Winter Texan e TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 35, No. 6 © 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Golf Favorites is underway Holiday Village returns for 12th season INDEX “On the road with Jo” p 7 Parks Calendar p 8 WintertainersTM p 8 Golf Feature p 14 Taste of the Valley p 21 Medical Services p 23 Events Calendar p 22 Reunions p 23 Business Guide p 24 Classifieds p 24 Rina’s Ramblings See HOLIDAY pg. 2 See RAMBLINGS pg. 17 See MISSION pg. 5 Mission Health Fair dates have changed Thanksgiving is this week and I do hope you all have a great one. With this, it means that cities throughout the valley are getting ready for their Christmas tree lightings and parades. If you get a chance, visit one, or more, of these and celebrate with your community. It’s a wonderful time of year, and it’s even better when we have the chance to spend it with others. Mission Regional Medical Center, in coordination with the Mission Chamber, is sponsoring their yearly Community Health and Wellness Fair. It will be held Wednesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 9, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Mission Event Center, 200 N. Shary Rd. These are new dates from what was previously sent out to the public. The event is free to the public. Regional Medical Center will HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The cottages of Holiday Village Brownsville have moved back to Dean Porter Park and are prepared for the 12th annual yuletide event. With nine new and updated displays, this year there will be a total of 33 fully decorated cottages lining the sidewalks. For those who may not know, the Holiday Village at Dean Porter Park in Brownsville is a collection of miniature cottages, each one measuring about 10’ wide x 8’ deep and over 11’ tall, which are adorned inside and out with the most whimsical and adorable holiday trimmings. The weather is great for a round of golf. It pretty much is nearly all year in South Texas. Therefore, we come to you to ask you what your favorite golf course, amenities, golf hole and more are each year. This is our second week of coverage, please look at last week’s issue, and again next issue. This week’s coverage starts on page 14. The Golf Ballot is on page 13. Be sure to fill that out and send it in, or fill out our online version at www.wintertexantimes.com, by December 8. By submitting your favorites, you will be eligible to win free rounds of golf, dining, and more. See GOLF pg. 14
NOVEMBER 24, 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com 2 WINTER TEXAN TIMES HOLIDAY From pg. 1 The Village is set up in the park every November, free and open to the public, and runs from the Monday before Thanksgiving through the first of the year. This family-friendly attraction is funded by grants and sponsors and organized entirely by volunteers. “We’re so excited to be back at the park this year, having missed our 2020 season due to the pandemic,” said Laurie Ray, Holiday Village Chair. “New to our line-up this year are OrangeTinsel Fitness, Frosty Bank, Our Heroes and Market Center, along with several updated cottages,” said Ray. “We are already seeing a great deal of interest from potential sponsors for our 2022 season. We’re anticipating that sponsorships will soon be waitlisted. The community really enjoys and looks forward to the Holiday Village, and we are all very proud to be part of the project.” Opening ceremonies and the first official lighting of the season took place on Monday, November 22nd. Also returning to the park this year is Fritter, the Holiday Village elf. From the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, join in the fun of finding Fritter and enter to win daily and weekly prizes from H-E-B. Patrons can also enjoy delicious treats from a variety of food vendors, as well as performances by many local dance groups, choirs, school groups and more, throughout the nearly six-week long event. Admission is free all day every day, and the cottages are lit at 6 p.m. each evening. Santa Claus will be in the gazebo and available for free pictures every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night through December 19th. More information, entertainment schedules and Elf on the Shelf contest rules can be found at www.HolidayVillageBrownsville,com. Happy Holidays! This year’s sponsors include NovaLink, H-E-B Helping Here, OrangeTheory Fitness, GMS Waste Management, Lower Valley Dental Associates, Frost Bank, Lucy Lopez, the Brownsville Historical Association, BISD, the City of Brownsville and Brownsville Parks & Recreation.
