Winter Texan TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 35, No. 21 © 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com Wednesday, March 9, 2022 The Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds are going to be full of animals and people beginning tomorrow as the event celebrates its 83rd year. The event will feature its senior discount day on Wednesday, March 16. The show was organized in 1939 to support an educational environment that promotes family, community and volunteerism highlighting the Valley’s agriculture and students that participate in growing animals. What started as an event on the grounds of a local livestock sales INDEX Parks Calendar p 9 WintertainersTM p 9 Taste of the Valley p 19 Events Calendar p 20 Reunions & Meetings p 20 Medical Services p 21 Business Guide p 24 Classifieds p 24 See AMBASSADORS pg. 7 Last week for Golf Survey 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 one more week to vote for your favorite Valley golf course. 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 fill out the form online at www.wintertexantimes. com. All entries must be received 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 SURVEY pg. 8 Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show runs March 10-20 Upper Valley golf courses receive some needed TLC 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. We invite 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 LIVESTOCK pg. 8 See GOLF pg. 14 Golf ballot Pg. 13 Los Lagos Golf Course Winter Texan Ambassadors Wanted
MARCH 9, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 2 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Trophy Gardens residents make parade a success By Herb Moering The annual Texas Independence Day parade held in Alamo was a great success thanks once again to Trophy Gardens RV Resort residents. They made up the bulk of the parade on a breezy Saturday morning with nearly 30 individual entries, mainly decorated golf carts with the parade theme “Howdy Alamo—A Salute to Texas.” In addition, the majority of spectators lining the sidewalk in both directions from the Central Park reviewing stand were also residents from Trophy Gardens. That’s what Lolita Beeksma, a Winter Texan fromWisconsin, related w h i l e w a i t - ing for the parade to a r r i v e t h a t was led by the P S J A M e - mor ial H i g h School J u n i o r ROTC color guard. “We’re supporting the Trophy Gardens entries, which are always involved,” Beeksma said. She came to the parade with her husband, Ron, who noted it was 32 degrees today in Ashland, Wisconsin where they came from to winter for the past 12 seasons. With them were Dean and Sharon Fox, Winter Texans from Nebraska, who have been coming to the parade for a number of years, having missed only a few. Adding to the support and applause were Robert Carlson, from Kansas in his fourth year at Trophy Gardens, and friend Pat Jorgensen, from Iowa and a long time Trophy Garden resident since 2006. She finds the park as do many others to be “very friendly” with a lot of activities. Riding in a convertible was the park’s queen, Bonnie Christian, who was one of the m a n a g - ers when T r o p h y Gardens o p e n e d in 1984 and she still res i d e s there. O n e of the popu l a r T r o p h y Gardens entries were the two-dozen line dancers, who performed in front of the reviewing stand to several musical western numbers. The group was led by, and followed by, a pair of Texas flag bearers that included See TROPHY GARDENS pg. 6 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 Trophy Gardens residents had a couple dozen decorated golf carts in the parade. Trophy Gardens queen for the 2022 parade is Bonnie Christian, who has been a resident since the park opened in 1984.
