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Winter Texan e TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 35, No. 15 © 2022 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 INDEX Parks Calendar p 9 WintertainersTM p 9 “On the road with Jo” p 15 Taste of the Valley p 17 Events Calendar p 19 Reunions & Meetings p 20 Medical Services p 25 Business Guide p 29 Classifieds p 29 Rina’s Ramblings See RAMBLINGS pg. 18 See SHOWCASE pg. 14 Last chance this year for a bullfight I know I have already said it, but I will say it again – it’s getting busy. It seems like everyday we hear of another event coming up. Things are finally picking up and we’re going to have a hard time getting out there to everything. We try to attend as much as we can, but we often miss something. This is why we invite you to send in stories and photos as often as possible. We publish what we It 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 17th Bi-Annual Winter Texan Survey See BULLFIGHT pg. 7 See SURVEY pg. 28 Entertainers shine at Showcase Every two years the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and the Winter Texan Times partner to conduct the Winter Texan Survey. The survey serves as a census of the Winter Texan population and gathers data about the attitudes, behaviors and economic impact of Winter Texans in the Rio Grande Valley. This week, the Winter Texan Times includes the Winter Texan Survey as an insert in the newspaper and we invite our readers to complete the survey, and in so doing, be entered in a drawing for one of three $200 cash prizes. This very important research is used Valley-wide by both businesses and communities to help make very important decisions that impact the Winter Texan community. By completing and returning your survey before the deadline you will help ensure the Winter Texan Survey results reflect the most accurate picture of the Winter Texan population and the positive impact Winter Texans have on the Rio Grande Valley. The easiest way to complete the survey is online. Missi n 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. Some new ones to me were Nu Valley Star AWARDS SHOW 11TH Annual Brought to you by See the story on Page 1 Complete the ballot on Page 13 Find show ticket outlets on Page 32 VSA ballots are rolling in B a l - lots for the Valley Star Aw a r d s are rolling in – make sure your voice is h e a r d and vote for your f a v o r - ite Wintertainer™. This year’s categories include Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Family Vocal Group of the Year, Musical Group of the Year, Duet Musical Group of the Year, Rock n Roll Band of the Year, Country Western Band of Festus and Redneck Revival served as self appointed judges during Curt James’ showcase performance See VSA pg. 16

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JANUARY 26, 2022 4 WINTER TEXAN TIMES The Mission Historical Museum (MHM) Presents the 16th Annual Mission Quilt Show exhibit. The exhibit opened on Wednesday, January 12, and continues through Saturday, February 12. Quilts will be exhibited in the Museum’s Post Office building (200 E Tom Landry). The quilts will be judged by a panel of independent judges, with ribbons awarded for first, second and third places in each category. Best-of-show and Viewers’ Choice ribbons will also be awarded. Viewer’s Choice ballots will only be accepted in-person and through February 9th. An Awards Reception and Turning of the Quilts program will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 11. The Mission Historical Museum is located at 900 Doherty and 200 E. Tom Landry in downtown Mission. Admission is free. 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7 WINTER TEXAN TIMES JANUARY 26, 2022 Playground For Retirees • 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 • Free Lot Rent – (For One Year!) • Free Concrete Drive • Free Skirting & Carport • Free Storage Shed • 1 Free Spectrum Cable TV box • 1 Free Internet Modem • Free Smart TV • Free Washer & Dryer Amenities include Free!!! With Purchase of a New Model Home Homes by Ranchero Sales, License #MHDRET00001830 Website: Ranchero Village (956) 968-6223 1900 S. Bridge Ave, Weslaco, TX 78596 (Sister Park to Rio Valley Estates) Also Visit Our Sister Park Rio Valley Estates Amenities include: • Wide, Well Lit, Paved Streets • Spacious Concrete Sites • Full Hookups Available • Cleanest Bathhouse in the RGV • Modern Laundry Facilities • Convenient Dog Park • Gated Senior