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NOVEMBER 24, 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com 4 WINTER TEXAN TIMES McAllen Holiday Parade to bring music, joy and fun The McAllen Holiday Parade organizers recently announced more exciting news to celebrate the Christmas season in the official South Pole of Texas, this time with a Rio Grande Valley musical spectacular that will air across the country. A line-up of 13 of the region’s top high school marching bands from McAllen, Donna, Edinburg, La Joya, Pharr, and Santa Rosa will be “Rockin’ Around the South Pole” as they perform in this year’s parade line-up. For parade organizers, the inclusion of the high school bands is more than just entertainment; it is to promote music education and the opportunities that performances like the McAllen Holiday Parade bring. This year’s band line-up will include the award-winning marching bands from McAllen I.S.D.; Donna I.S.D.; Edinburg Consolidated I.S.D; Pharr-San Juan-Alamo I.S.D.; La Joya I.S.D.; Santa Rosa I.S.D.; and Valley View I.S.D. who will all be performing. Thanks to its partnership with Telemundo 40, the McAllen Holiday Parade, will help bring the McAllen Christmas spirit to a national Hispanic audience in the top 31 markets for TeleXitos, a Spanish-language network channel owned by the Telemundo Station Group. The network will air the multiple international-award winning parade on Saturday, Dec. 25, at 12 p.m. CST. The actual event will step off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, from the McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2001 N. Bicentennial Blvd. There are still a lot of other ways to watch the McAllen Holiday Parade live, including VIP Stadium seating and various parade route seating along Bicentennial Blvd. To purchase VIP stadium tickets, visit at www.ticketmaster.com or at the McAllen Performing Arts Center Box Office or at any one of the McAllen community centers, including Lark, Las Palmas and Palm View. Parade route chair tickets are also still available for purchase at any one of the McAllen community centers, for only $10. Celebrities Mario Lopez and Julian Gil will serve as co-hosts for the parade.
5 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com NOVEMBER 24, 2021 FOR MORE INFO AND APPOINTMENTS CALL 956-585-2727 BETWEEN 8:30AM-12PM OR EMAIL VICEPRESIDENT@MISSIONCHAMBER.COM FREE TO THE PUBLIC FLU VACCINES QUANTAFLO TEST (PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE) BLOOD PRESSURE • STRENGTH TEST BONE DENSITY • STROKE RISK ASSESSMENT MEDICATION RECONCILIATION • AND MORE!!!! South Pole Festival returns for the holidays The new South Pole Illuminated Festival is bringing back magical experiences for the holidays. The McAllen Convention Center cordially invites the community to help kick-off the Christmas Season at the 9th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park on Wednesday, December 1, starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy holiday musical performances right before the 64-foot, pre-lit Christmas tree will light up Oval Park, along with millions of lights that will be featured in South Pole Illuminated Festival. During the month of December, South Pole Illuminated Festival will transform the McAllen Convention Center campus into an enchanting walking journey of dazzling lights, giant illuminated lanterns, recreated snowfall, stunning radiant tunnels, Santa’s Castle, a Holiday Fireworks Spectacular, Holiday Carnival, Gingerbread House decorating and much more. The festival will also include live entertainment in the Holiday Tent with live performers and the Club Rudolf Laser Show, a musical water projection hologram show, and interactive photo ops throughout the McAllen Convention Center grounds. The list of attractions does not stop there. The South Pole will feature South Pole Ice Skating experiences within the park, photos with Santa, train rides, and private South Pole Christmas parties. Guests will be able to enjoy their favorite treats at the Holiday Food Park and Hot Chocolate and S’mores Station. The experience is set to begin November 24 – January 2. Tickets are available at southpoleoftexas. com or at McAllen Convention Center Box Office. Giveaway chances are ready to kick off the South Pole Illuminated Festival. To enter, participants must decorate their home or office with all the Christmas cheer and post a photo online with #southpoleoftexas. Ticket winners will be selected daily to win a pair of tickets to the new South Pole Illuminated Festival. South Pole Illuminated Festival is presented by Junior’s Supermarkets. Other sponsors include McAllen International Airport, Reliant and Metro McAllen. provide free screenings, blood tests and doctor-led educational webinars. Also available will be flu vaccines, quantaflo test, blood pressure screenings, strength test, bone density test, stroke risk assessment, medication reconciliation and more. Mission and all surrounding communities are welcome to participate and receive all free services. To receive the blood test, you must make an appointment by calling the Mission Chamber office at (956) 585-2727 and a 12 hour fast is required. MISSION From pg. 1
