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Santa's Legacy: Local children treated to 1st annual Santa’s Posada

Mrs Claus dressing Santa webBy Barb Zanetti

Tripp Wright of Alamo Rec-Veh Park said he missed being Santa to over 2,000 children after Progeso’s Amigo group disbanded last year. So, he came up with a plan to entertain hundreds of children, but he knew he couldn’t do it alone.

To help local needy children and their families enjoy the Christmas season, Tripp persuaded three groups to pool their resources and their volunteers. In less than a month they planned, collected contributions, and shopped for a Dec. 11 party, which they called “Santa’s Posada”.

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Students project supports foster kids

Emma Jaelin at CAC webThe idea came to the duo of Emma Zamora and Jaelin Lopez last spring during their junior year at Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS). With the return of in-person instruction and the start of their senior year this year, the team has worked their idea into a community service project for their DECA organization.

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December 15, 2021 - Rina's Ramblings

Hello readers!

If you don’t pay attention to our header on our paper each week, you wouldn’t know…. We have been publishing the Winter Texan Times since 1987. So, we are celebrating 35 years this season. What started as a bi-weekly paper by June Brann and Jim Brunson, has grown to a weekly paper during the Winter Texan season – October through March.

They saw the need 35 years ago, and the Winter Texan Times quickly became a staple in the Winter Texan community across the Valley.

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Winter Texans enjoy Alamo Parade

DSC 0755 Alamo Parade webBy Herb Moering

The nippy, breezy weather didn’t deter spectators lining the route Saturday night for the City of Alamo’s lighted Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony.

While most of those watching the 43 entries pass by were bundled up in sweaters and coats, Del Engrisch skipped the extra coverings since she had arrived that day leaving behind 16 inches of snow and the accompanying cold in Minnesota. Her husband, Warren, missed the snowstorm because he had arrived three weeks ago at their place in La Hacienda Estates in Alamo.

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Women in Aviation exhibit opens

aviation unsplash webLast week, the Brownsville-SPI International Airport held a ribbon cutting for the opening of a photography exhibit, “Women in Aviation and Space History.” This exhibit celebrates the accomplishments by women since the early days of aviation, to space exploration to recent commercial space flights. It consists of 35 images and will remain on display through January 22, 2022.

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Take the Red Kettle Challenge

Red Kettle Campaign webChristmas is fast approaching. Shoppers will soon be greeted by the familiar sound of The Salvation Army bells ringing at stores. But did you know that you can set up your own virtual fundraiser and be part of the Red Kettle Challenge without even leaving your house? This is a simple and fun way to engage your family and friends while supporting the red kettle campaign, The Salvation Army’s major fundraising event of the year.

The Red Kettle Challenge provides a new, online option to the traditional Red Kettles that raise funds supporting those in need.

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Edinburg holds Parade, lights up the Promenade

20211204 Edinburg Parade HMoering 09 webBy Herb Moering

It was a perfect night for the “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” parade in Edinburg on Friday and Tomas Magdeleno was enjoying it fully while dressed in a complete Santa suit. The young man from Edinburg relaxed with family members as multiple parade units passed the reviewing stand on South Closner Boulevard.

The spectators lining the route sported lots of Christmas wear including Santa hats, antlers and lighted crowns and clothing with lights. Children were in abundance and happy to receive candy given out by those walking along the boulevard.

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A Tejano Christmas Carol is back in Pharr

2021 A Tejano Christmas Pic 4 webIt was the night before Christmas and a distasteful Rio Grande Valley Attorney by the name of Ezequiel Codos, played by 18-year-old Frankie Hooton, from Weslaco, was working late in his office while his overworked and underpaid employee Pablo Gomez, played by 16-year-old Raul Ceron from McAllen, typed away the water right contracts for Mr. Codos before heading home that Christmas Eve. Suddenly a charity worker comes in and Codos runs him out with snarls and complaints. He also throws out his nephew Beto who stops by to invite the old miser to Christmas dinner…and so goes the familiar story but with a twist of characters.

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Fiesta de Nochebuena returns to MOSTH

Fiesta de Nochebuena IMG 4796 final webThe Museum of South Texas History presents Fiesta de Nochebuena, a borderland-spirit holiday event featuring traditions, crafts and Cowboy Santa, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12.

The popular “Posada Por Tiempo” will take guests through the museum’s signature Rio Grande Legacy exhibition while acting through song of the biblical story of Joseph and Mary seeking lodging for the birth of baby Jesus. This “Posada Por Tiempo” performance is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Sharyland Pioneer HS presents Into the Woods

Into the Woods Shary Pioneeer webSharyland Pioneer High School has three more performances of Into the Woods. They will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on December 10 and 11th, and 2 p.m. on December 12. General admission is $10, seniors are $5. It will be held at their auditorium at 10001 N. Shary Rd. in Mission.

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