Winter Texan TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 35, No. 18 © 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Leslie Blasing will be hosting the Commemorative Airforce Hanger and Museum Fundraiser on Tuesday, February 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Blasing will perform the music of the Vietnam era. This concert is being held to raise funds to keep the CAF in operation and help with repairs and upkeep of the vehicles and displays. The concert will be held at the Commemorative Air Force Hangar and Museum that is located at the Cameron County Airport, 27517 Buena Vista Blvd., in Los Fresnos. Doors open at 12 p.m. Concert is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. All tickets inINDEX Parks Calendar p 9 WintertainersTM p 9 Taste of the Valley p 17 Reunions & Meetings p 19 Medical Services p 19 Events Calendar p 20 Business Guide p 24 Classifieds p 25 Rina’s Ramblings See RAMBLINGS pg. 18 Winter Texans: We need your survey! February is a crazy month for us here as I am sure it is for you out there too. There are just too many things to do to fit into the week, let alone a day. This past week we were able to attend WinterFest, Don-Wes Flea Market and a performance by Rick McEwen while enjoying some food at Frankie Flavs. This week, in fact today, is our big event the Valley Star Awards. It The Winter Texan Survey and Park Occupancy Study Report produced by the UTRGV College of Business and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the Winter Texan Times has been tracking Winter Texan trends and economic impact bi-annually for the past 34 years. Your responses to this survey are critical to providing business and community leaders with invaluable data as they make decisions that impact Winter Texan residents for the next two years. The initial Covid outbreak cut See SURVEY pg. 22 Leslie Blasing holds CAF fundraiser concert Santa Maria holds encore performance In the 20 years of presenting bloodless bullfights, never has Santa Maria Bullring presented bulls of this size. They are the same size as you would see in any bullring in Mexico or South America. Fred Renk says in all the years from the time he started with the Astrodome in Houston, this next event will be the largest animals he has ever presented. Since the bulls are never hurt, they will go on to perform in the PBR Rodeo chasing their clowns for the rest of their natural life. It takes a matador with great skill to manage bulls of the size Santa Maria is about to present during this encore performance on February 20th. Not for a second can you lose See CAF pg. 22 See ENCORE pg. 5 Valley Star Today Tickets avai lable at door Courtesy of Katie H. Luke Photo from 2020 CAF Fundraiser Awards
FEBRUARY 16, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 2 WINTER TEXAN TIMES SPI Kite Fest a breeze By Anastasia Brunson The SPI Kite Fest was quick and easy to spot, with very few clouds in the sky some kites could be clearly seen from the other side of the bridge in Port Isabel. I followed a line of cars w e a v i n g across the flats next to the SPI C o n v e n - tion Centre, found a parking space of sorts, and took some time in the car to layer on some gloves, a scarf, and a beanie. The weather was hovering around the high 40s to low 50s, but there was a pretty intense wind as well. This wind I’m sure, though I’m not a kite-flier, was beneficial to the dozens of kites that were maintaining their place in the sky. With camera in hand, I instantly went towards the right side of the flats, my eye on a massive five-tiered kite along with various whales and penguins. As I was taking photos, I was vaguely listening to the announcer that was on the other side. There were members from multiple groups doing choreographed routines to songs such as House of the Rising Sun and Cliffs of Dover. After circling around I watched one of these routines, this one done to an energetic electronic song. I realized the kites that I thought were remote controlled because they zoomed and did sharp maneuvers so rapidly loud buzzing noises could be heard, were actually manually controlled. These kites were smaller and had a more aerodynamic design, and the performers definitely made use of the large amount of space that was marked off for them. After every performance a round of honking crescendoed, so if the wind was a bit too much for you spectating could be easily done from your vehicle. Walking around the performance area, there was another batch of kites including a couple of squids and other animals. Here you had to watch your step a bit to make sure you didn’t trip over any of the lines and potentially bring down a kite. Being a bit of a klutz, I opted to stay close to a line of cars to conMOBILE HOME INSURANCE HIDALGO COUNTY We Also Insure PARK MODELS • TRAVEL TRAILERS MOTORHOMES • GOLF CARTS • “CASITAS” 5TH WHEELS • AUTOS • MOTORCYCLES 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. *$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. Flood Coverage Available Call or Come See Us 956-464-2886 Howard and Trudy Maynard from Canada. See KITE FEST pg. 28