Community • Swimming Pool & Hot Tub • Shuffleboard Courts • Recreation Hall & Dance Floor • Game Room with Billiards • Craft Room and Library • Great Park Activities Booking RV Park Site Reservations New& Included with all RV Pad Sites FREE Spectrum WiFi Internet FREE Spectrum Cable TV SHUFFLEBOARD Rio Valley Estates 956-968-2708 715 N. Westgate Dr., Weslaco 78596 (Sister Park to Ranchero Village) Homes by Ranchero Sales, License #MHDRET0035769 Website: POOL & SPA RV PAD SITES Ladies of La Floresta Enjoy Tour of Basilica The Ladies of La Floresta recently enjoyed a guided tour of the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle National Shrine in San Juan. It is beautiful yearround, but especially during the Christmas holiday. The guide, Sister Rose, shared its amazing history. Also on the grounds are life-size, bronze statues and solid oak crosses depicting The Stations of the Cross. Pictured here, the Ladies of La Floresta stand before the mosaic, “Christ Presents His Mother.” Prior to the tour, they enjoyed a delicious lunch at El Rancho Grande, also in San Juan. BULLFIGHT From pg. 1 teacher. The bullfight for the January 30th event is set. It will again star Cayetano Delgado. The bulls will be from Miguel Nunez. “You all called me to reopen,” said Fred Renk, “So I did. Come and enjoy a great show.” Before the show, there will be food, beverages, and entertainment. Gates open at 1 p.m. Show begins at 4 p.m. Alexa Posas is to perform ‘with a voice you will remember forever.’ The tickets will be the same as always - $30 sunny side, $35 shade, and ring side/ground level seats are $40. Reservations can be made in advance by calling (956) 481-3300 and you can pay when you arrive. The bullring is located at 4877 FM 1017, in La Gloria.

JANUARY 26, 2022 8 WINTER TEXAN TIMES For More Information Call 903-436-5410 Or Email Jan 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 COME SEE! Celebrate the Lunar New Year at IMAS Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) on Sunday, January 30, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The 10th annual Lunar NewYear Festival will feature trad i t i o n a l Ch i n e s e , K o r e a n , and Taiw a n e s e c a l l i g r a - phy, crafts, g a m e s , p e r f o r - m a n c e s , and vendors. Lunar New Year Festival at IMAS is made possible with support from the IMAS Guild and a grant from Humanities Texas. Musical and dance performances will be open to visitors as a part of this cultural celebration.At 1:30 p.m. Dr. Young Sin Choi, violist, and Dr. Stacy Kwak, pianist, will perform a short set. Students of Connie’s Music Studio will perform on piano at 2:15 p.m. Visitors can dance to K-pop with L e v a n t e r Dance Team at 4 p.m. Activities include Chinese red envelopes, storytime with the McAllen Public Library, traditional Korean games and activities coordinated by Mijin Oh-Villarreal, K-pop bingo hosted by the Korean International Student Society, and calligraphy by Pierre Lu and Chandler Kang. Visitors can take a special token home by participating in fan painting for $2 while supplies last. End the day with a relaxing 10-minute meditation during Zen Time with Chandler Kang starting at 4:20 p.m. Special vendors featuring handmade items inspired by Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese traditions and K-Pop fashions will be onsite. Participating vendors include RGVKPOPLIFE, Stardust Menu, Blvehour S h o p , A d a x c e Kreations, and HMG De s i gn s , a m o n g others represent ing a diverse array of distinctive c u l t u r a l items. “I am t h a n k f u l for the support of the local Asian and Asian-American community who make it possible for IMAS to host such a rich and educational cultural event. We recognize the importance of honoring all cultures and Lunar New Year is a significant event that we are pleased to celebrate with our community,” states IMAS Director of Education, Claudia Martinez Gray. S p e c i a l thanks to p a r t i c i p a t - ing performers and our commun i t y partners Korean International Student Society ( K . I . S . S . ) , M c A l l e n Public Library, Taiwanese American Association, and UTRGV Writing and Language Studies – Korean. Lunar New Year Festival admission is $3 or $1 for children 4-12 and Museums for All (WIC/EBT). IMAS Members and children 0-3 are always free. Face masks are required for visitors and staff. The museum offers advanced ticket registration at to reserve a time for your visit.

