Winter Texan TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 35, No. 17 © 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Good friends Taunnie Russell, Ruth Sagehorn, and Dorothy Jensen have become what I have dubbed the Friday Bucket List Ladies. These ladies are not only friends during their time at Winter Haven Park in Pharr, but they also get together during the summer. I recently met with the ladies, and they couldn’t stop laughing and smiling as they shared all the fun they had trying to stay active during lockdown. Last year, when people still weren’t sure about getting out and about, this group of ambitious ladies decided they needed to ‘make INDEX Parks Calendar p 9 WintertainersTM p 9 “On the road with Jo” p 14 Taste of the Valley p 17 Reunions & Meetings p 19 Medical Services p 19 Events Calendar p 22 Business Guide p 24 Classifieds p 25 Rina’s Ramblings See RAMBLINGS pg. 15 Eligibility deadline approaching Again – it’s busy time in the Rio Grande Valley. Between special reunions, celebrations, music, and other events, there is so much to do right now if you are looking for a something to do. So much so, that it is hard to cover it all. We do hope you continue to send us your items for publication and letting us know what is going on in your world. On February 20, Fred Renk will do a special encore bloodless bullThe deadline to be eligible for some cash prizes is getting closer. All you have to do is fill out our Winter Texan Survey completely before February 28. 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. See DEADLINE pg. 14 Ladies get outdoors with Friday Bucket List excursions Last week for presales to VSA This is your last chance for presales for tickets for the Valley Star Awards. This year’s entertainment includes Curt James, Johnathan Len, Justin Terry, Mountain Highway, Rebecca Lawless, and Ron and Jan Easter. It’s going to be a great show. Be sure to call and reserve your tickets as soon as possible. This is a show you don’t want to miss. 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. Tickets for this year’s Valley Star See BUCKET LIST pg. 6 See VSA pg. 19 Johnathan Len Valley Star Advance Tickets Last Chance See Pg. 28 Call (956)580-7800
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Ballis Catering of Mission served a delicious sit-down, plated meal at noon. Comments on the food and service were ultra-complimentary. Rusty Rierson, home grown entertainer from Augusta, KS provided the entertainment. Rusty delighted the Kansas crowd with jokes, songs he composed and many all-time favorites. Jan Bergman, Chair of the event and Larry Schmitt, C ommu n i - cations and R e s e r v a - tions, facilitated the day’s events. No event of this size can occur without impressive Volunteers. Jan and Larry give thanks to the following that were involved in either the setup/tear-down of tables and chairs, registration, collecting monies, and/or distributing of the raffle prizes: Randy LeMasters, Benny Robbins, and Hank Waggoner, Chanute; Pat and Richard Carey, Ottawa; Ivalee Vanderhoff, Halstead; Bill and Mary Ann NieSee KANSAS pg. 16
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FEBRUARY 9, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 6 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 27146 McLelland Road., Harlingen, TX 78552 (956) 423-1446 Lower Valley / 956-664-1446 Upper Valley www.gowithjo.com Eagle Pass Gambling (2 Days) Feb. 22...........................................................$179 (Prices are per person, double occupancy) Monterrey Tres (3 Days) Feb. 11, 25; Mar 4 Incl. 3 Meals ....................................$349 San Miguel de Allende (6 Days) Feb. 19, July 2 Incl. Daily Breakfast ..............$779 (Prices are per person, double occupancy) King Ranch (1 Day) Mar. 10, Incl. BBQ Lunch...............................................$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! Let’s Travel! their own happy.’ They were tired of being cooped up in the park and wanted to venture out, try some new things, see some new sites. “We just knew we had to do something because we couldn’t let our life sit still,” said Ruth. “We sat down one morning while having coffee and made a list of things to do or places to go explore. Then we chose Friday for our field trip day.” They said, once they left the park, what they did was dependent on the weather. If they had planned an outdoor activity, but the weather wasn’t cooperating, then they would find something indoors to do. As Dorothy puts it, they were always game for a side adventure if their first option didn’t pan out, or even if they saw something along the way. The ladies drove to Boca Chica to see SpaceX, went to the Brownsville Museum, a chocolate factory, Rio Grande City, La Sal del Rey, and Quinta Mazatlan. Their first trip was to Brownsville to see the Dept. 56 Christmas display at the museum. Then after they were done there – ‘we had to eat.’ What made it more fun, they said, is that they like local food – the little hole in the wall, mom and pop places – not the big chains that are available back home. There was this one little Mexican restaurant – that they can’t remember the name of – in Brownsville that had a full parking lot. So, they figured they would try that one out. Upon walking in, they realize everything is in Spanish, everyone is speaking Spanish. As one of the ladies said, “It was obvious they weren’t used to us.” “So, we just sat right down,” said Dorothy. “I went to a young couple and asked what they were eating and was told ‘everything is good.’ We just pointed and had a wonderful meal. That is half of the fun.” “Then we would have to walk it off.” That gave them the opportunity to see parts of the area they had never seen before – like an old church, antique stores, or a house that shared a name with one of the ladies. “It’s all fascinating.” In Rio Grande City they were able to tour as much as they could by themselves, with the promise of revisiting when guided tours are open again. They were able to visit the courthouse, Fort Ringgold, and the shrine. They also walked Main St. and did some shopping. After asking a local where they should go, they ate at a little mom and pop called Texas Café. “It was awesome,” said Ruth. “The shrimp was really good and huge,” they said. They were told the lady gets them from Island. A favorite was their trip to Boca Chica and SpaceX. They couldn’t believe how close they were able to get to the shuttle and facilities. “That was a blast,” said Dorothy. “Literally.” Ruth said, the trip down was just as fun as the trip itself. Something about the ordeal it was to get a cup of coffee in a construction zone. They said driving down there they were cut off guard by road closed signs, but “That didn’t stop BUCKET LIST From pg. 1
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FEBRUARY 9, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 8 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Call Today For Your Free Estimate Call Mark Anytime At 956-357-1048 WE WANT TO BUY YOUR TRUCK•CAR•SUV•VAN RVTRAVELTRAILER•5THWHEEL•MOTORHOME•BUS CARGO OR FLATBEDTRAILER•ATV•MOTORCYCLE•BOAT MINI-MOTOR HOME•CAMPERVAN•TOYHAULER •GOLF CART WE WANT TO BUY YOUR RV Lic# TACLB00114391E 10 Year Parts and Labor Warranty Mobile Home Installations 2022 Winter Promotion A/C Replacement 2 Ton - $3,500 3 Ton - $3,800 4 Ton - $4,500 5 Ton - $4,700 Free Installation Rio Grande Valley Call 830-399-0177 Text 956-304-8110 Hadler holds Gumi benefit concert Tim Hadler, a native of Washington State, grew up on a farm with a love of music. He often jokes that his first audience were the cows he milked. Hadler moved to Nashville shortly after graduating to pursue a career in music. Listening to his music, his voice is reminiscent of the old-time country legends and is only part of the reason why he does a tribute show to Williams. In a news article, Tim said, “It’s America’s music. I love it.” He added that his tribute to Williams has been a ‘learning experience and a good time.’ While he covers Hank Williams, he also writes his own music. His music really touches the soul with real life behind the words. His song “Scream” is very moving. He co-wrote the song with a 91-year-old Navy veteran. The veteran, Leon Faddis, served in WWII on the USS Alaska. The song shows the emotion of the man’s struggles and nightmares related to his combat experience. He said, putting his story to song helped him overcome that trauma he experienced so many years ago. One reviewer of his show says, “His tribute to God, family, military service and Hank were inspiring and most appreciated.” He has had several singles on the top 100 on the Music Row Chart. His album, “Glad You Made It,” reached #70 in Billboard Magazine’s Heartseeker’s chart. He has performed on the Grand Ole Opry, the Crook and Chase Show, and RFD TV’s Midwest Country. He has also received the Best Tribute Artist Award for Branson. A patriot at heart, Hadler has a project that is very near and dear to his heart – Gumi Camp USA. He never sings a show without mentioning the camp and inviting people to visit. The camp is a healing place for American vets. The 258acre property sits in southeast Taney County, Missouri. Veterans that need healing and support may reside at the camp without cost to them and grow at their own pace. Programs offered include peerto-peer support groups, veteran outdoor expeditions, experiencing life on a working farm/ranch, animal therapy, and storytelling. To learn more about the camp, visit www.gumicampusa.com. Hadler will be performing at Louie’s Backyard on Thursday, February 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is a Gumi Camp USA Benefit event. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance. A love offering will be available for giving to homeless and jobless veterans. A live auction and 50/50 drawing will also be held. Playing with Tim will be Texas County Revue starring Vance Monday on steel guitar, Rick Weaver on drums, Ron Ford on bass, and Dave Perryman on rhythm guitar and vocals. You can also catch Hadler at Tip O Texas in Pharr on February 10, at 7 p.m., $7; and East Gate RV Park in Harlingen, February 11, 7 p.m., $8.
