Winter Texan Times

OCTOBER 26, 2022 2 WINTER TEXAN TIMES TRANSPORT • Sales & Installations • Vinyl Skirting & Tie Downs • Custom Steps made of Wood & Metal • Door & Windows • Plumbing & Electric • Used Mobile Homes Sales Financing Available Ph: (956) 787-2847 or (956) 787-0413 We Buy Mobile Homes 2911 N Cesar Chavez Rd. San Juan, TX 78589 Family Owned & Operated Over 30 Years FINANCING AVAILABLE SENIOR DISCOUNT Mobile Home Roofover Systems Since 1983 Steel Mobile Home Roofing Leaks? High energy bill? Roof rumble? 800-633-8689 Thirty-five years ago, our first issue featured a story by John M. Young titled “No time to see it all, but you can try.” We know our seasonal visitors aim at visiting Valley sites while here, and we also know, from the work we do with our RGV Visitors Guide, that we have a lot of interesting places to see. The article talks about several top sites to see in the Valley, and I will recap some of those here. We hope you take some time to visit the local sites and enjoy the history and locales the Rio Grande Valley has to offer. Young states that he personally enjoys crossing the river at the Los Ebanos Ferry, west of Mission and La Joya. He goes on to mention the Hidalgo County Historical Museum (now the Museum of South Texas History-MOSTH), McAllen International Museum (now International Museum of Arts and Science-IMAS), and the Gladys Porter Zoo. “If I had to choose a few places to visit, I would begin with the Confederate Air Force Museum,” says Young. In 1987, the museum was located at Harlingen’s International Airport. Today, the museum is located at the historic Port Isabel – Cameron County Airport in Los Fresnos. The museum features eight flying Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years So many sites to see WWII aircraft; numerous vintage, operational ground and support vehicles, and artifacts – most of which have been provided by South Texas families. At the museum, you can take a tour through the many displays from the preludes to war in Asia and Europe, to the fall of the Third Reich and the defeat of the Japanese Empire. You’ll see it all through the eyes of our country’s heroes. Museum volunteers can conduct group tours outside regular museum hours on request – so if you get a group that wants to go, call them and see what can be scheduled. General admission is free, but donations are accepted. The rate for group tours of 10 or more will be $5 per attendee. A group tour can include an exhibition by a pilot as he pre-flights, starts and flies one of the museum’s vintage aircraft (weather permitting). Call (956) 479 8585 or visit for more information. Another place Young touches on is just across the border – Nuevo Progresso, Mexico. This Mexican town is not as hectic as Reynosa, Young See SITES pg. 20 Los Ebanos Ferry Museum of South Texas History