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5 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 9, 2022 Sponsored by: Texas Hill Concert With $10 Admission Monday, March 14 RIO GRANDE VALLEY LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO MARCH 10-20 IT’S time! RODEO $5Admission Senior Citizen Discount Day Wednesday, March 16 FREE Sponsored by: Larry DeBuse golf tournament held Larry and Susan DeBuse, formerly of Green Gate Grove in Palm View, were honored at the Larry DeBuse Invitational Golf Tournament, held at Shary Golf Course on March 2. Kathy Roberts and her team organized the event to raise funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc. and continues Larry’s annual golf outing, The Annual Not Ready for the PGA Golf Fun Day Invitational, which he ran for the last 6 seasons. This year’s event featured a nine-hole, four person scramble with a full slate of 11 teams. The event was capped off by a luncheon, served by the Shary Golf Course staff, and an award ceremony emceed by Jesse Hansen. Congratulations go to first place winners, the Lynda Colton Team, who shot five under par and who won an 18-hole pass to Shary Golf Course. The event raised over $3,600 for the fight against Parkinson’s Disease through entrance fees, the sale of refreshments and mulligans, a 50/50 drawing, an auction and through the many generous donations of others. The DeBuse family has returned to their home in Bella Vista, AR, as Larry continues his fight against Parkinson’s Disease. If you have an event or special someone in your park.... let us know. Send your news items to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The other winners were 1st place—Sand Devils Motorcycle Club; 2nd place—Alamo Code Enforcement entry, and 3rd place— PSJAMemorial High School mariachi group, who performed on stage following the parade. In keeping with the western theme, honorary parade marshal Constable Martin Cantu from Precinct 2, rode the route on horseback. He took a moment at the end of the parade to thank all those for coming. A brief performance by the PSJA Memorial cheerleaders followed. Rick Cano was emcee for the “Salute to Texas,” which recalls the 186th anniversary ending the battle at the Alamo mission in San Antonio. While the battle was lost on March 6, 1836, its rallying cry launched Texas toward independence from Mexico. The Chamber of Commerce parade is one of only a few in the entire state of Texas to remember the 13-day battle between 1,800 to 6,000 Mexican soldiers under General Santa Anna and 189 defenders of the Alamo under Lt. Col. William Travis that came to a bloody conclusion on that fateful day when Santa Ana ordered an assault on the San Antonio mission complex in which 600 or more Mexican soldiers died along with all the Texas defenders. The only Americans to survive were civilians, almost all women and children. While the price was high, it gave enough time for 59 politicians in the hamlet of Washington on the Brazos to hammer out a declaration of independence from Mexico four days earlier. It wasApril 21, 1836, that a Texan force led by Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna’s army of 1,500 men at San Jacinto, near present day Houston. It was marked by the rallying cry of “Remember the Alamo.” It also ended the war for independence from Mexico and created a new nation—the Republic of Texas. Providing support for the Trophy Gardens Resort entrants at Alamo’s Texas Independence Day Parade were (from left) Ron and Lofita Beeksma and Dean and Sharon Fox.
7 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 9, 2022 You’ll want to tell your friends about the dances in your park, the jam sessions, craft sales, pancake breakfasts, ice cream socials and the wonderful Wintertainers™ performing daily in the resorts. If you like country music, there’s a jam for you and a number of quality bands performing for country-western dances. If your preference is rock-n-roll or bluegrass, you’re not disappointed. There are many talented performers who come to the Rio Grande Valley from Branson, Nashville and other locales during the winter season. Be sure to tell your friends about the very affordable cost of living in the Rio Grande Valley! Not only do you save a ton of money on heating fuel to keep you warm in the winter, but everything costs less than in most other areas of the country. It’s a great place to make your retirement dollars stretch further, enabling you to enjoy a great lifestyle with all your new friends in Deep South Texas. The Winter Texan Times will be publishing our annual “Take Home Edition” of the paper on March 16 for you to take home with you so you can show your friends up north all the fun times we have here in the Rio Grande Valley. If you can help us spread the word, give us a call today and tell us how many papers you would like to take back north with you to share with others. Most people take 25 to 50 extra copies of the Take Home Edition to share with their friends. We hope you will do the same and invite your friends to come down with you next winter and give us a try. Give us a call at (956) 580-7800 before close of business on March 12 and we will put you on our list of Winter Texan Ambassadors and make arrangements for you to get the papers you need on March 16. If you are leaving before March 16, take some extra copies of our earlier editions, including today’s paper, to share with the folks back home. AMBASSADORS From pg. 1
