Winter Texan TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 36, No. 12 © 2023 www.wintertexantimes.com Wednesday, January 4, 2023 INDEX Reunions p 4 Events Calendar p 6 Parks Calendar p 8 WintertainersTM p 8 “On the road with Jo” p 13 Jammin’ in the RGV p 14 Taste of the Valley p 15 From the Cheap Seats p 16 Business Guide p 24 Classifieds p 25 Coupon Index p 26 Rina’s Ramblings See RAMBLINGS pg. 19 Well … It’s a new year, and we hope that means better things. We always strive to do better than we did the day before. I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions, but I try to make sure I am doing better than I did last year. I try to improve on things or make it a point to finish tasks that I have put to the wayside for some time. Just ask my husband, I am notorious for starting things, but never finishing them. Whether it be cross stitch projects, craft projects, writing for myself, family history…. You name it. There are several things I have left unfinished. I aim to have at least one thing finished by the end of Santa Maria Bullring presents its first bullfight of the season this weekend, January 8. Bullring opens at 1 p.m., bullfight starts at 4 p.m. There will be food, beverages, music, and extras all afternoon, including singers Alexa Posas and 11-year old Aleena, plus “Mario First bullfight this weekend See BULLFIGHT pg. 17 By Herb Moering After the December 11 holiday event that drew a full house of Winter Texans, the Rio Grande Valley Concert Band has put away its sounds of Christmas and is preparing for the 2023 winter schedule. See BAND pg. 17 RGV Concert Band celebrates 25 years of music 2020 RGV Concert Band. Courtesy Photo Upper ValleyArt League (UVAL) will start 2023 with an all member exhibit, For the Love of Art. The opening Reception is Saturday, January 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center, located at 921 East 12th Street, in Mission. The reception is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Guests are invited to meet the artists and participate by nominating their favorite art piece for the artist’s “People’s Choice” award. For the Love of Art exhibit does not have a restricting theme so is composed of an interesting vaUVAL hosts member exhibit Textured Acrylic Paintings “Wine” Artist Beverly Allies Ga r d e n i ng for Wildlife, presented by the Center for Urban Ecology, introduces how and why guests can use plants for beautiful and wildl i f e - f r i e nd l y gardens. Come to Quinta Mazatlan on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 2 to 3 p.m. to learn more about the native plants of the Rio Grande Valley, which ones attract different animals, and why they are important to wildlife while also benefiting people. There are over 1,200 plants considered native to the Rio Grande Valley, from large shade trees to subtle ground covers, that could potentially be used in our cities, towns, and yard landscapes. “The goal of Gardening for Wildlife is to encourQueen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) Gardening for Wildlife at Quinta Mazatlan See UVAL pg. 18 See WILDLIFE pg. 18 "Let Me Entertain You" pgs. 8-12 See the Wintertainers
JANUARY 4, 2023 www.wintertexantimes.com 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 www.galvaninsuranceagency.com *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 Nu-Blu brings Roots Music to RGV The goal with the hit TV shows Bluegrass Ridge and Country Fix has always been to bring the bluegrass and Country genres to the largest audience possible, and carry on the tradition which started with bluegrass founding father Bill Monroe. The programs are now taking it one step further, by adding the music-driven shows into rotation on 85 new TV stations throughout the United States alone. These include top markets like New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and Tampa and all the way to Honolulu, while also airing on affiliates in Bluegrass stronghold cities like Nashville, Lexington, and Norfolk and beyond. You can find Bluegrass Ridge in your area by visiting bluegrassridgetv.com. In addition to the new broadcast areas, the show, and its sister TV show Country Fix, will continue to air nationwide on satellite/cable affiliates Heartland, The Family Channel, RightNow TV, YTA TV, Stryk TV, Fox 8, and Country Roads TV. Each program offers a special insight into the latest trends and music in the evolving world of Bluegrass. With new 30-minute episodes airing weekly hosted by Nu-Blu, viewers can always count on something new and exciting as the band presents new episodes worldwide, with upcoming episodes taped on location throughout the USA and Ireland. Bluegrass Ridge co-hosts Daniel and Carolyn Routh of Nu-Blu. “We are so excited to be able to take bluegrass music into even more homes here in the USA. Even though it has its roots in countries all over the world, this music serves as a ‘melting pot’ for many cultures. It’s a true history of the United States and continues to tell the tales of those that live and love this music.” After releasing four Top Ten Billboard albums, North Carolina based Nu-Blu has quickly established themselves as one of the top Acoustic acts in the music industry, delivering a set of songs that range from the melancholy to the exuberant. At every step they prove they’ve got a knack for finding their way into the deeper parts of you. Over the years, they’ve turned many heads, garnering major headlines with their George Jones inspired tribute single “Jesus and Jones” featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer ‘Soul Man’ Sam Moore (of the iconic duo Sam and Dave). The award-winning band has also made appearances on Fox News in the past, while also having their music featured on CBS “Sunday Morning.” Hailing from Siler City, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn’s caramel-coated soprano is one of the band’s defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, other times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the group’s backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist who also handles band management. Austin Hefflefinger on banjo, and Justin Harrison on mandolin round out the quartet’s warm, layered, Appalachian sound. Together they deliver upbeat, Courtesy Photo See NU-BLU pg. 19
