Winter Texan TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 35, No. 19 © 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Long-time favorites, soon-to-be favorites and an extremely wide variety of Wintertainers made the 11th annual Valley Star Awards at Mission Bell RV Park one that raised the bar for future events. If you didn’t get the chance to attend and see the entertainment – Johnathan Len, Justin Terry, Mountain Highway, Ron and Jan Easter, Rebecca and Jaime Bagwell, and Curt James – you should make a point to catch them somewhere. In the end, Helen Russell & Company (“I’m, ‘And Company’,” her husband of 39 years, Elvis, said jokingly) were the big winners. INDEX Parks Calendar p 9 WintertainersTM p 9 Go With Jo p 24 Taste of the Valley p 25 Events Calendar p 26 Medical Services p 27 Reunions & Meetings p 28 Business Guide p 32 Classifieds p 34 See SURVEY pg. 19 Winter Texan Ambassadors Wanted It is that time of year again. It is time to vote for your favorite golf course. We do this every Spring, when the weather is just right to get out on the courses again. You have three weeks to let us know what your favorite golf course is. By filling out the survey, you could win free rounds of golf and other prizes. You can fill out the form in today’s edition of the Winter Texan Times (or the next two If you love coming down to the Rio Grande Valley each winter, you’re invited to become a Winter Texan Ambassador. The job is simple: share with your friends all the good times you have in the Valley each winter – away from the snow and ice. In a place where you can play golf almost any winter day. In a place where your MH & RV resort is a community of its own with lots of friends to share in a whole array of fun activities. See AMBASSADORS pg. 33 11th Annual Valley Star Awards was one to remember Traffic increasing at all Valley golf courses For what seems like an eternity, the COVID-19 pandemic has waged war around the world. For golf courses it was especially difficult. One week they were open, one week they were closed and the not-knowing-what’s-happening tomorrow, or later today, wreaked havoc. However, it also gave directors of golf, owners, golf pros and those who make decisions an opportunity to make some tweaks to their courses – minor to major. Golfers definitely have shown appreciation as rounds have steadily increased over the past 10-12 months and are forecasted to continue rising. South Padre Island Golf Club See VSA pg. 20 See GOLF pg. 15 Golf Survey Begins SPI Golf Course Golf ballot Pg. 18
FEBRUARY 23, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 2 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Fergusons honored with Heritage Award As we prepared for our 11th Annual Valley Star Awards show, we found ourselves at a crossroads that we come to from time to time when we decide it is time to honor someone for their special contributions to the Wintertainers and the Winter Texans they come to entertain. Robert and Billie Ferguson were recognized with the Valley Star Awards Heritage Award last week to honor all their contributions to the Winter Texan community. This is only the fourth time Valley Star Awards has recognized someone with this honor, as it isn’t a recognition taken lightly. It was well deserved by these two that have given so much and will be dearly missed as they retire from the Valley scene. The Fergusons have been instrumental pieces in the Winter Texan community for so many years – serving as activity directors in four parks over the past 17 years; serving on the Activity Directors Association board for over 15 years; building, booking, and producing two very successful showcases set up to bring together the Wintertainers™ and Activity Directors; and just simply being there for anyone that needed advice or assistance running their activity programs. Robert has been known by many names and one of them was Mr. Entertainment. Both Robert and Billie made it their job to know all the entertainers, newcomers, and old timers alike. They always knew who the best talent was and what parks could expect from any given performer or group. They organized 33 showcases – something they did for 17 years – which became the most sought-after event in the Valley for entertainers. They all knew, that was the place they had to be if they wanted an opportunity to showcase their talent for hundreds of activity directors. For many years the Winter