9 WINTER TEXAN TIMES JANUARY 26, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM 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 or fax to 956-580-7898. Wednesday, January 26 All You Can Eat Breakfast - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7:309am, $6pp. Bluegrass Jam - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 9-11am, 50/50, coffee, homemade goodies. New jammers welcome. Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Lunch & Jam - Chimney Park, Mission, 11:30am-3pm, 11:30 - Burgers & Fries. 1:00 - Jam. Free admission. 4224 S. Conway. Weekly Jam - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 12:30-3pm, 1900 Grace Ave, food $. Open Jam - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 1-3pm, BYOB, come sing, play or just listen. All welcome. Big Band Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 2-4pm, Musicians by invitation only. Social Hour Dance - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 3-5pm, Diego & Edith. Soft drinks, popcorn and nachos available. Pass the hat. For information, call 712-660-0308. 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. Singles Mixer - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 6-7pm, BYOB. Dream Catcher Karaoke - Acacia RV Park, Alamo, 6-9pm, BYOB. Jam - Circle T RV Park, Mission, 6pm, Cookies and coffee at intermission. 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. Entertainment - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7pm, Abundance Quartet - gospel. $8pp. BYOB/ice cream bars for sale. Entertainment - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7pm, Helen Russell & Co Show, $8pp. Encore Show - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9:30pm, Nashville Gold. In the Friendship Hall. Advance tickets are required and may be purchased in the Sunshine RV Park Activity Office. $14pp, $15pp, $18pp. Entertainment - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Mario Rosales - hits from Neil Diamond, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and more, $8pp at the door. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Entertainment - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-9pm, Perryman, $8pp. MS/Plus Square Dance - AlaSee PARKS pg. 10 CALENDAR PARKS • 214 E. Chimney Rd • Mission, TX Sundays 1:30-5:30pm Live Music Jan. 30, Feb. 13 & 27, Mar. 13 & 27 Steven May & The Southern Knights Wed • 11am-8pm Thurs • 11am-8pm Fri • 11am-8pm Sat • 11am-8pm Sun • 11am-8pm Open (956) 581-1033 Riverside In-MissionTx Feb. 6 & 20, Mar. 6 & 20 Renaissance Rockers RIVERSIDE DREAMER River Tours Call (956) 581-4477 Reservations Suggested 1 Hour River Tours (Down River to Dam) Seniors $12 Wed • 1:00pm Thurs • 1:00pm Fri • 1:00pm Sat • 1:00pm 2 Hour River Tours (Up River Only) Seniors $22 Thurs • 2:00pm Sat • 2:00pm Additional Boat Rides Added As Needed No Outside Beverages/Food (Cash Only - Tax Included) Famous Come Try Our TEXAS SizE Pork Tenderloin Jolly Huntsmen Polka Band January 29th • 1-5pm Relax & Enjoy On Our Covered Deck & Patio 1048 N. Alamo Rd. • Alamo, TX 78516 • Office: 956-783-5008 PICKLEBALL MIXER Thurs. Jan. 27 • 9am-12pm • $2 VALENTINE'S DANCE Mon. Feb. 14 Texas Wheels • 7-10pm • $7 ROCK & ROLL JAM Tues. Feb. 1 • Maude Squad Back • 7-9pm Pizza • $8 • 5:30-6:30pm DANCES Wed. Jan. 26 & Sat. Jan. 29 Texas Wheels • 7-9pm • $7 BYOB Singles Mixer • 6-7pm LIVE MUSIC Sun. Feb. 6 Dave Perryman • 4-6pm • $7 ENTERTAINMENT FRI. Jan. 28 Dave Perryman • 3-5pm • Pass theHat FRI. Feb. 28 Curt James • 3-5pm • Pass theHat

