Winter Texan TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 35, No. 20 © 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com Wednesday, March 2, 2022 By Kathy Olivarez Red Hat ladies from all over the Rio Grande Valley gathered for the first time in two years at Alamo Country Club on February 25 to view the elegant tables set by chapters from all over the Valley and to meet and greet old friends. A total of 25 tables with different themes were set for the ladies to enjoy. For an hour before lunch was served ladies browsed the tables to see which ones were their favorites. One of the favorite tables were presented by Maureen Keppy and Dennis Ziaja. Though the theme was “Oriental,” Japan was emphaINDEX Parks Calendar p 9 WintertainersTM p 9 Taste of the Valley p 17 Events Calendar p 19 Medical Services p 19 Reunions & Meetings p 20 Business Guide p 24 Classifieds p 25 Rina’s Ramblings See RAMBLINGS pg. 18 Winter Texan Ambassadors Wanted WOW! It has been crazy the last two weeks. I have enjoyed the busy-ness – getting out there and doing. Last week I was able to attendAlamo Rose’s presentation of quilts to their resident veterans. This was such a beautiful ceremony with a presentation of colors and the military flags. It even included some history about the Star-Spangled Banner. And of course, there was a 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. 25 Festival of Tables was better than ever! Tony Butler and other courses geared for improvements The past couple of years have been difficult for many businesses. While not knowing if they were going to be opened or closed, it gave directors of golf, owners, golf pros and those who make decisions an opportunity to make some tweaks to their courses – minor to major. Over the next few weeks, we would like you to try out a new course, or two or three, and then let us know about your favorites in our golf course survey. We would also like to solicit additional feedback for our wrap up story. And if you would, attach a short note to your ballot, telling us why you voted the way you did. We would love to hear your See RED HAT pg. 8 See GOLF pg. 14 Golf ballot Pg. 13 Tony Butler
MARCH 2, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 2 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Veterans honored at Alamo Rose It was a beautiful day last week when several Veteran residents at Alamo Rose were honored with patriotic themed quilts made by the park’s quilters. Two years ago, the summer quilters wanted to do s om e t h i n g special for the park’s own resident Ve t e r a n s . Last year they recognized a number of World War II Veterans. This year they recognized 28 Veterans in the park. Diana Gatewood said, “These ladies and gentlemen have come from all walks of life. Some were very young when they got the calling, some a little older. Many had nothing in common with one another until they put on the uniform and raised their right hand. “We are here today to thank them and salute their bravery,” she added. Each quilt was handmade by members and friends of the Alamo Rose Summer Quilters under the direction of Rachel Patch. Doris Anderson took on the arduous task of quilting them and another group of ladies assembled the quilts. The quilts were all made with red, white, and blue colors. Some featured artwork in the center, while others had intricate designs. “It was difficult to decide who received which quilt,” she said. “So, they were wrapped. They are all lovely.” Before the event was in full swing, a brief history lesson was shared about the Star-Spangled Banner. Prior to the presentations and the potluck dinner, the US flag and flags of military branches were presented by members of those branches. Flag presenters were Jim Neighbors, Richard Velich, Ray DeCatur, Paul Blough, Frank Hostler, and Gordon Swanson. Pastor John Gale said a blessing on the food. Diana went on to recognize veterans in a t t endance , even if they weren’t getting a quilt that day, by calling out each branch and asking them to stand. She also recognized firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, and others – American and Canadian. “These are all heroes,” said Diana. “They all deserve a huge round of applause. Thank you all for your service.” Diana and Jack Gatewood, Barbara Brown, and Rachel then went on calling recipients, one-by-one, sharing a brief bio detailing their time in the military. These individuals served anywhere from four to sixteen years. Those receiving quilts were: Frank Hostler, Air Force; Paul Blough, Navy; John Gale, Navy; Roger C. Heilig, Air Force; Steve Jackson, Navy; Philip Altheide, Air Force; Raymond DeCatur, Marine Corps; Jerry D. Broadfield, Air Force; Ken Kay, Navy Res e r v e s ; K e n n e t h P i n g e l , Air Force; Gary Dennis Pittman, Air Force; Bob Culbertson, Navy; Rachel Patch, Army; Allen R. Trafford, Army and Army National Guard; Larry Booth, Army National Guard; David Jones, Navy; Kevin Coan, Air See VETERANS pg. 7 MOBILE 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
3 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 2, 2022 WE TRADES WE PAY CASH FOR RVS DONNA • 956-464-4403 101 Expressway 83 (Southside) McAllen Harlingen Ron Hoover RV & Marine Center Newly Expanded NEW BIGGER STORE ONLY INDOOR SHOWROOM IN SOUTH TEXAS Largest Selection • Over 12 acres of RVS • Over 1000 to Choose From Rv Parts & Hardware Store The Only • Body Shop • Mobile Service • 23 Service Bays
