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Winter Texan TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 36, No. 11 © 2022 Wednesday, December 28, 2022 INDEX Reunions p 4 Events Calendar p 6 Parks Calendar p 8 WintertainersTM p 8 “On the road with Jo” p 13 Taste of the Valley p 15 Business Guide p 21 Classifieds p 21 Coupon Index p 22 Rina’s Ramblings See RAMBLINGS pg. 17 We had such a nice Christmas. It was low key, but we had a great time with family. We had some good food for Christmas Eve and a great breakfast Christmas morning. There wasn’t much to do outside because of the weather, so we made sure to watch some Christmas shows, went to church ChristThe Mission Historical Museum is accepting entries for its “Turning of the Quilts” program to be offered January 20, 2023. The museum is looking for antique, vintage, or just plain interesting quilts for this program. The quilts are presented stacked on a bed. As each quilt is shown, it is turned down to reveal MHM hosting “Turning of the Quilts” See QUILTS pg. 16 Please note the following office closures for the Winter Texan Times Closed Friday, December 30 through Monday, January 2 for NewYear. Open 9 AM – 5 PM, Tuesday, January 3 through Friday January 6. 2023 Christmas lights were all aglow at Bentsen Grove By Fred Renk This story is the history of one new Mexican matador that will be performing at the Santa Maria Bullring next month. Cayetano Delgado, born in 1996 to Mexican matador Enrique Delgado Cayetano, grew up in the bullfight world. The icon matador David Renk ‘El Texano’ was his god father. When Cayetano See BULLRING pg. 16 Santa Maria Bullring presents Cayetano Delgado Christmas lights and decorations were hung throughout Bentsen Grove RV Park for the Christmas holidays. Residents took to decorating their winter homes for a chance to win a prize. Winter Texan Times had the honor to help vote for the top three. Although a lot of park residents had lights up, only See LIGHTS pg. 24 Cayetano Delgado First Place winners Debbie and Bill Eastwood Photo by Carina Brunson

DECEMBER 28, 2022 2 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 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 *Premium subject to carrier underwriting. Rate subject to change. *$271.00per 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 A Christmas party needed a community’s help Winter Texans came to the Rescue By Barb Zanetti Photos by Dennis Zanetti Almost 1,000 presents were assembled. Santa was scheduled to appear with his buddy, The Grinch. The photographer was ready. Six hundred children and several dogs were registered online to receive gifts at The Landmark on Tower’s Second Annual Christmas party. The only thing missing was more good help. Restaurant owner Roel Landa said he didn’t even know how much he needed Santa’s Winter Texan elves. The day of the party over a dozen residents of Alamo Palms RV Resort andAlamo Rec-Veh Park showed up and they were ready to work. “I told them [the Winter Texans] after the event was over last night,” he said, “’I don’t know how I would have done it without you!’” During the afternoon of Wed., Dec. 21, the over-55 group helped decorate the restaurant’s enormous courtyard. “We all pitched in, grabbed the decorations that The Landmark provided and put them up where they looked best,” elf Carol Norman said. “All of us did our part.” Mary Lou Kennedy agreed that it was a Winter Texan group effort. “Dennis had good ideas with the large paper balls, and we followed his lead,” she said. “Kathy and Peggy took on the lollipops. Mark, Joe, and Bobby mounted the candy canes on the perimeter. Mike worked on the tree decorations. Carol helped at the fence. We all dug in and we did it!” But there was still much work to do. Over $4,000 had been spent on the decorations and toys from The Landmark on Tower’s Community Fund*, plus more toys and donations came from area organizations and businesses. Employees had handled the initial sorting of toys, but that work wasn’t complete. In the restaurant some Winter Texans pitched in to finish sorting toys by age group. Meanwhile, several others began hauling toys to fill the enormous, gift-wrapped boxes on the stage to prepare for the nighttime party. But their work wasn’t done yet. The children hadn’t arrived. At 6 p.m. when the restaurant’s courtyard doors opened, the ambitious group was still there, helping The Landmark’s employees at the chilly outdoor event. Residents of both parks worked side by side to See RESCUE pg. 14 Mark and Joe bringing box to stage Mark Norman (left) and Joe Herman joined several of their friends and neighbors from Alamo Palms RV Resort and Alamo Rec-Veh Park to carry hundreds of toys to the stage to prep for The Landmark on Tower’s Christmas party. Joel Landa, and his family and employees, said they appreciated the Winter Texans’ help in making this event special for well over 500 children.