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FEBRUARY 16, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 4 WINTER TEXAN TIMES RICK MCEWEN CURT JAMES DISCOVER MISSION TEE REVEAL $5.00 Powered by FOR INFORMATION ON FOOD VENDOR OR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, CALL (956)585-2727 OR STOP BY CHAMBER. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022 LOCATION: THE GREATER MISSION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 202 W. TOM LANDRY, MISSION, TX. 78572 DOORS OPEN AT 11:00 AM LIVE MUSIC: 12:00 PM -3:30 PM BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIRS bar on site Proudly Sponsored by Dave and Daphne are here to entertain You may have seen them at your park. You may have seen them at an Entertainers Showcase. Or you might have seen them perform at the Valley Star Awards a few years back. Wherever you saw them, you can never mistake what Dave and Daphne are here to do. This duet is here to entertain. Dave and Daphne are here throughout the month of February entertaining the Winter Texans at several Winter Texan parks throughout the Valley. They even have a couple of shows in March this year. Look at their half page ad in this week’s paper. The duet has won the Valley Star Award for Duet Musical Group of the Year on more than one occasion and are up for nomination again this year. There is no mistaking why they have won the award and continue to be on that favored list of Wintertainers™. In 2018, Dave and Daphne stole the show at the Valley Star Awards with performances of “Hey Good Looking,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and Dave’s fast finger performance of “Flight of the Bumble Bee” that he performs, by himself, on dueling banjos. The duet has also been known to perform songs such as “I Will Always Love You,” “Always on my Mind,” and many other great songs. What brings emotion to the crowd is their powerful rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer” and their tribute to veterans that includes “Where the Eagles Fly” and “God Bless America.” Dave Slayer has toured the world with Barbara Mandrell, performed for presidents, and has appeared on countless TV shows. Roy Clark proclaimed Dave as one of the most fabulous guitarists on the planet. Dave credits his uncles, (Bluegrass legends and Grand Ole Opry members) Jim and Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys, for his love of music and musical ability and talents. When not on tour, he performs with his uncle Jesse at the Grand Ole Opry. His repertoire ranges from “Orange Blosson Special,” to “The Flight of the Bumble Bee,” and from “Wildwood Flower” to “The William Tell Overture.” He is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and humorist. But most of all, he is just a regular guy with a God-given talent to touch people with his music. Daphne Anderson is a beautiful female vocalist born and raised in Albany, Georgia. She has performed in pageants, talent contests, and churches. She has toured with some of the greatest southern gospel music groups of all time, including The Bill Gaither Group, the Florida Boys, The Hinsons, and many others. During that time, she was voted Female Vocalist of the Year by the Southern Gospel Music Association. Shortly after graduating from Georgia Southwestern University, she moved to Nashville to pursue her music career. Daphne has been described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline. She’s quick witted and super talented. Her impressions of country music legends Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, and the aforementioned Patsy Cline are phenomenal. The duet says it is a privilege to