MARCH 2, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 4 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Cancer Society Golf Tournament Held at La Floresta Submitted by Arleen Bier It was a beautiful day for the 26th Annual American Cancer Society Golf Tournament held at La Floresta RV Park in Mercedes. There was a total of 57 golfers, from beginners 22nd Annual Canada vs USA Senior Softball Game March 8 The Senior Texan Softball League is hosting the 22nd Annual Canada versus USA Senior Softball Games on the fields at McAllen Westside Park, 1000 Ware Road (on the west side of Ware Road, ¼ mile North of Expressway 83). Opening ceremonies start at 9:15 a.m. There will be two games, one for each division. The “B” Division Game will start at 9:30 a.m. with the “A” Division Game starting shortly after the end of the first game. These games are the grand climax of the season and can truly be called the mini “Senior World Series.” Senior American and Canadian players from many states and provinces will play for this year’s title and bragging rights. Trophy presentations will take place following the second game. Admission is free and there will be door prizes. Fans are encouraged to bring their flags and to wear their countries colorful t-shirts and hats. There will be spirited and friendly competitions by the players and fans from both countries and lots of fun for everybody. Be sure to circle Tuesday, March 8 on your calendar and join this rowdy bunch at the park. For more information, contact Mike Brower at (734) 834-0128. 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! Members of the winning team look on as Brian Walters attempts to chip his ball into Hole #3.
5 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 2, 2022 Sponsored by: Mo Pitney Concert With $10 Admission Wednesday, March 16 RIO GRANDE VALLEY LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO MARCH 10-20 IT’S time! RODEO $5Admission Senior Citizen Discount Day Wednesday, March 16 FREE Sponsored by: to those with advanced skills, who participated in the tournament. We all know someone who is or has been affected by cancer. The purpose of this event is to raise funds and awareness of cancer, and we congratulate all the survivors. Through golf fees and other miscellaneous donations, over $1,600 was raised this year. This brings La Floresta to a total of about $52,000 raised by the La Floresta family during the past 26 years. We pray our donation will help speed up a cure. Team #7 won the tournament and consisted of the following golfers: BrianWalters, Ontario, Canada; Polly Webb, Frisco, Texas; David Martin; Kay Haverland, Babbitt, Minnesota; Ralph Nordine, Farmington, Minnesota; Dickie Hlady, Manitoba, Canada; and Lynda Howe, Manitoba, Canada. George Link’s putt results in a birdie! Link is from Winnepeg, Canada. Darla Strait, from Sibley, Iowa, tees off on Hole #8.
MARCH 2, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 6 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 100% MircoCIC (Completely-in-Canal) Retail Price $1990 $995 Now EACH 100% Digital CIC (Completely-in-Canal) Retail Price $1490 $795 Now EACH 100% Digital BTE (Behind-the-Ear) Retail Price $1290 $695 Now EACH Covid-19 has affected the Hearing Impaired more than anyone else. You may no longer be able to read lips with the Covid-19 mask ordinance. Relying on your ears to help you communicate, will make your hearing get worse. Safe distancing is also a detriment to hearing and understanding. You could already be suffering from high frequency hearing loss and not even realize it! But you can find out for yourself with this simple speech test. Ask your spouse or a friend to cover their mouth and randomly read these words: PATCH TEACH CHIEF PASS SEAT PASTE SEEP PATH PASS FEET CEASE FACE SAFE FAST PATH TASTE CHEAP PEACH CHAT TAP Pharr - Mike Pruneda 300 E. Interstate 2 - Ste. G, Pharr Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm (closed 12-1:30pm for lunch) CALL (956) 702-7777 NOW! LIMITED APPOINTMENTS! he latest e! wing, FREE: fits minates feedback lephone compatible echargeable upon approval Mike A. Pruneda 12 mos. 0% Interest ds ale S! th ing Aid Demo art Technology, S HEARING? ar canal. Brands Authorized Dealer Care Credit Patient Plans 24, 36 & 48Months Available. Also 12mos. 0% Interest. Subject to Credit Approval We Gua r an t ee You Wi l l Be Sat i s f i ed Wi th Our Serv i ces SPECIAL FREE 2 YEARS OF BATTERIES OR BLUETOOTH REMOTE with qualifying purchase of Bluetooth Hearing Aids HEARING AIDS We have the latest technology. Free demonstrations on-site. Use your phone as a for FREE! REMOTE 100% Micro CIC (Completely-in-Canal) Fits up to 40 db Loss Retail Price $1990 $995 Now ea. The innovative Silk click and fit The world’s first rechargeable SLIM RIC that combines style with high-tech hearing. Styletto. The world’s first rechargeable SLIM RIC that combines style with high-tech hearing. Performance levels 5 7 3 sDemo Uncompromising Audiological Performance – Signia Nx technology is clinically-proven to improve the most common communication issues. • 80% improvement in acceptance of a wearer’s own voice with Own Voice Processing* • 25% better speech recognition in noisy environments for Signia wearers over people with normal hearing with Narrow-Directionality (offer your