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Last chance this year for a bullfight

20220126 Santa Maria cayetano picIt was as if you were in the biggest bullring in Spain the way Cayetano Delgado fought all four bulls at the January 16th event at the Santa Maria Bullring in La Gloria. Matador Ayala was held up on the highways in Mexico, so Cayetano had no choice but to face all four bulls by himself. In the event, he won eight ears and a tail.

Fred Renk said it was as if you were seeing his son David Renk out there in the ring. David Renk was Cayetano’s Godfather and teacher.

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Entertainers shine at Showcase

20220112 20 Entertainers Showcases CBrunson IMG 6718Mission Bell’s Hall was full of clapping, cheering, singing, and music throughout the day during this year’s Entertainers Showcases. The showcases highlight entertainment that’s available to Valley activity directors throughout the Valley. This is the opportunity for activity directors to book well known entertainment and listen to some new entertainment as well that provide music for shows, dances, happy hours, and line dancing.

This year’s events saw some of the Valley’s favorites and had quite a few new groups and individuals too. All the entertainment received great feedback from the crowd. This is a show you will never see anywhere else.

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Valley Star Awards back for a full show destined to entertain

20220119 curt jamesEvery year, the Valley Star Awards offers a great lineup of Wintertainers™ – and this year will keep that promise. The lineup includes some of the Valley favorites that perform at the parks throughout the season. We even have the 2020 Valley Star Awards Male Vocalist of the Year Curt James giving a performance at the event.

Other entertainment for the event is Johnathan Len, Justin Terry, Mario Rosales, Mountain Highway and Rebecca Lawless.

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SPI Kite Fest back and ready to tie one on

20220119 ShowKite4In need of sunshine and fresh gulf breezes? Then it's time to head to South Padre Island for SPI Kite Fest to watch kitefliers from around the country as they 'tie one on' for a weekend filled with amazing kites and performances.

“Everyone is very anxious to be back on the flying field,” said Bill and Susie of B&S Kites. “And enjoy the fresh gulf breezes and put smiles on people’s faces.”

On February 2-5 – Thursday night, Friday and Saturday – SPI Kite Fest will descend once again on the town of South Padre Island. The festival kicks off Thursday evening with Indoor Kite Performances held at the SPI Convention Centre from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Woodcarvers show the magic found in wood

20220114 Woodcarvers Show HMiller 08Walking through the 36th annual RGV Woodcarvers Show this past weekend, it was clear that if you can envision it, someone can carve, sculpt, burn, paint or chip it into reality.

More than 150 pieces covering a wide spectrum of images and styles were on display over the weekend at the Nomad Shrine Club in Pharr. There were decoys, caricatures, walking canes, gourds, pens, candles and so much more as the carvers showed what can be done with wood.

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Bloodless bullfights return to Santa Maria

Santa Maria P Campero WEBAlthough he was in a brief retirement, Fred Renk is back at it this season. Due to the hundreds of phone calls received requesting the continuance of putting on the world class bloodless bullfights, Renk is proud to announce they will be coming out of retirement to re-open for at least two bullfights this season.

“For the last 20 years we have put on world class bloodless bullfights and will continue to do so as long as people want us,” said Renk. “We cannot turn them down.”

The Santa Maria Bullring is one of the only bullrings in 49 states. For now, the Renks, Fred and his wife Lisa, will be managing the events.

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