Oaklawn Opry

Saturday nights are special in Texarkana because of the Oaklawn Opry, which provides wholesome family music shows every week.

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While it specializes in traditional country songs, it also includes a little Gospel, old-time rock ‘n roll, bluegrass and comedy. The 25th Anniversary Show will be held on February 11, so you can expect quite a performance.

Admission is $10 for adults and $18 for couples. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the shows start at 7 p.m. It is located at 2729 New Boston Road, Suite 124.

Jordan World Circus

On February 20, the Jordan World Circus will be in town. This fun family event will involve awesome aerial acts and animal performances. Children can even ride or pet some of the critters.

You can choose from the 4:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. show. The address is the Four State Fair at 3700 E 50th Street.

Perot Theatre Events

The Perot Theatre is an absolutely beautiful venue for an array of local entertainment. Built in 1924, the historic building has been restored to its original magnificence. Coming events include a magic show, ragtime concert, play, opera and symphony concert. Attending any event here is a memorable experience.

Stay With Us

Don’t miss our RV park art gallery at Texarkana KOA. Reserve your spot by calling 888-562-5697 or by visiting our website. Call 903-792-5521 for information. We are located at 500 St Micheal Drive in Texarkana, Texas.

Stephens Performing Arts Center

When you visit San Angelo, you can expect great entertainment at Stephens Performing Arts Center, a local venue for concerts and plays.

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The following events are on the calendar for the next couple of months:

  • On January 28, the classic story of The Call of the Wild will enfold on stage. The tale of adventure and survival is heartbreaking and sometimes funny. Showtime is at 2 p.m.
  • The local thespians will present the off-Broadway play Pump Boys and Dinettes on February 11. It combines country and bluegrass music with foot stomping fun. Theatergoers can choose from the 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. show.
  • On March 26, the Quebe Sisters will perform. The three women are fiddling champions as well as singers who are pros in an array of genres. The concert starts at 3 p.m.

Get Fit: Healthy You Expo

The New Year’s resolutions people make in January often involve fitness. On January 21, a health expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sunset Mall. It will be a good opportunity to get some health screenings free of charge.

Stay With Us

San Angelo KOA is a good place to stay when exploring the city and visiting attractions such as the ASU Planetarium, Fort Concho, the Nature Center and Goodfellow AFB. You’re sure to have a good time, as you can fish at Lake Nasworthy and golf at one of the local courses.

To make reservations, call 800-562-7519 or visit our website; and to get information, call 325-949-3242 or email sanangelokoa@suddenlinkmail.com. Our address is 6699 Knickerbocker Road.

Bastrop First Friday Art Walk

Like many cities and towns across the country, Bastrop has an art walk on one evening every month.

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The event on the first Friday is an opportunity to browse through galleries and shops, as well as listen to live music and dine. A wide variety of creative works from local and national artists is displayed. The location is the historic downtown area, and admission is free. Hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Karaoke at Old Town Restaurant

Do you like to sing? If so, you’ll want to attend some of the karaoke sessions at the Old Town Restaurant. They are held every Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. The eatery is a friendly place that serves delicious burgers, wraps, steak and other typical American fare. They feature a different special on every weekday, and the one on Friday happens to be New York strip steak. The location is 931 Main Street.

Stay With Us

There is nothing like spending time outdoors to help a person relax, so plan a winter stay at our quiet, peaceful campground. You can fish off the riverbank and stroll along the river walk. The nights are cool now, but you’ll be comfortable in one of our cabins.

To reserve your spot at Bastrop / SE Austin / Colorado River KOA, call (800) 562-1620 or visit our website. For information, call (512) 321-7500 or email info@bastropkoa.com. The address is 98 Highway 71 West in Bastrop, Texas.

Wichita Falls Winter Sports

The Wichita Falls sports scene has something for everyone during winter. Your options include the home games of local ice hockey and basketball teams. In addition, the city has an ice skating venue and several golf courses where you can get some great exercise.

Ice Hockey and Basketball

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January competitions include the following:

  • The Wichita Falls Wildcats ice hockey team will play the Shreveport Mudbugs on January 6 and 7. The venue is Kay Yeager Coliseum, and tickets range from $7 to $15.
  • Both the Men’s’ and Women’s’ basketball teams from Midwestern State University have some home games scheduled during the coming weeks. The venue is D. L. Ligon Coliseum, and tickets range from $3 to $8.