JANUARY 26, 2022 10 WINTER TEXAN TIMES For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM mo Palms MH & RV Park, 7-9pm, With Ron Betzelberger. In Tampico Hall. Bring snacks to share. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Dance - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 7-10pm, Texas Wheels, $7pp. BYOB. Entertainment - Countryside RV Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Spittin Image. Concessions available. Dance - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, $7pp. Thursday, January 27 Meal - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 7:30-9am, Biscuit and gravy. Pickleball Mixer - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 9am-Noon, $2pp. All You Can Eat Pancakes - The Grove Subdivision, San Juan, 9-11:30am, Pancakes, eggs, sausage, and endless coffee. Bring you own table service. Bluegrass Jam - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 9-11am. Country Jam - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 10am-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, Burgers and more. Lunch & Jam - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 11:30am-3pm, Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jam from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome. For more information call 956-532-4649. Country Jam&Lunch - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 11:30am-3pm, Lunch starts at 11:30 am, Jams are 12:30-3 pm. Lunch features our famous sloppy joes and more. Full band returning including a fiddler. Musician sign up begins at 11:30 am. All musicians and singers welcome. Country Jam - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 1-3pm, Lunch served 11:30 am - 1 pm. Homemade goodies at break. Mission Bell Ballroom. Jam Session - Dixieland MH Park, Harlingen, 1-3pm, Dessert & coffee served. Acoustic Bluegrass Jam - VIP La Feria RV Park West, La Feria, 1:303:30pm, 300 E. Expressway 83. Questions, contact Carol and Dan Ratliff and Janice and Rick High. Look forward to seeing you. Concert - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 3pm, Nashville Gold. Advance tickets $13pp, $14pp, $16pp. At the door $17pp. Sold at Country Sunshine RV Resort 9 am - 3:30 pm. Meal - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 4pm, Creamy tuscan chicken parmesan with garlic bread, includes dessert. $8pp. Soup Supper - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 4:30pm, $4pp. Homemade, 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, $12pp. Acoustic Jam - Palm Gardens, Harlingen, 6-8:30pm, Bring your own instrument to our Acoustic Jam (no instrument amplifiers). Show your talent or just sit and listen. Entertainment - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 6pm, Jason Coleman - The Floyd Cramer Story, $12pp & $10pp. Hynes Event Center. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www. King’s Open Mic - Acacia RV Park, Alamo, 6-9pm, BYOB. Big Band Jam - La Hacienda Estates, Alamo, 6:30-8:30pm, Come and enjoy great music, best in the valley! Dance, sing along, or just listen. Pop, ice cream, coffee, and homemade cookies are available. 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. Entertainment - Alamo Rec-Veh Park, 6:30-8:30pm, Regan James & Brenda Coin, $7pp. Gate opens at 5:30pm. 1320 West Frontage Road. PARKS From pg. 9 Bibleville Conference Grounds Bible Conferences 10:30am Sunday 7pm Nightly Church Planter, pastor, and president of Maranatha Baptist University for twelve years. Dr. Martin Marriot January 30 - February 4, 2022 & 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds Saturday Concert 2pm & 7pm Bibleville Conference Grounds 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: The Williamsons A mixed Quartet which has become one of the most exciting and popular groups in Southern Gospel Music. Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds Concert • January 29, 2022 BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds Call: 618-384-9912 Jan 26 • Bit-O-Heaven • Donna • 7 - 9pm Jan 28 • 1015 RV Park • Weslaco • 6:30 - 8:30pm Jan 29 • Mission West RV Park • Palmview • 7 - 9pm Jan30 • CanyonLakeRVResort • Mission• 1:30 -3:30pm Jan 30 • Kenwood RV Resort • La Feria • 7 - 9pm Jan 31 • Casa Del Sol • Donna • 7 - 9pm Feb 2 • Bentsen Grove RV Resort • Palmview • 7 - 9pm Feb 3 • Valley Baptist Retreat • Mission • 2 - 4pm Feb 4 • Winter Haven Village • La Feria • 7 - 9pm