3 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com JANUARY 4, 2023 O L É ! • E DG E O F YOUR S E AT E XC I T EME N T • O L É ! BULLRING SANTA MARIA GREAT FOOD, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT! SUNNY $30 • SHADE $35 • RESERVED BOX SEATS $40 C H I L D R E N U N D E R 1 2 F R E E GATES OPEN AT 1PM FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGES BULLFIGHTS START AT 4PM CALL BULLRING FOR RESERVATIONS 956-481-3300 PAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE WORLD CLASS BLOODLESS BULLFIGHTS BIGGER BULLS COME SEE Photo by: Katie H. Luke CAYETANO DELGADO Monterrey, Mexico 4877 FM 1017 • LA GLORIA, TX KARLA SANTOYO Aguascalientes, Mexico SINGERS ALEXAS POSAS & 11 YEAR OLD ALEEHA ALAM PLUS “MARIO ORDAZ” HORSEMEN FEATURING BULLS FROM B-K RANCH SLAUGHTER, LA SUNDAY • JANUARY 8TH & 22ND Submitted by Arleen Bier “There are two types of motion in the down swing: lateral and rotational,” said Casey Tippet, retired golf pro and resident of La Floresta RV Park in Mercedes. “They are the key to solid ball contact.” Casey Tippet, from Sallisaw, Oklahoma, taught golf for 35 years. He held a Golf Clinic recently at La Floresta, where he shared his knowledge and skills with face angle, grips, the swing, and more. Casey talked about the importance of the “tools,” which include your golf balls, woods, and irons. “If you use the tools as they were meant to be used, they work.” He emphasized the need for proper set up: your posture, spine angle, and ball position. He demonstrated how to affect the length and width of your swing path. He explained exactly how the swing should work, and easy ways to get to that point. “Don’t use your hands and arms in the swing—use your body. Turn your chest to the sky… the spine angle is one of the key things,” he said. “Instead of keeping your head down, keep your spine down.” He added, “The angle of the club is most important as it affects distance and direction. Speed equals distance…And all this happens in about one tenth of a second.” He also explained how putting was similar to chipping, and to aim with your shoulder. At the conclusion, Casey said, “It sounds pretty complicated. Lot to think about. Gotta practice it.” As the La Floresta Golf Scramble began the next day, many of the tips and tricks shared by Casey were on the minds of many as the golfers teed off. However, in the Rio Grande Valley, we are at the mercy of the wind and terrain. And as we age, we don’t have the flexibility and strength that we used to have, but we still enjoy playing the game. Casey’s clinic was very informative and should help with accuracy and distance with golfers at La Floresta. Retired golf pro shares pointers at La Floresta Retired Golf Pro Casey Tippet Bentsen-RGV State Park is having some fun and informative programs for all ages next month. Scheduled programs are free with park admission. Reservations are required for some activities. On Sunday, January 8, at 9:30 a.m. the park will have a Useful and Edible Plant Walk. A Bentsen Easy Nature Walk will take place on Saturday, January 14 and Friday, January 20 at 9:30 a.m. A Fungi Walk will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 10 a.m. Navigation 101 will be held on Saturday, January 21 at 2 p.m. On Sunday, January 22, a Tea for Texas will be held at 2 p.m. On Thursday, January 26, a Wild Wellness will be held at 8:30 a.m. Birding 101 will be held Friday, January 27 at 9:30 a.m. Bentsen Bird Walks are held Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. Two January programs require reservations. There is an Owl Prowl to be held on Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m. Painting for Beginners will be held on Sunday, January 29 at 2 p.m. All programs will meet at the tram turnaround at the park headquarters unless otherwise specified. Please call ahead to confirm program schedule and details at (956) 584-9156. Bentsen-RGV State Park is located on 2800 South Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission. Park grounds are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Park store is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tram transportation service runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. January programs at Bentsen-RGV State Park