Texan Times ran the Winter Texan Favorites Survey. While our writer at the time did her best to pick out Wintertainers™ that were visiting the Valley for each category, it was a struggle. Thankfully, after a number of years two “good people” contacted Jim Brunson, previous owner and publisher of the Winter Texan Times, to collaborate on this special project. These two made the annual survey bigger and better by helping to organize the selection of nominees and run an actual show – ultimately creating the Valley Star Awards. They have been solely responsible for putting on a great show for 11 solid years, even pivoting and creating a Pandemic-safe outdoor show See FERGUSONS pg. 14 MOBILE HOME INSURANCE CAMERON COUNTY Galvan Insurance Agency, Inc. 1101 East Business 83 Donna, TX 1 1/2 milesWest of Don-Wes Flea Market www.galvaninsuranceagency.com Basic Plan Covers: Fire, Lightning, Smoke, Wind (Hurricane, Tornados), Hail, Riot & Civil Commotion, Land & Air Vehicles, $100,000 Liability Coverage. We Also Insure PARK MODELS • TRAVEL TRAILERS MOTORHOMES • GOLF CARTS • “CASITAS” 5TH WHEELS • AUTOS • MOTORCYCLES Basic Coverage Sample $ 10,000 $ 0 $ 100,000 Dwelling Contents Liability $ 397.67* $ 406.07* $ 470.08* Harlingen Area Rate San Benito Area Rate Brownsville Area Rate *Premium subject to age of home, distance to coast and carrier underwriting. Rate subject to change. Call or Come See Us 956-464-2886
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FEBRUARY 23, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 4 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Activity Director Appreciation Day is coming It’s time to show your activity director some love. March 1 each year has been designated as Activity Appreciation Day, but we will celebrate on Wednesday, March 2. The Rio Grande Valley Activity Directors Association (RGVADA) will host an Appreciation Party for area activity directors at American Legion Hall, 1305 E. Jasmine, in McAllen, beginning at 11 a.m. on March 2. Lunch will be provided at noon along with door prizes and entertainment at 1 p.m. All activity directors are invited, but you need to RSVP at rgvada.org. If you would like to have a table at this event, contact Billie and she’ll get you all set up. Remember, your activity director is the heart of your park. While most of us are attending happy hours, swimming or looking for a new place to eat, they are busy keeping everything on an even keel. They work many, many hours that nobody realizes. Take some time to tell them they are loved and appreciated. 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
5 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 23, 2022 Sponsored by: Bellamy Brothers Concert With $10 Admission Friday, March 18 RIO GRANDE VALLEY LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO MARCH 10-20 IT’S time! RODEO $5Admission Senior Citizen Discount Day Wednesday, March 16 FREE Mission Bell hosts benefit Mission Bell/Trade Winds RV Resort is holding a benefit for Jean Durbin. Jean and her husband, Bob, were workampers from October until the end of January this season. They worked in Activities and Bob worked in Maintenance in his spare time. He was always available to help people. Bob played gu i t a r a n d was a motorc y c l e enthus i a s t . T h i s w a s t h e i r f i r s t year in the Rio Grande Valley. They went back to Arizona for their physicals and to get their prescriptions renewed. Bob had high blood pressure, so the doctor wanted him to stay in Arizona while they monitored his new meds. While there he tested positive for Covid and was hospitalized. He had several health issues and passed away on Friday, Feb. 11. Jean is still trying to cope with everything. She’s had extra expenses for the trip to Arizona, Bob’s hospitalization, living expenses and more. On Sunday, February 27, there will be a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. followed by an auction of homemade baked goods. After you’re nice and full, there will be a lineup of entertainers and jammers sharing gospel music at 6 p.m. Some of the scheduled entertainers are Dave and Daphne, Jamie Layton, Justin Terry, Pickpocket Gene and Mountain Highway. Everything is donated and 100 percent will go to Jean. Please join us as we raise some money and show some love for one of our own. If you would like to participate, help, or have any questions, call Robert Ferguson at (574) 361-2947.