patient “better than normal hearing**”) • 60% reduced listening effort in demanding environments lessening wearer fatigue* • Contemporary design with clean surfaces • Portable rechargeability ο 3 hour full charge resulting in up to 19 hours daily use ο 30 minute fast charge resulting in 5 additional hours use ο 3 full charges on the go • Most natural own voice and best speech understanding in noise with Signia Nx platform • Robust fixed receiver and IP68 rated† for unmatched reliability • Size M receiver (60/119) available in lengths 2 & 3 Styletto Features & Benefits Exceptional style SLIM RIC hearing instrument you wear with confidence Portable rechargeability Recharging case for easy handling and long wearing time A natural hearing experience Signia Nx for the most natural own voice and clear sound in every situation Practice differentiation Offer the proven solution that patients prefer and remember touchControl App and miniPocket To enhance its discretion, Styletto is remotely controllable via the touchControl App and the miniPocket. A new service concept that provides convenience for you and your patients. Request a replacement Styletto to be received prior to sending in original device. TeleCare ready. Styletto. The world’s first rechargeable SLIM RIC that combines style with high-tech hearing. Performance levels 5 7 3 sDemo Uncompromising Audiological Performance – Signia Nx technology is clinically-proven to improve the most common communication issues. • 80% improvement in acceptance of a wearer’s own voice with Own Voice Processing* • 25% better speech recognition in noisy environments for Signia wearers over people with normal hearing with Narrow-Directionality (offer your patient “better than normal hearing**”) • 60% reduced listening effort in demanding environments lessening wearer fatigue* • Contemporary design with clean surfaces • Portable rechargeability ο 3 hour full charge resulting in up to 19 hours daily use ο 30 minute fast charge resulting in 5 additional hours use ο 3 full charges on the go • Most natural own voice and best speech understanding in noise with Signia Nx platform • Robust fixed receiver and IP68 rated† for unmatched reliability • Size M receiver (60/119) available in lengths 2 & 3 Styletto Features & Benefits Exceptional style SLIM RIC hearing instrument you wear with confidence Portable rechargeability Recharging case for easy handling and long wearing time A natural hearing experience Signia Nx for the most natural own voice and clear sound in every situation Practice differentiation Offer the proven solution that patients prefer and remember touchControl App and miniPocket To enhance its discretion, Styletto is remotely controllable via the touchControl App and the miniPocket. A new service concept that provides convenience for you and your patients. Request a replacement Styletto to be received prior to sending in original device. TeleCare ready. While Wearing A Mask You Experience A 12% Decrease In Speech Quality! 9:45 AM 100% iPad 9:45 AM 100% iPad FREE TABLET FOR HEARING IMPAIRED Restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Michael Evans to perform Acclaimed vocalist Michael Evans will be performing his Michael Bublé tribute show live at Christian Fellowship Church, 901 N. Loop 499, Harlingen, on Monday, February March 7, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit the association’s website at www.HarlingenConcert. com or call (956) 392-9757. Michael Evans is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. He has toured the world performing with The Atlantic City Boys, SING, and is a lead vocalist for The Headliners Band. Evans’ career highlights include performances with chart-topping bands and musicians like John Williams, David Foster, Fernando Varela, Jackie Evancho, Frankie Valli, The Temptations, The Village People, and Lee Greenwood. His Michael Bublé tribute show will feature jaw-dropping renditions of Bublé’s biggest hits/covers, like “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Feeling Good,” and “Just Haven’t Met You Yet.” The Harlingen Concert Association has been presenting internationally-acclaimed artists to the community since the 1930s. This all-volunteer, nonprofit organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of the Harlingen area through live performances. Thanks to loyal season ticket-holders and sponsors, these concerts can be offered at affordable, family-friendly prices. Exhibit to highlight women on the warfront The Museum of South Texas History presents “Women on the Warfront,” a spotlight exhibit available for viewing now through April 3. The exhibit will be supported by a Sunday Speaker Series presentation by the same name on Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. It will be presented by Melissa J. Peña, collections and exhibits coordinator at MOSTHistory. The exhibit commemorates Women’s History Month and highlights women and the roles they performed during wartime. “Women on the Warfront” features photos, uniforms, and an oral history of Angélica González García. The Sunday Speaker Series program will be held in person with a brief presentation followed by a highlight tour of the exhibit. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, please contact Melissa Peña at (956) 3836911 or email@example.com. The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square.