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(This will be held on the thirdWednesday through March). Annual Fayette County, IA Reunion Fayette County, Iowa residents will meet Thursday, January 19 at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd St., McAllen, at 11 a.m. For more information, call Violet (319) 230-2746. Model Rail Roading & Railroaders Model Rail Roading & Railroaders have started getting together. Anyone interested in joining the group can join them Monday through Friday at the Hidalgo Pumphouse. Call Red at (313) 532-8549 for more information. RGVWoodcarvers The Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers have begun their seasonal meetings. The woodcarvers are meeting at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana Blvd., in Pharr. The Carvers meet weekly on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. through March. Everyone is welcome to come and visit and join the club. After a third visit, you will be asked to become a member with annual dues. More information can be found online at Get ready to build/carve for the Woodcarvers Show in January. Senior Ambassadors The Senior Ambassadors is looking for singers to join their chorus. Senior Ambassadors is composed of men from the Valley and Winter Texan community. They perform choral music from sacred and semi classical, to pop and country. Practice sessions are held each Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bentsen Grove Resort (1645 S. Bentsen Rd.) in Mission. They perform 10 to 12 times each season at various venues in the RGV. For more information, call Paul Hunter (956) 310-9515. Reunions are a great time to catch up with friends, old and new. Here we will feature reunions and meetings that are happening throughout the Valley. We hope that if you are having such a meeting, you will send the information to us so we can help you spread the word. If you have a great photo from your reunion or meeting, we would love to see that too. We love seeing photos of Red Hatter groups and others as they gather at local restaurants to catch up and share what’s new. You can send your information to Texas State Parks kicks off 100-Year Birthday Celebration AUSTIN— Three, two, one ... Happy Birthday, Texas State Parks! Park lovers everywhere are invited to help Texas State Parks begin celebrating 100 years Jan. 1 with a First Day Hike. Almost every Texas State Park will host ranger-guided and self-guided walks, bike rides, paddling trips and polar plunges in honor of the national initiative aimed at getting people outdoors. “Texas State Parks is excited to kick off our 100-year celebration with the most First Day Hikes we’ve ever offered,” said Rodney Franklin, director of Texas State Parks. “Whether you’re visiting for the first time, or you’ve visited many times before, more than 80 parks across Texas are ready to help you start 2023 off on the right foot. We can’t wait to share all the exciting things happening in Texas State Parks this upcoming year with you. We invite everyone to make some memories in nature with friends and family!” The events scheduled throughout New Year’s Day are designed to help introduce people of all skill levels to the outdoors and make the experience “a walk in the park.” Last year, 4,440 visitors ushered in 2022 by hiking, biking and riding a total of 8,764 miles statewide. Find a list of this year’s First Day Hikes on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) calendar page. Trails at Texas State Parks range in length and difficulty levels across the state. Some short, easy trails are perfect for family-friendly scenic strolls, while more strenuous ones can challenge experienced hikers. Trail maps for all Texas State Parks can be found on TPWD’s website, the recently redesigned official Texas State Park app and individual park webpages. Anyone planning a trip to a Texas state park is strongly encouraged to reserve a day pass in advance since some parks are expected to reach their capacity limit. Reserve day passes online through the TPWD reservation website or by calling (512) 389-8900. At Goliad State Park and Historic Site, visitors can walk through history and see the timeline of Mission Espiritu Santo and the state park. The 1.5-mile loop begins at the picnic area at the San Antonio River Trail, continuing to the Longhorn camping loop, the Angel of Goliad Hike and Bike Trail, then to the mission grounds and the Aranama Nature Trail before ending back at the picnic area. First Day Hikes aren’t for the birds except at Lake Casa Blanca International State Park, where visSee BIRTHDAY pg. 17