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NOVEMBER 24, 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com 8 WINTER TEXAN TIMES For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM ENTERTAINMENT • 7PM All EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Paula McSpadden, Activity Director 956-585-0703 DANCES EVERY FRIDAY 7-10PM SINGLES ARE WELCOME Nov 26 • Diego & Edith • $7 Dec 3 • Time Machine • $8 Dec 10 • Howlers (Day of the Dead) • $8 Dec 17 • The Agency • $10 Tickets On Sale: 11/29/21 Dec 24 • Christmas Eve (NO DANCE) Dec 31 • Hot Rodz (New Years Eve) • $25 Tickets On Sale: 12/3/21 Jan 1 • NO DANCE Jan 8 • Rewind (Rip Roarin’s 20’s) • $10 (Saturday Dance) • Tickets On Sale: 12/17/21 PAY AT DOOR UNLESS NOTED Dec 1 • Lindley Creek Christmas • $10 Jan 1 • Baker Family Show • $9 Jan 5 • Redneck Revival Show • $8 Jan 16 • Nu-Blu Show • 3-5pm • $10 Jan 19 • Rusty Rierson Show • $8 Jan 23 • Winter Texan Orchestra • Pass The Hat 1645 S Bentsen Palm Drive Palmview • 956-585-0703 Division of Wilder’s Corporation 501 W. Owassa Rd • Pharr, Texas 78577 956-787-6538 FOR INFO/TICKETS DANCES • EVERY FRIDAY 7-10 PM $6 (Unless Noted) Nov. 26 • Stephan May & Southern Knights Dec. 3 • Regan James & Hired Hand Dec. 10 • Curt James Dec. 17 • Sweetwater Dec. 31 • NYE Party w/ South Texas Ramblers • 8pm - Midnight Finger Foods • 9pm • $14 (Tickets Available Now until Noon Dec. 24) ENTERTAINMENT SALES/FAIRS Dec. 5 • McAllen H.S. Musical Group Razz Ma Tazz • 2pm • $5 (All Proceeds Go To The Group) Dec. 7 • Musical Theater Winter Wonderette, Dinner/Show • 6pm • $13 (Tickets In Advance Only) Dec. 14 • Rusty Rierson, Christmas, Country & Comedy • 7pm • $9 Dec. 19 • Tiny Hill Orchestra • FREE Dec. 4 • Rummage Sale • 8am-Noon CREDIT CARDS NOW ACCEPTED DANCES • 7 - 10PM 1415 Aladdin Villas W Mission, TX 78572 956-581-1288 NOV 27 Diego and Edith Tickets $8 DEC 6 RAZZ MA TAZZ Tickets $8 (Doors open at 6pm) Harlingen Elks Lodge #1889 Upcoming and Ongoing Events Elks and Guests Welcome! (956) 423-4290 1426 S. Commerce St. • Harlingen, TX Lounge Hours Monday - Wednesday • 3pm -10pm Thursday & Friday • 3pm - Midnight Saturday • 3pm-1am Sunday • 2pm-8pm Every Tuesday I-69 Band • Playing classic country music for your listening or dancing pleasure • 5:30pm-7:30pm Every Thursday DJ Roland • Music & Karaoke (Except Thanksgiving Day) • 8pm-Midnight Thursdays & Saturdays Bingo • Playing Thanksgiving Day! • 7pm-9pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm • Kitchen Open - Limited Menu Items) Entertainment Fri. Nov. 26 • I-69 Band • 7pm-11pm (Dinner 6pm-8pm • Burger Night • Starting at $7) Sat. Nov. 27 • AliCat Crash • 8pm-Midnight (Kitchen Open 6pm-8pm • Full Kitchen Menu Available) Fri. Dec. 3 • Steven May & Southern Knights • 7pm-11pm (Kitchen Open 6pm-8pm • Menu-TBA) Sat. Dec. 4 • Three Peace Out Band • 8pm-Midnight EDITOR’S NOTE: Items for the Parks Calendar must be open to the public activities in the parks only and must be submitted by park owners, managers or activity directors. Listings must come from the park and are to be submitted on the Winter Texan Times Parks Calendar Submission Form. Request this form from the Winter Texan Times office. Multiple activities may be submitted on the park’s letterhead, provided the same information is provided in the format of the Submission Form. We do not accept listings for reviews, workshops, lessons or dance classes. Submission deadline is Wednesday noon, one week prior to the publication date. Send to: Winter Texan Times, 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission, Texas 78572 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 956-580-7898. Wednesday, November 24 Thanksgiving Feast - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am, Hynes Event Center, $23.50pp. Doors open at 11:30 am, dinner served at 12:00 pm. Karaoke - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 1-3pm, In the Chuckwagon Room of the Friendship Hall. Please use parking lot at the south side of the building, enter through the swimming pool doors and take the first door on the right past Coke machine. Mask required when not singing, please. Big Band Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 2-4pm, Musicians by invitation only. Karaoke - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5:30pm, Hynes Event Center. Music Jam - Heritage Square, Mission, 5:30pm, Hosted by Don McGhghy. Food available 4 to 5:15 pm. 300 S. Bryan Rd. For info: 563-340-6493. Thursday, November 25 Thursday Lunch - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 11am-12:30pm, Served by Ace’s BBQ. Menu changes weekly. Contact Activity Office for menu items 956-585-0703. Orders due by Tuesday at noon. Big Band Jam - La Hacienda Estates, Alamo, 