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9 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 9, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM EDITOR’S NOTE: Items for the Parks Calendar must be open to the public activities in the parks only and must be submitted by park owners, managers or activity directors. Listings must come from the park and are to be submitted on the Winter Texan Times Parks Calendar Submission Form. Request this form from the Winter Texan Times office. Multiple activities may be submitted on the park’s letterhead, provided the same information is provided in the format of the Submission Form. We do not accept listings for reviews, workshops, lessons or dance classes. Submission deadline is Wednesday noon, one week prior to the publication date. Send to: Winter Texan Times, 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission, Texas 78572 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 956-580-7898. Wednesday, March 9 Homemade Donuts - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7am, Call 956-585-0703 to pre-order. All You Can Eat Breakfast - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7:309am, $6pp. Craft & Flea Market - Fiesta Village, Mission, 8am-Noon, In the Main Hall. Bluegrass Jam - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 9-11am, 50/50, coffee, homemade goodies. New jammers welcome. Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Weekly Jam - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 12:30-3pm, 1900 Grace Ave, food $. Open Jam - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 1-3pm, BYOB, come sing, play or just listen. All welcome. Big Band Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 2-4pm, Musicians by invitation only. Social Hour Dance - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 3-5pm, Soft drinks, popcorn and nachos available. Pass the hat. For information, call 712-660-0308. Entertainment - Roadrunner RV Resort, Alamo, 4-6pm, Ged R Done Band. All proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. 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. Entertainment - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 6-8pm, Barbara Jean and Gina, $7pp. Open to the public. 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, Nu-Blu - bluegrass. $9pp. BYOB/ice cream bars for sale. Entertainment - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7pm, Mountain Highway Bluegrass Show, $8pp. Entertainment - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-9pm, Kai, $8pp. MS/Plus Square Dance - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7-9pm, With Ron Betzelberger. In Tampico Hall. Bring snacks to share. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Dance - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 7-10pm, Texas Wheels, $7pp. BYOB. Dance - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, $7pp. Thursday, March 10 Meal - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 7:30-9am, Biscuits and gravy. All Park Garage Sale - Fiesta Village, Mission, 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. Bluegrass Jam - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 9-11am. 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, salad with turkey $8pp. 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. 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. 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. 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. See PARKS pg. 10 CALENDAR PARKS Canada Day Thurs. March 10 Live Music 1:00-5:00pm Everyone Welcome Jolly Huntsmen Polka Band Sat. March 12th • 1-5pm 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. 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 Through Our Doors & Hearts Pass Some of the Finest People - Our Customers, Our Friends, Our Family. “Thank You For A Great Season!” -Johnny & Jennifer Hart Live Music Year Round
MARCH 9, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 10 WINTER TEXAN TIMES For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM 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. Bingo - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, $0.50 a card; popcorn/soda available. Dance - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Rewind, $10pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. BYOB, ice, pop and popcorn available. Door prizes. Dance - Valley View Estates, Mission, 7-10pm, Mountain Highway, $7pp & $8pp. Dance - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7pm, Texas Wheels, $7pp. Dance - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-10pm. Friday, March 11 Breakfast Buffet - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7:30-10:30am, Cafe Grande, $8pp. Craft Fair - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 8am-Noon, Open to public; you must sign up with Activity Director. Indoor and outdoor spaces available. All Park Garage Sale - Fiesta Village, Mission, 8am-Noon. Park Wide Yard Sales - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 8am. Lunch - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11am-2:30pm, Cafe