Tag Archives: RGV

Snowbird Roosts: Arizona & Texas

Warm weather hubs such as Arizona, Southern California, Florida, and Texas are tops for their predictable warm weather. But other states are also becoming popular—Nevada, Utah Dixie, New Mexico, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. Arizona The majority of snowbird resorts are … Continue reading

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Migrating Hummingbirds Face Drought Conditions

As the ongoing drought worsens, migrating hummingbirds may find little native vegetation to sustain them as they fly south for the winter. This year, local birding experts say, it’s essential that humans feed the tiny feathered travelers. On a recent … Continue reading

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To our Winter Texan Friends

Like many snowbirds escaping the ravages of a northern winter, we often roost in the Rio Grande Valley (RVG). To assist Winter Texans keep in touch with the latest happenings in the RVG, the Valley Morning Star has put together a … Continue reading

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Survey to Determine Why Winter Texan Numbers Have Declined

The number of Winter Texans coming to the Rio Grande Valley has fallen, and folks at the University of Texas-Pan American want to know why. They’re asking Winter Texans to fill out a survey on its website. Penny Simpson, director … Continue reading

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Flocking to Texas

In the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, magic arrives on wings in winter. Bird-watchers from around the world converge on The Valley to see rare and unique birds. Situated at the confluence of two major migratory flyways—Central and Mississippi, … Continue reading

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Winter Texans flock to the Rio Grande Valley

“The Valley,” as it is affectionately called, is an area near the Mexican border that stretches from Brownsville and Harlingen in the east to Mission in the west—a distance of about 65 miles. Starting in the east and heading west, … Continue reading

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Tip of Texas

The Lower Rio Grande Valley rolls out the red carpet for snowbirds. This is Shangri-la, a subtropical paradise, where the average annual T-shirt and shorts temperature is 74 degrees with an average rainfall of only 23.2 inches. This area of … Continue reading

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Winter Texans Expected in Record Numbers

A tough economy, high gas prices, and violence in Mexico didn’t stop snowbirds from driving to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) to join Winter Texans whose numbers rebounded to hit a record last year. The Valley’s low cost of living … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: December 9

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. Camping World Plans New Location in Washington Camping World will open a new store soon in Liberty Lake, Washington, which is located … Continue reading

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