Winter Texan TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 35, No. 7 © 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com Wednesday, December 1, 2021 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 RAMBLINGS pg. 24 Mission Health Fair reminder LASTCHANCE We love hearing from you! It has been a pleasure to receive messages from park residents, activity directors, etc. the past few weeks about what you are doing and how much you are enjoying being back in the Valley. We will try to feature some of these parks as we get information from them – and best of all – photos. Photos tell the story and give us a true insight in what you are doing at your park. Please, if you send us a write up Pg. 13 The Mission Health and Wellness Fair will be held next week, 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. The event is free to the public and will provide free screenings, blood tests and doctor-led webinars. 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. Dance for the Children to be held See DANCE pg. 4 By Herb Moering Christmas is a time for wonderful stories and a number of residents in the Lakewood RV Resort in Harlingen have one to tell. In fact, this will be the 28th Christmas for the Children party, slated for Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the park. It is a resumption of an effort that was interrupted last year by the pandemic. “We are providing a special Christmas for 14 less fortunate families whose children attend the nearby local elementary school,” according to Donna Wright, a Lakewood resident and Christmas for the Children Paul and Loretta Kruse are two of the mentors helping students with math and reading at Stuart Place Elementary School in Harlingen. Submit Your Ballot & Be Entered Into Our Drawings! Golf Favorites: Last week to vote See GOLF pg. 14 The weather in South Texas is pretty much always great for a round of golf during this time of year. Therefore, we come to you to ask you what your favorite golf course, amenities, golf hole and more are each year. This is our third, and final, week of coverage. Please look at the two previous week’s issues online. 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. Palm View Golf Course
DECEMBER 1, 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com 2 WINTER TEXAN TIMES MOBILE HOME INSURANCE HIDALGO COUNTY We Also Insure PARK MODELS • TRAVEL TRAILERS MOTORHOMES • GOLF CARTS • “CASITAS” 5TH WHEELS • AUTOS • MOTORCYCLES Call or Come See Us 956-464-2886 Galvan Insurance Agency, Inc. 1101 East Business 83 Donna, TX 1 1/2 milesWest of Don-Wes Flea Market www.galvaninsuranceagency.com *Premium subject to carrier underwriting. Rate subject to change. Flood Coverage Available *$284.00per year. Conditions Apply. As Low as Plan Covers: Fire, Lightning, Explosion, Smoke, Wind (Hurricane, Tornadoes), Hail, Riot & Civil Commotion, Land & Air Vehicles... Also Includes $100,000 Liability Coverage. Christmas parades, lightings to look forward to While there have been a few cities that have already had some of their Christmas celebrations – tree lightings, parades – this past week, there are still several cities throughout the Valley that are doing their start of Christmas season celebrations this week and next weekend. If your city isn’t listed, look for them online or on Facebook to see if they are having an event. San Benito The City of San Benito will host their Community Christmas and Tree Lighting from 5 to 7 p.m. at W.H. Heavin Memorial Park on Saturday, December 4. The City of San Benito will have their 79th Annual Christmas Parade titled Christmas in Toyland. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Sam Houston Blvd. on Saturday December 11. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Department at (956) 361-3800, or visit cityofsanbenito.com. Edinburg The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and City of Edinburg proudly present their Annual Night of Lights Parade on Friday, December 3. The parade will take place at 7 p.m. in the Edinburg downtown district. Weslaco Weslaco will have their Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. this evening. The event will be held at the Weslcao City Hall parking lot. The light display will be up until early January. Weslaco will host their Santa Dash Fun Run on December 11, 5 p.m. down Texas Blvd. Info can be found on their Facebook page. Weslaco’s Lighted Christmas Parade will also be on December 11, at 6 p.m., down Texas Blvd. Weslaco will have a special Mid-Valley holiday themed farmers market with live music and activities on December 18 at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the Weslaco City Hall parking lot. McAllen McAllen will kick-off the Christmas season with their 9th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park today, December 1, starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy holiday musical performances right before the 64foot, pre-lit Christmas tree will light up