Winter Texan Times

DECEMBER 21, 2022 20 WINTER TEXAN TIMES | Rio Valley Estates See Ranchero Village’s (Our Sister Park) Activities Ad On Page • Concrete Pad Sites • Full Hookups • Wide Paved Streets • Gated Community • Shower Facilities • Laundry Facilities • 1 FREE High Speed Internet Modem with WiFi • 1 FREE Spectrum TV Cable Box • Swimming Pool & Hot Tub • Recreation Hall • Shuffle Board Rio Valley Estates (Sister Park to Ranchero Village) 715 N. Westgate Dr. • Weslaco 956-968-2708 Expwy 83 Business 83 W Pike Blvd Panther Dr Westgate Dr RVs at • 12 Colors Vinyl Siding • Complete Building Supplies • Patio Covers & Carports • Window Awning Parts • Exterior Vinyl Shutters • Phifer Solar Sun Screens • Custom Aluminum Fabrication • MH & RV Accessories The SIDING SOURCE “Lets Build a Deck”....Composite Decking/Vinyl Deck Railing DUTCH LAP VINYL SIDING (12 COLORS IN STOCK) MOBILE HOME SKIRTING (6 COLORS IN STOCK) CLASSIC RIB METAL ROOFING THE SIDING SOURCE 705 BUS. 83 • ALAMO, TX • (800)-567-3311 90 YEARS OF TRUSTED SERVICE Planning a Project? We Give Expert Advice on all Products and Projects Check us out at FREE ESTIMATES VALLEYWIDE DELIVERY The South Pole returns to McAllen The City of McAllen is celebrating the South Pole Illuminated Festival with magical experiences for the holidays for the entire Rio Grande Valley community, through January 1, 2023, taking place at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Ctr. Blvd. The event hosts the tallest RGB Christmas Tree in America, spanning over 10 stories tall. The digital red, green, blue color light model tree will be just one aspect of helping guests to experience a walking journey through millions of lights featuring: the McAllen Convention Center’s Illuminated Oval Park, featuring 24 new, giant color-changing trees, recreated snowfall and Santa’s Castle; a new South Pole & Beyond Lighted Lantern Exhibit, with over 100 new giant holiday and space-themed lanterns; photos with Santa; South Pole Express Train Rides; Gingerbread Village to craft very own gingerbread houses; Hot Chocolate and smores station; Holiday Food Court; NASA photo exhibit; the South Pole Artisan Market, to find favorite hand-crafted holiday gifts; a Holiday Carnival featuring a giant ferris wheel, a double decker carousel, and a rollercoaster; daily holiday concerts and community performances; and the South Pole Fireworks Spectacular show on the weekends. This year, H-E-B is excited to celebrate beloved Latino holiday traditions with an event on Friday, December 30, where guests will be treated to H-E-B’s rosca, with warm H-E-B Café Ole. Tickets are available at www. or at the McAllen Convention Center Box Office. Please follow the South Pole Illuminated Festival on social media for the full event calendar. Finally, giveaway chances for tickets and other prizes are ready to kick off the South Pole Illuminated Festival. To enter, participants must decorate their home or office with all the Christmas cheer and post a photo on social media, using #southpoleoftexas. Ticket winners will be selected daily. Mission to open warming shelter The City of Mission is opening a warming center as wind chills are expected to dip into the 20s in the latter part of the week. The location will be available to anyone in need of safe, warm shelter. The cold weather shelter will open at the Mission Parks & Recreation building, 721 N. Bryan Road. The center will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Thursday night and again on Friday night. Residents are asked to pack a blanket, pillow, medication, personal identification, toiletry items and snacks. Masks are recommended for patrons and there will also be expanded space to allow for physical distancing. If the cold weather is a concern for you, check with your local community to see if they will be opening a shelter near you. If you know someone that could benefit from this, please share the information. Stay warm and safe. Courtesy Photo 8