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Paula along with Nancy Banks put the project into motion. Paula contacted Adela Gonzalez of Child Protective Services. They hoped for 20 bags.... But it kept growing. It outgrew Paula’s bedroom and into Nancy’s bedroom.... Then her living room. The generosity of the Eastgate residents brought them to tears. There was not only an outpouring of food, but also money. Many bought more than one bag. All the money collected was spent to fill out bags and make more. When all was done, they had made 55 bags filled with almost $30 of food weighing 26 lbs. The cost of food given was totaled around $1,650. Another anonymous resident bought a small, canned ham for each bag. Some of their stories brought more tears to their eyes. The day before, 11 bags were delivered by Paula, Nancy and Cindy England, the representative of the Food Pantry, also an Eastgate resident. Eleven homeless families had just received their first homes. 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DECEMBER 28, 2022 8 WINTER TEXAN TIMES • 214 E. Chimney Rd • Mission, TX Come Try Our TEXAS Size Pork Tenderloin Tues 11am-8pm Wed 11am-8pm Thurs 11am-8pm Fri 11am-8pm Sat 11am-8pm Sun 11am-8pm OPEN NOW HIRING All Positions! Relax Outside By The Rio Grande River • • • • • • Seniors - $12 • Adults - $14 Child - $10 Cash Only, Price Incl. Tax Riverside Event Center Covered Cushion Seating Enclosed Windows & Heating RIVERSIDE DREAMER River Tours Call (956) 581-4477 Reservations Suggested Additional Tours Added As Needed Private Tours Available LargeGroupsWELCOME! Sundays 1:30-5:30pm Live Music Jan. 1 & Jan. 15 Steven May & The Southern Knights Jan. 8 & Jan. 22 Renaissance Rockers Live Music Every Saturday Starting Jan. 14 • 1-5pm Jolly Huntsmen 1 Hour Tours (Down River To Dam) Wed 1:00pm Thurs 1:00pm Fri 1:00pm Sat 1:00pm • • • • 2 Hour Tours (Up River Only) Tues • 10:30am Wed • 10:30am Seniors - $22 • Adults - $26 Child - $18 Happy New Year To All! (956) 581-1033 Riverside In-MissionTx 1048 N. Alamo Rd. • Alamo, TX 78516 • Office: 956-783-5008 NEW YEARS DANCE Texas Wheels • Sat. Dec. 31 • Tickets on sale now • $20 COMING IN JANUARY The Cruisers | Gatos Locos | Rewind Festus | Craft Show SATURDAY DANCES Texas Wheels • Jan 7, 7 - 10 pm • $8 LINE, ROUND, & SQUARE DANCES Mon., 10 am • Beginners Line Dance Tues., 10 am - Noon • Round Dance Wed., 10 am • Improver Line Dance Thurs., 10 am • Line Dance Boot Camp Fri., 10 am - Noon • Square Dance With Joel Saltel ENTERTAINMENT Sun. Jan. 8, 5 - 7 pm • Nu Blu • $10 Wed. Jan. 11, 2 - 4 pm • Dave Perryman Pass the hat CHURCH SERVICE Goldwing Express Cowboy Church Sun. Jan. 1, 9 am PICKLEBALL MIXER Thursdays • 9 am - Noon • $2 COUNTRY JAM Tuesdays • 7 - 9 pm Maude Squad is back Jammers by Invitation Only 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 Friday noon, the week prior to the publication date. Send to: Winter Texan Times, 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission, Texas 78572 or email to or fax to 956-580-7898. Wednesday, December 28 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Breakfast - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7:30-9am, Biscuits & gravy or croissant sandwich. Dominos - AmeriCana RV Park, Palmview, 10am. Improver Line Dance - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 10am. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am-7pm, Menu available at Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Lunch/Jam - Alamo Rec-Veh Park, 11:30am-1:30pm, Esquires. Burger Fry - Chimney Park, Mission, 11:30am, $6pp. Open Jam follows at 1:00 pm, all jammers and audience are welcome! 4224 S. Conway Ave. Jam Session Lunch - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, Noon, Menu and price varies. Music Jam - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 12:30-2:30pm, Gate is open, lunch is available for purchase 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. Musicians and listeners welcome! Rec Hall, 1900 Grace Ave. Jam Session - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 1-3pm, Come and play, sing or just listen. All welcome. BYOB. Big Band Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 1-3pm, Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the music. To play in the band is by invitation only. 2100 Vernon 319-521-6095. Acoustic Jam - Park Place Estates, Harlingen, 1:30-3:30pm, Setups available. Everyone welcome. Social Hour Dance - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 3-5pm, Diego & Edith, pass the hat. Happy Hour - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 4-6pm, Rotating schedule of live entertainment, pass the hat. Handmade pizza available from 5-7. Various food items available from 5-6. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Happy Hour - AmeriCana RV Park, Palmview, 4-6pm. Swing Dancing Lessons - Park Place Estates, Harlingen, 4-5:30pm, Donations accepts, no partner necessary. Supper - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 4:30-6pm, Serving all you care to eat pancakes, sausage gravy & biscuits, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, applesauce, and coffee. $7pp. Meal - Pleasant Valley Resort, Mission, 5-6pm. Music/Dance - Pleasant Valley Resort, Mission, 6-8pm, Sylvie & Peirre. Pre-Rounds with the Baldwins - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 6:30-7pm, Ron & Jan Betzelberger, $5pp. Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Entertainment - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7-9pm, Curt & Leslie’s Big Variety Show! The best of all worlds! Comedy, country, rock & roll in our huge capacity Ballroom. “From Country to Comedy to Woodstock!” Advance tickets on sale now. Concessions available. Dance - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Steven May & Southern Knights, $7pp. MS & Plus Square Dance With Rounds - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7-9pm, Ron & Jan Betzelberger, $5pp. Casual attire. Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Christmas Show - McAllen Mobile Park, 7pm, Food for food bank. Thursday, December 29 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Breakfast - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 7:30-9am, Biscuits & gravy. Bluegrass Jam - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 9am. For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM CALENDAR PARKS

9 WINTER TEXAN TIMES DECEMBER 28, 2022 (417) 294-0466 Back In The Rio Grande Valley 2023 Event Schedule Dec. 31 • Tropic Winds • Harlingen • TBA Jan. 1 • Casa Del Valle • Alamo • 9am Jan. 4 • Bit O Heaven • Donna • 9am Jan. 4 • Bit O Heaven • Donna • 7pm Jan. 5 • Eldorado Acres • Mission • 7pm Jan. 6 • Bentsen Palm • Mission • 2pm Jan. 6 • 1015 RV Park • Weslaco • 6:30pm Jan. 7 • Eldorado Acres • Mission 9am Jan. 7 • Paradise South • Mercedes • 2pm Jan. 7 • Lemon Tree Estates • Mission • 7pm Jan. 8 • Green Gate Grove • Palmview • 9am Jan. 9 • Alamo Rec Veh • Alamo • 7pm Jan. 10 • Siesta Village • Weslaco • 7pm Jan. 11 • Bit O Heaven • Donna • 9am Jan. 11 • Lamp Lighter Park • Mission • 2pm Jan. 12 • Winter Green Estates • Mission • 9am Jan. 13 • Kenwood • La Feria • 9am Jan. 13 • Mission West • Palmview • 6:30pm Look For More Event Dates In January Entertainment Pre-New Year’s Dance Bluegrass Jam Cowboy Church Goldwing Express • $7 Fri. Jan. 13 • 9-10am Breakfast • 7:30-8:30am • $7 Howlers • $8 Fri. Dec. 30 • 7-10pm Tuesdays • 1:30-3:30pm Redneck Revival • $7 Sun. Jan. 8 • 7pm 1201 N. Main Street La Feria, TX 956-797-1851 Cynthia Cavazos - Activity Director Kenwood Rv Resort . Enjoy Life. Enjoy it here. 2300 E. Bus Hwy 83, Weslaco, TX Jan 6 – Rewind – $10 Jan 20 – Hot Rodz – $10 Jan 27 – Renaissance Rockers – $10 Popcorn, pop and ice available. BYOB. Friday • Dances • 7-10pm Jan 8 – J. Michael Laferty – $8 Jan 15 – Baker Family – $10 Jan 22 – Naomi Bristow – $8 Jan 29 – Castaway – $8 Sunday • Entertainment • 7pm January 7 – 8am-1pm Park Yard Sale Contact Rick Fourneaux for tickets or info 204-808-6156 (Magic Jack) Magic Valley Resort All You Can Eat Pancakes - The Grove Subdivision, San Juan, 9-11am, Pancakes, eggs, sausage, waffles, and endless cups of coffee. Bring your own table service. Hwy 83 & Stewart Rd., 605 E. 7th St. Pickleball Mixer - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 9am-Noon, $2. Country Jam - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 10am-Noon, Free coffee. Line Dance Boot Camp - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 10am. Public Meal Country Jam Lunch - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 11:30am-1pm, Full meal available prior to our Country Jam which follows at 1pm. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am-7pm, Menu available at Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Rock & Roll Jam - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 12:30pm. Country Jam - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 1-3pm, Free. Open to public and jammers. Lunch available at 11:30. 50/50. Jam Session - Dixieland MH Park, Harlingen, 1-3pm, Free admission. Acoustic Bluegrass Jam - VIP La Feria RV Park West, La Feria, 1:30-3:30pm, Come join us players and listeners. Happy Hour - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 3-4:30pm, Diego. Bible Study - AmeriCana RV Park, Palmview, 3:30pm. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Dinner - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 4-6pm, Fish fry, homemade potato fritter ball, zucchini stick, peach pudding. Soup Supper - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 4:30pm, All you can eat, $4pp. Dessert for sale. Bring your own table service and beverage. Loteria (Mexican Bingo) - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 6-8pm. Acoustic Jam - Palm Gardens, Harlingen, 6-8pm, Fiesta Hall, free admission. 50/50 drawing and refreshments by donation. 3401 W. Bus. 83. Game Nite - AmeriCana RV Park, Palmview, 6pm. Karaoke - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 6:30-9pm, Soda and water available. Complimentary popcorn. Over 40,000 different songs available to sing. Big Band Jam - La Hacienda Estates, Alamo, 6:30-8:30pm, 309-337-8711. Bingo - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm. Dance - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7-10pm, Sweetwater, $8pp. Main Hall. Concessions available. 1341 W Bus. Hwy. 83. 956-787-7571. Friday, December 30 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Line Dancing - San Juan Gardens, 10am-Noon, Beginners at 9:30am. $3 fee. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am-7pm, Menu available at Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Country Jam - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 12:30-2:30pm. Variety Jam - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 1-3pm, Come play along or just come to listen and visit. Clog Dancing - San Juan Gardens, 1-3pm, Beginners at 12:30. Come and learn to clog dance, it’s great exercise. $3 fee. Entertainment - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 2-4pm, Curt James, pass the hat. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Steak Nite - AmeriCana RV Park, Palmview, 5pm, RSVP required. Karaoke with Bobby Jack - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 5:30-9pm, Karaoke following supper. Menu varies from week to week, $8pp. Fish fry, $9pp. Country Music Jam - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 5:30pm, All welcome. Jean Closson, 717-8778375. Country Jam - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 6-8pm, Free. Tradewinds Hall. Open to public and all jammers. 50/50. Friday Night Dance - Fun N Sun Resort, San Benito, 7pm, Texas Wheels, $8pp door. Dance - Valley View Estates, Mission, 7-10pm, Night Howlers. 2100 Vernon 319-521-6095. Country & Big Band Jam - Palm Shadows RV/MH Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Pizza & dogs available from 4:30-6:30. No outside beverages permitted. Musicians by invitation only. Dance - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Rick McEwen, $10pp. Dance - Park Place Estates, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Double Decker, $8pp. Setups available, BYOB. Pre-New Year’s Dance - Kenwood RV Park, La Feria, 7-10pm, Howlers, $8pp. Saturday, December 31 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 7-9am. Saturday Morning Breakfast - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 8-9:30am, Pancakes or sausage gravy or egg bake, $5pp. Free coffee. For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM See PARKS pg. 10

DECEMBER 28, 2022 10 WINTER TEXAN TIMES For more information call: 956-580-7800 email: Make sure your events are like... THIS!! HOW? Advertise in the Valley’s #1 Winter Texan Paper Coffee Clutch - AmeriCana RV Park, Palmview, 9am. Yahoo - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 10am. Country Jam Lunch - Green Gate Grove, Palmview, 11:10am-Noon, We will be serving lunches before the Country Jam. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am-7pm, Menu available at Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Country Jam - Green Gate Grove, Palmview, 12:30pm, Everyone is invited to this jam to either play or listen to country music. Questions call 956-540-8463. 2135 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Bingo - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 6:309:30pm, Snacks and refreshments available for purchase. No outside food or beverages. Dinner is served 5-6pm. Menu varies weekly and you must sign up prior at Pharr South. Show - Fun N Sun Resort, San Benito, 7pm, New Year’s Eve with Rewind, $20pp presale. NYE Dance - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 7-10pm, Bill Chrastil, TBD. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Please no bills larger than $20. Ice and set-ups available. Comedy Show - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-9pm, Mark Staggs/Festus Lives On, $9pp. New Years Dance - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 7-10pm, Texas Wheels, $20pp. Dance - Eastgate RV & MH Park, Harlingen, 7pm, Texas Turn Around, $25 single, $50 couple. Reservations required, food will be provided. See Pat Eisenlohr or Nancy Banks. For more information call 956-423-3137. Dance - Paradise Park, McAllen, 7-10pm, Bruce Boudreau, $10pp. Dance - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 7pm-12am, Retro Rockers, $20pp. Dance - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7-10pm, The Agency, $15pp. Event Center. NYE - AmeriCana RV Park, Palmview, 7-10pm. New Year’s Eve Entertainment/Dance - La Hacienda Estates, Alamo, 7-11pm, Ron & Jan Easter, $10pp. PARKS From pg. 9 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM Dance - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 8pm-12am, RGV Rusty Rockets, $10pp advance, $12pp at the door. New Year’s Eve Dance - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 8pm-12am, Sweetwater, $15pp. Hors d’oeuvres starting at 9. Champagne toast at midnight. Advance tickets only, (219) 363-5330. New Years Eve Dance - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 8pm-12am, Poison Ivey Band, $16. 50/50. Breakfast served 10pm, BYOB. Advance tickets and table reservations call 956-585-4833 ext. 1062. NYE Dance - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 8pm-12am, Time Machine, $18pp. Purchase tickets by December 27, 956-519-8597. Appetizers and champagne toast. New Years Eve Dance - McAllen Mobile Park, 8pm-12am, Bring in the New Year with Country Hall of Famer, Elaine Nelson, and “Remember When” dancing to your favorite tunes of yesterday... Country, rock, and pop. Two-step, waltz, polka and line dance! Snacks, drinks, setups, games and giveaways. Champagne at the stroke of midnight. See’ya there! New Year’s Eve Dance - Bit-OHeaven RV Park, Donna, 8pm-12am, The Night Howlers, variety, $15pp. Reservations required. Horns, hats, some refreshments provided. BYOB and snacks. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 8pm-12am, Jealous Heart, $16pp. New Years Eve Dance - Tropic Star RV Resort, Pharr, 8pm-12am, DJ Dan, $14pp. Doors open 7pm. Door prizes, complimentary ice, popcorn & soda. 1401 S. Cage Blvd., 956-787-5773. Dance - Green Gate Grove, Palmview, 8pm-12am, Howlers. Must purchase tickets in advance. 2135 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. Dance - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 8pm-12am, Burnin’ Ember, $10pp advance tickets. Doors open at 7:15pm. Snack bar open. New Year’s Eve - Dream Valley Ranch, Mission, 8-11pm, J Michael Laferty, $7pp. Dance - Winter Ranch RV Resort, Alamo, 8pm-12am, Red Neck Revival. We will have hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, 50/50, and epic door prizes. New Year’s Eve Dance - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 8pm-12am, $8pp adv. dinner only, $15pp adv. dance only, $20pp adv. dinner & dance, $17pp at the door dance only. No dinner tickets sold at the door, pick up tickets at office Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm. Hats & horns included. Dance - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 8pm-12am, Jim Staton, $10pp. Jo Herndon, 816-863-5639. New Year’s Eve Dance - Country Sunshine, Weslaco, 8pm-12am, Texas Ramblers, $15pp. NYE Dance - Palm Shadows RV/MH Park, Donna, 8pm-12am, Ring in the new year with Southern Vibes, $18pp. No outside beverages allowed. Doors open at 7pm. Dance - Park Place Estates, Harlingen, 8pm-12am, Helen Russell, $20pp. Tickets include a light meal. Dance - Bluebonnet RV Park, Mission, 8:15pm-12:15am, The Night Ryders Band, $12pp. New Years Eve Dance - Casa del Sol, Donna, 8:30pm-12am, Ron Moshier, $20pp. New Year’s Eve Dance - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 8:30pm-12:30am, Route 66, $15pp. BYOB. New Year’s Eve Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 8:30pm-12am, Hot Rodz, $20pp. Party favors & door prizes. New Years Eve Dance - Canyon Lake RV Resort, Mission, 9pm-12am, Texas Storm Band, $15pp. Viva Las Vegas theme. Snack bar, BYOB. New Years Eve Dance - Alamo RecVeh Park, 9pm, Jay & Tammy. Sunday, January 1 Worship Service - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 8:15am, Non-denominational. Church Services - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 8:30am, Fellowship: 8:30am. Service: 9am. Cowboy Church - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 8:30-9:30am. Church Service - San Juan Gardens, 8:40-9:40am, Non-denominational service. Everyone welcome. Church Service - Eastgate RV & MH Park, Harlingen, 9am, Chaplain David Squire, South Hall. Non-denominational service. Communion 1st Sunday of each month. For more information call 956423-3137. Church Service - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 9am, Chaplin Doug Schmitt. Non-denominational. Communion served first Sunday of each month. Please join us for worship service. Church Service - Fiesta Village, Mission, 9am, 205 S. Stewart Rd. Church Service - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 9-10:30am, Main Hall. Cowboy Church - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 9am, Goldwing Express. Church - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 9am. Worship Service - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 9:30-10:30am, All are welcome to our Interdenominational Service. Fellowship follows service. Church - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 9:30am, With Chaplain Bill Wade, in Mission Bell hall. Everyone is welcome! 