11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES JANUARY 26, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM Dance - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Leslie Blasing, $8pp advance, $10pp at the door. Prayer and Praise - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm. Entertainment - Casa del Sol, Donna, 7pm, Pickpocket Gene Show #2, $8pp. He does multiple shows with different educational messages set in a fun and interactive format that will keep you laughing and learning at the same time. Bingo - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, $0.50 a card; popcorn/soda available. Dance - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Hot Rodz, $8pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. BYOB, ice, pop and popcorn available. Door prizes. Dance - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7-10pm, Texas Wheels, $7pp. Concessions available. Mission Bell Ballroom. Dance - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-10pm. Entertainment - Bluebonnet RV Park, Mission, 7-9pm, Rick McEwen, $8.50pp. Concessions/BYOB. Tickets also sold at the door. 3366 N Bentsen Palm Dr. Entertainment - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Naomi Bristow, $8pp. Traditional country/gospel singer. Doors open at 6pm. Friday, January 28 Breakfast Buffet - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7:30-10:30am, Cafe Grande, $8pp. Craft Fair - Paradise Park, McAllen, 8am. Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Friday Lunch - Casa del Sol, Donna, 11:30am-12:30pm. 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. Bluegrass Acoustic Jam - Trail’s End RV Park, Weslaco, 1-3pm, Invitation only. Audience welcome. Contact Ray Martin at 618-499-4813. 2201 S. Texas Blvd. 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. Entertainment - Kenwood RV Park, La Feria, 5-7pm, Spittin Image, $8pp. Happy Hour - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5pm, Git R Done, pass the hat. Hynes Event Center, bar available. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s hospital, thank you for your generosity! Fish Fry - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 5:30-6:30pm, Advance tickets $11pp, at the door $12pp. Country Jam - HiddenValley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 5:30pm. Country Jam - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 6pm, Homemade snacks at break. All are welcome. 1005 N. Stewart Rd. Entertainment - Winter Green Estates, Mission, 6:30pm, Kody Norris Show, $7pp. Entertainment - 1015 RV Park, See PARKS pg. 12 (Disciples of Christ) McAllen, TX FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH See You Sunday! Traditional Worship Service 10:30am Rev. Jan Ekstedt, MDiv., Pastor 1201 East Fern Ave. (Between McColl & Jackson) McAllen, TX 78501 Church Phone • (956) 687-8519 ENTERTAINMENT • 7PM ROCK & ROLL JAM All EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Paula McSpadden, Activity Director 956-585-0703 DANCES EVERY FRIDAY 7-10PM SINGLES ARE WELCOME Jan 28 • The Fabulous Cruisers Sock Hop • $10 Feb 4 • The Renaissance Rockers • $10 Every Thursday • 12:30 - 2:30PM HOMEMADE CAKE DONUTS Feb 9 & 23 • Order Ahead (956) 585-0703 Plain, Chocolate, Or Blueberry With Choice Of Vanilla Or Cinnamon Glaze $1 Each, $1.50 for 2, $4 for 6, $7 for 12 Monday Night Meals • 4:30PM - 6PM Thursday Lunches - Burgers & More • 11AM - 12:30PM PAY AT DOOR UNLESS NOTED Jan 26 • Helen Russell & Co. Show • $8 Feb 2 • Abundance Quartet Show • $8 Feb 9 • Mollie B Show • $14 adv/$16 at the door 1645 S Bentsen Palm Drive Palmview • 956-585-0703 MEALS EVENTS Feb 5 • Rock Club Show • 8AM - NOON Feb 12 • Craft Show • 8AM - NOON Feb 19 • Woodcarvers Show • 8AM - NOON CASA DEL SOL Craig&Karyl Ruhde, ActivitiesDirectors 400N. Val Verde Rd. - Donna, TX78537 956-464-9024 LUNCH EVERY FRIDAY 11:30am-12:30pm DANCES VALENTINE’S DAY SHOW Entertainment by Johnathan Len Feb. 14, 7pm - $8 at the Door ENTERTAINMENT Jan. 27, 7pm Pickpocket Gene - $8 Jan. 31, 7pm Abundance Quartet - $8 Feb. 10, 7pm Monroe Sun - $8 