JANUARY 4, 2023 www.wintertexantimes.com 4 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. You Only Get One Chance To Make A First Impression Make It Count With Promos & Prints On Your Side 500 FREE Business Cards With Any Order of $100 or More Offer Valid Through Dec 31, 2023. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. See rep for full details. Sales@promosandprints.com (956) 580-7800 1217 N Conway Ave, Mission, TX A Division of Nexus Publishing LLC Alcoa Retirees Meeting The Alcoa Retirees Meeting will be held at 12 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s on 2nd St., on Wednesday, January 11. The meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of each month through April. For more information, contact Gerry Hueser at (563) 340-3132. Winter Texan Newmar Luncheon The Winter Texan Newmar Luncheons will be held at The Golden Corral at 1301 E. Jackson Ave, in McAllen. It will continue to be on the second Wednesdays of the month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting January 11. Reservation deadline is January 9. Be sure to tell the host you are with the Newmar group when you arrive. The cost is $14.61. Judy Swing and Donna Ritchie will be the new hosts and are looking forward to seeing many familiar faces. You can register on the Newmar webpage, newmarkountryklub. com under calendar or contact Judy Swing at (815) 370-2513. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. 3M Retirees and Friends Welcome 3M Retirees and Friends will meet on Wednesday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Victoria Palms Restaurant in Donna. Call Louise at (612) 916-9236 or Hartley at (956) 2898261 for information. (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. Masonic Winter Texan Reunion The 42nd Annual MN/TX Masonic Reunion will be held on Saturday, January 28, at the Rio Grande Valley Shrine Club, 13415 E Expressway 83 in La Feria. The social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $15. Grand Master of Minnesota, M.W. Tony Krall, will be the honored guest and featured speaker and Masonic Widows will be recognized. For reservations, contact Roger Taylor at (320) 980-5240 or Doug Sherman at (320) 760-3914. 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 www.rgvwoodcarvers.org. 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 andWinter 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. For more information, call Paul Hunter (956) 310-9515. Reunions are a great time to catch up with friends, old and new. Here we 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/meeting, we would love to see that too. You can send your information to email@example.com.
5 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com JANUARY 4, 2023 3201 E. EXP. 83 • DONNA, TX 78537 (956) 464-3378 of Donna ClaytonHomes Doug Fowler www.claytonhomesdonna.com COME SEE THIS SPACIOUS HOME THE ANNIVERSARY 2.1 FEATURING A DINING ROOM 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 1475 SQ. FT. HOME FEATURING: • Double Sinks in Bath • Kitchen Island • Dining Room • SeparateTub and Shower • Split Bedrooms • Utility Room LOW EWINDOWS Low emissive windows filter out UV rays and help keep heat in during the cooler months and keep heat out during the warmer months. R33/R11/R22 INSULATION An Energy Smart 3-1-2 ratio of Ceiling/ Walls/Floor insulation keeps your home well insulated during all seasons. PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT Save additional dollars setting your desired temperature throughout the day; locking in the savings when you’re away from your home. ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT BULBS Energy efficient light bulbs typically use 25%-80% less energy and last much longer than standard incandescent bulbs. SEALED DUCT WORK Located either in the ceiling or subfloor, sealed duct work increases heating and cooling efficiency ensuring a comfortable temperature in the home year round. ENERGY EFFICICENT WATER HEATER Thicker sidewalls help our water heaters maintain the water temperatures longer cutting down the amount of energy they use each day. WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE MONEY YOU SAVE? ONLY AT CLAYTON HOMES OF DONNA WHAT MAKES THE ENERGY SMART HOME SO SMART? ISLAND ISLAND KITCHEN RBI#3356 For over 40 years, MN Masons have been spending their w i n t e r s in South Texas and ga t h e r i ng with their fellow Masons from all over the country. The 42nd Annual MN/TX Masonic Reunion will be held on Saturday, January 28, at the Rio Grande Valley Shrine Club, 13415 E Expressway 83 in La Feria. The social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $15. Grand Master of Minnesota, M.W. Tony Krall, will be the honored guest and featured speaker and Masonic Widows will be recognized. For reservations, contact Roger Taylor at (320) 980-5240 or Doug Sherman at (320) 760-3914. Masonic reunion being held As we reflect upon this past year, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the support you have offered Palm Valley Animal Society in 2022. Only with the continued advocacy from our local and national community can we continue saving lives at the capacity that we do, and we are grateful for each helping hand that has impacted our lifesaving efforts. We pleaded for help during many unanticipated crises, from black mold to a dog food shortage, and each time, you offered your assistance. Your generosity has saved thousands of lives this year, including the life of sweet Leia. Leia, formerly known as Coco, never imagined that she would return to an animal shelter after her adoption day in 2020 as a young puppy. However, after spending two years together, her family made the difficult decision to return Leia to PVAS due to no fault of her own. Upon surrender, her previous owners informed staff that Leia had a large wound on one of her limbs that refused to heal. Unfortunately, her adjustment back to shelter life was not easy, and healing from this injury was just one of many hardships Leia would have to endure while back at PVAS. She went days without eating, and our team soon learned that Leia had an ear infection and Heartworm disease that