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7 WINTER TEXAN TIMES JANUARY 19, 2022 For More Information Call 903-436-5410 Or Email Sunday January 23 @ 10:45AM Maranatha Baptist Church 1800 N. Ware Rd, McAllen, TX 78501 Sunday January 23 @ 6PM Christ Church of the Valley 2900 Dr Hugh Emerson Rd, Brownsville, TX 78526 Monday January 24 @ 2PM First Baptist Church - Combes 402 Tempelton St. Combes, TX 78535 Tuesday January 25 @ 2PM First Baptist Church - Weslaco 600 S. Kansas Ave, Weslaco, TX 78596 Wednesday January 26 @2PM TBA Thursday January 27 @2PM TBA Friday January 28 @2PM Valley Baptist Retreat and CC 1600 US-Bus 83 Mission, TX 78572 A freewill offering will be recieved to defer expenses, all proceeds go to worldwide missions. We suggest $10 or more. From Branson MO 48 Years Entertaining The Valley Country Gospel Oldies Comedy Patriotic dy Travis, Haggard, Williams, and Jones and many more. James also performs a twist of oldies like Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Elton John, and the Beach Boys. He also sings a variety of music including country favorites and rock and roll. He also provides some on-stage comedy in his shows. Johnathan Len’s music is inspired by traditional country with a modern twist. He has built on a foundation of ‘50s R&B and classic country music. After performing with a group, Blend, for a number of years, Len is now a solo artist. He has released a number of singles and has a self-titled album. His most recent project is single and video for “A Women Like That,” that was filmed on Corpus Christi’s North Beach. Justin Terry was born and raised in a musical family, but it wasn’t until he was 18 that he started taking music seriously. He began his professional singing career in 2006 when he joined a touring gospel quartet, Cross4Crowns. He left the group six years later to pursue a solo career. His first album, Inspired, received rave reviews in the gospel music industry. Since then, he has released three other albums and has toured with some legendary quartets as well as country music stars like Aaron Tippin. He has also performed at Silver Dollar City, Dollywood and Anderson Music Hall. His fourth album is a cover album focusing on the songs of Elvis Presley. Mario Rosales is a name most Valley parks are familiar with. He left the Valley for a while to do a stint in Las Vegas. He has now returned to the Valley to provide parks with his voice and entertainment. He sings songs ranging from Frank Sinatra to George Strait and so many more. He has performed at casinos, on cruise ships, festivals and more. A newer group to the Valley, Mountain Highway has a style all their own. They are a young family band steeped in traditional bluegrass and gospel music originally made famous by icons like Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and Ralph Stanley. The band is composed of four sibling singers who play banjo, mandolin, and guitar, and their father playing upright bass. The group is often heralded for its tight family harmony. Mountain Highway hails from Lynchburg, Virginia, but travels extensively to perform at popular music venues, festivals, fairs, and churches from New York to Texas. From Nashville, TN, Rebecca Mae is a multi-award-winning entertainer that has toured extensively. She holds the title of vocalist of the year for gospel for 2021 with the Josie Music Awards. She has opened for the likes of Jimmy Fortune, Suzy Boggus, Sawyer Brown, Highway 101 and more. She has performed on stages such as the Celebrity Theater at Dollywood, the Country Tonight theater in Pigeon Forge, Silver Dollar City in Branson, and others. She has performed at fairs, festivals, rallies, and resorts. She is also a television show host and published author. This year’s Valley Star Awards will be held on Wednesday, February 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mission Bell Resort, 1711 E. Bus. 83. Tickets are $15 per person, $12.50 for groups of 15 or more. Lunch will be available from 12 to 1 p.m. for an additional fee. Show Tickets So, how do you attend what is bound to be a great show of some of your favorites? Tickets for this year’s Valley Star Awards Show are now on sale online at, by phone order at (865) 253-2514, or at one of the following locations: Winter Texan Times – 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission Mission Bell Resort – Activities Office, 1711 E. Bus. 83, Mission How to Vote While last year was a bit different since we did not have any voting, this year, we are bringing the whole thing back. To vote for your favorite Wintertainers™, fill out the Valley Star Awards Ballot in today’s edition of the Winter Texan Times. Voting can also be done, in our preferred method, online at You can find the ballot from the home page under the WinAWARDS From pg. 1 See AWARDS pg. 19