7 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 2, 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. Winter Texan band raises money for St. Jude’s The Rio Grande Valley Gid-RDone Bluegrass Band will be having their last performance of the season at Roadrunner RV Park next week. Their show will be held on Wednesday, March 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. This traditional Bluegrass Band is filled with Rio Grande Valley Winter Texans. It is a great bunch of very talented musicians sharing wonderful vocal harmonies and some of the best instrumentals you’ll hear in the Valley. This culmination of talented Bluegrass musicians is purely a blend of what is considered to be an extremely entertaining art form, says band leader Wayne Uncer. He added that the band is without a doubt, probably one of the best kept Force; William Rathkamp, Army; Melvin Ney, Coast Guard; Wayne Mick, Navy; Gary Fesler, Navy; Duane R. Heley, Navy; Roger Tangora, Army; Rodney Druce, Navy; Gordon James Swanson, Coast Guard; John Richard Thierfelder, Army; Allen Schwartz, Air Force; and Charles Albrecht, Air Force. Many of these served in Vietnam or Korea. Others were stationed, or traveled, in the states, Germany, Newfoundland, Iceland, Thailand, Japan, and other places. One noted that she served in a MASH unit. One marched in President Nixon’s inauguration parade. A Coast Guard member shared that he enjoyed his service, “but didn’t like getting seasick.” One of the veterans added a note to his bio, saying, “Thank you to the girls quilting that remember the Veterans. It is very nice to have you think of us.” You could tell this sentiment was shared by all of those that received a quilt. During an intermission, Sherry Stinson, accompanied by Montana Cook, sang “Red, White, and Blue.” A special reading was done by Jack Gatewood of a poem written by Josh Sapp titled “A Place of Bones.” Diana ended the program thanking those that helped decorate and organize the program, giving a special thanks to all of the summer quilters who spent many hours designing and sewing the quilts. “There was a small group of ladies who solely worked on the patriot quilts,” she said. “They took them home with them in the summer and worked on them tirelessly. Thank you.” Those ladies were Montana Cook, Rachel Patch, Diana Montgomery, Veda Burtchell, Diana Gatewood, Jackie Kopplin, Carrie Dudley and Jean Kornish. VETERANS From pg. 2 See BAND pg. 18
MARCH 2, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 8 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Call today to schedule a free consultation and let us show you how professionally designed marketing materials with clear and consistent messaging can elevate your brand. Sales@promosandprints.com (956) 580-7800 1217 N Conway Ave, Mission, TX A Division of Nexus Publishing LLC You Only Get One Chance To Make A First Impression Make It Count With Promos & Prints On Your Side sized by Keppy, who was wearing a brightly colored kimono. “I have had a Japanese pen pal for 66 years,” she explained. “I finally had an opportunity to go to Japan and meet her.” The centerpiece of their table was a traditional Japanese doll in a glass case, wearing a kimono. Other items included fans with oriental designs, bento (lunch) boxes, and other colorful objects. Keppy spent her time telling those who stopped by her table about the things she gathered in Japan on her trip. A second favorite table was entitled “The Fabulous Fifties” created by Judy Reynolds and Kay Beall who dressed in “poodle skirts” reminiscent of the 50’s. The ladies used a red tablecloth covered with things from the 50’s like a “Howdy Doody” doll, antique car models and children’s old 78 rpm records were used as chargers for the dinner plates. The napkins carried the 50’s theme and featured popular entertainers and events of the era. “If we were voting, this table would be my favorite,” exclaimed one Red Hatter as she admired the elegant “New Year’s Eve” table prepared by Jan Bergman and Donna Reit. The table featured tall crystalware with tiny white lights inside the bowls and white rose balls on top. Black place mats with gray and white china from Jan’s hope chest and silver “crackers” over a white lace tablecloth completed the look. Christmas is always a favorite theme and Barbara Gerlach and Ethel Gonzalez were ready with red plaid chair toppers featuring a snowman on the back that matched the lighted table runner on their table. Several decorated cone Christmas trees were placed along the runner. “Chocolate” is always popular, and the table designed by Terry Dutremaine and Jean Henry was covered with several types of chocolate candy and cupcakes for the lucky ladies at their table to take home. For those looking for a healthy treat, a table named “Apples” offered bright juicy apples to those who sat there. Connie Gerrels and Linda Shaaf created the table. And for those who love going to the movies and eating popcorn, “At the Movies,” created by Sandy Eddington and Pati Jo Miller, featured a popcorn theme. “ S a f a r i ’ was the theme of a table covered with leopard cloth and black p l a c e m a t s and napkins. Animal safari bags filled with goodies added to the theme created by Apolyn Crist and Iris Lewis. “Red Hat Tea Party” by Maggie Loney and Carol Shilling featured lovely china teapots with floral decorations on them that were filled with rose bouquets. Another “Red Hat Tea Party” was decorated with a variety of red hats. It was created by Matilde Buni and Eleonore Smith. Other themes included “St. Patrick’s Day” with lucky charms and the traditional green theme, designed by Char Tiegen and Miriam Cartwright. A “Valentine’s Day” table covered with bright red hearts, was designed by Alicia Requenez and Alicia Lozano. “Quilting” was the theme of a table by Sherry Petrie and Sue RED HAT From pg. 1 See RED HAT pg. 18