also needed treatment in addition to her wound. Leia would require a longer recovery than initially anticipated. Then, a relief veterinarian informed staff that the wound was actually a large mass or tumor that needed to be surgically removed as soon as possible. Without surgery, she could lose her leg. Thanks to your support, Leia received the lifesaving care she needed. Her tumor was successfully removed at our clinic, and shortly after, Leia got a second chance to live the life she deserved. She was adopted into a loving home that absolutely adores their new family member. Now, Leia spends her days spoiled with toys and treats. Because of the surgery that saved her leg, she also enjoys her time running around with her new fur-sibling, Luke! And it wouldn’t have been possible without you. Your support changed Leia’s life and can change the lives of so many others. For all the pets like Leia, we need your continued support. Give today and be the change for pets in the Rio Grande Valley. PVAS is located at 2501 W. Trenton Rd. in Edinburg. For more information, call (956) 686-1141. PVAS thanks community for their support Tony Krall Leia. Courtesy Photo
JANUARY 4, 2023 www.wintertexantimes.com 6 WINTER TEXAN TIMES qckinetix.com (956) 406-7533 EMMITT SMITH Pro Football Legend & QC Kinetix National Spokesperson Free Exam and Consultation 50% Off Each Additional Joint Financing Available Non-Steroidal Treatments No Down Time! EVENTS CALENDAR Now – January 8, 2023 – The Museum of South Texas History will feature the Bishop Emeritus Raymundo Pena Nativity Scene Collection displaying 120 nativity scenes. MOSTH is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Blvd. Call (956) 383-6911 for more information. January 6 – Join a park naturalist and observe the vast numbers of colorful butterflies that are attracted to the park’s gardens at Estero Llano Grande State Park at 1:30 p.m. Walk will be one mile or two and half miles. Call for more information at (956) 5653919. Walks happen every Friday. The park is located at 154A Lakeview Drive in Weslaco. January 7 – Free Saturday at the Weslaco Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 500 S. Texas Blvd. Call (956) 968-9142 for more information. January 7 – Gardening for Wildlife, presented by the Center for Urban Ecology, introduces the how and why guests can use plants for wildlife-friendly gardens. The workshop will be presented at Quinta Mazatlan from 2 to 3 p.m. Participants must register in advance at quintamazatlan. ticketleap.com. Workshop admission is $5 per person. For more information, call (956) 681-3370. January 7 – Let a knowledgeable park naturalist guide you on a birding adventure at Estero Llano Grande State Park at 8:30 a.m. You’ll walk along the boardwalks and through the wetlands getting an up-close and personal look at the shorebirds, herons, egrets, waterfowl, and woodland birds that reside at the park. Call for more information at (956) 565-3919. Walks happen every Saturday. The park is located at 154A Lakeview Drive in Weslaco. January 8 – Manhattan lawyer Dannie Kohan is on trach according to her five-year plan --- then she wakes up. Join the Sunday Book Club as they discuss “In Five Years” by Rebecca Serle. They will meet at the McAllen Public Library in the board room at 2 p.m. Registration is required. Register online at: https://mcallenlibrary.libnet.info/events. The library is located at 4001 N. 23rd St. Call (956) 6813069 for more information. January 8 – Bentsen-RGV State Park will have a Useful and Edible Plant Walk at 9:30 a.m. Please call ahead to confirm program schedule and details at (956) 584-9156. Bentsen-RGV State Park is located on 2800 South Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission. January 9 – Broadway McAllen presents The Book of Mormon at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. You can order tickets, and season tickets, at LiveinMcAllen.com. For more information visit the website or call (956) 450-1929. January 10 – Divas3 will be performing all of your favorite hits by some of the most famous female singers in music history in a live concert at Christian Fellowship Church, 901 N. Loop 499, Harlingen, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit www. HarlingenConcert.com or call (956) 392-9757. January 10 – The McAllen Public Library will hold a Basic Computer Class from 3 to 4 p.m. The class will focus on keyboard, mouse, and Microsoft Office Word. The library is located at 4001 N. 23rd St. Call (956) 681-3069 for more information. January 13 – Join a park naturalist and observe the vast numbers of colorful butterflies that are attracted to the park’s gardens at Estero Llano Grande State Park at 1:30 p.m. Walk will be one mile or two and half miles. Call for more information at (956) 565-3919. Walks happen every Friday. The park is located at 154A Lakeview Drive in Weslaco. January 14 – Bentsen-RGV State Park will have an Easy Nature Walk at 9:30 a.m. Please call ahead to confirm program schedule and details at (956) 584-9156. Bentsen-RGV State Park is located on 2800 South Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission. January 14 – Let a knowledgeable park naturalist guide you on a birding adventure at Estero Llano Grande State Park at 8:30 a.m. You’ll walk along the boardwalks and through the wetlands getting an up-close personal look at the shorebirds, herons, egrets, waterfowl, and woodland birds that reside at the park. Call for more information at (956) 565-3919. Walks happen every Saturday. The park is located at 154A Lakeview Drive in Weslaco.