Grande. Menu available @ Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Fish & More - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 11am-12:30pm, $10pp. Friday Lunch - Casa del Sol, Donna, 11:30am-12:30pm. Country “OPRY” Jam - McAllen Mobile Park, 1-3pm, Country and gospel like Nashville USED to do with some occasional old-time RockN-Roll. Hosted by Elaine Nelson, National Country Music Hall of Famer. Play a tune, sing a song, tap your feet, sing along...remember when... bring a smile and bring a friend! Y’all come!!! Everyone is welcome! Variety Jam - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 1-3pm, Homemade goodies and beverage provided, 50/50, great music. Country Jam - Split Rail RV Park, Mission, 1-3pm, Come enjoy great music with friendly Winter Texans. There will be singing and dancing. Or you’re welcome to just listen. Regardless, a good time will be had by all. We’ve made homemade cookies! Don’t miss it. Bluegrass Acoustic Jam - Trail’s End RV Park, Weslaco, 1-3pm, Invitation only. Audience welcome. Contact Ray Martin at 618-499-4813. 2201 S. Texas Blvd. Dance - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 3-4:30pm, Diego & Edith, pass the hat. These high energy entertainers will have your toes tapping to songs from classic country to rock & roll. Popcorn and soda available for purchase. Masks optional. Friday Night Fish Fry - Mission West RV Park, 4:30-5:30pm, Full order (3 pieces) with french fries, coleslaw, tea/coffee for $9pp. We also have half orders (2 pieces) for $7pp and extra fish for $2 each. Happy Hour - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5pm, Curt James, pass the hat. Rec Hall. Country Jam - HiddenValley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 5:30pm. Country Jam - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 6pm, Homemade snacks at break. All are welcome. 1005 N. Stewart Rd. Entertainment - Winter Green Estates, Mission, 6:30pm, Lindley Creek, $10pp. Entertainment - 1015 RV Park, Weslaco, 6:30-8:30pm, Dale & Gale, $7pp. Entertainment - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Pickpocket Gene Show, $9pp advance, $11pp at the door. PARKS From pg. 9 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 10 & 17 • Texas Wheels • 7-10pm • $7 Mar 24 • Cruisers • 7-10pm • $10 Mar 27 • Tiny Hill Orchestra • 3-5pm • Free ENTERTAINMENT 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 Fridays • Country 6pm Homemade Snacks • Tradewinds Hall Last Jam March 18 PARK WIDE YARD SALES Mar 11 & 12 • 8am-12 noon Harlingen Elks Lodge #1889 Upcoming and Ongoing Events Elks and Guests Welcome! (956) 423-4290 1426 S. Commerce St. • Harlingen, TX Calendar of Events March 10 Kitchen Open • 6-8 pm • Bingo • 7-9 pm DJ Roland Karaoke & Music • 8 pm-12 am March 11 Dinner • 6-8 pm Dance with Emilio Crixell with Evelyn Rubio & Border Soul • 7-11 pm March 12 Kitchen Open • 6-8 pm • Bingo • 7-9 pm The Howlers • 8pm-12am March 15 Dance with I-69 • 5:30-7:30 pm March 17 Kitchen Open • 6-8 pm • Bingo • 7-9 pm DJ Roland Karaoke & Music • 8 pm-12 am March 18 Dinner • 6-8 pm Dance with Steven May & Southern Knights • 7-11 pm March 19 Chicken BBQ 11 am-1 pm Kitchen Open • 6-8 pm • Bingo • 7-9 pm March 22 Dance with I-69 • 5:30-7:30 pm 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 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 9 • Mountain Highway Show • $8 Mar 16 • Kai Show • $8 1645 S Bentsen Palm Drive Palmview • 956-585-0703 MEALS Karaoke Tuesdays • 7-10pm Outdoor Entertainment Tuesdays • 3pm The Howlers Thursdays • 3pm Driftin’ Cowboys Fridays • 3pm Randy Webb Saturdays • 3pm Jealous Heart Band Indoor Entertainment Saturdays • 8-10:30pm Leo Layoz 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
11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 9, 2022 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM Dance - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7-10pm, Dixon Company Band - country. $8pp. BYOB and snacks. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, The Agency, tickets on sale starting 2/18/22, $10pp. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Southern Vibes, $6pp. 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 - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 7-10pm, Diego, $7pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Ice and set-ups available. Dance - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 7pm, High Country, $8pp. No tennis shoes. Dance - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 7-10pm, Rewind, $10pp. Saturday, March 12 Breakfast - Paradise Park, McAllen, 7:30-8:45am. Breakfast - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7:30am, Biscuits & gravy single $2pp, biscuits & gravy double $3pp, muffins $3pp. Parkwide Sales - Palmera Heights Park, La Feria, 7:30am-Noon, Go south on Rabb Rd. from Expressway 1/2 a block. N. Palmera Dr. At Clubhouse and multiple driveways. Patio Sales - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 8am-Noon, Open to public. Patio Sales - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 8am-Noon. All Park Yard Sale - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 8am-Noon, Located at 301 E. Hall Acres Rd., Pharr. Breakfast Brunch - Aladdin Villas, Mission, 