Feb. 3, 7pm Shake, Rattle & Roll - $8 Feb. 17, 7pm Smokin’ Gun - $7 Harlingen Elks Lodge #1889 Upcoming and Ongoing Events Elks and Guests Welcome! (956) 423-4290 1426 S. Commerce St. • Harlingen, TX Thursdays & Saturdays Bingo • 7 pm - 9 pm Doors Open at 5:30 pm Kitchen Opens at 6 pm Events Jan 26 • DJ Roland Karaoke & Music • 8 pm-12 am (Kitchen Open at 6pm) Bingo • 7-9pm Jan 28 • Music Town • 7-11pm Dinner • 6-8pm Chicken Fried Chicken or Steak • $12 +tax Jan 29 • Reserved Seating Tejano Event • 8pm-12am Feb 1 • I 69 Band • 5:30 - 7:30 pm Feb 4 • Southgate • 7 - 11 pm Feb 5 • DJ Chenzo • 8 pm - 12 am Feb 8 • I 69 Band • 5:30 - 7:30 pm Birthday Bash

JANUARY 26, 2022 12 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Weslaco, 6:30-8:30pm, Abundance Quartet, $8pp. Dance - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7-10pm, Pelican West - rock. $10pp. BYOB and snacks. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, Sock Hop dance with The Fabulous Cruisers, tickets on sale starting 1/7/22, $10pp. Dance - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Regan James & the Hired Hands, $7.50pp. Valley Star Country Band Award Winner performing all genres of music including classic country, newer country, and 50’s through 80’s rock and roll. A must see!! Popcorn and soda available for purchase. Masks optional. Entertainment - Lakewood RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Nashville Gold, $16pp. Doors open at 6:00 pm, tickets on sale now. Call 956-4231170 to reserve your seat. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Southern Vibes, $6pp. Entertainment - Wagon City North, Mission, 7pm, Piano Man, $9pp. 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. Entertainment - Eastgate RV & MH Park, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Lindley Creek, $10pp. Bluegrass, gospel, family group from the Ozark mountains and Nashville. Show - Valley View Estates, Mission, 7-9pm, Jason Coleman, $7pp & $8pp. Entertainment - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Kai, $8pp. Entertainment - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, Pat Davidson’s Comedy Magic Variety Show, $9pp. Dance - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 7-10pm, Diego, $7pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Ice and set-ups available. Saturday, January 29 Garage Sale - Aladdin Villas, Mission, 7am-Noon. Breakfast - Paradise Park, McAllen, 7:30-8:45am. Park Sale - Bluebonnet RV Park, Mission, 8am-Noon, Tables will be set up in Hall 2 just inside the gate. Everything in one place and refreshments too! 3366 N. Bentsen Palm. Breakfast & Jam - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 8-10am, Free coffee. Biscuits & sausage gravy or pancakes, sausage/ham patties & applesauce, $5pp. Garage Sale - J-5 Mobile Home Park, Mission, 8am-Noon, Bake sale and lunch available. Dance/Workshop - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 9-11am, PH 2-3 RD dance/workshop. In Tampico Hall. Bring snacks to share. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Meal - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 11:30am, Beef stew with bread, includes dessert. $8pp. 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. Concert - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 2pm, William’s Quartet. Big Band/Rock & Roll Jam - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 2-4pm. Entertainment - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 6pm, Pickpocket Gene, $9pp. Mission Bell Ballroom. Jam - Val Verde RV Park, Donna, 6-8pm. 