5 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 16, 2022 entertain here in the Rio Grande Valley. “We often tell our audiences that we can’t be us without you. Thank you for allowing us to do what we love.” This season shows include, Green Gate Grove, Feb. 18; Wagon City North, Feb. 19; Trophy Gardens, Feb. 20; Alamo Rec Veh Park, Feb. 21; Rio Valley Estates, Feb. 25; Canyon Lake RV Resort, Feb. 25; Aladdin Villas, Feb. 28; Bentsen Grove, Mar. 1; and Alamo Country Club, Mar. 2. Shows and times are subject to change. All shows start at 7 p.m. For more information, visit their website at daveanddaphne.com, or find them on Facebook. Call (615) 400-4939 for bookings. your train of thought while performing with a bull of the size you will see. In history, the wounds received by matadors are from making mistakes while facing the size that is set to perform. Renk’s own goring, which occurred in Ciudad Juarez 60 years ago, was his own fault, he says. His son, David Renk, was only four years old when he witnessed the event. “Did you see what I did wrong?” Renk asked his son. He said, yes, I did dad. “Don’t ever make that error son.” And he never did in the 25 years he performed all over the world. David was the sixth American to become a full matador in 150 years, and the only one of these that performed in the largest bullring in the world, Mexico City, in front of 48,000 fans in 1983 at the age of 21. “We have this event prepared to entertain you,” says Renk. Go see the great horse of Mario Ordaz, the singing horseman and his horse ‘El Guapo’ and hear the great voice of Alexa Posas. Fighters performing will be “El Breco” Rodrigo Cepeda from Mexico City and Cayetano Delgado from Monterrey. Gates open at 1 p.m. for food and beverages. Bullfights start at 4 p.m. As always, you can call now to reserve your tickets at (956) 4813300. Santa Maria Bullring is located at 4877 FM 107 in La Gloria. ENCORE From pg. 1 Sponsored by: Sponsored by: RIO GRANDE VALLEY LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO MARCH 10-20 IT’S time! RODEO $5Admission Senior Citizen Discount Day Wednesday, March 16 FREE Gene Watson Concert With $10 Admission Thursday, March 17
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The group liked the bears so much, they have continued to make them, offer them for sale, and donate them to local law enforcement for when they encounter children in crisis. The bears come with a little note and quilt. The note contains a poem with the meaning of the bear – to bring comfort to one’s burdens. There will be a drawing at 3 p.m. at the end of the show for the “Texas Star” opportunity quilt. Chances are $1 or six tickets for $5. If you have any questions, contact Marilyn Kimmel at (812) 344-9897. Edinburg Chamber to host Fiesta Edinburg The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce (ECC) and Bert Ogden and Fiesta Dealerships recently announced the return of the 53rd Annual Fiesta Edinburg. The festival will be held at H-E-B Park located at 1616 S. Raul Longoria Rd. in Edinburg. The festival will run February 24-27 and is expected to draw thousands of spectators to the city of Edinburg. Set to perform on Friday, February 25, is David Lee Garza y Los Musicales. “What is so special about this lineup is that it will be a reunion performance.” said Ronnie Larralde, ECC Executive Director. “The show will feature Jay Perez, Ram Herrera, Mark Ledezma, & Oscar G. This has never been done in the Rio Grande Valley.” Headlining Saturday, February 26, is country musician Kevin Fowler. Since his debut in 2000 he has released five studio albums and has charted four singles which debuted in the top forty of the Billboard Country Albums chart. Tickets for each concert are only $15 and can be purchased at www. hebparkrgv.com. Limited VIP tables are also available and can be purchased by calling (956) 383-4974. Attendees can also expect family-friendly attractions such as the Heart of America Carnival, Alpaquita Ranch, and Contacto animal and See EDINBURG pg. 22
9 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 16, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM Dave & Daphne All The Way From Nashville Feb 18 • G r een Ga t e G r ove • Mi s s i on Feb 19 • Wagon C i t y No r t h • Mi s s i on Feb 20 • Tr ophy Ga r dens • A l amo Feb 21 • A l amo Re c Veh Pa r k • A l amo Feb 25 • R i o Va l l ey E s t a t e s • We s l a c o Feb 28 • A l add i n V i l l as • Mi s s i on Ma r 1 • Ben t s en G r ove • Mi s s i on Ma r 2 • A l amo Coun t r y C l ub • A l amo DON’T MISS OUT! All Shows Start At 7:00pm Call For Bookings (615) 400-4939 Daphne Anderson Southern Gospel Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year! Dave Salyer Barbara Mandrell’s guitarist for 10 years! firstname.lastname@example.org Dave & Daphne daveanddaphne.com 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 email@example.com or fax to 956-580-7898. Wednesday, February 16 Breakfast - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7:30am, Biscuits & gravy $2pp/$3pp, cinnamon rolls $3pp, breakfast tacos $2pp. Craft Sale - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 8am-Noon. Bluegrass Jam - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 9-11am, 50/50, coffee, homemade goodies. New jammers welcome. Fun Day - Green Gate Grove, Palmview, 10am-2pm, A day of fun, friends, food and foolery. Golf Cart Rodeo, Cake & Pie Walk, Scavenger Hunt, Poker Run, Matchbook Car Races, Pool Shoot-Out, Bean Bag, Basket Raffle, Tons of Door Prizes, lunch and desserts, and Valley Lemonade. Open to the Public. 