FEBRUARY 23, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 6 WINTER TEXAN TIMES FREE CORNDOGS AllYouCanEat! 3201 E. EXP. 83 • DONNA, TX 78537 (956) 464-3378 www.claytonhomesdonna.com Come On Down! of Donna ClaytonHomes See for yourself why Clayton Homes of Donna is the Rio Grande Valley’s #1Mobile Home Retailer Rafe Nora Frank Elias Dora Doug Fowler Javier Bruno Rachel Julio SAT. MARCH 5 11AM - 3PM FREE SODA AllYouCanDrink! Happy Days at Pharr South By Herb Moering “Happy Days” were here again as more than 100 residents enjoyed the Pharr South Park fashion show and luncheon on Friday, Feb. 18. Those attending were reminded of the TV show, “Happy Days,” with the theme decorated hall, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, background music, and photos of Richie Cunningham and family, Potsie, Chachi, Ralphie, Joanie and of course the Fonz. That show, according to Dee Hammond, who offered the welcome and suggested they pretend they were at Arnold’s Diner, spanned 11 seasons from 1974 to 1984 with a total of 255 episodes. The 38th event was chaired by Lynette Smith with assistance from last coordinator in 2020, Pat Yoder. There was no event in 2021 due to covid pandemic concerns. Because of the lingering fallout from the pandemic, this year’s event was limited to park residents, which in the past had drawn up to 300 women. Smith said, “It was disappointing to outsiders,” Smith said, “but felt it was in the best interests of all to limit it.” Hammond said the style showwas launched in 1983 by the park’s B u n c h for Lunch w o m e n . “I’m happy that it is going on this year,” she said. Barb Bierman, a past show coordinator, said, “It’s a fun activity.” As women arrived, they each received a rose from Rena Marketon and an escort to the dining tables by one of the Gentlemen of Pharr South, who also served the burger meal. The guys escorted the style show models to the runway in the middle of the hall, with outfits described by narrator Bierman and Sandy Pena from Lionels Western of Weslaco and Lionels Boutique in Mission. Clothing also was paraded for the Cato store in McAllen. Two fellows from the park, Ted Yoder and Rick Ames, modeled western wear, The other models included Martha Varwig, Sherry Anderley, Lori Teunisson, Mary Garcia, Kathy Ames, Joyce Rachwitz, Evelyn Ringler, Maria Guillen, Jackie Houlihan, Jo Fritz, Joann Askevics and Bierman. During the style show intermission, a little local entertainment livened up the afternoon, which featured Terry Juhl, Jane Heinen, Ted and Pat Yoder and Lynette Smith doing a 50s song in their “automobile,” followed by Mary Lou Hall and Perry Heaton in a 50s skit/dance number. Hammond thanked the audience for spending a “Happy Day with us.”
7 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 23, 2022 Adults $25 • Children (under 18) $10 ($2 transaction fee for debit / credit cards) No exchanges. No Refunds. All sales final. For Ticket Reservations & Show Info Visit Us At www.harlingencommunitytheatre.org Harlingen Community Theatre 1209 Fair Park Boulevard Presents Written & Created by ROGER BEAN Musical Arrangements BRIAN WILLIAM BAKER Orchestrations by MICHAEL BORTH Vocal Arrangements by BRIAN WILLIAM BAKER & ROGER BEAN REPRISE PERFORMANCE ONE WEEKEND ONLY! presents MARCH 4, 5, & 6, 2022 Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. • Sunday Matinee 2:30 p.m. Adults $25 • Children (under 18) $10 ($2 transaction fee for debit / credit cards) No exchanges. No refunds. All sales final. Reservations accepted online Written & Created by ROGER BEAN Musical Arrangements BRIAN WILLIAM BAKER Orchestrations by MICHAEL BORTH Vocal Arrangements by BRIAN WILLIAM BAKER & ROGER BEAN REPRISE PERFORMANCE ONE WEEKEND ONLY! presents MARCH 4, 5, & 6, 2022 Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. • Sunday Matinee 2:30 p.m. Adults $25 • Children (under 18) $10 ($2 transaction fee for debit / credit cards) No exchanges. No refunds. All sales final. Reservations accepted online www.harlingencommunitytheatre.org Written & Created by ROGER BEAN Musical Arrangements BRIAN WILLIAM BAKER Orchestrations by MICHAEL BORTH Vocal Arrangements by BRIAN WILLIAM BAKER & ROGER BEAN REPRISE PERFORMANCE ONE WEEKEND ONLY! MARCH 4, 5, & 6, 2022 Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee 2:30 p.m. VSO celebrates with “Dances of the Americas” The dance hall meets the concert hall as the Valley Symphony Orchestra (VSO) announces the next concert in its 70th anniversary season with “Dances of the Americas,” a musical celebration of dance rhythms from across the U.S. and Latin America. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 25 at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The evening’s program will be led by Maestro Peter Dabrowski, who says the audience should prepare to tap their toes and feel the rhythm. “There is no greater music than music made for dancing,” Dabrowski said. “This concert is carried by passion and rhythm - two things that dancers and musicians have in common.” Special soloist for the evening is Dr. Melissa Vaughan on clarinet. Vaughan holds a DMA in clarinet from Arizona State University and has music degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Baylor University. She has performed in various recitals, orchestras and chamber groups across the United States and Belgium. Vaughan’s performance is made possible through generous sponsorship from Frost Bank. The concert program includes “Serenata,” a Pops classic composed by Leroy Anderson in 1947, “The Carousel Waltz” one of the greatest symphonic waltzes composed by Richard Rodgers and arranged by Don Walker in 1945, and “Chaconne in E minor,” a classic string piece orchestrated by Carlos Chavez and composed by Dietrich Buxtehude in 1875. Another piece featured is “Popurri de Perez Prado,” an upbeat favorite composed by Eugenio Toussaint and inspired by a suite of mambos composed by bandleader Perez Prado, known as the “King of the Mambo” from 1916 to 1989. “ P r e l u d e , Fugue, and Riffs,” by Leonard Bernstein is a “jazzin-concert-hall” c omp o s i t i o n created in 1949 which features Vaughan’s solo. “Libertango,” another featured piece is one of the most w e l l - k n o w n tangos in the world. It was composed by Astor Piazzolla and James Kazik in 1974. The last piece of the evening is “A Salute to the Big Bands” arranged by Calvin Custer in 1995. The arrangement features plenty of favorites from the big band era, such as melodies from Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. Katy Coy, executive director for VSO, said concerts like “Dances of the Americas” would not be possible without the generous support of community partners. “We are pleased to continue our 70th anniversary celebrations with this concert, generously supported by a number of community partners including the City of McAllen, South Texas Health System, and Frost Bank,” she said. Tickets are on sale now for this concert and all VSO spring events. To purchase, visit valleyorchestra. org or go to the McAllen Performing Arts Center Box Office, open 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
FEBRUARY 23, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 8 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 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 Harlingen Community Theatre holds reprise performance Back by popular demand, the Harlingen Community Theatre (HCT) will hold a reprise performance of The Marvelous Wonderettes. The reprise performances will be held for one last weekend, March 4-6. This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In Act II, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane. The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a matinee performance on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 with an additional $2 transaction fee for debit/credit card transactions. Reservations are also accepted online at www.harlingencommunitytheatre.org. Call (956) 412-7529 for more information or visit their website. Shuffleboard Tournament held at La Floresta The 10th Annual Shuffleboard Tournament was held at La Floresta RV Park in Mercedes. While dark clouds threatened rain, the weather cooperated, and the tournament was able to be played without delay. There were 68 participants in the double-elimination event. Winners in the A Bracket were Karen Birtwhistle and Wayne Summerly, both of Manitoba, Canada. Winners in the B Bracket were Sue Froehlich, Floodwood, Minnesota; and David Martin. Shuffleboard is a very popular activity at La Floresta RV Park. The tournaments were begun about 10 years ago by George Link, from Manitoba, Canada. He explained that they enjoyed curling in Canada and saw similarities with shuffleboard, except that shuffleboard is done on a court, instead of ice. Shuffleboard games are held twice a week under the direction of Bill Hocken of Ontario, Canada.