Oval Park, along with millions of lights that will be featured in South Pole Illuminated Festival. The South Pole of Texas will be illuminated through January 2. McAllen will have their big Holiday Parade this weekend, Saturday, December 4, from the McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2001 N. Bicentennial Blvd., at 6 p.m. Check www.ticketmaster.com, the McAllen Performing Arts Center Box Office, or any McAllen community centers to see if there are still tickets are chairs still available. The parade will be broadcast on Christmas day at noon on local Telemundo stations. Alamo The City of Alamo will be celebrating their Winter Wonderland Parade on Saturday, December 11. Parade starts at HEB at 6:15 p.m. and head southbound to Downtown See CHRISTMAS pg. 12 Photo courtesy RGV Theme Runs Facebook. Photo by Pic Man Photography
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Five years later they entered the one-onone mentoring program, which they characterized as “a little extra boost (for the students) with skills in math and reading.” They also work on helping students raise their self-esteem. Loretta said her husband is very good at that, recalling one year when a mother explained how grateful she was for Paul’s encouragement of her young son. “Paul challenged the boy each day, telling him ‘He could do it.’ It changed that child’s outlook,” Loretta felt. Paul said the program is well organized by the school’s director, Rebecca Zaller, and there is a close relationship with teachers and administrators at the school, Loretta said. As many as 60 children will be expected to attend the party with their parents. For some families the children will act as interpreters as the parents don’t speak English. But it is a good time, according to Wright, thanks to Lakewood residents who have adopted a gift bag for one of the children, which will contain a variety of items including some requested gifts. In addition, some residents adopt a family, which means acting as the party host, Wright revealed. The hosts spend all their time with each individual family, greeting them when they arrive and seeing that the kids get to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, have punch and cookies, pick out a stuffed animal or school supplies and each child receives a handmade age-appropriate quilt, crafted by the park quilters. Later as the family gets ready to leave, the host sees that there is a shopping cart full of foods to take home, which Wright’s husband, Steve, and other men from the park, picked up from Walmart, which “have always taken good care of us,” said Donna. This whole operation is a major effort, funded by five projects at the park. The last one this year is a “Dance for the Children” fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 that is open to the public. Donations are taken at the door for the dance, which will feature singer Leslie Blasing, a long-time entertainer in the Valley. Blasing, the professional entertainer from South Padre Island, works at restaurant venues and RV resorts, is donating her performance. She has won five Female Vocalist of the Year awards plus three Entertainer of the Year awards, based on voting by Winter Texans. She also won “The Lifetime Achievement Award for Female Vocalist” in 2018. Her music features songs of the 50s, 60, 70s, country, rock & roll, dance band and variety. During the pandemic, she was one of the first to go online with her show. In addition, the dance will include raffling off a hand-made quilt. Other fundraisers were a soup luncheon, bake sale and pancake breakfast. The participating Winter Texans are looking forward to the dance, but with even greater anticipation to the party, which is always filled with the spirit of the holiday season. “We receive a warm sense of the season in our hearts, serving God in His work,” said Donna.
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DECEMBER 1, 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com 6 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Playground For Retirees Ranchero Village • 14,000 Sq. Ft. Rec Hall • Free Cable and Internet • Exercise Room • 24 Shuffle Board Courts • 30’ Wide Streets • Gated Community • Ceramic Studio • Stained Glass Studio • Billiards, Cards, Crafts • Wood Carving Studio • Swimming Pool & Oversized Spa • R/C Race Track Homes by Ranchero Sales, License #MHDRET00001830 Website: www.RancheroVillageTX.com RancheroVillage@outlook.com (956) 968-6223 1900 S. Bridge Ave, Weslaco, TX 78596 (Sister Park to Rio Valley Estates) • Free Lot Rent – (For One Year!) • Free Concrete Drive • Free Skirting & Carport • 1 Free Spectrum Cable TV box • 1 Free Internet Modem • Free Smart TV • Free Washer & Dryer • Free Storage Shed Amenities include Free!!! With Purchase of a New Model Home Homes by Ranchero Sales, License #MHDRET0035769 Website: www.RioValleyEstates.com Rio Valley Estates 715 N. Westgate Dr., Weslaco 78596 (Sister Park to Ranchero Village) RioValleyEstates@gmail.com RV & Manufactured Home Park for 55+ “Winter Texans” and full time residents! 