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. Valley Star Awards Show - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, Noon-4pm, Hamburger lunch will be available at 12pm, $8pp. Six great entertainers will be performing and awards will be given out. Tickets are $15 and a special rate of $12.50 if you buy a group of 15 or more tickets at one time. Call Billie at 865-253-2514 to order your tickets by phone. 1711 E. Bus. Hwy. 83. Weekly Jam - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 12:30-3pm, 1900 Grace Ave, food $. Semba Acoustic Jam - Roadrunner RV Resort, Alamo, 1-4pm, 1.5 mi north of the freeway, corner of Cesar Chavez and Sioux Rd. Lunch and beverages will be served. Lunch is $6, admission is $1. Big Band Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 2-4pm, Musicians by invitation only. 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. See PARKS pg. 10 CALENDAR PARKS www.ontheriver.net • 214 E. Chimney Rd • Mission, TX Sundays 1:30-5:30pm Live Music Feb. 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) Jolly Huntsmen Polka Band February 26th • 1-5pm Enclosed Windows & Heating Always Warm & Cozy 2:00pm 2:00pm • • • • • • • 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm Try Our Texas Size Pork Tenderloin Sherwin & Pam Linton “TheJohnnyCashStory” March3rd•2-4:30pm•$10 Relax & Enjoy On Our Covered Deck & Patio
FEBRUARY 16, 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 New Comedy, Magic & Tips Feb 20 • Magic Valley RV Park, Weslaco • 7 PM Feb26 • LeisureWorldRVResort,Weslaco•7PM Mar 3 • Private Event Mar6 • SiestaRetirement Village,Weslaco•7PM Mar 7 • Aladdin Villas, Mission • 7 PM Mar 9 • Paradise Resort, Pharr • 7 PM Mar 11 • Tropic Winds, Harlingen • 7 PM www.pickpocket.com firstname.lastname@example.org(816) 525-8718 NEW SHOWS Last Season Don’t Miss! Also Available for Corporate/ Private Keynotes & Shows 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 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 18 • Poison Ivey • $10 Feb 23 • Justin Terry • $8 Feb 25 • The Fabulous Cruisers • $10 Every Thursday • 12:30pm - 2:30pm HOMEMADE CAKE DONUTS Feb 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 16 • William Florian Show • $8 Feb 22 • Roger Wayne Show • $8 Feb 28 • Shake, Rattle & Roll Show • $8 1645 S Bentsen Palm Drive Palmview • 956-585-0703 MEALS EVENTS 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 HAPPYHOUR 11:30am-12:30pm DANCES ENTERTAINMENT Feb. 21, 7pm Redneck Revival - $7 Feb. 24, 7pm Justin Terry - $8 Mar. 3, 7pm Lindley Creek - $9 Mar. 6, 3pm RGV Concert Band - $5 Feb. 17, 7pm Smokin’ Gun - $7 Mar. 4, 4-5:30pm The Hitman - Pass The Hat Entertainment - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7pm, Adam Pope - guitarist/singer. $8pp. BYOB/ice cream bars for sale. Entertainment - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7pm, William Florian Show, $8pp. Bible Conference - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, Founders Week. Entertainment - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Shelley and Darren - Golden oldies and good clean humor, $8pp at the door. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Entertainment - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-9pm, Mountain Highway, $8pp. Entertainment - Park Place Estates, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Patsy Cline Tribute Show with Rainy. MS/Plus Square Dance - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7-9pm, Crazy Tee Shirt Night. With Ron Betzelberger. In Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Dance - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 7-10pm, Texas Wheels, $7pp. BYOB. Dance - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, $7pp. Thursday, February 17 Craft Fair - Aladdin Villas, Mission, 8am-Noon. Craft Show - Seven Oaks RV Park, Mission, 8am-Noon, Breakfast and lunch served. 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. Ladies’ Tea and Luncheon - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 2pm. Meal - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 4pm, Creamy tuscan chicken parmesan with garlic bread, includes dessert, 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, Taco salad, $8pp. Acoustic Jam - Palm Gardens, Harlingen, 6-8:30pm, Bring your own PARKS From pg. 9