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 - Tropic Winds MH &RVResort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, TBD. PARKS From pg. 11 See PARKS pg. 22 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM Activities: 574-361-2947 RV & MH RESORT MISSION BELL TRADE WINDS Mission Bell - 1711 E Business Hwy 83 ~ MISSION, TX ~ Tradewinds RV Resort - 1005 N Stewart Rd DANCES • MB BALLROOM Jan 27 • Texas Wheels • 7-10pm • $7 Jan 30 • Tiny Hill Orchestra • 3-5pm • FREE Feb 3 • Texas Wheels • 7-10pm • $7 Feb 10 • Poison Ivy • 7-10pm • $10 ENTERTAINMENT Jan 29 • Pickpocket Gene • 6-8pm • $9 Feb 4 • Leslie Blasing • 7-9pm • $8 Feb 12 • Mel’s Music • 6-8pm • $8 SQUARE DANCE PLUS WORKSHOP Mondays 2-4pm • $5 • Mission Bell Ballroom Caller, Robert Ferguson CRAFT SHOWS • 8AM-12PM Feb 19 • Tradewinds Hall Feb 21 • Mission Bell Ballroom Coffee, Donuts & Lunch Served JAMS Thursdays 1-3pm • Country Jam • MB Ballroom Lunch Available • 11:30am-1pm Fridays 6pm • Country Jam • Tradewinds Hall Homemade Snacks At Break Division of Wilder’s Corporation DANCES • EVERY FRIDAY 7-10 PM $6 (Unless Noted) ENTERTAINMENT SALES/FAIRS JAMS Jan. 30, 3-5pm • Dennis Perkins from Ambassadors of Grace • $7 Feb. 6, 3-5pm • Tiny Hill Orchestra • FREE Feb. 8, 7-9pm • Mountain Highway • $8 Feb. 13, 3-5pm • Spittin Image • $8 Feb. 5, 9am-Noon • Garage Sale (50+ Homes) Thursdays 1-3pm • Dulcimer Jam Saturdays 2-4pm • Big Band/Rock N Roll Jam Masks Recommended But Not Required For All Events 501 W. Owassa Rd • Pharr, Texas 78577 956-787-6538 FOR INFO/TICKETS Jan. 28 • Southern Vibes Feb. 4 • Sweetwater Feb. 11 • Time Machine Feb. 18 • Jealous Heart Band Feb. 25 • Shake, Rattle & Roll (Sock Hop) • $7 CREDIT CARDS NOW ACCEPTED For more information call: 956-580-7800 email: Make sure your events are like... THIS!! HOW? Advertise in the Valley’s #1 Winter Texan Paper

13 WINTER TEXAN TIMES JANUARY 26, 2022 2022Valley Star Awards Ballot Vote for your favorite WintertainersTM The Winter Texan Times is teaming up once again with Robert and Billie Ferguson to bring you this year’s Valley Star Awards. Listed below are the top nominees for 9 different entertainment categories as well as the write-in category for Entertainer or Group of the Year. Now, it’s up to you to choose the winners. Vote for your favorite WintertainersTM, choosing only one per category. Ballot Deadline: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 4 pm. Your Name:___________________________________________________Phone:____________________________________ Signature:____________________________ City:_______________________ RV Park Name:_________________________ Home State:____________________________________________ Email:__________________________________________ Check here if you would like to receive the FREE Winter Texan Times e-Edition How to Submit Your Ballot Mail: Mail completed ballot to: Winter Texan Times • 1217 N. Conway Ave. • Mission, TX 78572, or Online: Fill out the ballot form online at Ballot Rules: Complete the ballot in full, or complete the online ballot. No copies permitted. Ballot must be completed using the official ballot printed in the Winter Texan Times, or the online form. All ballots must be received at the Winter Texan Times office located at 1217 N Conway Ave., Mission, TX 78572 by Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 4 pm. Limit one entry per person. Multiple submissions WILL NOT be accepted or tabulated in the final results. Write in your choice for Entertainer or Group of the Year Entertainer/Group of the Year:_________________________________________________ Curt James Kai Rick McEwen Rusty Rierson Male Vocalist of the Year Country Western Band of the Year Jealous Heart Regan James & Hired Hand Stephen May & Southern Knights Sweetwater Absolutely Country, Definitely Gospel Nu Blu Senior Ambassadors Shake, Rattle & Roll Musical Group of the Year (not related) Baker Family Lindley Creek Mountain Highway Williamson Branch Family Vocal Group of the Year Diego & Edith Helen Russell & Co. Jason Whorlow Ron Moshier Individual/Small Band/Variety Act of the Year Agency Cruisers Renaissance Rockers Rte 66 Rock N Roll Band of the Year Naomi Bristow Brenda Coin Ruthi Betty Rydell Female Vocalist of the Year Dave & Daphne Maggie Mae & Stevie Ray Ron & Jan Easter - Star Lite Spittin’ Image Duet Musical Group of the Year Castaway Festus Lives On Pickpocket Gene Redneck Revival Novelty or Comedy Act of the Year