1-3pm. Social Hour - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 4-7:30pm, Food to purchase 4 to 5:30 pm with music from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Pass the hat. Karaoke - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 6:30-8:30pm, Doors open 6:00 pm. Snack bar open. Singers should arrive early so songs may be downloaded to computer. Prayer and Praise - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm. Friday, November 26 Winter Jam - Casa del Sol, Donna, 11:30am-2pm, Lunch for a nominal fee served from 11:30 am-12:30 pm, music from 12:30-2:00 pm. Country “OPRY” Jam - McAllen Mobile Park, 1-3pm, Country and gospel like Nashville USED to do with some occasional old-time RockN-Roll. Hosted by Elaine Nelson, National Country Music Hall of Famer. Play a tune, sing a song, tap your feet, sing along...remember when... bring a smile and bring a friend! Y’all come!!! Everyone is welcome! Variety Jam - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 1-3pm, Homemade goodies and beverage provided, 50/50, great music. Country Jam - Split Rail RV Park, Mission, 1-3pm, Come enjoy great music with friendly Winter Texans. There will be singing and dancing. Or you’re welcome to just listen. Regardless, a good time will be had by all. We’ve made homemade cookies! Don’t miss it. Happy Hour - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5pm, Carlos Canas, Hynes Event Center. Bar available, pass the hat. Fish Fry - Sunshine RV Resort, CALENDAR PARKS See PARKS pg. 10
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NOVEMBER 24, 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com 10 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. Adults $25 • Children (under 18yrs) $10 We accept cash, checks, debit/credit cards. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. For Ticket Reservations & Show Info Visit Us At www.harlingencommunitytheatre.org Harlingen Community Theatre 1209 Fair Park Boulevard presents NOVEMBER 19-21 DECEMBER 3-5 Written & Created by ROGER BEAN Musical Arrangements BRIAN WILLIAM BAKER Orchestrations by MICHAEL BORTH Vocal Arrangements by BRIAN WILLIAM BAKER & ROGER BEAN PARKS From pg. 8 Harlingen, 5:30-6:30pm, Advance tickets $11pp, at the door $12pp. Dance - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7-10pm, Sweetwater Band - country. $8pp. BYOB and snacks. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, Diego & Edith, $7pp at door. Big Band Jam - Palm Shadows RV/ MH Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Palm Shadows lounge is open providing beer/ wine/soda/setups. Pizza, hot dogs, chili dogs available! No outside coolers or drink cups allowed. Lounge opens at 3 pm. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Steven May, $6pp. Mask recommended but not required. Dance - Paradise South RV Park, Mercedes, 7-10pm, Jeff Gordon, $8pp. Pay at the door. Paradise South Hall, kitchen is open, BYOB. Black Friday Happy Hour - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, Southern Harmony featuring Chris & Rosie. Pass the hat. Saturday, November 27 Flea Market - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 7am-Noon, Inside and outside sales, Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Ropa, and more. Breakfast burritos available for purchase. Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 7-8:30am, Omelets, biscuits and gravy, and other breakfast items. Flea Market - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 7-11am, Inside and outside sales, bake sale, silent auction, ropa, and more. Breakfast burritos available for purchase. Park Sale - Koenig’s Winter Resort, Donna, 8am-Noon, 422 S. Val Verde Rd. Open Jam - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 11am-1pm, BYOB, come sing, play or just listen. All welcome. Jam - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 12:30pm, Curly Klaphake, donation for refreshments. Please join us, you are welcome to sing, play an instrument or listen to an afternoon of good music. Country Jam - La Hacienda Estates, Alamo, 1-3:30pm. Rock & Roll/Big Band Jam - McAllen Mobile Park, 1-3pm, Join us for the best Rock n Roll/Big Band Jam in the Valley. Everyone is welcome. We offer a great dessert table. Musicians are by invitation only. Show - Southern Comfort Resort, Weslaco, 2-4pm, Jan & Easter, $8pp. Dance - Trophy Gardens, Alamo, 7pm, Bottom Line, $7pp. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Dance - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Round-About-Texas, pass the hat. Two step the night away with this awesome country music band. Popcorn and soda available for purchase. Masks optional. Dance - Aladdin Villas, Mission, 7-10pm, Diego and Edith, $8pp. Dance - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7-10pm, Jaime G & The Adels, Hynes Event Center, $8pp. Out of park residents may purchase tickets Monday prior to dance. Sunday, November 28 Church - Fiesta Village, Mission, 9am, In the Main Hall. Church - Alamo Rec-Veh Park, 9am, 1320 West Frontage Rd. Church - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 9am. Church Service - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 9-10am, We invite you to join us as we enjoy time with God in Worship and Fellowship. Refreshments following the service. Church Service - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 9am, In Friendship Hall. All welcome, non-denominational, led by Pastor Johnie McDaniel. 