9 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 23, 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 23 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. Bluegrass Jam - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 9-11am, 50/50, coffee, homemade goodies. New jammers welcome. Red Hatters Festival of Tables - Alamo Country Club, 10am, $18pp. Red Hat attire required. VENUE CHANGED. Lunch served at noon by Balli’s Catering. Entertainment at 1pm by Jason Whorlow. Raffle winners and other announcements at 2pm. 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. 2nd Art Show - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 1-3pm. Big Band Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 2-4pm, Musicians by invitation only. Social Hour Dance - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 3-5pm, Ron Moshier. 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 - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7pm, Senior Ambassadors - men’s musical group. $6pp. BYOB/ice cream bars for sale. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, Justin Terry, $8pp. Encore Show - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9:30pm, Oh, Canada! In the Friendship Hall. Advance tickets are required and may be purSee 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 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 We are extremely honored and humbled to have received the - 2022 Duet Musical Group of the Year Award “Always know how much we LOVE YOU & APPRECIATE your support by attending our shows. Remember – WE can’t be US without YOU!” Greatest Thanks! May Our Loving Lord Continue To Bless You All -Dave & Daphne Dave & Daphne For Booking: (615) 400-4939 • Email: email@example.com
FEBRUARY 23, 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 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM chased in the Sunshine RV Park Activity Office. $14pp, $15pp, $18pp. Entertainment - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, William Florian - John Denver tribute, $8pp at the door. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Entertainment - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-9pm, Blue Wolf Duo, $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. Entertainment - Countryside RV Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Shake Rattle and Roll, $7pp at the door. Concessions available. Entertainment - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 7-8pm, Festus, $8pp. Dance - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, $7pp. Entertainment - Country Palms RV Park, San Juan, 7-9:30pm, Dave Perryman, $7pp. Great group, come and join. Thursday, February 24 Garage Sale - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 8am-Noon, Open to public. 109 W. Bus. Hwy. 83. 785741-9555. 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, Coffee & cookies. Pass the hat. 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. Art Show - Fiesta Village, Mission, 1-3pm, In the Main Hall. 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 forPARKS From pg. 9 1048 N. Alamo Rd. • Alamo, TX 78516 • Office: 956-783-5008 LIVE MUSIC Dave Perryman And The Texas Country Revue Fri. Mar. 4 • 3-5 pm (Pass the Hat) Nu-Blu Sun. Mar. 13 • 4 - 6 pm • $7 Curt James Mon. Mar. 14 • 3 - 5 pm (Pass the Hat) PATIO SALE Sat. Mar. 12 • 8am-12pm DANCES Texas Wheels Wed. Mar. 2 & 9, Sat. Mar. 5 & 12 • 7-9pm $7 • BYOB Singles Mixer • 6-7pm PICKLEBALL MIXER Thurs. Mar. 3 & 10 • 9am-12pm • $2 COUNTRY JAM Maude Squad Back Tues. Mar. 8 & 15 • 7-9pm Pizza • $8 • 5:30-6:30pm THE SHERWIN & PAM LINTON SHOW Classic Country & 50s Rock & Roll www.SherwinLinton.com www.TheJohnnyCashStory.com Feb 25 Valley View Estates 7:00 PM Mar 2 Countryside Park 7:00 PM Mar 3 RIVERSIDE Event Center 2:00 PM JOHNNY CASH Tribute featuring Kenny & Darlene and the RGV Band Mar 7 Hidden Valley Ranch 7:00 PM LaCopa Hotel McAllen Poolside Parties Feb 24, 28 & Mar 4 4:30 PM Congratulations Steven May & The Southern Knights 2022 Valley Star Award Best Country Western Band “I am very humbled and honored for the nomination and award! The guys and I appreciate all of the support and kind words. We are certainly blessed with the best friends and fans around. Thank you all!” - Steven May FB Ad Sponsored By:
11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 23, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM ward to seeing you. Happy Hour - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 3-5pm, Curt James. Meal - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 4pm, Ham dinner with sweet potato, corn and 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. 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. “Prom Night” 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. Dance - Palm Shadows RV/MH Park, Donna, 7pm, Steven May, $8pp. 200 N Val Verde Rd, 956-461-0808. Entertainment - Casa del Sol, Donna, 7pm, Justin Terry, $8pp. The son of a very talented singer/song-writer father and a mother who is an incredible vocalist carries on the tradition with a beautiful voice and country songs you don’t want to end. Bingo - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, $0.50 a card; popcorn/soda available. Black and White Dance - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Diego and Edith, $8pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. BYOB, ice, pop and popcorn available. Door prizes. Concert - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 7pm, Oh Canada! Advance tickets $13pp, $14pp, $16pp. At the door $17pp. Sold at Country Sunshine RV Resort 9 am - 3:30 pm. Dance - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7pm, Route 66, $8pp. 1341 West Highway 83. Dance - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-10pm. Entertainment - Bluebonnet RV Park, Mission, 7-9pm, Shake, Rattle & Roll, $8pp. Concessions/BYOB. Tickets also sold at the door. 3366 N Bentsen Palm Dr. Entertainment - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 7pm, Dave Perryman, enjoyable, great tribute shows. Dance - Alamo Rec-Veh Park, 7-10pm, Smokin Gun, $7pp. Gate opens at 6:00pm. 1320 West Frontage Road. Friday, February 25 Breakfast Buffet - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7:30-10:30am, Cafe Grande, $8pp. 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. Open House - Fiesta Village, Mission, Noon-5pm, 205 S. Stewart Rd. 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. See PARKS pg. 12 Saturday Concert 2pm & 7pm Bibleville Conference Grounds 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Calvary Quartet The Calvary Quartet has been providing traditional, conservative music in churches for nearly 25 years. Under the leadership of Terry Snow, the ministry strives to produce quality music that will minister to the hearts of believers. Concert • February 26, 2022 Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds riogrande.edu BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds Bibleville Conference Grounds Bible Conferences 10:30am Sunday 7pm Nightly Pastor for senior care and counseling at Brookside Baptist Church in Brookfield, WI. Dr. Greg Huffman February 27 - March 4, 2022 & 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: email@example.com Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds riogrande.edu BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds For more information call: 956-580-7800 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Make sure your events are like... THIS!! HOW? Advertise in the Valley’s #1 Winter Texan Paper
FEBRUARY 23, 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 (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 Rummage & Bake Sale Feb. 25-26 • Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-Noon OutdoorEntertainment Tuesdays • 3pm The Howlers Thursdays • 3pm Driftin’ Cowboys Fridays • 3pm Randy Webb Saturdays • 3pm Jealous Heart Band 815 N Francisco Mission, TX • (956) 598-5563 M-Sa: 10am-12am S: 12pm-12am COME JOIN US! Plenty of Dance Space Foot’s Ice House Birthdays•Reunions•Special Events Backyard Party Space Available 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. 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, Rick McEwen, Hynes Event Center. Bar available, 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, Dale & Gayle, $6pp. Entertainment - 1015 RV Park, Weslaco, 6:30-8:30pm, Justin Terry $8pp. Dance - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7-10pm, The Agency - rock. $10pp. BYOB and snacks. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, The Fabulous Cruisers, tickets on sale starting 2/4/22, $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. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Shake Rattle & Roll Sock Hop, $7pp. Show - Valley View Estates, Mission, 7-9pm, Sherwin & Pam Linton, $7pp & $8pp. Dance - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 7-9pm, Tom Wurth. Entertainment - Lakewood RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Oh Canada, $16pp. Doors open at 6:00 pm, tickets on sale now. Call 956-423-1170 to reserve your seat. Entertainment - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7-10pm, Rusty Rierson, $8pp. Mission Bell Ballroom. 