9 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 9, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 956-580-7898. Wednesday, February 9 Homemade Donuts - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7am, Call 956-585-0703 to pre-order. All You Can Eat Breakfast - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7:309am, $6pp. Craft & Flea Market - Fiesta Village, Mission, 8am-Noon, In the Main Hall. 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 $. Entertainment - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 2-4pm, Shake-RattleN-Roll 50’s Show. $10pp. Wear your poodle skirts. BYOB/ice cream bars for sale. Big Band Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 2-4pm, Musicians by invitation only. Social Hour Dance - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 3-5pm, Regan James. 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. 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 - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7pm, Mollie B Show, $14pp advance, $16pp at the door. Doors open at 5:30pm, tickets on sale starting 1/6/22. Encore Show - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9:30pm, Tenors of Comedy. In the Friendship Hall. Advance tickets are required and may be purchased in the Sunshine RV Park Activity Office. $14pp, $15pp, $18pp. See PARKS pg. 10 CALENDAR PARKS www.ontheriver.net • 214 E. Chimney Rd • Mission, TX Sundays 1:30-5:30pm Live Music Feb. 13 & 27, Mar. 13 & 27 Steven May & The Southern Knights Tues • 11am-8pm Wed • 11am-8pm Thurs • 11am-8pm Fri • 11am-8pm Sat • 11am-8pm Sun • 11am-8pm Open (956) 581-1033 Riverside In-MissionTx Feb. 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 Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat 2 Hour River Tours (Up River Only) Seniors $22 Tues Thurs Additional Boat Rides Added As NeededNo Outside Beverages/Food (Cash Only - Tax Included) Famous Come Try Our TEXAS Size Pork Tenderloin Jolly Huntsmen Polka Band February 26th • 1-5pm Relax & Enjoy On Our Covered Deck & Patio Enclosed Windows & Heating Always Warm & Cozy 2:00pm 2:00pm • • • • • • • 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 1048 N. Alamo Rd. • Alamo, TX 78516 • Office: 956-783-5008 COUNTRY & ROCK-N-ROLL JAM Tues. Feb. 15 • Maude Squad Back • 7-9pm Pizza • $8 • 5:30-6:30pm LIVE MUSIC Rusty Rierson Fri. Feb. 18 • 6:30 - 8:30pm • $8 Curt James Mon. Feb. 28 • 3 - 5 pm (Pass the Hat) PATIO SALE Sat. Feb. 19 • 8am-12pm VALENTINE'S DANCE Mon. Feb. 14 Texas Wheels • 7-10pm • $7 DANCES Wed. Feb. 9 & Sat. Feb. 12 Texas Wheels • 7-9pm • $7 BYOB Singles Mixer • 6-7pm PICKLEBALL MIXER Thurs. Feb. 10 • 9am-12pm • $2 CRAFT SHOW Mon. Feb. 14 • 8am-12pm
FEBRUARY 9, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 10 WINTER TEXAN TIMES For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM Feb 16 • Leisure Valley, Palmview • 6:30pm Feb 17 • Tip O’ Texas, Pharr • 7:00pm Feb 18 • Casa Del Valle, Alamo • 6:30pm Feb 19 • DANCE The Lagoons RV Resort, Rockport • 7:00pm Feb 20 • Fun & Sun, San Benito • 7:00pm Feb 22 • Southern Oasis, Mission • 3:30pm Feb 24 • Mission Bell, Mission • 7:00pm Feb 25 • Seven Oaks, Mission • 7:00pm Feb 26 • Lemon Tree, Mission • 7:00pm Feb 27 • Alamo Palms, Alamo • 6:00pm Mar 2 • San Juan Gardens, San Juan • 7:00pm Mar 3 • Bentsen Palm RV, Mission • 7-9pm Mar 4 • Lazy Palms RV Ranch, Edinburg • 7:00pm Mar 5 • Orange Grove, Edinburg • 7:00pm Mar 6 • La Hacienda Estates, Alamo • 7:00pm Mar 7 • J-Five RV Park, Mission • 7:00pm Mar 8 • Texas Trails, Pharr • 7:00pm Mar14• COUNTRY/GOSPELSHOWAladdinVillas,Mission •1:00pm Mar 16 • Trophy Gardens, Alamo • 3:00pm Mar 17 • Palmdale, Los Fresnos Mar 18 • Valley View Estates, Mission • 7:00pm Mar 19 • Split Rail, Mission • 7:00pm Mar 20 • Tierra Santa Clubhouse, Weslaco Kansas Cowboy RUSTY RIERSON For Bookings Contact L. Rice at 956-564-1923 email: email@example.com Entertainment - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Pickpocket Gene - Comedy, magic & pickpocket entertainment, $8pp at the door. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Entertainment - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-9pm, Shake, Rattle and Roll, $8pp. MS/Plus Square Dance - Alamo 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. Dance - Countryside RV Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Dave Perryman, $7pp at the door. Concessions available. Entertainment - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, Barbara Jean, $8pp. Entertainment - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 7-9pm, Helen Russell & Co., $9pp. Dance - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, $7pp. Entertainment - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 7-9pm, Mountain Highway, $7pp. A family full of fun, energy, and amazing talent. Thursday, February 10 Craft Show - Alamo Rec-Veh Park, 8am-Noon, Interested vendors call 605-216-6703. Lunch will be served. 