Kristi’s Blog

What is a Converted Texan, anyway?

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... read more

We have news.  Big news! 

We're thrilled to announce that we have opened our very own travel agency-- Travel by Welcome Home.  This is a big step for us, and we couldn’t be more excited.  The newest member of our team, Kristy Meyer, has been in the travel business for over 20 years.  She brings with her a wealth of... read more

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