956-968-2708 Amenities include: • Swimming Pool & Hot Tub • Recreation Hall • Shuffleboard Courts • Gated Community • Laundry Facilities • Shower Facilities • Full Hookups Available Free!!! With Purchase of a New Model Home: Free Lot Rent – (For One Year!) Free Concrete Drive Free Skirting Free Carport Free Cable and Internet Full Hookups Available Razz Ma Tazz is making their rounds Angel Tree Program: Making Christmas dreams a reality Just like clockwork every season, the well-known Nikki Rowe sing and dance group Razz Ma Tazz is making their rounds to the parks again. Every year, the Winter Texans look forward to this group visiting their park. This talented group of high school students take their Christmas show on the road throughout the Valley, cheering upWinter Texan Park residents along the way. The group performs Christmas favorites along with other Christmas medleys that entertain the crowd. The Razz Ma Tazz group has been part of McAllen Nikki Rowe for just over 30 years. The group also performs in theatre productions throughout the year at the high school. Be sure to catch one of their upcoming shows. It’s always entertaining. Following are the remaining Christmas shows: December 1, Siesta Village, 7 p.m.; December 2, Southern Comfort, 7 p.m.; December 5, Texas Trails, 2 p.m.; December 5, Bentsen Grove, 7 p.m.; December 6, Aladdin Villas, 7 p.m.; December 12, Winter Ranch, 2 p.m.; and December 12, Trophy Gardens, 7 p.m. Some of these events are also listed in our Parks Calendar. Be sure to call the park to see if you need to purchase a ticket – for example, the event at Aladdin Villas is $8/pp. The Angel Tree Program, along with The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettle Campaign, is one of The Salvation Army’s best-known Christmas efforts. More than 100,000 children across Texas will experience the joy of opening presents on Christmas morning thanks to generous donors and the help of The Salvation Army. “The Angel Tree program provides toys and clothing to children, seniors, and families who might be struggling to afford Christmas gifts this year. As we continue to navigate the lingering pandemic, families are still putting their lives back together and trying to make ends meet,” said Lt. Aguirre of The Salvation Army. “Angels are available for adoption by community members and businesses, who in a small way will deliver the magic and message of Christmas to those in need.” The Salvation Army Angel Trees are located at Walmart, La Plaza Mall, Burks, Capital Plains, and online during the holidays. The trees are decorated with paper angels, each representing a child or See TREE pg. 17
7 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com DECEMBER 1, 2021 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 Christmas is coming g Yes, Christmas is coming and there is so much to see and do. If you take part in only a few of the festivities, there is no doubt you will be in a Holiday Mood. Just imagine - beginning on December 3 - this Friday - you can choose almost any town in the Rio Grande Valley and see a grand Christmas Parade. The biggest and most impressive of all the parades might easily be the one in McAllen at the football stadium where giant helium filled characters adorn the floats. This parade is on Saturday, December 4 and begins at 7 p.m. There is an entry fee for this event. Tickets can be purchased at the McAllen CVB and will run anywhere from $10 to $25 depending on where you want to sit in the stadium. Check your local museums regarding the possibility of a Christmas Tree Forest display where locals have decorated trees with special Christmas themes. Some museums will ask for a donation, others will have a small entry fee. If South Padre Island and water activities are your thing then how about a trip to South Padre Island to see their annual lighted Boat Parade. The best viewing would be from the area of Louie's Backyard or from the Painted Marlin restaurant area. An all-time favorite can be found at Brownsville with the display of miniature cottages all decorated for Christmas. This Holiday Village is now celebrating 12 years since the inception and is free and open to all. You can go day or night, but the best time is at night when all the lights are on. Thirty-three small cottages each with a different theme will be lit from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. each night. The exhibit will be available for patrons to visit through the end of the year. You may want to consider going early in the day with a visit to Gladys Porter Zoo as parking is at a premium later on. This way you will be assured of a parking place. To top it all off, just take a little time to pile the family into the car and take a drive through the neighborhood to see all the decorations. Enjoy all the festivities this December. Just remember the reason for the season.