9 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 2, 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 956-5807898. Wednesday, March 2 Breakfast - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7:30am, Biscuits & gravy single $2pp, biscuits & gravy double $3pp, biscuit & sausage patty $3pp. Bluegrass Jam - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 9-11am, 50/50, coffee, homemade goodies. New jammers welcome. Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Lunch & Jam - Chimney Park, Mission, 11:30am-3pm, 11:30 - Burgers & Fries. 1:00 - Jam. Free admission. 4224 S. Conway. Weekly Jam - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 12:30-3pm, 1900 Grace Ave, food $. Open Jam - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 1-3pm, BYOB, come sing, play or just listen. All welcome. Big Band Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 2-4pm, Musicians by invitation only. 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. 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, Mountain Highway - family music. $7pp. BYOB/ice cream bars for sale. Bible Conference - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, Dr Greg Huffman. Encore Show - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9:30pm, The Starlets. In the Friendship Hall. Advance tickets are required and may be purchased in the Sunshine RV Park Activity Office. Reserved seating, $14pp, $15pp, $18pp. Entertainment - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Lindley Creek - High energy family band from Buffalo, Mo, $8pp at the door. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Entertainment - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-9pm, Festus, $7pp. 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. Concert - Paradise Park, McAllen, 7-9pm, Jason Whorlow. See PARKS pg. 10 CALENDAR PARKS www.ontheriver.net • 214 E. Chimney Rd • Mission, TX Sundays 1:30-5:30pm Live Music 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) 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 Canada Day Thurs. March 10 Live Music 1:00-5:00pm Everyone Welcome Jolly Huntsmen Polka Band Sat. March 12th • 1-5pm “The really meaningful thing about the Valley Star Awards is that it’s a PEOPLE’S choice award. There are no judges with natural biases and prejudices. It’s left up to the fans to choose…which means my fans really appreciate what I do! And that is a very fulfilling thing for me.” “I am humbled to win this award again in 2022. Thanks to all for the love & support again this year!” --- Rusty Rierson RUSTY RIERSON For Bookings Contact: L. Rice at 956-564-1923 email: email@example.com WINNER OF THE 2022MaleVocalist OfTheYear Kansas Cowboy 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 Mar 3, 10 & 17 • Texas Wheels • 7-10pm • $7 Mar 24 • Cruisers • 7-10pm • $10 Mar 27 • Tiny Hill Orchestra • 3-5pm • Free Mondays • Square Dance • 2-4pm • $6 Plus Workshop Mar 7 & 14 Caller - Robert Ferguson ENTERTAINMENT Mar 5 • Helen Russell • 7pm • $8 Mar 18 • Mountain Highway • 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 Last Jam March 17 Mar 2 • Rock & Roll 7-9pm • MB Ballroom Fridays • Country 6pm Homemade Snacks • Tradewinds Hall Last Jam March 18 PARK WIDE YARD SALES Mar 4 & 5 • 8am-12 noon
MARCH 2, 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 Dance - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 7-10pm, Texas Wheels, $7pp. BYOB. Entertainment - Countryside RV Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Sherwin Linton, $8pp at the door. Concessions available. Dance - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, $7pp. Rock & Roll Jam - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7-9pm, Mission Bell Ballroom. Thursday, March 3 Craft Show - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 8am-Noon. 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, 1/4 lb burger & fries $7pp, 1/2 burger & fries $9pp, the Boss sandwich $10pp, baked potato with brisket $9pp. Lunch & Jam - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 11:30am3pm, 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. Rock & Roll Jam - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 12:30-2:30pm. Country Jam - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 1-3pm, Lunch available 11:30 am - 1 pm. Mission Bell Ballroom. Jam Session - Dixieland MH Park, Harlingen, 1-3pm, Dessert & coffee served. Ladies’ Tea and Luncheon - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 2pm. Soup Supper - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 4:30pm, $4pp. Homemade, various varieties. BYOB/TS (Bring Your Own Bowl/Table Service). Drinks and dessert for sales. All You Can Eat Fish Fry - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4:30-6:30pm, Hynes Event Center, $12pp. Acoustic Jam - Palm Gardens, Harlingen, 6-8:30pm, Bring your own instrument to our Acoustic Jam (no instrument amplifiers). Show your talent or just sit and listen. Entertainment - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 6pm, 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience, $25pp. Hynes Event Center, doors open at 6:00 pm. 