Kristi’s Blog

Calling all Winter Texans! 

I need your help! I promise it won’t cost you anything but time--and only a few minutes at that. Let me explain.  I know for a fact that the number one reason Winter Texans flock to the Rio Grande Valley each winter is NOT because you heard about it on the radio..or saw a snazzy television... read more

What’s so great about retirement in South Texas, anyway?

Let me start out by offering a quick disclaimer:  I’m not retired.  Unfortunately, I’m far from it.  And, I’ve never been to retirement destinations in Arizona or Florida, so I personally have nothing to base this column on except the conversations I’ve had over the last 10 years with the hundred-thousand-plus (yes, 100,000+) Winter Texans who come... read more

What’s next?

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged.  It’s been a busy time, and I kept thinking I will get to it when things slow down a bit.  Since it doesn’t look like that is going to happen any time soon….here we go! Believe it or not, this is Welcome Home RGV's ninth season!  It's because... read more

The Accidental Publisher

I have made investing in my education and networking with industry leaders a priority.  Over the course of my life with Welcome Home RGV, I have attended conferences, seminars, and conventions on topics ranging from social media strategies to the recreational vehicle industry, as a whole. Much of the work we have done at Welcome... read more

Winter Texan Task Force

I’d like to ask for your help.  If you haven’t noticed, our Winter Texan numbers aren’t quite what they used to be.  Now, don’t get me wrong, they are still good – but there is no doubt that there is room for improvement. Our market is changing.  New retirees are different than the ones we’ve... read more

Tell everybody about it!

One of the many things I love about the Valley is the diversity of our area.  Each one of our cities has its own feel and flavor.  The same rings true with our RV resorts and retirement communities.  It is evident that the wants and needs of the residents are reflected in the place each... read more

History repeating itself

I had the opportunity to be the guest speaker for the Tropic Star (Pharr) Canadian get-together.  There are a lot of Canadians at Tropic Star, the dinner was held at the Junction Café in Pharr, and we were literally bursting out of their private room.  I had such a lovely evening.  The group invited me... read more

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

This is the best time of the season if you ask me.  The hustle and bustle of January is behind us, and we can take the month of February to kick back and have some fun.  I know most of you have hobbies; the evidence is clear as we visit your RV resorts---from craft rooms... read more