715 N. Westgate Drive. Church - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 9:30am. Church - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 10-11am. Church Services - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 10-11:30am. Worship - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 10:30am, Chaplain Dr Larry Windle Jam - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 2-4pm. Gospel Jam - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 5:30pm, After evening meals, meals served 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Come and have a wonderful meal and great entertainment! Worship - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, Chaplain Dr Larry Windle Movie - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 7-9pm, Snack bar opens at 6:00 pm. Free movies. Please visit website for title of movie each week. Monday, November 29 Happy Hour - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 3-5pm, The Fender
11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com NOVEMBER 24, 2021 DECEMBER 3 2021 PM For More Information Call 956-383-4974 Or Visit www.Edinburg.com Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Presents Night of Lights Downtown Edinburg See PARKS pg. 12 Benders. Pass the hat. Monday Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4:30pm, A Taste of America, $14pp. Doors open at 4:30 pm, dinner served at 5:00 pm. Monday Night Hamburgers - Mission West RV Park, 4:30-5:30pm, Join us for the best mesquite grilled burger in the Valley. Hamburger (with all the fixins), fries, tea/coffee - $6pp. We also have cheeseburgers and grilled chicken. If you prefer, we’ll cook your burger on our inside grill. Monday Night Dinner - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 4:30-6pm, Served by Ace’s BBQ. Menu changes weekly. Contact Activity Office for menu items 956-585-0703. Orders due by Friday at noon. Country Jam - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 5:30pm, After evening meals, meals served 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Come and have a wonderful meal and great entertainment! Dance - Alamo Rec-Veh Park, 7pm, Regan James, $7pp. 1320 West Frontage Road. Tuesday, November 30 Men’s Prayer and Bible Study - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 8am. Craft Sale - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 8am-Noon, Interested vendors please contact Pat Kelm, 507351-5246. Women’s Bible Study and Prayer - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 9:30am. Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Music Jam - Roadrunner RV Resort, Alamo, 1-3pm, Lunch 11:30 am - 12:45 pm. Corner of Sioux Rd and Cesar Chavez Rd, two miles north of Hwy 2. Masks preferred. Country Jam - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 1-3pm, Everyone welcome. Happy Hour - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 3-5pm, Various/TBA. BYOB and Snacks; Pass the bucket for donations. Happy Hour - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5pm, David Fortune, BS Bar. Bar available, pass the hat. Bingo - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 6:30-9pm, Open to the public. Bingo - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 7-9pm, Doors open at 6:00 pm. Snack bar open. Games begin at 7:00 pm. Wednesday, December 1 Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Karaoke - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 1-3pm, In the Chuckwagon Room of the Friendship Hall. Please use parking lot at the south side of the building, enter through the swimming pool doors and take the first door on the right past Coke machine. Mask required when not singing, please. Weekly Jam - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 1:30-3pm, Food court $. Big Band Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 2-4pm, Musicians by invitation only. Karaoke - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5:30pm, Hynes Event Center. Music Jam - Heritage Square, Mission, 5:30pm, Hosted by Don McGhghy. Food available 4 to 5:15 pm. 300 S. Bryan Rd. For info: 563-340-6493. Entertainment - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7pm, Lindley Creek, $10pp. Entertainment - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-9pm, Leslie Blasing, $8pp. Thursday, December 2 Craft Show - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 8am-Noon. Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Thursday Lunch - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 11am-12:30pm, Served by Ace’s BBQ. Menu changes weekly. Contact Activity Office for menu items 956-585-0703. Orders due by Tuesday at noon. Lunch & Jam - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 11am-3pm, Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jam from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome. For more information call 956532-4649. Rock & Roll Jam - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 12:30-3pm. Big Band Jam - La Hacienda Estates, Alamo, 1-3pm. Social Hour - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 4-7:30pm, Food to purchase 4 to 5:30 pm with music from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Pass the hat. Soup Supper - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 4:30pm, $4pp. Home-
NOVEMBER 24, 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com 12 WINTER TEXAN TIMES PETE’S MOBILE HOME SUPPLY TRANSPORT • Door & Windows • Plumbing & Electric • Vinyl Skirting & Tie Downs • Custom Steps made of Wood and Metal • Sales and Installations • Used Mobile Homes Sales Financing Available firstname.lastname@example.org 2911 N Cesar Chavez Rd. San Juan, TX 78589 Ph: (956) 787-2847 or (956) 787-0413 We Buy Mobile Homes PARKS From pg. 11 made, various varieties. BYOB/TS (Bring Your Own Bowl/Table Service). Drinks and dessert for sales. All You Can Eat Fish Fry - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4:30-6:30pm, Hynes Event Center, $9.75pp. Karaoke - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 6:30-8:30pm, Doors open 6:00 pm. Snack bar open. Singers should arrive early so songs may be downloaded to computer. Prayer and Praise - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm. Entertainment - Casa del Sol, Donna, 7pm, Lindley Creek, $9pp. Welcome Lindley Creek back to the Valley for their 2021 Christmas Show. Lindley Creek is a Country/Bluegrass Band with close family vocal harmony and excellent instrumental musicianship. Bingo - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, $0.50 a card; popcorn/soda available. Dance - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7pm, Texas Wheels, $7pp. Friday, December 3 Arts & Crafts Sale - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 7am-Noon, Great opportunity for Christmas shopping. Variety of crafts items available. Breakfast available for purchase. Arts & Crafts Sale - Paradise South RV Park, Mercedes , 7-11am, Selling art, craft, woodwork, and more. Tables are available for $7, prepay. Contact the event chair if interested (Ted & Pat Yoder 913-488-3650) Breakfast Buffet - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7:30-10:30am, Cafe Grande, $8pp. Park Wide Garage Sale - Fiesta Village, Mission, 8am-Noon. Park Patio Sale - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 8amNoon, 715 N. Westgate Drive. Park Wide Patio Sale - Quiet Village II, Donna, 8am-2pm. Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Winter Jam - Casa del Sol, Donna, 11:30am-2pm, Lunch for a nominal fee served from 11:30 am-12:30 pm, music from 12:30-2:00 pm. Country “OPRY” Jam - McAllen Mobile Park, 1-3pm, Country and gospel like Nashville USED to do with some occasional old-time RockN-Roll. Hosted by Elaine Nelson, National Country Music Hall of Famer. Play a tune, sing a song, tap your feet, sing along...remember when... bring a smile and bring a friend! Y’all come!!! Everyone is welcome! Variety Jam - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 1-3pm, Homemade goodies and beverage provided, 50/50, great music. Country Jam - Split Rail RV Park, Mission, 1-3pm, Come enjoy great music with friendly Winter Texans. There will be singing and dancing. Or you’re welcome to just listen. Regardless, a good time will be had by all. We’ve made homemade cookies! Don’t miss it. RC Track - Kenwood RV Park, La Feria, 1:30pm. Friday Night Fish Fry - Mission West RV Park, 4:30-5:30pm, Full order (3 pieces) with french fries, coleslaw, tea/coffee for $9pp. We also have half orders (2 pieces) for $7pp and extra fish for $2 each. Dance - Fiesta Village, Mission, 6-9pm, The Chamberlins. In the parking lot or Main Hall. $7pp. Dance - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7-10pm, The Howlers - variety. $8pp. BYOB and snacks. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, Time Machine, $8pp. Big Band Jam - Palm Shadows RV/ MH Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Palm Shadows lounge is open providing beer/ wine/soda/setups. Pizza, hot dogs, chili dogs available! No outside coolers or drink cups allowed. Lounge opens at 3 pm. