101 Expressway 83 in Donna.

Success at Winter Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup event

COASTAL BEND, TEXAS – Over 340 volunteers participated in the 2021 Annual Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup that took place on February 5 and 6, 2021. Volunteers worked together to clean a total of 28.5 miles of beach and bay area.

The two-day trash cleanup event resulted in over 8,900 pounds of trash being removed, leaving our Texas beaches clean and beautiful for wildlife and the community alike to enjoy.

Sixty-three volunteers helped clean South Padre Island on Friday and collected 1,512 pounds of trash. Hundreds of other volunteers cleaned up areas along Padre Island National Seashore, Cole Park, Port Aransas, North Corpus Christi Beach, Packery Flats, and Aransas Pass where they collected 7,468 pounds of trash.
All volunteers were required to wear a mask, social distance from separate parties, and bring their own gloves as a COVID-19 precaution.

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Colliers bring a mix of sound to the stage

Colliers Picturs 600pxThe Colliers are a vibrant, Americana group, that blends acoustic and electric instrumentation. They mix a host of genres like rock, pop, country, Celtic (Irish/Scottish), and folk, in a rootsy, down-home way. By doing this they form their own unique sound. They also put their own twist on a huge variety of covers of all genres from past to present, including pop-rock, country, R&B, swing, and even some Hawaiian pedal steel. They are refreshingly different from other Wintertainers™.

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Time sure does fly

On The Road HeaderThey say that time flies when you are having fun. Perhaps that is true. But it seems to me that time has flown this past year...and it has not been much fun.

A little over a year ago, the Corona Virus found its way into the United States. By mid-March, we were really in the midst of a pandemic that was truly affecting all of us. Soon mid-March will be here again. Have we progressed? Did time fly by? What progress have we personally made in the fight to conquer the pandemic?

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Coping with Covid Times – ARVP Style

coping with covid 600pxBy Barb Zanetti
Photos by Dennis Zanetti

Alamo Rec-Veh Park (ARVP) residents have an answer to what many Winter Texans can do to thrive on long, isolating, Covid-restricted evenings.

Their solution is a golf cart parade, a follow-the-changing-leader activity that awakens this 55-plus community with 18 minutes of early evening music, laughter, waving and comradery.

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Fun N Sun holds Gospel Fest

gospel fest 600pxIt was beautiful weather last Tuesday. Simply perfect weather for a little bit of gospel outside on the Fun N Sun parking lot. There was a slight breeze and nearly no clouds in the sky. People had gathered in their golf carts or lawn chairs to see Rusty Rierson, Ralph Kuster and Lindley Creek. They had also gathered to help raise money for some especially important organizations.

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Butterfly garden at Bluebonnet RV prospers

20210210 butterfly garden 02Submitted by John Bailey

Did you know Bluebonnet RV Resort has a nationally registered butterfly garden?

The Nationally Registered butterfly garden located at Bluebonnet RV Resort was created in 2020. Countless hours of research and labor went into the creation and the continued daily care of the butterfly garden.

We have flowers, trees and plants that are native to Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, and several other countries in South America. Every tree and plant that we have planted here were specifically selected to attract butterflies and hummingbirds too.

The butterfly garden has two trellised entrances, both covered with vine growing flowers and followed with patio paver sidewalks to allow guests to walk through the garden and observe the butterflies and various horticulture. As well, we have two wooden glider benches that allow guests to sit and relax in the garden with their favorite book or perhaps to enjoy a cup of coffee and good conversation with a friend.

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Virtual Pioneer & Ranching Day at MOSTH

virtual pioneerVirtual Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day programming is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 on the Museum of South Texas History’s Facebook page.

Every year, for nearly 30 years, the community was invited to participate in homestead and ranching activities such as butter churning and cattle herding at the museum. This year, however, the museum will host a virtual demonstration on the community-favorite activity butter making. This demonstration will feature museum staff showcasing the ingredients, science and history of butter making in the borderlands. A digital recipe card is available to view or download at so you can follow along or make on your own time. “Butter Making Demonstration” will broadcast at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

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Say I love you in sand

valentines sandcastles 8867The sandcastle village at South Padre Island is constantly rotating according to the holiday. As soon as Christmas was over, the sandcastle artists began making plans for a Valentine’s Day themed sandcastle village.

They have whimsical details throughout the village that display the fun of the holiday and what it means to the artists.

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