Tag Archives: Rio Grande Valley

Snowbird Destinations

Snowbirds flock to Ol’ Airy Zonie, Southern Texas, Florida, and other Sunbelt states and Mexico to avoid winter’s bite, snow and blowing snow, and treacherous icy sidewalks and streets. Northern Europeans are also known to migrate to the U.S. Sunbelt, … Continue reading

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Fewer Winter Texans Visit The Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley has been a winter refuge for northern snowbirds for many decades. But the heydays for these retired part-time residents, dubbed Winter Texans, may be over. A new study by the University of Texas-Pan American’s Business and … Continue reading

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Valley of Butterflies

The butterfly explosion was right on schedule. Abundant September rain put blossoms on Rio Grande Valley plants and the result was an explosion of butterflies in October. It was only logical. And just as the Rio Grande Valley is the … Continue reading

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Welcome Home Winter Texans

Winter Texan parks are now seeing a few winter residents trickle in, but expect the majority of residents to return following the Thanksgiving holiday. RV parks in the Rio Grande Valley expect to be full this Winter Texan season, based … 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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Texas Bucket List for the RVer

No matter how you size it up, Texas is a BIG friendly state that offers a wealth of experiences for all RVers. A trek across Texas’ 267,000 square miles brings you face to face with all kinds of natural wonders—from … 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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Alamo Palms & Victoria Palms Resort Sold to ELS

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) acquired two properties, Victoria Palms Resort and Alamo Palms, in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. The two properties contain approximately 1,765 sites on approximately 175 acres for a stated purchase price of $25 million. The … Continue reading

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Variety of Activities Attract Winter Texans to Rio Grande Valley

During the summer months, Clyde and Kathy Janssen work as dance instructors at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, one of the most famous dance halls in America, which traces its roots to the Big Band Era of the … Continue reading

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Could Winter Texans Become Extinct?

The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA), which has tracked Winter Texansfor 25 years through a voluntary biennial survey, found that the average age of respondents in 2011 was 71.2, compared with 70 in 2010, 69.5 in 2008, and 68.7 in … Continue reading

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