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, Roger Wayne. Dance - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Howlers, $8pp. Entertainment - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Dave & Daphne, $10pp. Dance - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 7-10pm, Poison Ivey, $10pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Ice and setups available. Dance - Quiet Village II, Donna, 7-9:30pm, Dave Perryman & the Country Revue, $7pp. Pop, water & snacks for sale. Free ice. BYOB. Entertainment - Seven Oaks RV Park, Mission, 7-9pm, Rusty Rierson. Entertainment - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 7-10pm, Tom Wurth. Dance - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 7pm, Curt James, $8pp. No tennis shoes. Saturday, February 26 Park Rummage Sale - Sun Valley Village, Harlingen, 7-11am, Sale inside Clubhouse. Breakfast tacos, egg salad sandwiches and desserts will PARKS From pg. 11 Activities: 574-361-2947 email@example.com 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 Mar 3, 10 & 17 • Texas Wheels • 7-10pm • $7 Feb 26 & Mar 24 • Cruisers • 7-10pm • $10 Mondays • Square Dance • 2-4pm • $6 Caller - Robert Ferguson ENTERTAINMENT Feb 24 • Rusty Rierson • 7pm • $8 Mar 1 • Shake, Rattle & Roll • 7pm • $9 Mar 5 • Helen Russell • 7pm • $8 CRAFT SHOWS • 8AM-12PM Mar 19 • Tradewinds Hall Mar 21 • Mission Bell Ballroom Coffee, Donuts & Lunch Served JAMS Thursdays • Country 1-3pm Lunch 11:30am-1pm • MB Ballroom Mar 2 • Rock & Roll 7-9pm • MB Ballroom Fridays • Country 6pm Homemade Snacks • Tradewinds Hall PARK WIDE YARD SALES Mar 11 &12 BENEFIT FOR JEAN DURBIN • FEB 27 Spaghetti Dinner 5pm, Gospel Music 6pm All Donations 100% to Jean El Valle Del Sol Home of The Peppermint Palace 2500 E.Bus Hwy 83 Mission,TX 78572 956-585-5704 10am-Noon Coffee & Cookies Pass The Hat (Last Jam March 24th) Thursdays • Country Jam Saturday Morning Breakfast Choice of Egg Bakes, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Pancakes & Sausage/Ham Patties & Applesauce. $5.00 pp. Free coffee. 8am – 9:30am (Last Breakfast March 12th ) Resident Craft Sale Saturday Night Dance Saturday March 5th • 8am-10am 7pm-10pm • $7pp February 26th • Vintage (Variety Band) March 5th • Sweetwater (Country) March 12th • South Texas Ramblers (Country)
13 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com FEBRUARY 23, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM 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 23 • Justin Terry • $8 Feb 25 • The Fabulous Cruisers • $10 Mar 4 • Pelican West Mardi Gras • $10 Every Thursday • 12:30pm - 2:30pm HOMEMADE CAKE DONUTS Feb 23 & Mar 9 • 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 28 • Shake, Rattle & Roll Show • $8 Mar 1 • Dave & Daphne Show • $8 Mar 5 • Festus Lives On Show • $8 Mar 8 • Men of Accord Show • $6 Mar 9 • Mountain Highway Show • $8 1645 S Bentsen Palm Drive Palmview • 956-585-0703 MEALS Division of Wilder’s Corporation DANCES • EVERY FRIDAY 7-10 PM $6 (Unless Noted) ENTERTAINMENT CRAFT FAIR JAMS Feb. 27, 3-5pm • Justin Terry • $8 Mar. 6, 3-5pm • Tiny Hill Orchestra • Pass the Hat Mar. 8, 7-9pm • Rusty Rierson • $9 Mar. 13, 3-5pm • Senior Ambassadors • $6 Mar. 5, 8am-Noon Thursdays 1-3pm • Dulcimer Jam Saturdays 2-4pm • BigBand/RockNRoll Jam Masks Recommended But Not Required For All Events 501 W. Owassa Rd • Pharr, Texas 78577 956-787-6538 FOR INFO/TICKETS Feb. 25 • Shake, Rattle &Roll (SockHop) • $7 Mar. 4 • Steven May Mar. 11 • Southern Vibes Mar. 18 • Bottomline Band Mar. 25 • South Texas Ramblers CREDIT CARDS NOW ACCEPTED 806 S Veterans Blvd Pharr, TX 78577 King James 1611 Bible Traditional Hymns Church Services Sunday • 10:50am & 6:00pm Wednesday • 7:00pm Thursday (Spanish) • 6:30pm Sunday School • 9:45am Pastor Erik L. Gomez, D.P.Th www.anchor-church.org firstname.lastname@example.org (956) 510-8447 Harlingen Elks Lodge #1889 Upcoming and Ongoing Events Elks and Guests Welcome! (956) 423-4290 1426 S. Commerce St. • Harlingen, TX Calendar of Events February 24 Kitchen Open • 6-8 pm Bingo • 7-9 pm DJ Roland Karaoke & Music • 8 pm-12 am February 25 Steak Dinner • $15 preorder only • 6-8 pm Sweet Water Band • 7-11 pm February 26 Kitchen Open • 6-8 pm Bingo • 7-9 pm Entertainment TBA • 8pm-12am March 1 Dance with I-69 • 6:30-7:30 pm March 3 Kitchen Open • 6-8 pm Bingo • 7-9 pm DJ Roland Karaoke & Music • 8 pm-12 am s , H . - e & V o y l be available for purchase. Masks recommended. Something for everyone! 15659 Buttercup Ct. Breakfast - Paradise Park, McAllen, 7:30-8:45am. Basket Auction - Paradise Park, McAllen, 7:30-9am. Garage Sale - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 8am-Noon, Main Hall. Breakfast - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 8-9:30am, Choice of egg bakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes and sausage/ham patties and applesauce. $5pp. Free coffee. Rummage Sale - Tropical Valley Acres, Mission, 8am-3pm, Free admission. Masks and social distancing highly recommended. Patio Sales - Palm Shadows RV/ MH Park, Donna, 8am-Noon, 200 N. Val Verde Road. Garage Sale - AmeriCana RV Park, Mission, 8am-Noon, Held in the Clubhouse. No sales prior to 8:00 am. Parkwide Yard Sale - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 8am-Noon. 