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. Prayer and Praise - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm. Bible Conference - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, Dr Greg Huffman. Entertainment - Casa del Sol, Donna, 7pm, Lindley Creek, $9pp. A bluegrass band with close family harmony. They are known for their variety of music, including gospel. You might catch them at Silver Dollar City during the summer months. PARKS From pg. 9 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 Tacos • 4 - 6pm • $7 Mar 15 Hamburgers • 4 - 6pm • $7 Mar 22 Mar 17 • Craft Sale • 8am - 12pm Mar 12 • Rewind • $8 Mar 19 • Rick McEwen 6-9pm • $8 Mar 25 • Diego & Edith • $8 Mar 5 • Kenny Ray Horton • $9 Mar 7 • Gene Turner • $8 Mar 14 • Rusty Rierson Gospel Show 1-3pm • $8 Saturday Concert 2pm Bibleville Conference Grounds 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: email@example.com The Glory Band Our own talented musicians close the concert season by presenting the heritage of great hymns from English hymnists. Concert •March 5, 2022 Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds riogrande.edu BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds 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 ) Saturday Night Dance 7pm-10pm • $7pp March 12th • South Texas Ramblers (Country) Thank You & Have A Safe Trip! - See You Next Fall - 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 Mar 4 • Pelican West Mardi Gras • $10 Mar 11 • The Agency • $10 Mar 18 • Curt James • $8 Mar 25 • The Fabulous Cruisers • $10 Every Thursday • 12:30pm - 2:30pm HOMEMADE CAKE DONUTS Mar 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 Mar 5 • Festus Lives On Show • $8 Mar 8 • Men of Accord Show • $6 Mar 9 • Mountain Highway Show • $8 Mar 16 • Kai Show • $8 1645 S Bentsen Palm Drive Palmview • 956-585-0703 MEALS
11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 2, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM Bingo - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, $0.50 a card; popcorn/soda available. Dance - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7-10pm, The Howlers, $8pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. BYOB, ice, pop and popcorn available. Door prizes. Dance - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7pm, Texas Wheels, $7pp. Concert - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 7pm, Starlets. Advance tickets $13pp, $14pp, $16pp. At the door $17pp. Sold at Country Sunshine RV Resort 9 am - 3:30 pm. Dance - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-10pm. Entertainment - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 7pm, Rusty Rierson, good selection of music, very talented storyteller. Friday, March 4 Breakfast Buffet - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7:30-10:30am, Cafe Grande, $8pp. Parkwide Patio Sale - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 8am-Noon, 956-532-9665. 715 N. Westgate Drive. Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Friday Lunch - Casa del Sol, Donna, 11:30am-12:30pm. Talent Show - Valley View Estates, Mission, Noon, TBD. 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. Entertainment - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 3-5pm, Dave Perryman and the Texas Country Revue, pass the hat. 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, South Texas Ramblers, pass the hat. Rec Hall. Country Jam - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 5:30pm. Dance - Fiesta Village, Mission, 6-9pm, The Sundowners. In the parking lot or Main Hall. $7pp. Country Jam - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 6pm, Homemade snacks at break. All are welcome. 1005 N. Stewart Rd. Entertainment - 1015 RV Park, Weslaco, 6:30-8:30pm, Roger Wayne Magic & Comedy, $8pp. Dance - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7-10pm, Bottomline Band - country. $8pp. BYOB and snacks. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, Mardi Gras dance with Pelican West, tickets on sale starting 2/11/22, $10pp. Bible Conference - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, Dr Greg Huffman. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Steven May, $6pp. Mask recommended but not required. Entertainment - Lakewood RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, The Starlets, $16pp. Doors open at 6:00 pm, tickets on sale now. Call 956-423-1170 to reserve your seat. See PARKS pg. 12 806 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 Karaoke Tuesdays • 7-10pm OutdoorEntertainment Tuesdays • 3pm The Howlers Thursdays • 3pm Driftin’ Cowboys Fridays • 3pm Randy Webb Saturdays • 3pm Jealous Heart Band IndoorEntertainment Saturdays • 8-10:30pm Leo Layoz Fridays • 8-10pm Tony Perez 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 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
MARCH 2, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 12 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 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, His & Her Country Band, $8pp. Everyone welcome. Entertainment - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Mountain’s Highway, $8pp. Dance - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 7-10pm, Curt James, $7pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Ice and setups available. Dance - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 7-10pm, Agency, $10pp. Saturday, March 5 Garage Sale - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 7-10am. Flea Market - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 7-11am, Inside and outside sales, bake sale, white elephant, silent auction, ropa, bargain tables, and more. Flea Market - Winter Green Estates, Mission, 7am-Noon, Wide variety of items including: jewelry, purses, boutique, clothing, furniture, appliances, electronics, household items, lawn & garden, lamps, luggage, golf clubs & tools. All Park Garage Sale & White Elephant - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7am-12:30pm, Breakfast 7am, bake sale 8am, lunch 11am. Breakfast - Paradise Park, McAllen, 7:30-8:45am. Park Wide Patio Sale - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 8am-Noon. Yard Sale - Kenwood RV Park, La Feria, 8am-Noon. Rummage Sale - Paradise Park, McAllen, 8am-Noon. 