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Regan James, $6pp. Mask recommended but not required. Dance - Paradise South RV Park, Mercedes, 7-10pm, Dale & Gale, $8pp. Pay at the door. Paradise South Hall, kitchen is open, BYOB. Saturday, December 4 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 7-9:30am, Omelets, biscuits and gravy, and other breakfast items. Flea Market - Winter Green Estates, Mission, 7am-Noon, Wide variety of items; holiday decorations, appliances, furniture, outdoor pieces, golf equipment, clothing. Park Rummage Sale - Sun Valley Village, Harlingen, 7-11am, 15659 Buttercup Court. Sale inside Clubhouse. Kitchen & household goods, small appliances, crafts, decor, Christmas, clothing, books, linens, & lots of misc. Breakfast tacos, egg salad sandwiches & desserts will be available for purchase. Bake sale also. Masks recommended. Something for everyone! Garage Sale - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 7-10am. Craft and Subdivision Garage Sales - Southern Oasis, Mission, 8am-2pm, 106 Mercury St. Park Wide Patio Sale - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 8am-Noon. Yard Sale - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 8am-Noon, Lunch 11:30 am. A mile and a quarter north of the expressway. All Park Garage Sale - Fiesta Village, Mission, 8am-Noon. Rummage Sale - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 8am-Noon, Open to the public. Yard Sale - Kenwood RV Park, La Feria, 8am-Noon. Park Wide Yard Sale - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 8am-Noon. Park Wide Patio Sale - Quiet Village II, Donna, 8am-2pm. Flea Market - Heritage Square, Mission, 8am-Noon, 300 So. Bryan Road. Inside and outside Rec Hall. Clothes, furniture, bake sale, miscellaneous items. Lunch available. For info call 563-340-6493. Park Sale - Valhalla Park, Edinburg, 9am-3pm, 505 E. Ramseyer Rd. Open Jam - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 11am-1pm, BYOB, come sing, play or just listen. All welcome. Jam - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 12:30pm, Curly Klaphake, donation for refreshments. Please join us, you are welcome to sing, play an instrument or listen to an afternoon of good music. Country Jam - La Hacienda Estates, Alamo, 1-3:30pm. Rock &Roll/Big Band Jam - McAllen Mobile Park, 1-3pm, Join us for the best Rock n Roll/Big Band Jam in the Valley. Everyone is welcome. We offer a great dessert table. Musicians are by invitation only. Bingo - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 6:30-9:30pm, Card sales from 6:307pm, bingo 7-9pm. Snacks and refreshments available for purchase. No outside food or beverages. Come early for dinner, served 4:45-6pm. Entertainment - La Hacienda Estates, Alamo, 7-9pm, Curt James, $7pp.
13 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Winter Texans’ Golf Course Favorites Calling all Golfers! You could win Free Rounds of Golf, dining gift certificates or other prizes just by voting for your favorite amenities you enjoy at our RGV golf courses. Fill out our Winter Texans’ Golf Course Favorites ballot below and send it in (or fill out the online form) by 4 PM, Wednesday, December 8, 2021 and you will be entered in our drawing for Free Prizes. Vote for your favorites in each of the categories below by filling in the blank as instructed below for each category. ( * below indicates a required field for the ballot to be valid.) Contest Rules: Fill out the survey form in full and mail, or email to Winter Texan Times by 4 p.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Or fill out the online form at www. wintertexantimes.com. Limit one entry per person. A winner will be drawn at random from the qualified entries received. If the winner has left the Valley when we draw the name, we will select another winner at random. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be a Winter Texan or a Converted Texan to be eligible. Mail completed form to: Winter Texan Times • 1217 N Conway Ave. • Mission, TX 78572 or ONLINE: Complete the survey online at www.wintertexantimes.com. or EMAIL: Send us an email to email@example.com and we will reply and send you the survey form to complete and email back (Course Name) Favorite Driving Range (Course Name) Favorite Pro Shop (Course Name) Favorite “19th” Hole Favorite Putting Green (Course Name) Favorite Menu Item (Course Name & Menu Item) o CheckheretoreceiveourFREEWINTERTEXANTIMESe-EditionandbeeligibleforFREEPRIZESindrawingsthroughout theseason. (Provideyouremailaddressabove.)TheWinterTexanTimesdoesnotshareyour informationwithanyoneelse. Are You A (circle one)*: Winter Texan / Converted Texan / Local Resident Your Name*: E-Mail: RV Park Name: Home State / Province: How many years have you been coming to the Valley? City: Phone*: (Course Name & Hole #) Favorite Hole (Course Name & Amenity) Favorite Amenities