11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 16, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM Saturday Concert 2pm & 7pm Bibleville Conference Grounds 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Allen Family Todd and Michelle Allen and their 6 children travel in their family bus taking Gospel music across the country 365 days a year. Concert • February 19, 2022 Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds riogrande.edu BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds DANCES • 7 - 10PM MEAL EVENTS ENTERTAINMENT • 7 - 9PM 1415 Aladdin Villas W • Mission, TX 78572 (956) 581-1288 CRAFT/GARAGE SALE Breakfast Brunch • 8 - 9:30am • $6 Mar 12 Hamburger Meal • 4 - 6pm • $7 Feb 22 Feb 17 • Craft Sale • 8am - 12pm Feb 19 • Dixon Company • $TBD Feb 26 • Smokin Guns • $8 Mar 5 • Kenny Ray • $9 Feb 21 • Shake Rattle & Roll • $8 Feb 25 • Helen Russell • 1 - 3pm • $10 Feb 28 • Dave & Daphne • $10 Entertainment Pass Reserved Tickets: $88 • General Admission: $85 For Dance/Entertainment Ticket Questions Call Lori (320) 492-6415 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. Dance - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Fabulous Cruisers, $10pp advance, $12pp at the door. Prayer and Praise - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm. Bible Conference - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, Founders Week. Dance - Casa del Sol, Donna, 7pm, Smokin’ Guns, $7pp. These musicians, teachers by day, bring great country dance music for your entertainment. Wax your dancing shoes and join us for a fun evening. Bingo - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, $0.50 a card; popcorn/soda available. Dance - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Sweetwater, $8pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. BYOB, ice, pop and popcorn available. Door prizes. Dance - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7pm, Texas Wheels, $7pp. Concessions available, Mission Bell Ballroom. Entertainment - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 7-9pm, Shake Rattle and Roll sock hop, $8pp. Dance - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-10pm. Entertainment - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Kai, $7pp. High energy and great entertainment. Doors open at 6pm. Entertainment - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 7pm, William Florian, very talented, wide variety of music. Entertainment - Valhalla Park, Edinburg, 7pm, Senior Ambassadors. Entertainment - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-9pm, Rusty Rierson, $8pp. Friday, February 18 Breakfast Buffet - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7:30-10:30am, Cafe Grande, $8pp. Park Patio Sale - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 8am-Noon, Open to the public. Craft Show - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 8am-Noon. 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. Park Fun Day - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, Noon, Hot dog with chips. 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. See PARKS pg. 12 1048 N. Alamo Rd. • Alamo, TX 78516 • Office: 956-783-5008 LIVE MUSIC Rusty Rierson Fri. Feb. 18 • 6:30 - 8:30pm • $8 Dave Perryman And The Texas Country Revue Fri. Mar. 4 • 3 - 5 pm (Pass the Hat) Curt James Mon. Mar. 14 • 3 - 5 pm (Pass the Hat) PATIO SALE Sat. Feb. 19 • 8am-12pm DANCES Wed. Mar. 2 & Sat. Mar. 5 Texas Wheels • 7-10pm • $7 BYOB Singles Mixer • 6-7pm PICKLEBALL MIXER Thurs. Feb. 17 • 9am-12pm • $2 COUNTRY & ROCK-N-ROLL JAM Tues. Feb. 22 • Maude Squad Back • 7-9pm Pizza • $8 • 5:30-6:30pm
FEBRUARY 16, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 12 WINTER TEXAN TIMES RC Track - Kenwood RV Park, La Feria, 1:30pm. Dance - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 3-5pm, Dale & Gayle, pass the hat. This duo does it all live, classic country, oldies, rock and roll, and variety music. Popcorn and soda available for purchase. Masks optional. 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, The Rovers, Hynes Event Center. Bar available, pass the hat. Country Jam - HiddenValley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 5:30pm. Dance - Fiesta Village, Mission, 6-9pm, The Texas Country Review. In the parking lot or Main Hall. $7pp. Entertainment - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 6-8pm, Adam Pope, $8pp, $9pp at the door. Mission Bell Ballroom. Country Jam - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 6pm, All are welcome. 