7 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com JANUARY 4, 2023 Welcome to the 26th Annual SPI Market Days At South Padre Island Convention Center www.spimarketdays.com Find us on... @spimarketdays $1 Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm Sundays 10am-4pm • Fine Art • Handcrafted Jewelry • Cosmetics & Fragrances • Fashionable Clothing & Shoes • Unique Arts & Crafts • Gourmet Food Mixes • Health Products • Product Demos • Home Goods • Live Music • And So Much More! SUN, JAN 22 • TBA MON, JAN 23 • First Baptist Church, 2:00 pm • 402 Tempelton, Combes TUES, JAN 24 • First Baptist Church, 2:00 pm • 600 S. Kansas, Weslaco WED, JAN 25 • TBA THURS, JAN 26 • TBA FRI, JAN 27 • Valley Baptist Retreat Cent., 2:00 pm • 1600 US-83 BUS, Mission SAT, JAN 28 • Valley Baptist Retreat Cent., 2 & 7 pm • 1600 US-83 BUS, Mission SUN, JAN 29 • Christ Church of the Valley, 6:00 pm 2900 Dr. Hugh Emerson, Brownsville 903-436-5410 • firstname.lastname@example.org We Love Our Winter Texans! Thank you for making us your home away from home • Nightly, 7 Day Plus Rates Available • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Free Wi-Fi • Outdoor Pool • Small Pet Welcome (with fee) • Guest Laundry Service Walking Distance to the La PlazaMall and several restaurants. For Reservations 956-668-7829 www.mcallen-studio6.com 700 Savannah Ave. McAllen, TX Lock In Your Rates For This Winter - Now! Winter Texan 7 Day Plus Special! $327.67 Queen Bed • $375.97 2 Full Size Beds PLEASE MENTION I AD FOR SPECIAL! SPECIAL! 7 Day Plus Powerhouse pop vocal trio, Divas3, will be performing all of your favorite hits by some of the most famous female singers in music history in a live concert at Christian Fellowship Church, 901 N. Loop 499, Harlingen, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit the association’s website at www.HarlingenConcert.com or call (956) 3929757. Divas3 consists of powerhouse Las Vegas vocalists performing your favorite chart-topping hits. This unparalleled vocal trio has held multiple residencies in Las Vegas and has performed on many popular cruise lines for audiences all around the world. Their three-part harmony arrangements joined by piano and tracks pays tribute to some of the biggest divas in music history including Cher, Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston, and more! Spanning four decades of chart-topping music, this high-energy, high caliber talent show will entertain audiences of all ages. 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 ticketholders and sponsors, these concerts can be offered at affordable, family-friendly prices. Live On Stage, Inc. provides excellent, affordable, entertainment attractions and support services to anAmerican community of concert presenters. Divas3 to Perform in Harlingen Divas3
JANUARY 4, 2023 www.wintertexantimes.com 8 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.ontheriver.net • 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. 15 & Jan. 29 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 (956) 581-1033 Riverside In-MissionTx Booking Now For 2023 (613) 922-1941 email@example.com Ralph Kuster “Intimately Powerful & Passionately Energetic” Visual Presentation For Every Song In Shows (417) 230-8198 “PREMIER” Musical Tribute To Neil Diamond Jan 14th • Saturday • 7pm Mission Bell/Tradewinds - Mission Tribute To Elvis, Neil & Friends Jan 18th • Wednesday • 7pm Paradise Park Inc - McAllen Musical Tribute To Neil Diamond Feb 1st • Wednesday • 7pm Paradise Resort Estates - Pharr Friday Night Dance Feb 10th • Friday • 7-10pm Park Place Estates - Harlingen Valentine’s Day Dance Feb 14th • Wednesday • 7-10pm Ranchero Village - Weslaco 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 956-580-7898. Wednesday, January 4 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Breakfast - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7:30-9am. Craft Sale - Canyon Lake RV Resort, Mission, 8am-Noon, Lunch at 11am. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am-7pm, Menu available at Cafe Grande, meal price varies. 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. Happy Hour - Southern Comfort Resort, Weslaco, 3pm, Diego, pass the hat. Happy Hour - Paradise South RV Park, Mercedes, 3:30-5pm, Rick McEwen, pass the hat. BYOB, kitchen open. 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. East Coast 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. Pre-Rounds with the Baldwins - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 6:307pm, Ron & Jan Betzelberger, $5pp. Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Rock & Roll Jam - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7-9pm, Free. Best Rock & Roll Jam in the RGV. Entertainment - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7pm, Goldwing Express, bluegrass, $10pp. Soda, water, popcorn, snacks for sale, free ice/ cups, ice cream bars for sale. Dance - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Steven May & Southern Knights, $7pp. MS & Plus Square Dance With For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM CALENDAR PARKS