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Christmas in the Rio Grande Valley CHRISTMAS SHOWS • VIDEO FOR EVERY SONG SUN, DEC 12 • 7PM – VALLEY VIEW ESTATES Mission (319) 210-2021 WED, DEC 15 • 7PM – PARADISE RESORT ESTATES Pharr (956) 787-1521 FRI, DEC 17 • 7PM - BENTSEN PALM VILLAGE RESORT Mission (208) 521-9389 SAT, DEC 18 • 7PM - FIESTA VILLAGE RESORT Mission (956) 585-9264 SUN, DEC 19 • 6PM - ALAMO PALMS RECREATIONAL CLUB Alamo (956) 787-7571 TUES, DEC 21 • 7PM - TROPIC STAR RESORT Pharr (856) 787-5773 WED, DEC 22 • 7PM - BIT O’ HEAVEN RESORT Donna (603) 396-2786 THUR, DEC 23 • 7PM - PARK PLACE ESTATES AND RESORT Harlingen (512) 431-0733 Activities: 574-361-2947 firstname.lastname@example.org RV & MH RESORT MISSION BELL TRADE WINDS Mission Bell - 1711 E Business Hwy 83 ~ MISSION, TX ~ Tradewinds RV Resort - 1005 N Stewart Rd DANCES • 7PM-10PM All Dances held in MB Ballroom • Texas Wheels - $7 • Dec 2 • Leslie Blasing - $8 • Dec 9 ENTERTAINMENT • 7PM-10PM Winter Wonderettes Christmas Musical Dec 18 • Pass the hat FREE SQUARE DANCE LESSONS Fridays 2pm - Mission Bell Ballroom NEW YEARS EVE • 8PM-12AM Poison Ivey Band - $15 per person Light Breakfast Served At Midnight SQUARE DANCE Mondays 2-4pm - Mission Bell Ballroom With new (to the Valley) Caller, Robert Ferguson Calling Mainstream/Plus JAMS • 1PM-3PM Thursdays • MB Ballroom Lunch Available • 11:30am-1pm See PARKS pg. 10 Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4:30-6:30pm, Hynes Event Center, $9.75pp. Acoustic Jam - Palm Gardens, McAllen, 6-8:30pm, Bring your own instrument to our Acoustic Jam (no instrument amplifiers). Show your talent or just sit and listen. 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. Free Square Dance Lessons - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 2pm, Mission Bell Ballroom. Caller-Robert Ferguson. 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. Happy Hour - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5pm, With Castaway. In the Rec Hall, bar available, pass the hat. Country Jam - HiddenValley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 5:30pm. 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. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Regan James, $6pp.
DECEMBER 1, 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com 10 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 400 W. Veterans Blvd • Palmview, Tx 78572 (956) 432-0300 • www.cityofpalmview.com So Much To Offer • Medical • Dining • Events & Festivals Rick Villarreal Mayor Jose Luis Perez Mayor Pro-Tem Javier Ramirez Councilman Alexandra Flores Councilwoman Arlando Nacianceno Councilman Joel Garcia Sr. Councilman Michael Leo City Manager Welcome Back Winter Texans To Our City On The Rise! PARKS From pg. 9 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. Big Band/Classic Country Jam - Palm Shadows RV/MH Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Musicians by invitation only. Lounge open 3-9 pm serving pizza, hot dogs, chili dogs, and chili corn dogs. Saturday, December 4 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. Saturday Morning Breakfast - Chimney Park, Mission, 7-9am, Menu varies. $5pp. 4224 S. Conway. 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. Patio Sales - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 8-11am, 1341 W. Business Hwy. 83. Park Sale - Valhalla Park, Edinburg, 9am-3pm, 505 E. Ramseyer Rd. Craft Fair - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 9am-1pm, Free admission. Open Jam - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 11am-1pm, BYOB, come sing, play or just listen. All welcome. Meal - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 11:30am, Chili or chili mac lunch, $7pp. 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 - Green Gate Grove, Palmview, 12:30pm, Lunch at 11:00 am. 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. Dance - Trophy Gardens, Alamo, 7pm, Diego, $7pp. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Dance - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-10pm, South Texas Ramblers, $6pp. Dance - Leisure Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-10pm, The Howlers, $8pp. Dance - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 7-10pm, The Cruisers, $10pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Snack bar open. Dance - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7-10pm, With Hot Rodz, $8pp. Hynes Event Center. Out of park residents may purchase tickets Monday prior to the dance. Sunday, December 5 Church Service - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 8:30am, Non-denominational, with Pastor Jesse Hernandez. Bible Study follows the service. Church - Fiesta Village, Mission, 9am, In the Main Hall. 