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. Park Sale - Heritage Square, Mission, 8am-Noon, Flea Market/Park Sale. Lunch and pie served. Bake sale. 300 S. Bryan Rd. Patio Sales - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 8am, 1341 W. Business Hwy 83. Flea Market, Bake Sale, 50/50 Draw - Royal Palms Mobile Park, Alamo, 8am-Noon, 341 E. Duranta. Resident Craft Sale - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 8-10am. Garage Sale - Citrus Village, La Feria, 8am-2pm, 901 Citrus Drive. 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. 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. Craft Sale - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 1-4pm, For information, call 660-723-1536. Big Band/Rock & Roll Jam - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 2-4pm. Jam - Val Verde RV Park, Donna, 6-8pm. Singles Mixer - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 6-7pm. 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, One Hit Wonders Show with Curt James, $8pp advance, $10pp at the door. Entertainment - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7pm, Festus Lives On Show, $8pp. Dance - Trophy Gardens, Alamo, 7pm, Diego, $7pp. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Dance - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-10pm, Poison Ivy, $10pp. Open to the public. Dance - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 7-10pm, Renaissance Rockers, $10pp advance ticket sales. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Snack bar open. Contact info: craigclampitt@msn. com. Dance - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7pm, Fabulous Cruisers, $10pp. 1341 West Highway 83. Entertainment - Wagon City North, Mission, 7pm, Senior Ambassadors, $6pp. PARKS From pg. 11 See PARKS pg. 21 THE SIDING SOURCE Maintenance Free Exteriors • 12 Colors of Vinyl Siding (IN STOCK) • 6 Skirting Colors (IN STOCK) • Exterior Vinyl Shutters & Decor • Phifer Solar Sun Screens • Patio Covers & Carports • MH & RV Accessories • Window Awnings • Metal Roofing • Lumber COMPOSITE DECKING VINYL DECK RAILING 90 YEARS OF TRUSTED SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES VALLEYWIDE DELIVERY 705 BUS. 83 • ALAMO, TX • www.KautschTV.com 1 - 8 0 0 - 5 6 7 - 3 3 1 1 TACLA006249C •Extended Service Plans Available •Worry-free Installation •No Hassle Satisfaction Guarantee •We Service All Models 956-255-8900 ColairInc.com Proudly Serving the RGV for over 35 years! Breathe Easy with Colair
13 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 2, 2022 , - . e H e , e s , t , . , , s . . V . , , WinterTexans’FavoriteGolfCourse Calling all Golfers! You could win Free Rounds of Golf or other prizes just by voting for your favorite RGV golf courses. Fill out our Winter Texans’ Favorite Golf Course ballot below and send it in (or fill out the online form) by 4 PM, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 and you will be entered in our drawing for Free Prizes. Check the box to select your favorite golf course in each of three areas of the Rio Grande Valley -- the Upper Valley, Mid Valley and Lower Valley. Then write the name of your favorite RGV course overall. Your Name: ________________________________ Phone:________________________ RV Park Name: _________________________ City:___________________________ E-Mail:___________________________________________________________________ Home State:_________________ Are You a Winter Texan or Converted Texan? Yes ____ No____ How many years have you been coming to the Valley? ______________________________ ___Check here to receive our FREE WINTER TEXAN TIMES e-Edition (Provide your email address above.) The Winter Texan Times does not share your information with anyone else. Mail completed form to: Winter Texan Times • 1217 N Conway Ave. • Mission, TX 78572 or ONLINE: Complete the survey online at www.wintertexantimes.com. Contest Rules: Fill out the survey form in full and mail to Winter Texan Times by 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Or fill out the online form at www.wintertexantimes.com. Limit one entry per person. A winner will be drawn at random from the qualified entries received. If the winner has left the Valley when we draw the name, we will select another winner at random. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be a Winter Texan to be eligible. Free Rounds of Golf & Other Prizes q Alamo Country Club q The Club at Cimarron (Mission) q Ebony Hills Golf Course (Edinburg) q El Niño Golf Course (Mission) q Los Lagos Golf Club (Edinburg) q Howling Trails Golf Course (Mission) q Monte Cristo Golf & Country Club (Edinburg) q Champion Lakes Golf Course (McAllen) (formerly Palm View Golf Course) q Shary Municipal Golf Course (Mission) q Tierra Del Sol Golf Course (Pharr) q Cottonwood Creek Country Club (Harlingen) q Harlingen Country Club q Llano Grande Resort & Country Club q Raymondville Municipal Golf Course q Stuart Place Country Club (Harlingen) q Sunshine Country Club Estates (Harlingen) q Tierra Santa Golf Club (Weslaco) q Tony Butler Municipal Golf (Harlingen) q Treasure Hills Country Club (Harlingen) q Village Executive Golf Course (Weslaco) q Brownsville Golf Center q Long Island Village Golf Course (Port Isabel) q Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club q River Bend Golf Course (Brownsville) q South Padre Island Golf Club (Laguna Vista) q Valley International Country Club (Brownsville) Upper Valley Golf Courses Mid Valley Golf Courses Lower Valley Golf Courses Which is your favorite RGV golf course overall? ___________________________________ WIN!