NOVEMBER 24, 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com 14 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Come Experience Our Groundkeeping Improvements TONY BUTLER GOLF COURSE Serving the RGV since 1929 (956) 216-5970 2640 South “M” Street, Harlingen • www.tonybutlergc.com Faster, Smoother Well & Manicured Course! Enjoy A On Site Café With Breakfast and Lunch Options Along With Your Favorite Snacks and Beverages Play 18 holes for $28 or 9 holes for $21 - Includes Cart Magnificent Golf Superb Amenities Outstanding Service (956)566-1157 Alamo Country Club Peaceful and serene, this course was once considered a hidden gem. It is still a gem, but it is definitely not hidden. Boasting some of the tightest fairways and strategically placed traps, ACC is a dreamy course that will jump up and bite you when you least expect it. It’s a thinking golfer’s course, which means you’re probably better off bringing just a long iron, a pitching wedge and a putter – just so you don’t have to think too much. You need to be accurate on this scenic and fun-to-play course. Address: 438 Country Club Dr., Alamo Phone: (956) 787-0907 Description: 9-hole, par-35 semi-private course Website: myalamocountryclub. com Golf Pro: Monte Medley, General Manager Yardage: Back tees – 2,332; Forward tees – 1,584 yards Amenities: Pro shop, chipping range, driving range Winter Texan Specials: Call for specials The Club at Cimarron Under new ownership, Cimarron is making changes to improve an already great course. They are currently filling in sand traps and are hoping to bring in a new fleet of golf carts soon. Wide open and long, Cimarron will challenge you on every single hole, either by length or by making sure you prepare for your second shot widely before even hitting your first shot. No. 18 is a beautiful hole that offers golfers to show how long they can hit both their drive and second shot. Even if you clear the water on the second shot, you face a green that will either reward you for your bravery or make you walk off it thinking… what if? Address: 1200 S. Shary Road, Mission Phone: (956) 581-7401 Description: 18-hole, par-72 Website: cimarroncountryclub. com Golf Pro: Will Borowski Yardage: Gold – 6821; Blue – 6444; Regular – 6134 Amenities: Driving range, chipping range, fitness center, restaurant, pool Winter Texan Specials: Call membership services club for memberships; there are also small weekly group opportunities GOLF From pg. 1 Alamo Country Club The Club at Cimarron
15 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com NOVEMBER 24, 2021 ONTHEWEB www.palmharbor.com/model-center/donna/ Palm Harbor Homes 3200 Expwy. 83 Donna, TX 78537 CALL TODAY (800) 880-3412 • (956) 461-4800 • Dream Homes • Site Work • Easy Financing Options • Top $$ For Trades • Industry’s Best Service Plan We Provide We Have Your DreamHome! ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP Meet Dr. Igoa who will answer your questions regarding medications available for ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Where: THE BRIDGES AT EDINBURG, 5208 South Sugar Road, Edinburg, Texas 78539 Date: Wednesday, December 1st Time: 1pm Please call for more information or to register 956-782-9882 +Ask for Lourdes+ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thebridgesatedinburg.com Facility ID: 030074 This meeting is free and open to the public Space is limited and RSVP is required Ebony Hills Golf Course Ebony Hills has a simple layout with very few obstacles in your way, making it a dream course for any level of golfer to attack the greens aggressively and practice shots one wouldn’t dare try on a tougher layout with all sorts of hazards. One reminder though, like its sister golf course Los Lagos, the wind can do dastardly deeds to your golf ball, and your round. And while it may be simple, that doesn’t mean you could just rip everything mindlessly, even though that does seem like fun. Number 9, a 380-yard, par = 4 that goes a bit to the right, is the gem on this course – you must find the left side of the fairway to hit it into the green at the right angle. Address: 30 W. Palm Dr., Edinburg Phone: (956) 292-2144 Description: 9-hole, par-35 Website: cityofedinburg.com/departments/golf_course/ebony_golf_ course.php Golf Course Manager: William Walls Yardage: Gold – 2,899; Blue – 2,719; Red – 2,572 Amenities: Snack shop, putting green, chipping area, practice bunker El Niño Golf Course Want to improve your short game and accuracy? This is an ideal place. A compact, but nicely laid out course, El Niño is affordable and will still give you challenges, whether it is from tee to green, or green to pin. You won’t recognize the greens, there’s been a lot of work done on them to make the ball roll truer, which means better scores (or more aggravation when it doesn’t drop). Address: 511 E. Loop 374, Palmview Phone: (956) 585-5551 Description: 9-hole, par-29 executive golf course Website: http://missionwestrv. com/el-nino/ Golf Pro: Carolyn and Rick Racine Yardage: 1,285 yards Amenities: Santa Fe style clubhouse Winter Texan Specials: Park residents – 9 holes, $7; 18 holes, $13; Non-Park residents – 9 holes, $10; 18 holes, $18. There are also a variety of monthly memberships Los Lagos Golf Club Los Lagos is making their course more golfer friendly – no, that doesn’t mean they are eliminating the wind and making it a course under a dome. The biggest thing is the elimination of sand traps (the See GOLF pg. 18 Ebony Hills Golf Course El Niño Golf Course