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Bottom Line Band

Festival of Lights

Hooters


Welcome to SeniorLife, Rio Grande Valley! Publisher’s Note, Hello from Kristi Welcome to Senior Life, Rio Grande Valley! We hope you enjoy this monthly magazine as much as we do! We are having so much fun documenting what happens across the Rio Grande Valley during the winter months. I’d also like to take a moment and say a big THANK YOU to all of you who commented on last month’s issue, and hope that you see some of those comments and suggestions reflected in the pages that follow. Here in South Texas, we want you here - not only because you spend your money, but you spend your time and talents with us as well. And on behalf of the entire Rio Grande Valley I would like to say thank you! The purpose of this magazine is not only to show you all that the Rio Grande Valley has to offer, in and out of your communities - but also a way of spreading positive messages. So please! Let us know if there is something exciting happening in your community that you would like to share with others. Whether you’ve got the best Big Band Jam, Hamburger Dinner, Pancakes or Square Dancers - or if you contribute to local food banks, church groups or people in need - we want to know about it! We’re thrilled that you decided to call the Rio Grande Valley your home away from home and hope you encourage your friends to come and give our South Texas hospitality a try. Hope to see you all real soon! Kristi PS Please let us know about events and happenings that you’d like to see us at! You can email me at kristi@welcomehomergv.com or call me direct at 956-687-5115. If it takes me a day or so to get back with you, it just means I’m out and about - having fun with some of you!


Chick-fil-a

Who? Open to everyone! What? Biscuits and Bingo - FREE coffee & discounts on breakfast When? Every Wednesday 9 am - 10 am Where? Chick-Fil-A on Jackson Avenue, McAllen SENIORLIFE6


Bottom Line Band

Who? The Bottomline Band Where? Tip O Texas RV Park, Pharr When? 7pm - 10pm every Wednesday throughout the year $4.00 per person

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Lone Star Legacy Club

A new and exciting club for folks who are

“50 years young”

Visit any one of our Lone Star National Bank locations Valley wide and open your Lone Star Legacy Club™ checking account today to start enjoying the benefits of being a member.

Club Features:

As a Lone Star Legacy Club™ member you will enjoy many features such as: • Legacy Express newsletter designed especially for Lone Star Legacy Club™ members. (September through April) •  Monthly meetings with special topics of interest. (September through April) •  Adventurous and exciting trips, tours and cruises are accessible to all Lone Star Legacy Club™ members. To start planning your next getaway call (800) 999-1446. • And more...

1-800-580-0322 www.lonestarnationalbank.com

Notes on Senior Health Years ago a close friend started to complain that her toes frequently felt numb. She asked if I thought there could be something going on. I started asking questions beating around the bush while zeroing in on the idea that maybe she needed to have herself checked for diabetes. She either had not considered this as a possibility or was playing the most popular healthcare game - denial. Indeed the diagnosis was Type II Diabetes, the one we used to call “adult onset” diabetes. In her case it turned out that she probably had a genetic predisposition because her father had also had diabetes. Genetics is not the whole story on why some of us have this “onset”. Many of us invite it with our life styles of good food and easy living. The point I am trying to make in starting with the numbness (in medical terms, neuropathy), is that this is a diabetic manifestation that usually is present before the diabetes is actually diagnosed. Researchers state that probably 2 of every 5 diabetics, 40%, have this complication. So if you begin to notice this symptom it is time to get checked. Early diagnosis and control, possibly with life style changes only, can truly change the course of your life as well as the course of the disease. Let’s all do our part to stay healthy and active so we can enjoy what the Valley has to offer.


Mission Chamber & Welcome Home, RGV

Welcome Home Winter Texans! Event sponsored by Mission Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Home, RGV Leo Pena Placita December 11, 2010

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Tom’sCoats Coats Tim’s at Bentsen Grove Presentation

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Happy Hourat Hooters

Happy Hour, continued........ Where? Hooters 410 E Expressway 83 McAllen (956) 971-9464 Happy Hour Mon - Friday! SENIORLIFE14


Out & About


AMERICAN LEGION post 101

Join us every Tuesday for a different Happy Hour Spot! When? Taco Tuesdays with music by Jack Kay 5 - 7 pm Where? American Legion, Post 101, 417 South Cage Boulevard, Pharr (956) 787-7451

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Square Dancing

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Square Dancing with Wiley & Joe Every Friday 10am - 12pm Casa del Valle 1048 North Alamo Road Alamo, TX 7851 For more info, Call: 956-783-5008


Hidalgo Festival of Lights

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Who? RGV Activity Directors What? Hidalgo Festival of Lights When? Up until December 31, 2010 Where? Hidalgo City Hall Join us in Hidalgo for the 19th annual International Award Winning “Festival of Lights”, the biggest display of christmas lights in Texas. Featuring: Nine locations, Illuminated parade, Ramon Ayala’s Christmas Posada, concerts, dinners, trolley tours and live reindeer! Through December 31, for more info go to www.hidalgotexas.com/festivaloflights


Out & About

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21784 US 77 Expwy Expwy., Suite A Harlingen, Texas 78552 956-440-7325 www.sealconstructionco.com info@sealconstructionco.com

ABOUT US Seal Construction is a commercial and residential builder in Harlingen, Texas, in the southern area of the Rio Grande Valley. Seal Construction, owned by Joe Fonseca, has been in business since 1996. Over the last 15 years, he has built a company based on integrity and commitment. Seal Construction has built in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Mississippi for residential and commercial projects.

Other projects include: • New construction and additions • Concrete and asphalt parking lots, curbs and driveways • Subdivision street construction • Land clearing • Demolition, remodel and retrofit

RESIDENTIAL Seal Construction has a wide selection of house plans ready to choose from. You may be building your dream home for your growing family or your retirement home ... we have any size for any budget. If you have your own plans, we can help with the interior design: space planning for furniture, lights, paint colors and flooring selections ... we can help you get your home built from start to finish.

COMMERCIAL Seal Construction has built structures from: • Steel and metal • Block and stucco • Brick and mortar • Hebel

Our wide selection of flooring is available in many colors and styles to choose from: • Shaw Flooring • Mohawk Flooring • Beaulieu Flooring • American Olean Tile • Daltile • Interceramic • Azrock-Tarkett • Congoleum • Burke Flooring We have professional installers available for all flooring products that we sell. Contractor pricing and large project discounts available to builders and designers.

INTERIOR DESIGN If you are thinking of remodeling, then you want the experts to help you get the job done quickly and done right. Seal Construction can help you with: • Formica • Granite • Flooring • Paint Colors • Lighting Choices • Space Planning • Custom Cabinets • Choosing Hardware

FLOORING Seal Flooring is in a new 2,500 square foot facility next to Seal Construction. If you are building a new home, remodeling or a commercial project, we have all your flooring products in one location.

There is no job too big or too small!


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