1711 E. Bus. Hwy. 83. Church Services - Quiet Village II, Donna, 9:30am, Non-denominational service. Coffee served at 9am. Pastor Mary Chamberlin presiding. Communion, last Sunday of the month. All welcome. Church - Mission West RV Park, Palmview, 10am, Pastor Mark McDonald. Church Services - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 10-11am, Non-denominational services. Worship Service - Palm Shadows RV/ MH Park, Donna, 10-11am, Non-denom-

11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES DECEMBER 28, 2022 TicketsGoOnSale January2023 FEB. 15 • 1 - 4 PM Lunch Available 12 - 1 PM Mission Bell Resort 1711 E. Bus. 83 - Mission BringingYou SixGreat WintertainersTM SAVE THEDATE Valley Star AWARDSSHOW 11thAnnual F E B 15 2023 ENTERTAINMENT • 7PM ROCK & ROLL JAM DANCES EVERY FRIDAY 7-10PM SINGLES ARE WELCOME Saturday Dec 31 • New Year’s Eve Dance 8:30pm to Midnight • Hot Rodz • $20 Party Favors & Door Prizes Friday Jan 6 • Time Machine • $8 Every Thursday • 12:30pm - 2:30pm HOMEMADE CAKE DONUTS Jan 4 & 18 • Order Ahead (956) 585-0703 Plain, Chocolate, Or Blueberry With Choice Of Vanilla Or Cinnamon Glaze $1 Each, $5.50 for 6, $10 for 12 Wednesday Breakfasts each week, Donuts every other week • 7:30am - 9am ThursdayLunches-Burgers&More• 11am-12:30pm Monday Night Meals • 4:30pm - 6pm PAY AT DOOR UNLESS NOTED Jan 1 • Baker Family • $10 MEALS 956-585-0703 1645 S Bentsen Palm Drive • Palmview Paula McSpadden Activity Director ALL EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Jan 10 • 1pm - 3pm ROCK CLUB & GLASS ADVENTURES OPEN HOUSE BIT O HEAVEN RV & MOBILE HOME RESORT 1051W Bus Hwy 83 • Donna,TX 78537 SUSANTHOMAS, ACTIVITY DIRECTOR 603-396-2786 FRIDAYS • DANCES • 7-10PM Jan 6 • Buck Hollow Band • $8pp Soda, water, popcorn, and snacks for sale, free ice/cups, 50/50 door prizes. TUESDAYS • HAPPYHOUR • 3-5PM PASS THE HAT Jan 3 • Diego • 3:30-5pm Jan 10 • Curt James Soda, water, popcorn, and snacks for sale, free ice/cups, BYOB, 50/50 door prizes. WEDNESDAYS Jam Lunch • 12pm Menu and price varies Jam Session • 1-3pm All welcome, BYOB SHOW 7 PM • Jan 4 • Goldwing Express • $10 BYOB, snacks SUNDAYS • KARAOKE • 5PM THURSDAYS • SOUPSUPPER • 4:30PM $4 All You Can Eat • Dessert for sale Bring your own table service & beverage RV RESORT TEXAS TRAILS Division of Wilder’s Corporation DANCES • EVERY FRIDAY 7-10 PM $7 (Unless Noted) ENTERTAINMENT CRAFT SHOW Jan. 8, 3-5pm • The Baker Family • $9 Jan. 15, 3-5pm • Tiny Hill Orchestra • $0 Jan. 22, 2-4pm • Naomi Bristow • $9 Jan. 7, 8am-Noon Masks Recommended But Not Required For All Events 501 W. Owassa Rd • Pharr, Texas 78577 956-787-6538 FOR INFO/TICKETS Dec. 31 • Jealous Heart • $16 Door Prizes, 50/50, Finger Foods Jan. 6 • Route 66 Jan. 13 • Texas Storm Jan. 20 • Rewind Band CREDIT CARDS NOW ACCEPTED inational. Pastors Chuck & Bev Wolff. Fellowship and refreshments following. Church Services - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 10-11am, Friendship Hall. Gate is open. 1900 Grace Ave. Non Denominational Church Service - River Ranch Resort, Rio Hondo, 1011am. Church Service - Pleasant Valley Resort, Mission, 10:30-11:30am, Traditional Lutheran Service, all welcome. Church Service - Bluebonnet RV Park, Mission, 4pm, Chaplains: Greg & Suzie York. Bluebonnet Hall, 3366 N. Bentsen Palm Dr. Meal - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 4pm, Until gone. Pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes. Karaoke - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 5pm, BYOB, snacks. Gospel Jam - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 5:30-7:30pm. PH II, III, & IV RD Dance Party - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 6:30-8:30pm, Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Entertainment - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7pm, Baker Family, $10pp. Monday, January 2 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Woodcarver’s Show & Sale - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 8am-Noon, Free admission. Cinnamon rolls 8 a.m. (432) 553-5996 to reserve a table. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am-7pm, Menu available at Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Rock & Roll Jam - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 11:30am-3pm, Meal served at 11:30, $7pp. Jam 1-3pm. Intro to Square Dancing - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, Noon-2pm, Ron & Jan Betzelberger, free. Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Yahoo - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 1-3pm. Country Jam - Countryside RV Park, Donna, 1-3pm, Open Jam with professional backup band. Serving lunch from 11:15 to 12:45. Join us for good food and fun. Karaoke - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 1-3pm, BYOB. Jam Session - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 1-3pm, Main Hall. Country Jam - Winter Haven Park, Pharr, 1-3pm, All musicians and singers welcome. Lunch served first Monday of each month. 1015 W. Sam Houston. Absolute Beginner Line Dancing - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 1:30-2:20pm, Instructors - Pat Yoder and Noreen Friesen. Line dancing for those who never line danced or it has been a long time since dancing. Followed by Beginner to High Beginner class. Please bring a small donation for our instructor. $2 is suggested. PH II-III RD Dance/Workshop - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 2-4pm, Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Country Jam - River Ranch Resort, Rio Hondo, 2-4pm, Light refreshment at the break, everyone welcome. Beginner to High Beginner Line Dancing - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 2:303:30pm, Line dancing for those who know the steps and are ready for more difficult dances. Follows Absolute Beginner class. Please bring a small donation for instructor, $2 is suggested. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Meal - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 4pm, Until gone. Open face beef sandwich, mashed potatoes. Charbroiled Hamburger Night - Mission West RV Park, Palmview, 4:305:30pm, Hamburgers, chicken, dessert, french fries, chips, drinks. Dinner - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 4:30-6pm. Farmer’s Market - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 4:30pm. Country Jam - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 5:30-7:30pm. Jam Session - Mission West RV Park, Palmview, 6pm, Country, bluegrass. Everyone welcome! New Year’s Dance - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco 7-9:30pm, Sweetwater, $8pp. 50/50, popcorn and ice available. For information, call 319-4317632 or 319-389-7632. 715 N. Westgate Dr. Entertainment - Aladdin Villas, Mission, 7-9pm, The Baker Family, $9pp. 1501 Aladdin Villas Blvd. West. Tuesday, January 3 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Beginner Line Dancing - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 8:30-10am, The dancers need to know the line dance basic dance steps. Please bring a small donation for instructor, $2 is suggested. Taco Tuesday - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 11:30am-1pm, All you can eat tacos with all the toppings, homemade charro beans, $8pp. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, See PARKS pg. 18 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM

DECEMBER 28, 2022 12 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 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 (956)566-1157 Seven Oaks residents join others in laying of wreaths Seven Oaks RV Resort Veterans and other residents joined scouts and other community members on Saturday, December 15, in the laying of wreaths at the Rio Grande Valley Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Through the help of the community and Wreaths Across America, all Veterans graves were able to receive a wreath in remembrance of their sacrifice. Let’s play ball The Senior Texan Softball League is looking for players 55 and over. The league recently changed their name to Ed Martens Senior Softball League to honor their founder. Come join the fun! Play Senior Slow Pitch Softball on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. The games are in the mornings at 9 a.m. at West Side Park in McAllen on Ware Rd., the best field in the Valley. The league has two separate leagues – one for players who have played for several years, and another for those who have never played or have played very little. Both have great people. Come out and look the teams over before you decide to play. They say they have a ball glove for you to use if you should stop by. Life is a game; softball is and has been a great way to get some exercise. If you would like any more information, or have questions, call Fred at (956) 897-6961 or Mike at (734) 834-0128. Senior Texan Softball League