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 Service - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 9am, Pastor Jerry Hunter. Donation, non-denominational service. Communion served the first Sunday of each month. Church - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 9:30am. Church - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 10-11am. Church Services - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 10-11:30am. Church Service - Palm Shadows RV/MH Park, Donna, 10am, Services by Pastors Charles & Bev Wolff. Worship - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 10:30am, Chaplain Dr Larry Windle Entertainment - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 2pm, Razz Ma Tazz, $5pp. Jam - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 2-4pm. Gospel Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 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! Entertainment - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 6-7:15pm, Brenda Coin - On My Own, classic country, $8pp. Arrive 5:45pm. 1341 W. US Highway 83. 618-973-3595. Dance Party - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 6:30-8:30pm, PH II, III, & IV RD Dance Party. In Tampico Hall. Bring snacks to share. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. 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, rgv.activities.com, for title of movie each week. Monday, December 6 Dance/Workshop - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 2-4pm, PH II-III
11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com DECEMBER 1, 2021 Check us out at pine2palm.com or call 956-968-5760 for an appointment to tour the park and the available sites. We would love to hear from you. 802 S International Blvd, Weslaco, TX 78596 Looking for a change of scenery? New shuffle courts? Pickleball? Only 9 lots left. Act fast and you can be a part of our wonderful community. Move your approved Park Model and We’ll Pay Half Your Concrete and Give you your 1st Year Lease FREE On newly serviced and paved streets Pine to Palm Resort Park is a 55+, shareholder owned, pet free retirement community in Weslaco. 27146 McLelland Road., Harlingen, TX 78552 (956) 423-1446 Lower Valley / 956-664-1446 Upper Valley www.gowithjo.com Eagle Pass Gambling (2 Days) Dec. 7..................................................................$165 San Antonio Christmas (3 Days) Dec. 12, 3 meals..........................................$399 Big Bend Adventure (6 Days) Feb. 10, 7 meals.............................................$985 (Prices are per person, double occupancy) Copper Canyon ................................................................................................... $TBA Monarch Butterflies (6 Days) Feb. 4, 9 meals .................................................. $TBA Monterrey Tres ..................................................................................................... $TBA San Miguel de Allende (5 Days) ...................................................................... $TBA (Prices are per person, double occupancy) King Ranch (1 Day) Dec. 27; Jan. 20; Feb. 3; Mar. 10, Incl. Breakfast............$95pp Surf & Turf - A Link to the Past (1 Day) Feb. 25; Mar. 4, Incl. Lunch .......$79pp Farm Tour (1 Day) Feb. 17; Mar. 10, Incl. Lunch...................................................$75pp King Ranch Farm Tour (1Day) Feb. 24, Incl. Lunch + Feed Lot & 12 mile loop rd...$105pp U.S. TOURS ONE DAY BUS TOURS MEXICO BUS TOURS Go...With Jo! Tours & Travel Welcome Back Winter Texans! RD dance/workshop. In Tampico Hall. Bring snacks to share. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Happy Hour - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 3:30-5pm, Curt James. Monday Night Hamburgers - Mission West RV Park, 4:30-5:30pm, Join us for the best 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. Dinner Show - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5pm, A Taste of Mexico/Fiesta with Mariachi, $20pp. Hynes Event Center, doors open at 4:30 pm, ticket deadline 12/2. 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! Entertainment - Aladdin Villas, Mission, 7pm, Razz Ma Tazz, $8pp. Doors open at 6 pm. Tuesday, December 7 Men’s Prayer and Bible Study - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 8am. 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. Jam Session - Lakewood RV Resort, Harlingen, 1-2:30pm. Dance/Workshop - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 2-4pm, PH III-IV RD dance/workshop. In Tampico Hall. Bring snacks to share. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Happy Hour - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 3:30-5pm, Diego & Edith. BYOB and Snacks; Pass the bucket for donations. Happy Hour - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5pm, With Carlos Canas. BS Bar, bar available, pass the hat. Entertainment - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 6pm, B&C Musical Theater Christmas Show, $13pp. Dinner at 6pm, show at 7pm. 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 8 All You Can Eat Breakfast - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7:309am, $6pp. 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. Happy Hour - Southern Comfort Resort, Weslaco, 3-4:30pm, Diego, pass the hat. Public Meal - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 4:30pm, All you care to eat: sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, applesauce and coffee. Bring own table service. 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. Pre-Rounds - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 6:30-7pm, In Tampico Hall. Bring snacks to share. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Dance - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7pm, Sweetwater, $8pp. 1341 West Highway 83.