MARCH 2, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 14 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 18-HOLE GREEN FEE with CART, $33.00 (includes tax) Book Online Thru App or Website www.golf.pharr-tx.gov email@example.com (956) 402-4545 700 E. Hall Acres Pharr, TX 78577 • Includes 18-hole green fee with 1/2 cart. • Must present this coupon to redeem offer. • Two days in advance teetime reservation. • Valid Anytime Mon-Fri and after 10am on weekends and holidays • Not valid for League or Tournament Play • Offer expires 4/1/2022. NO REFUNDS OR RAINCHECKS ONCE PLAY BEGINS! Download App For Online Offers & Our Loyalty Program Download Our App: TDS GOLF No Coupon Copies Allowed No Coupon Copies Allowed 956-580-3370 Serving Valleywide for 34 years Sales • Parts • Rentals • Onsite Service Easy Ride Golf Cars EAT, SLEEP & PLAY GOLF Come See The Brand New Evolution Golf Cart Drive Around In Your Brand New Golf Cart Today! $9,000 Lithium Battery thoughts, your stories, and any duffers anecdotes you would like to share. Tony Butler Golf Course Tony Butler will be a new Tony Butler in just a few months. The city of Harlingen will be closing down the golf course from April until possibly October for super-duper, major renovations. Among those improvements include redoing tee boxes, greens, and irrigation. In other words, when the course re-opens it will be like the unveiling of a new course. This is a major project that will benefit the community, the golf course and, of course, golfers. Tony Butler has already gone from having a little bit of everything to a little bit more of everything as the club reopened its executive golf course and now has 27 holes to await the golfer who checks in to possibly the most historic course in South Texas. From wide open fairways where you can swing away to some tight shots within a magnificent setting, this municipal is sure to challenge the golfer in many ways. Butler, a PGA champion from Ganado, Texas brought some of the greatest golfers to the Valley for tournaments during the Great Depression. He was known for his use of the 4-wood, which he would sometimes play entire rounds using only that club. We don’t recommend you try that but if you’re in the mood for a super challenge. Address: 2640 Golf Course Dr., Harlingen Phone: (956) 2165970 Description: Par71 municipal course Website: tonybutlergc.com Yardage: Blue — 6,320; White — 5,837; Red — 5,113; also have senior tees around 5,400 Amenities: Driving range, putting green, chipping green, snack bar Winter Texan Specials: $28 for 18 with cart; $21 for 9; Rates drop to $20/15 after 3 p.m. Tierra Santa Golf Club The new bar/grill will be opening later this month – and will have more food than before. That alone should be exciting enough to bring golfers in by the busload. But there’s more. Once the grill opens, then the renovation of the clubhouse will begin, including a separate room for golfers to just relax. There’s even more. No. 18 – probably the most well-known hole, and surely the most popular finishing hole in the Valley – will no longer be No. 18. The course is flipping its starting hole to where No. 10 was, meaning 18 will now be No. 9. Good thing the new bar/ grill is right there. Golfers can celebrate or commiserate No. 9 before they head to the new back nine. It’s going to be harder to believe that this is a public course and not a country club, because it is a public course with the ultimate country club feel. And no matter if it’s No. 9 or No. 18 or any hole in between, you will leave that hole either with a big grin on your face or scratching your head wondering... how? Address: 1901 Club de Amistad, Weslaco GOLF From pg. 1 Tierra Santa