8-9:30am, Pancakes, eggs, sausage or biscuits and gravy, coffee, orange juice, water. $6pp. Park Wide Patio Sale - Trail’s End RV Park, Weslaco, 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. Craft Show - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 8am-Noon. Patio Sale - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 8am-Noon. Park Wide Yard Sales - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 8am. Craft Show/All Park Yard Sale - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 8am-Noon, Food available. Park Wide Patio Sales - Quiet Village II, Donna, 8am-Noon. March Craft Sale - Chimney Park, Mission, 8-11am, Breakfast served from 7-9am $5pp. Flea Market/Craft Sale - Palm Gardens, Harlingen, 8am-Noon, 3401 W Bus 83. Light refreshments available. Open to the public. 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. Lunch - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 11:30am-Noon, Salad with meat $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. Big Band/Rock & Roll Jam - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 2-4pm. Jam - Val Verde RV Park, Donna, 6-8pm. Single Mixer - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 6-7pm, BYOB. 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. Dance - Trophy Gardens, Alamo, 7pm, Steven May, $7pp. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Saturday Dance - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Southern See PARKS pg. 12 1048 N. Alamo Rd. • Alamo, TX 78516 • Office: 956-783-5008 LIVE MUSIC 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. 9, 16, 23 & 30 Sat. Mar. 12, 19 & 26 7-9pm • $7 • BYOB Singles Mixer • 6-7pm PICKLEBALL MIXER Thurs. Mar. 10, 17, 24 & 31 9am-12pm • $2 COUNTRY JAM Last Jam This Season Maude Squad Back Tues. Mar. 15 • 7-9pm Pizza • $8 • 5:30-6:30pm Thank you for coming. See you Next Season. 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 For more information call: 956-580-7800 email: email@example.com Make sure your events are like... THIS!! HOW? Advertise in the Valley’s #1 Winter Texan Paper
MARCH 9, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 12 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Vibes, $6pp. Dance - Leisure Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-10pm, Curt James, $8pp. Dance - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 7-10pm, Poison Ivey, $8pp. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Snack bar open. Dance - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 7pm, Fabulous Cruisers, $10pp. Dance - McAllen Mobile Park, 7-10pm, Blue Wolf Duo, $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, Night Ryders, $8pp. Entertainment - Fiesta Village, Mission, 7pm, J. Michael Laferty, $8pp. Dance - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 7-10pm, South Texas Ramblers (country), $7pp. Dance - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7-10pm, Pelican West, $10pp. Hynes Event Center. Dance - Aladdin Villas, Mission, 7-10pm, Rewind, $8pp. Dance - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 7-10pm, Diego & Edith. Dance - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-10pm, No. 151 Band, $10pp. Dance - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 7-9pm, Texas Wheels, $7pp. BYOB. Sunday, March 13 Church - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 8:15am. Church Service - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 8:30am, Non-denominational, with Pastor Jesse Hernandez. Bible Study follows the service. Church Service - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 8:30am, Fellowship at 8:30 am, service at 9:00 am. 7600 Long Drive. Church - Fiesta Village, Mission, 9am, In the Main Hall. Church - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 9am, Non-denominational service with Scot Swafford. 1005 N. Stewart Rd. Church Service - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 9-10am, We invite you to join us as we enjoy time with God in Worship and Fellowship. Refreshments following the service. Church Service - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 9am, In Friendship Hall. All welcome, non-denominational, led by Pastor Johnie McDaniel. 715 N. Westgate Drive. Church Service - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 9am, Doug Schmitt. Donation, non-denominational service. Communion served the first Sunday of each month. Church - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 9:30am, Non-denominational service with Pastor Wayne McNair. 1711 E. Bus. Hwy 83. Worship Service - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 9:30am-Noon, Worship Service followed by Fellowship Time. Dr. Gerald Parriott, Pastor. Church - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 10-11am, Friendship Hall. Church Services - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 10-11:30am. Church Service - Palm Shadows RV/MH Park, Donna, 10am, Services by Pastors Charles & Bev Wolff. Non-Denominational Church Service - River Ranch Resort, Rio Hondo, 10-11am. Worship - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 10:30am, Chaplain Dr Larry Windle Jam - Fiesta Village, Mission, 1-3pm, In the Main Hall. Gospel Jam - Bluebonnet RV Park, Mission, 1-3pm, Open to the public, no charge. 