9 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com JANUARY 4, 2023 Bibleville Conference Grounds 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: email@example.com Old Paths Quartet Saturday Concert 2pm & 7pm Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds riogrande.edu Tim, Doug and Daniel found the right blend with Steve. Their goal is to see people come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and to encourage fellow believers. Concert •January 7, 2023 BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds 8 Bibleville Conference Grounds Bible Conferences 10:30am Sunday 7pm Nightly President of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Dr. Jim Tillotson January 8-13, 2023 & 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds riogrande.edu BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds Rounds - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7-9pm, Ron & Jan Betzelberger, $5pp. Casual attire. Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Entertainment - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, The Baker Family, $9pp. Family band that appeared on AGT. Doors open at 6pm. Entertainment - McAllen Mobile Park, 7pm, Rewind Band, $10pp. Entertainment - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Lindley Creek, $7pp. Friendship Hall, gate open. Thursday, January 5 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Breakfast - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 7:30-9am, Biscuits & gravy. Craft Show - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 8am-Noon. 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. Bluegrass Jam - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 9-11am. Country Jam - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 10am-Noon, Free coffee. Lunch - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 11am-12:30pm. Country Jam&Lunch - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 11:30am-3pm, Join us before Jams for lunch served 11:30am12:30pm. Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages available for purchase. Jams start at 12:30 (free admission). 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. Lunch - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 11:30am-1pm, $8pp. Rock N Roll Jam - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 12:30-2:30pm. 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. Jam Session - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 1-3pm. Acoustic Bluegrass Jam - VIP La Feria RV Park West, La Feria, 1:303:30pm, Come join us players and listeners. Happy Hour - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 3-5pm, Diego & Edith, pass the hat. BYOB. Pop & water available for sale, free ice. 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, Shepherd pie, salad, cinnamon rolls. 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. Happy Hour - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5-7pm, Ted and Gary, pass the hat. BS Bar. 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. Concert/Dance - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6-9pm, Gold Wing Express, $10pp advance/$12pp door. BYOB. Setups, ice & popcorn available. 956-581-6718. 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, 309-3378711. Bingo - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm. Dance & Show - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, The Chamberlains, $8pp. Jam Session - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 7-9pm, Free and open to the public for listening. Dance - Alamo Rec-Veh Park, For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM See PARKS pg. 10
JANUARY 4, 2023 www.wintertexantimes.com 10 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 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 Jan 13 • Time Machine • 80s Theme • $8pp Soda, water, popcorn, and snacks for sale, free ice/cups, 50/50 door prizes. TUESDAYS • HAPPYHOUR • 3-5PM PASS THE HAT Jan 10 • Curt James Jan 17 • Regan James Soda, water, popcorn, and snacks for sale, free ice/cups, BYOB, 50/50 door prizes. WEDNESDAYS Cowboy & Indian Church w/Goldwing Express 9 AM • Jan 4, 11 & 18 • Free Will Offering 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 ENTERTAINMENT • 7PM ROCK & ROLL JAM DANCES EVERY FRIDAY 7-10PM SINGLES ARE WELCOME Jan 6 • Time Machine • $8 Jan 13 • Agency Band • $10 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 10 • Kai • $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 Jan 14 • 8am - 12pm CRAFT SHOW 1048 N. Alamo Rd. • Alamo, TX 78516 • Office: 956-783-5008 SATURDAY DANCES Texas Wheels • Jan 7, 7 - 10 pm • $8 Texas Wheels • Jan 14, 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 Thurs. Jan. 12, 7 - 9 pm • Gid R Done • $7 CHURCH SERVICE Sun. Jan. 8, 9 am Sun. Jan. 15, 9 am PICKLEBALL MIXER Thursdays • 9 am - Noon • $2 COUNTRY JAM Tuesdays • 7 - 9 pm Maude Squad is back Jammers by Invitation Only 7pm, Rusty Rierson, $8pp at door. Friday, January 6 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Craft Sale - Tropic Star RV Resort, Pharr, 7:30am-Noon, Two rooms of vendors. Breakfast and lunch available. Join the FUN. 1401 S. Cage Blvd., 956-787-5773. Food/Vendor Fair - Palm Shadows RV/MH Park, Donna, 8am-Noon, Craft/vendor show with emphasis on food this show! Contact Sue McKeehan for more detail, 605-519-8191 or email@example.com. Parkwide Yard Sale - Kenwood RV Park, La Feria, 9am-1pm. 