After working with Winter Texans for 10+ years, I’ve found that there are so many unique niche groups within the Winter-Texan market. From golfers to quilters to 1st Responders to Red Hatters to singles, every time I turn around, I find a group of you who share similar interests.
My first year in the ‘business,’ a group of folks at Tip O’ Texas asked me to have dinner with them…in May. I thought, aren’t you supposed to be home by then? My curiosity was piqued, and I went on my first, of several, ‘Thirsty Thursday’ dinner outings. I came to find out that many of our Winter Texans decide they really like it in South Texas and decide to call the Rio Grande Valley their permanent home. Often times, our Converted Texans get lumped into the same boat as our Winter Texans, but even though they started out that way, they are the first to tell you they are NOT Winter Texans, that they live here permanently.
When you stop to think about the economic impact of our Winter Texans, it makes you stop to think about the impact our Converted Texans have on our community. They shop here year round. They support our schools, nonprofits, and churches. They are involved in the community at a higher level than someone who might be here for just a month or two. So I find it important–very important–to recognize these folks for all they do for us in the Rio Grande Valley.
We coined the phrase, ‘Converted Texan’ in 2010 to give these folks the recognition they deserve. We’re taking it one step further this year and having our ‘not so annual’ Converted Texan Corral April 10 at Llano Grande Resort. This is a party to celebrate this unique bunch and to hopefully entice some of our current Winter Texans to go through the ‘conversion’ process. Oh, what fun we have planned! Leslie Blasing will be performing, lunch will be served, and we’ll even have a swearing-in ceremony to make their status ‘official.’ We’ll make them raise their right hand and pledge allegiance to all things Texan and issue official Converted-Texan certificates!
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a Converted Texan or not. Just come and join the fun to celebrate this wonderful bunch. Advance tickets only! Please call 956-687-5115 to reserve yours today.
We’re just connecting the dots,