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Harlingen Flower Show March 26-27

“2022: Visions of Beauty” is the theme of the annual Harlingen Flower Show, 1 to 4:30 p.m., March 26 and 27, at Harlingen Cultural Arts Center. It is sponsored by Harnito Garden Club, Texas Garden Clubs, Inc.

Garden club members will showcase their floral designs and artistic crafts. Horticulture grown by members will be displayed in the center’s large gallery.

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What is a Winter Texan?

By Theresa Grant (originally published March 11, 1988)

20220316 WINTERTEXANS Noah and Grace YoungEditor’s Note: If you are asking yourself what is a Winter Texan? – this edition is for you. As we were going through our back issues, we found this lovely piece from our first season of the Winter Texan Times. We thought what better way to tell what a Winter Texan is than to let 11-year-old Theresa tell you from her point of view. Before I turn it over to Theresa, if I am not the first, let me be the next to invite you to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) to discover this hidden gem for yourself.

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You can find nature and more at Valley birding and nature centers

By Herb Moering

20220316 NATURE Frontera DSC 1179Bird watchers have many opportunities to follow their hobby, including the World Birding Center (WBC) network of nine different sites set along a 120-mile historic trail in the Rio Grande Valley. It is a $20 million development based on a partnership between the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Rio Grande Valley communities.

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Growth of RC racing in RGV parks has been FAST AND FURIOUS

Written by Barb Zanetti

20220316 RC Bit O Heaven 2nd Annual RC Showdown CAB 1828In the Rio Grande Valley, Winter Texan racers can drive to over 30 RC tracks within an hour, prompting them to label southwest Texas: “The RC Capital of the U.S.”

“There’s no place that I know of in the country that has a bigger concentration of RC tracks,” ARVP race director Mike Fleming said. “If you really want to race, you can easily race at least four or five times a week during the season. It’s good, friendly competition with fellow Winter Texans.”

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