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. Quilt, Art, & Woodcarvers Show - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 9am-Noon, Quilters, artists, needle workers, woodworkers & carvers. All crafters are included in this show. Biscuits, gravy, and coffee is available for $5pp starting at 7am until gone. Meal - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 11:30am, Turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and bacon on sourdough bread with pasta salad, 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, Calvary Quartet. Hobby Show - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 2-4pm. Big Band/Rock & Roll Jam - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 2-4pm. 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 & RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, William Florian “Those Were The Days” Show, $8pp advance, $10pp at the door. Entertainment - Fiesta Village, Mission, 7pm, Redneck Revival, $8pp. Concert - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, Calvary Quartet. Dance - Trophy Gardens, Alamo, 7pm, Bottom Line, $7pp. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Saturday Dance - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Music by Time Machine, $6pp. Dance - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-10pm, The Lockhart’s, $8pp. Open to the public. Dance - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 7-10pm, Steve May & Southern Knights, $8pp. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Snack bar open. Dance - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7-10pm, Cruisers, $10pp. Concessions available, Mission Bell Ballroom. Dance - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-10pm, Sweetwater, $8pp. BYOB, free popcorn and ice, soda is available. For info, contact the MMP Office at 956-682-3304 or Don Atkins at 217-971-6089. 4900 N. McColl Road. Dance - Wagon City North, Mission, 7pm, Curt James, $7pp. Entertainment - Mission West RV Park, 7-9pm, Come and enjoy a great show with Justin Terry, $8pp. Concessions will be available and everyone See PARKS pg. 30
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They share, they care, and are so organized – all reasons they have made such a huge impact on those they have served. They make one feel important no matter whether you’re an entertainer or a volunteer. Being part of their team has been one of the most wonderful and memorable experiences for so many. Sue Dodd said of Robert and Billie, they were good teachers and “with their guidance everything always seemed to just fall into place like clockwork. [They] will be leaving a legacy from which we can all profit and learn.” “They are the epitome of integrity and fairness, which was very much in line with the way I always tried to operate my business. That’s just who they are – “good people.” Robert is a true leader, and Billie is the one who would flawlessly take care of all the behind-the-scenes details to make sure everything worked as planned,” said Jim Brunson. Linda Miller, who served with them for several years, said they were always good to bounce ideas off of. Their job was a year-round job because they were always sharing about the Valley even while they were home in Tennessee or traveling to events. They always gave their very best wherever they worked, whatever project was set before them. “They are two of my favorite people,” said Miller. “Couldn’t have been better friends to everybody, and especially me. I love them dearly.” For us, current owners of theWinter Texan T i m e s , we know we have a lot to live up to taking over the Valley Star Aw a r d s . We hope we can con t i nue their legacy and put on a great show year after year. They are going to be a tough act to follow, but they were great examples and have provided us with lessons we won’t forget. Jim shared some words that we can all relate to, “Happy trails, Robert and Billie, until we meet again. We are surely going to miss you. I am proud to call you my good friends. “Congratulations on the Heritage Award, an award you certainly deserve. You have created a wonderful heritage for us to reflect upon and for others to build upon. You have raised the bar for all those who follow. God bless you in this next chapter of life.” Everyone here at the Winter Texan Times and the Valley Star Awards would like to echo what so many have already expressed to Robert and Billie. We love you and thank you! Know that you will be missed!