1005 N. Stewart Rd. Entertainment - Winter Green Estates, Mission, 6:30pm, Festus Lives, $7pp. Entertainment - 1015 RV Park, Weslaco, 6:30-8:30pm, Shelly & Darren, $7pp. Dance - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7-10pm, Steven May & Southern Knights - country/rock. $8pp. BYOB and snacks. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, Poison Ivey, $10pp. Bible Conference - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, Founders Week. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Jealous Heart Band, $6pp. Mask recommended but not required. Dance - Valley View Estates, Mission, 7-10pm, Regan James Hired Hand, $7pp & $8pp. 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. Dance - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 7pm, Dixon Company Band, $8pp. Everyone welcome. Entertainment - Eastgate RV & MH Park, Harlingen, 7-9pm, The Castaways. Entertainment - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Helen Russell, $8pp. Dance - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 7-10pm, Diego, $7pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Ice and set-ups available. Entertainment - Winter Haven Park, Pharr, 7pm, Ron & Jan Easter. Dance - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 7pm, The Agency, $10pp. Saturday, February 19 Breakfast - Paradise Park, McAllen, 7:30-8:45am. Breakfast - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7:30am, Biscuits & gravy $2pp/$3pp, muffins $3pp. Craft Sale - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 8am-Noon, Items for sale by many talented crafters. Craft & Patio Sale - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 8amNoon, 7600 Long Dr. Refreshments and lunch will be available. Interested vendors can call 918-742-0177. Park Patio Sale - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 8am-Noon, Open to the public. Craft Show - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 8am-Noon, Donuts & coffee available and lunch available after 10 am. Park Sale - Winter Springs, Mission, 8am-Noon, 1901 North Glasscock Road. Breakfast & Jam - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 8-10am, Free coffee. Biscuits & sausage gravy or pancakes, sausage/ham patties & applesauce, $5pp. Craft Show - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 8am-Noon, Lunch available 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Wood Carvers & Wood Burners Show - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 8am-Noon, Breakfast & lunch served. Craft/Patio Sale - Green Acres RV Park, Donna, 8am-Noon, Bake sale inside rec hall. Lunch at 11am, roast beef sandwich with all the fixing. Yard Sale - Peñitas RV Park, Peñitas, 8am-Noon. Patio Sale - Orangewood Estates, San Juan, 8am-Noon, Park wide sale. Located at Ridge Road and Stewart Road intersection. 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. Parkwide Garage Sale - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 9am-Noon. Lunch - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 11am-12:30pm, Meatloaf sandwich, $9pp. 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, LeFevre Quartet. Big Band/Rock & Roll Jam - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 2-4pm. Jam - Val Verde RV Park, Donna, 6-8pm. Dance - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 6-9pm, The Chamberlin’s with Southern Express. 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, Maggie Mae & Co. Show, $8pp advance, $10pp at the door. Entertainment - Mission West RV Park, 7-9pm, Come enjoy a great show presented by Mountain Highway, $9pp. Concessions will be available. Entertainment - Fiesta Village, Mission, 7pm, Jonathon Len. In the Main Hall. $8-10pp. Concert - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, LeFevre Quartet. Dance - Trophy Gardens, Alamo, 7pm, Diego, $7pp. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Saturday Dance - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Music proPARKS From pg. 11 We Love Our Winter Texans! Thank you for making us your home away from home • Nightly, Weekly, and Monthly Rates Available • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Free Wi-Fi • Outdoor Pool • Small Pet Welcome (with fee) • Guest Laundry Service Walking Distance to the La PlazaMall and several restaurants. For Reservations 956-668-7829 www.mcallen-studio6.com 700 Savannah Ave. McAllen, TX Lock In Your Rates For This Winter - Now! $1000.00 * * Minimum stay of 31 days mo. Winter Texan Weekly Specials (W/Tax) $275.31 Queen Bed • $315.58 2 Full Size Beds PLEASE MENTION AD FOR SPECIAL!