DECEMBER 1, 2021 www.wintertexantimes.com 12 WINTER TEXAN TIMES SCORE Rio Grande Valley is looking for volunteers with diverse backgrounds and experience to serve in a variety of roles - business mentors, chapter administrationandmarketingsupport. SCORE is a non profit association dedicated toeducatingentrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than 50 years. The services of SCORE are providedFREEof charge toour clients. Winter Texans you do not have to be in the Valley year round to volunteer with SCORE. With today’s technology (email, zoom, cell phones) you can still continue your volunteer work when you go back up north. For more information and to apply, please visit our website at: riograndevalley.score.org/volunteer or contact: Mark Williams, Chapter Chairman email@example.com Cell: (956) 410-1045 WE NEED YOUR HELP! CHRISTMAS From pg. 2 Central park. There will be school choirs, bands, and other groups performing after the parade as well. Food vendors will be available. South Padre Island On Friday, December 3, SPI will host their 32nd Annual Christmas Street Parade at 6 p.m. beginning on Mars St. to Kingfish St. Then on Saturday, December 4, a Lighted Boat Parade will be held on South Padre Island starting at 6 p.m. The route begins at the Sea Ranch Marina. There will be designated viewing areas throughout the route. Through January 16, SPI will have their Holiday Light Show with synchronized festive music that is played in 15-minute intervals, daily from 6 to 9 p.m. at the SPI Convention Center. Mercedes City of Mercedes presents AWhite Christmas Parade, on Texas Ave., starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 3. Visit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season along with food. Hidalgo Hidalgo Festival of Lights celebrates 30 years by having a drive-thru event at the Payne Arena. Admission must be purchased online before arriving at the event. The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 6 to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Dash passes, general admission tickets, train tickets and special holiday/ weekend tickets are available. The drive-thru Christmas lights experience will be opened nightly through the entire month of December. There will be two miles of over five million lights, several lighted tunnels and over 500 holiday displays. Holiday music will be transmitted via FM. Hot coca and sweet treat drive-up concessions will be available. A full schedule of events can be found online at hidalgofestivaloflights.com, or on their social media websites. Brownsville Brownsville Holiday Village will be on display at Dean Porter Park through January 1. Houses will be lit up at 6 p.m. every night. There will be entertainment throughout the period and Santa will be available for pictures on the weekends. Visit http://www.holidayvillagebrownsville.com/ for their full schedule of events. Illumina Fest to light up the forest Visit Quinta Mazatlán during Illumina Fest to enjoy one of the most unique and beautiful lighting shows in the woods. Illumina Fest features over 2,000 luminarias on the trail, light art installations, live performers, live music, and food. Bring family and friends, kids two and under are free. The event sold out last year, so reserve your tickets now at www. ticketleap.com. A very special thank you to the title sponsor, Spaw Glass, for lighting the path for all to enjoy. The fiveday evening event features over 30 art installations using nature as the canvas while featuring the talents of many Valley artists and performers. Illumina Fest celebrates the season of light with art installations honoring Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Native American Teepee Village, Spirit Sticks, Wild West, Natures Natural Sculptures and more. The trail features thousands of lights in a half mile journey through the woods. The historic adobe home features a “Nature at Night” exhibit by various Valley artists. Artist treasures will be for sale. Don’t miss the special hologram surprise in the historic home. Come dressed in lights and enjoy Illumina Fest the week of December 14 to 18, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. To make your experience more enjoyable, the event offers timed entry with online tickets only, so reserve now. Brownsville Holiday Village Photo courtesy of City of South Padre Island Facebook