3366 N. Bentsen Palm. Jam - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 2-4pm. Beginner Line Dance Instruction - AmeriCana RV Park, Mission, 2-3:30pm, First 1/2 hour is ultra beginner followed by beginner and improved beginner. All steps are called. A great cardio exercise. Entertainment - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 3-5pm, Senior Ambassadors, $6pp. Entertainment - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 3-5pm, Tiny Hill Orchestra. Meal - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 4-5:30pm, Lasagna and salad. Entertainment - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 4-6pm, Nu Blu, $7pp. Karaoke - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 5pm, Free. PARKS From pg. 11 See PARKS pg. 21 LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! • SIGN UP NOW SPOTS FILL FAST 5413 N. 23RD ST • McAllen, TX 78504 • CALL US AT (956) 994-8880 Dr. Frank Garza, CEO, PT, DPT & Dr. Amy Garza, COO, PT, DPT, MTC, NPCP & Dr. Laura Saenz, PT, DPT & Dr. Jonathon Martinez, PT, DPT • Foot/Heal Pain • Pain Management • Muscle Weakness • Lower Back Pain • Shoulder Pain • Dizziness, Vertigo • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Post Surgical Procedures Chronic Pains • Total Hip Replacement • Balance and Fall Prevention Neck Pain • Total Knee Replacement • Traumatic Brain Injury Get Well - Move Well! COME SEE US Are You Experiencing: We Have A Genuine Commitment To Your Health Lic# TACLB00114391E 10 Year Parts and Labor Warranty Mobile Home Installations 2022 Winter Promotion A/C Replacement 2 Ton - $3,500 3 Ton - $3,800 4 Ton - $4,500 5 Ton - $4,700 Free Installation Rio Grande Valley Call 830-399-0177 Text 956-304-8110
13 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com MARCH 9, 2022 e n , , , . V V e , 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 9, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 14 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Come Experience Our Groundkeeping Improvements TONY BUTLER GOLF COURSE Serving the RGV since 1929 (956) 216-5970 2640 South “M” Street, Harlingen • www.tonybutlergc.com Faster, Smoother Well & Manicured Course! Enjoy A On Site Café With Breakfast and Lunch Options Along With Your Favorite Snacks and Beverages Play 18 holes for $28 or 9 holes for $21 - Includes Cart Magnificent Golf Superb Amenities Outstanding Service Elliott’s Custom Golf 712 N 77 Sunshine Strip #20 Harlingen, TX 78550 (877) 428-5448 • firstname.lastname@example.org SKYTRACK LAUNCH MONITOR Improve your game and receive instant and real-time 3D shot analysis and ball-flight data. Identify strengths, weaknesses & dispersion • Bag Mapping to select the right clubs on the course • Wedge Matrix to master short game Five Star Customer Ratings - Google Reviews COMPUTERIZED CUSTOM CLUB FITTING thoughts, your stories, and any duffers anecdotes you would like to share. Send any additional information to email@example.com. Champion Lakes (Palm View) Golf Course It’s hard to keep up with the improvements and upgrades at Palm View, now named Champion Lakes, because they are constantly on top of it. This is probably the most well-maintained golf course in the Valley. The biggest difference for this course has been the recent opening of their Airport runway…oh, wait.. it’s not a runway, it’s a new lighted driving range – and it’s huge. You would never dream that this beautifully manicured to perfection golf course is a municipal course, but it is. From teeing off to finishing, you’ll more than likely use every club in your bag, and maybe wish you had more. The greens run true, the pin placement is always challenging, and most holes will ask you – what’s your strategy here. There are plenty of holes where you determine how much of a bend you want to cut or if you really want to take a shortcut and go over these trees. Some holes will show you a wide-open fairway but if you don’t know which side to put the ball, you may be giving yourself extra distance to the hole – or an impossible next shot. Address: 2701 S. Ware Road, McAllen Phone: (956) 6813444 Description: 18hole, par-72 public golf course Website: https:// www.palmviewgolf. com/ Yardage: Black – 6,783; Blue – 6,384; White – 5,814; Red – 4,816 Amenities: Chipping green, putting green, lighted driving range; clubhouse, restaurant; pro shop. Winter Texan Specials: Discount Coupons online. Shary Municipal Golf Course At one point it seemed that different parts of this course were under construction for a long time. Temporary greens, ground under construction and more. It never stopped attracting golfers and it’s all been worth it. You won’t recognize these greens now. The course purchased some new equipment that doesn’t tear out the grass and these are comparable now to the best greens across the Rio Grande Valley. You can play 19-27 for a short round or do the traditional 1-18. No. 1 gets your brain going right away. It might be worth taking a few extra practice swings and take in what it has to offer you. After your tee shot, do you want to cut the water already or play safe and lay up? What about that big tree at the edge of the water? And the bunkers? Do not go long... do not tee off to the left...there is a lot to think about, and we are just talking about the first GOLF From pg. 1 Champion Lakes