13 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 16, 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: www.RancheroVillageTX.com RancheroVillage@outlook.com 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: www.RioValleyEstates.com RioValleyEstates@gmail.com POOL & SPA RV PAD SITES 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 vided by Curt James. Dance - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 7-10pm, The Agency, $10pp advance ticket sales. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Snack bar open. Contact info: email@example.com. Dance - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 7pm, Fabulous Cruisers, $10pp. Entertainment - Wagon City North, Mission, 7pm, Dave & Daphne, $10pp. Entertainment - Alamo Rec-Veh Park, 7-9pm, Patsy Cline Tribute Show with Rainy, $9pp. 1320 West Frontage Road. Entertainment - Seven Oaks RV Park, Mission, 7-9pm, William Florian, $8pp. Great show. Dance - Aladdin Villas, Mission, 7-10pm, Dixon Company, $TBD. Dance - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7-10pm, Leslie Blasing, $10pp. Hynes Event Center. Out of park residents may purchase tickets Monday prior to dance. Dance - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 7-10pm, The Castaways. Sunday, February 20 Church - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 8:15am. Church Service - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 8:30am, Non-denominational, with Pastor Jesse Hernandez. Bible Study follows the service. Church Service - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 8:30am, Fellowship at 8:30 am, service at 9:00 am. 7600 Long Drive. Church - Fiesta Village, Mission, 9am, In the Main Hall. Church - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 9am, Non-denominational service with Scot Swafford. 1005 N. Stewart Rd. 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, Doug Schmitt. Donation, non-denominational service. Communion served the first Sunday of each month. See PARKS pg. 23
FEBRUARY 16, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 14 WINTER TEXAN TIMES PETE’S MOBILE HOME SUPPLY TRANSPORT • Door & Windows • Plumbing & Electric • Vinyl Skirting & Tie Downs • Custom Steps made of Wood and Metal • Sales and Installations • Used Mobile Homes Sales Financing Available firstname.lastname@example.org 2911 N Cesar Chavez Rd. San Juan, TX 78589 Ph: (956) 787-2847 or (956) 787-0413 We Buy Mobile Homes LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! • SIGN UP NOW SPOTS FILL FAST 5413 N. 23RD ST • McAllen, TX 78504 • CALL US AT (956) 994-8880 Dr. Frank Garza, CEO, PT, DPT & Dr. Amy Garza, COO, PT, DPT, MTC, NPCP & Dr. Laura Saenz, PT, DPT & Dr. Jonathon Martinez, PT, DPT • Foot/Heal Pain • Pain Management • Muscle Weakness • Lower Back Pain • Shoulder Pain • Dizziness, Vertigo • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Post Surgical Procedures Chronic Pains • Total Hip Replacement • Balance and Fall Prevention Neck Pain • Total Knee Replacement • Traumatic Brain Injury Let Us Help You! COME SEE US Are You Experiencing: Make Your Health Your #1 Priority The stars are bright at Pine to Palm Each year when the snow begins falling, many are digging out shovels while others are digging out their suitcases and getting ready to leave it all behind and follow the birds south for the season. Some of those traveling south find themselves fortunate enough to end up parking their bags at Pine to Palm Resort Park in Weslaco, Texas. Pine to Palm Resort Park celebrated it’s “Grand Opening” in December of 1970. Originally a tomato field, the property was purchased by a group of Canadians from Swan River, Manitoba, who saw an opportunity to create a place where northerners could come and enjoy a warm winter. Named for the pines in Northwest Manitoba and the palms of Southern Texas, the resort park is centrally located in the RGV, which is seven miles from the Mexican town of Progresso and about forty-five minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and infamous South Padre Island. During the past 50 years, the park has transitioned into a shareholder park and every resident is a shareholder. Which means any profits made are reinvested into the park for maintenance, new projects, and beautification. The park is comprised of 400 leased lots occupied by mobile homes, park models, and large RV sites. The park has RV lots to rent by the day, week, month, or year. A park elected board, cleverly named Mantex (Man for Manitoba, Tex for Texas) is charged with running the park while the day-to-day operations are carried out by the park manager and staff. The volunteer Tourist Club is at the helm of all activity and entertainment functions that occur. Inside, the security gated park features a recreational hall with a stage, heated pool and spa, library, music room, and more. During the winter months, there are so many activities that a calendar of events is distributed. If you are looking to learn something new, instruction for watercolor painting, stained glass, shuffleboard, pickleball, Spanish, mahjong, line dancing and card games are available. Daily activities include pool fitness, yoga and “Bone Building”. Pickup games of pickleball, shuffleboard, billiards or horseshoes happen throughout the day and evening. Residents, as well as non-residents, are invited to join those who make turbans for those with cancer either locally or sending them to various communities in the US and Canada. Some make quilts and distribute them to local families while the church congregation supports a local food bank. At Christmas, residents assist the local police and fire departments collecting toys for children and several residents help local Cost of Living at Pine to Palm Resort Park Lot Lease: $1775-$2445 Taxes: approx. $900 Insurance: approx. $1000 MVEC: approx. $100 / mo. Water & Garbage: Included TOTAL: less than $5000/yr