1320 West Frontage Road. 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. 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, $7pp-$9pp. 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 available 11:30 am - 1 pm. Homemade goodies at break. Mission Bell Ballroom. Jam Session - Dixieland MH Park, Harlingen, 1-3pm, Dessert & coffee served. Dulcimer Jam - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 1-3pm. 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. Meal - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 4pm, Lasagna, italian wedding soup and 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. Dinner - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 4:30-6pm, All you can eat pancakes and french toast, $5pp. Valentine Dinner Ticket Deadline - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 5-9pm, $8pp lasagna dinner. Advance PARKS From pg. 9 Bibleville Conference Grounds Bible Conferences 10:30am Sunday 7pm Nightly Celebrating the 76th Anniversay of Rio Grande Founders Week February 13 - 18, 2022 & 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds riogrande.edu BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds Saturday Concert 2pm & 7pm Bibleville Conference Grounds 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: email@example.com Ascension Quartet This Quartet has been singing about God’s love and Jesus’ sacrifice for more than 40 years. Concert •February 12, 2022 Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds riogrande.edu BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds
11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 9, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM Admission, $15 at the Door, or $10 in Advance Thursday, February 10th 1:00pm - 3:00pm Louie’s Backyard A love offeringwill be available for giving to help our homeless and jobless Veterans StarringNashville recording artist and award-winning Branson entertainer TimHadler Playingwith Timwill be “Texas Country Review” Starring: VanceMonday on steel guitar RickWeaver on drums Ron Ford on bass Dave Perryman on rythymguitar and vocals Live Auction 50/50Drawing TipOTexas, Pharr•Feb 10 , 7pm•$7 East Gate RV Park, Harlingen•Feb 11, 7pm•$8 Award Winning Branson Entertainer ticket sales by 2/10 at EVR office. 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. 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 - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 6:30-9pm, Tim Hadler/ Hank Williams revisited, $7pp. Entertainment - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Justin Terry Show, $8pp advance, $10pp at the door. Prayer and Praise - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm. Entertainment - Casa del Sol, Donna, 7pm, Monroe Sun, $8pp. Monroe Sun is a high-energy bluegrass rockabilly band that plays a variety of songs about faith, family, love, humor, a pig, and more. They are new to Casa Del Sol, and I think they’ll have your toes tapping. Bingo - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, $0.50 a card; popcorn/soda available. Valentine’s Day Dance - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Pelican West, $10pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. BYOB, ice, pop and popcorn available. Door prizes. Dance - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7-10pm, Poison Ivy, $10pp. Mission Bell Ballroom. Concert - Country Sunshine,Weslaco, 7pm, Tenors of Comedy. Advance tickets $13pp, $14pp, $16pp. At the door $17pp. Sold at Country Sunshine RV Resort 9 am - 3:30 pm. Entertainment - Pharr South Park, See PARKS pg. 12 Valley Star Award Nominees VOTE TODAY! In both categories Entertainer Of The Year Duet Musical Group Of The Year Dave & Daphne All The Way From Nashville PERFORMING IN TEXAS JUST FOR YOU! DON’T MISS OUT! TEXAS SCHEDULE Show & Times Are Subject To Change – Please Call In Advance Feb 18 • Green Gate Grove • Mission Feb 19 • Wagon City North • Mission Feb 20 • Trophy Gardens • Alamo Feb 21 • Alamo Rec Veh Park • Alamo Feb 25 • Rio Valley Estates • Weslaco Feb 26 • Canyon Lake RV Resort • Mission Feb 28 • Aladdin Villas • Mission Mar 1 • Bentsen Grove • Mission Mar 2 • Alamo Country Club • Alamo All Shows Start At 7:00pm Unless Noted Come For A Fun Time & Safe Environment! Call For Bookings (615) 400-4939 firstname.lastname@example.org Dave & Daphne daveanddaphne.com Daphne Anderson Southern Gospel Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year! Dave Salyer Barbara Mandrell’s guitarist for 10 years!