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. Country “Opry” Jam - McAllen Mobile Park, 1-3pm, Free, hosted by National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Elaine Nelson. Great country music like Nashville USED to do! Listen, sing, clap your hands, tap your toes, smile a smile and remember when! Snacks and drinks. Life’s a song...sing it! 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. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Fish Fry - Mission West RV Park, Palmview, 4:30-5:30pm, Fish, slaw, & french fries. Happy Hour - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5-6pm, Cassandra, pass the hat, BS Bar. Karaoke with Bobby Jack - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 5:309pm, 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, 717-877-8375. Country Jam - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 6-8pm, Free. Tradewinds Hall. Open to public and all jammers. 50/50. Dance - Fiesta Village, Mission, 6-9pm, Smoking Guns, $7pp-$10pp. Kitchen Benefit Dance - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 6-9pm, Willie Knight, $8pp. Entertainment - Winter Green Estates, Mission, 6:30pm, Doc Wesson Band - 3 Fools on 3 Stools, $7pp. Dance - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Starfire, $10pp advance, $12pp at the door. Dance - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7-10pm, The Retro Rockers, $10pp. 50/50. Dinner available 6pm, BYOB. Advance tickets and table reservations call 956-585-4833 ext. 1062. Friday Night Dance - Fun N Sun Resort, San Benito, 7pm, Texas Wheels, $8pp door. Dance - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Rustic Rose, $8pp. Concession open, BYOB. Dance - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7-10pm, Buck Hollow Band, country/rock, $8pp. Soda, water, popcorn, snacks for sale, free ice/cups, 50/50 door prizes. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Route 66, $7pp. Dance - Bluebonnet RV Park, Mission, 7-9:30pm, South Texas Ramblers, $8pp. Entertainment - Valley View Estates, Mission, 7-9pm, Mario. 2100 Vernon 319-521-6095. Entertainment - Eastgate RV & MH Park, Harlingen, 7pm, The Castaways, $8pp. For more information call 956-423-3137. Country & Big Band Jam - Palm Shadows RV/MH Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Pizza & dogs available from 4:30-6:30. No outside beverages perPARKS From pg. 9 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM
11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com JANUARY 4, 2023 El Valle Del Sol Home of The Peppermint Palace 2500 E.Bus Hwy 83 Mission,TX 78572 956-585-5704 10am – Noon Free coffee. Pass The Hat. Thursdays • Country Jam Saturday Morning Breakfast 8am – 9:30am • $5.00 pp. Choice of Pancakes, Sausage Gravy Biscuits, or Egg Bake. Free coffee. Resident Craft Sale Saturday Night Dance 7:30am – 10:30am Saturday January 7th 7pm – 10pm • $7pp January 7th • South Texas Ramblers January 14th • Diego & Edith January 21st • Sweetwater January 28th • Vintage 1pm – 3pm • BYOB. Mondays • Karaoke Sunday Entertainment January 29th • 2pm JasonWhorlow “The Piano Man” 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. 29, 3-5pm • Justin Terry • $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 Jan. 6 • Route 66 Jan. 13 • Texas Storm Jan. 20 • Rewind Band Jan. 27 • Ron Moshier CREDIT CARDS NOW ACCEPTED Come by and try our delicious and famous charbroiled burgers. ALL DINNERS • 4:30 - 5:30pm Every Monday Charbroiled Burgers Burgers & Fries • $7.00 Cheeseburger & Fries • $8.00 JAM SESSIONS FORYOUR ENTERTAINMENT 956-585-5551 511 E Loop 374, Palmview, TX 78572 RV PARK BACK BY DEMAND Every Monday • 6pm Country • Bluegrass Everyone Welcome! Entertainment Parkwide Yard Sale Bluegrass Jam Cowboy Church Goldwing Express • $7 Fri. Jan. 13 • 9-10am Breakfast • 7:30-8:30am • $7 Tuesdays • 1:30-3:30pm Redneck Revival • $7 Sun. Jan. 8 • 7pm Dave & “The Country Review” $7 • Sun. Jan. 15 • 7-9pm Jan. 6-7 • 9am-1pm 1201 N. Main Street La Feria, TX 956-797-1851 Cynthia Cavazos - Activity Director Kenwood Rv Resort . Enjoy Life. Enjoy it here. See PARKS pg. 12 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM mitted. Musicians by invitation only. Dance - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 7-10pm, The Agency, $10pp. Entertainment - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Ron & Jan Easter, $8pp. 50/50. For information, call 816-616-8320 or 815289-0916. 715 N. Westgate Dr. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, Time Machine, $8pp. Dance - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 7-10pm, Howler’s, $8pp. Dance - Magic Valley Park, Weslaco 7-10pm, Rewind, $10pp. Popcorn, pop and ice available. BYOB. 2300 E. Bus. 83. Dance - Paradise South RV Park, Mercedes, 7-10pm, Rusty Rierson, $8pp. Kitchen will be open. Dance - Park Place Estates, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Fabulous Cruisers, $10pp. Setups available, BYOB. Saturday, January 7 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 7-9am. Arts & Craft Show/Sale - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 7:30-10:30am. Arts & Crafts Sale - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 8am-Noon, Looking for crafters. If interested, you can reserve a table by contacting Susan G i l - fillan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 402680-1380. Breakfast - Paradise Park, McAllen, 8-9am. Craft Fair - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 8am-Noon. Saturday Morning Breakfast - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 8-9:30am, Pancakes or sausage gravy or egg bake, $5pp. Free coffee. Patio Sale - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 8-11am, 1341 W. Hwy. 83. Park Yard Sale - Magic Valley Park, Weslaco, 8am-1pm. Breakfast - Alamo Paradise Acres, 8-9:30am, $3pp all you can eat pancakes. Cowboy Church - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 9-10am, Breakfast served 7-8:30am, $5pp. PH 2-3 RD Dance Lessons - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 10am-Noon, Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. 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. Jam - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 12:30pm, Curly Klaphake, donation. Everyone welcome. Big Band/Rock & Roll Jam - McAllen Mobile Park, 1-3pm, Great music from Big Band era and lots of room for dancing. Come for the music, stay for the food. Musicians and singers are by invitation only. Concert - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 2pm, Old Paths Quartet. Entertainment - Paradise South RV Park, Mercedes, 2pm, Gold Wing Express, $10pp. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Dance - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6-9pm, Randy Webb, $8pp. BYOB. Setups, ice & popcorn available. Bingo - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 6:30-9:30pm, 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. Entertainment - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Pastor Pudge and Redneck Revival, $8pp advance, $10pp at the door. Concert - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, Old Paths Quartet. Entertainment - Fiesta Village, Mission, 7pm, Rusty Rierson, $8pp-$10pp. Show - Fun N Sun Resort, San
JANUARY 4, 2023 www.wintertexantimes.com 12 WINTER TEXAN TIMES RC Racing Concrete Track 10am • Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 Dirt Track 10am • Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 https://rancherovillagercclub.com/ 1900 S. Bridge Ave., Weslaco, TX 78596 Contact: Susan 405-812-4401 Playground For Retirees Concessions open, BYOB Jan. 6, 2023, 7-10pm • Rustic Rose • $8 Jan. 20, 2023, 7-10pm • Southern Vibes • $8 Concessions open Jan. 15, 7-9pm • Ron & Jan Easter • $7 Pass The Hat Jan. 13, 3-5pm • Regan James Happy Hour Dances Entertainment 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 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 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at www.wintertexantimes.com www.wintertexantimes.com tainers Winter TM Benito, 7pm, Leslie Blasing - Women of Country, $10pp/$12pp door. Dance - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 7-10pm, Bill Chrastil, $10pp. Handmade pizza available from 5-7pm. Entertainment - Mission West RV Park, Palmview, 7pm, Winnie Brave, $9pp. Entertainment - Seven Oaks RV Park, Mission, 7-9pm, Nu-Blu, $10pp. Dance - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 7-10pm, Diego & Edith, $7pp. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Please no bills larger than $20. Ice and set-ups available. Dance - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 7-10pm, Texas Wheels, $8pp. Dance - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 7-10pm, Jealous Heart, $10pp. Doors open at 6:15pm. Snack bar open. Dance - Eastgate RV & MH Park, Harlingen, 7pm, Roland the DJ, $7.50 single, $15 couple. For more information call 956-423-3137. Dance - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-10pm, Regan James, $8pp. Dance - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 7-10pm, Rick McEwen, $8pp. Jo Herndon, 816863-5639. Dance - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7-10pm, Fabulous Cruisers, $10pp advance, $12pp at door. Main Hall. Concessions available. 1341 W. Bus. Hwy. 83. 956-787-7571.. Dance - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Curt James. Friendship Hall, 1900 Grace Ave. Gate and doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets in advance in Activities Office. Entertainment - Lemon Tree Estates, Mission, 7pm, Goldwing Express, $9pp. Bluegrass, country, gospel, and clean family comedy. Dance - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7-10pm, Steven May and the Southern Knights, $10pp. Event Center. Sunday, January 8 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. Cowboy Church - Green Gate Grove, Palmview, 9-10am, Gold Wing Express, pass the hat. 2135 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. 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 956-423-3137. 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. Church Service - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 9am. Church - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 9am. Church Service - Alamo Rec-Veh Park, 9am, Sunday School following. 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. PARKS From pg. 11 See PARKS pg. 19