FEBRUARY 9, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 12 WINTER TEXAN TIMES For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM Friday Night Dances • 7 - 10pm Feb. 11 • StevenMay • $7 Feb. 18 • Diego • $7 Feb. 25 • Poison Ivey • $10 Mar. 4 • Curt James • $7 Mar. 11 • Diego • $7 Entertainment • 7 - 9pm Feb. 15 • Mario • $7 RV RESORT Ice and Set-ups available Please NO BILLS larger than a $20 Randy & Nancy Zuleger, Act. Dir. 938 S. Alamo Road, Alamo, TX 956-783-2605 Craft Show Feb. 18 • 8am - 12pm Quilt Show Feb. 24 • 12 - 3pm Pharr, 7-9pm, Pick Pocket Gene. Don’t miss “America’s Friendliest Pickpocket Entertainer’s” final Winter Texan season. Show includes magic, humor, and his incredible sleight-ofhand pickpocket exploits. Refreshments available for purchase. Dance - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7pm, Sweetwater, $8pp. 1341 West Highway 83. Dance - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-10pm. Entertainment - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Absolutely Country, Definitely Gospel, $8pp. Inspirational country songs and gospel music. Doors open at 6pm. Friday, February 11 Breakfast Buffet - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7:30-10:30am, Cafe Grande, $8pp. Craft Fair - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 8am-Noon, Open to public; you must sign up with Activity Director. Indoor and outdoor spaces available. Craft/Vendor Show - Palm Shadows RV/MH Park, Donna, 8am-Noon, Vendors needed! Contact Sue McKeehan, 605-519-8191. Yard Sale - Magnolia RV Park, Donna, 8am-2pm. Craft & Bake Sale - Dream Valley Ranch, Mission, 8am-Noon, 2401 N. Abram Rd. Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Fish & More - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 11am-12:30pm, $10pp. 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. Entertainment - Kenwood RV Park, La Feria, 4-6pm, Adam Pope, $8pp. 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, Night Ryders, Rec Hall. Pass the hat. 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, All are welcome. 1005 N. Stewart Rd. Entertainment - Winter Green Estates, Mission, 6:30pm, Rick McEwen, $7pp. Entertainment - 1015 RV Park, Weslaco, 6:30-8:30pm, Mountain Highway, $8pp. Dance - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, PARKS From pg. 11 For more information call: 956-580-7800 email: email@example.com Make sure your events are like... THIS!! HOW? Advertise in the Valley’s #1 Winter Texan Paper 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 Feb 10 • DJ Roland Karaoke & Music • 8 pm-12 am Feb 11 • Dance DJ Chenzo • 7-11 pm Dinner 6-8 pm Feb 12 • Emilio Crixell & Border Soul • 8pm-12am Feb 13 • Super Bowl Party • 3pm-10:30pm Feb 15 • I-69 Band • 5:30-7:30pm Feb 17 • DJ Roland Karaoke & Music • 8 pm-12 am Feb 18 • Dance The Adels • 7-11 pm Dinner 6-8 pm Feb 19 • Southern Ashes Chicken BBQ 11 am-1 pm Feb 22 • I-69 Band • 5:30-7:30 pm Feb 24 • DJ Roland Karaoke & Music • 8 pm-12 am
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Jan Ekstedt, MDiv., Pastor 1201 East Fern Ave. (Between McColl & Jackson) McAllen, TX 78501 Church Phone • (956) 687-8519 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 • MB BALLROOM Feb 10 • Poison Ivy • 7-10pm • $10 Feb 13 • Tiny Hill • 3-5pm • Free Feb 17 • Texas Wheels • 7-10pm • $7 ENTERTAINMENT Feb 12 • Mel’s Music • 6-8pm • $8 Feb 18 • Adam Pope • 6-8pm • $8/$9 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 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 Feb 11 • Rewind Valentine’s Dinner & Dance • $10 Feb 18 • Poison Ivey • $10 Every Thursday • 12:30pm - 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 Friday Fish & More • 11am - 12:30pm PAY AT DOOR UNLESS NOTED Feb 9 • Mollie B Show • $14 adv/$16 at the door Feb 16 • William Florian Show • $8 Feb 22 • Roger Wayne Show • $8 1645 S Bentsen Palm Drive Palmview • 956-585-0703 MEALS EVENTS 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 Feb. 10, 7pm Monroe Sun - $8 Feb. 21, 7pm Redneck Revival - $7 Feb. 24, 7pm Justin Terry - $8 Mar. 3, 7pm Lindley Creek - $9 Feb. 17, 7pm Smokin’ Gun - $7 Donna, 7-10pm, Valentine’s Dance with Gatos Locos - rock. $8pp. BYOB and snacks. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, Valentine dinner and dance with Rewind. Black and white dress dance, tickets on sale starting 1/21/22, $25pp. Dance - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 7-10pm, The Fabulous Cruisers, $10pp. Rock and roll dance, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Advance tickets 219363-5330. Popcorn and soda available for purchase. Masks optional. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Time Machine, $6pp. Mask recommended but not required. Dance - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 7-10pm, Southern Vibes. Dance - Valley View Estates, Mission, 7-10pm, Shake Rattle & Roll, $8pp & $9pp. Entertainment - Lakewood RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, The Tenors of Comedy, $16pp. Doors open at 6:00 pm, tickets on sale now. Call 956-4231170 to reserve your seat. 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, Hank Williams Revisited, $8pp. Playing the timeless hits of Hank Williams. Entertainment - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Shelly & Darren, $8pp. Sock Hop Dance - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Cruise In! Music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Costumes from that era encouraged - prizes for best dressed. Soft drinks and popcorn available. Dance - Magic Valley Park, Weslaco, 7-10pm, The Agency, $10pp. Popcorn, pop, & ice available. BYOB. Masks please. Entertainment - Magic Valley Park, Weslaco, 7-10pm, $8pp. Masks please. Dance - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 7-10pm, Steven May, $7pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Ice and setups available. Saturday, February 12 Parkwide Sale - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 7am-Noon. Park Wide Yard Sale - 1015 RV Park, Weslaco, 7-11:30am, 1402 S. International Blvd. Breakfast - Paradise Park, McAllen, 7:30-8:45am. Breakfast - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7:30am, Biscuits & gravy $2pp/$3pp, muffins $3pp. Patio Sales - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 8am-Noon, Open to public. Park-Wide Yard Sale - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 8am-Noon, Gate opens at 8:00 am. Questions call Amy at 402-619-6512. Patio Sales - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 8am-Noon. Breakfast & Jam - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 8-10am, Free coffee. Biscuits & sausage gravy or pancakes, sausage/ham patties & applesauce, $5pp. Craft Show - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 8am-Noon, Breakfast and lunch served. Craft Fair - Gateway RV & MH Park, Raymondville, 8am-12:30pm, All kinds of craft items; sloppy joe lunch; quilt raffle. Located west of expressway 77 on FM 3168. Park Wide Patio Sale - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 8am-Noon, Free admission. Park Rummage - Acacia RV Park, Alamo, 8am-Noon. Yard Sale - Magnolia RV Park, Donna, 8am-2pm. Park Yard Sale - Roadrunner RV Resort, Alamo, 8am-Noon, Corner of Cesar Chavez Rd and Sioux Rd. Park Wide Sale - Resaca Bend RV Park, San Benito, 8am-1pm, Furniture, DVD’s, puzzles, patio rugs & lights, kitchen ware, Christmas deco, tools, fishing rods, Kcup holder. Park Wide Sale - El Ranchito MH See PARKS pg. 20