Ice Skating

People of all ages love the feeling of gliding on the ice. Whether you are a novice or a pro, you can engage in the sport of ice skating at the Wichita Ice Center. If you’re going to be in the area for a while, you can even take a few lessons offered by the enterprise. The address is 505 W. Maple.

Golf

Our winters are mild enough for enjoying an afternoon out on the links. You can choose from Weeks Park Golf, River Creek Golf Course or Hawk Ridge Golf Club.

Stay With Us

To reserve your spot at Burkburnett/Wichita Falls KOA, call (800) 562-0842 or visit our website. For information, call (940) 569-3081 or email burkburnett@koa.com. Our address is 1202 East 3rd Street in Burkburnett, TX 76354.

Highlights of Livingston

If you’re looking for a peaceful place to fish and relax, head to Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA, an RV park tucked away in the pine forests of East Texas. When you venture into town, don’t miss the Thomas Mercantile, which is one of the area’s treasures.

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Thomas Mercantile

Founded in 1913, the Thomas Mercantile is a quaint, charming gift shop that will take you back in time in the most enjoyable way. Terry Thomas-Smith, the current owner, is the fourth generation of the family to operate the enterprise. You’ll be warmly welcomed as you come in and browse through an array of gift items that include candles, lotions, soaps, jewelry accessories and food items.

Jack Thomas, the owner’s father, is a WWII POW who sits on the porch and greets patrons. Within the store, you’re likely to see Kiku Thomas, the owner’s aunt, whose handmade pillowcases and aprons are available for purchase.

A visit to this store is a must. The address is 2464 Old Highway 35 N. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Trade Days

The Livingston Trade Days are held on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the third Monday of each month at Pedigo Park. You’ll find food, antiques and collectibles as well as arts and crafts. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Stay With Us

To book your spot, call (800) 562-5714 or visit our website. For information, call (936) 646-3824 or emailinfo@lakelivingstonkoa.com. The address is 15152 US Hwy 190 West in Onalaska, TX 77360.

Visit Historical Attractions in Jasper

Brookeland/Lake Sam Rayburn KOA is located amid hushed forests and rippling water, which makes it a great destination for fishing, hiking and birdwatching. However, when you want to go exploring, the town of Jasper is only a short drive away. The historical attractions, antique shops and art galleries beckon you to visit.

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Historical Attractions

  • The Jasper County Historical Museum houses wartime artifacts, treasured family heirlooms and information about area legends. You’ll find it at 165 Main Street.
  • A lovely example of Victorian architecture, the Beaty Orton House offers tours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The location is the corner of Water Street and Main Street.
  • You can browse through fire exhibits from different periods at the Jasper County Fire Museum. It is inside the Fire Hall.
  • The bell that tolls the hours at the Jasper County Courthouse is the same one that tolled the hours in the original clock tower that was constructed in 1890. Its address is 121 N. Austin.

Stay With Us

Plan a trip to Brookeland/Lake Sam Rayburn KOA when you need some downtime in a peaceful environment. The weather has become chilly, but you’ll be nice and warm in your cabin.

We’ll treat you like family and try to make your stay as pleasant as possible. To make reservations, call 800-562-1612 or visit our website. For information, call 409-698-3422 or email us at brookelandkoa@gmail.com. Our address is 505 CR 212 in Brookeland, Texas.

Things to Do in Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe is known for being a great place to engage in water sports of all kinds. In addition, the community offers great entertainment on a regular basis. A classic holiday play will be showing this weekend, and a talent competition will be held in January.

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Miracle on 34th Street

We all treasure warm-hearted Christmas movies and stories that have been a part of the American holiday landscape for decades. One example is Miracle on 34th Street, a play that you can enjoy at the Crighton Theatre. The main character is Kris Kringle, an elderly man in a retirement home who gets a Santa job at Macy’s. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets range from $15 to $22.

Montgomery County’s Got Talent

On January 13 at the Crighton Theatre, people from the area will compete in a talent show. At 7:30 p.m., musicians, singers, dancers and poets will entertain an audience, and prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. Tickets may be purchased online starting December 19.

Stay With Us

Winter is coming soon, but you’ll be snug and warm in our cozy cabins. Perhaps a fishing trip is just what you need to relax. We have a catch-and-release pond onsite, and fishing areas in the lake are nearby as well.

To reserve your spot at Lake Conroe KOA, call 800-562-9750 or visit our website. For information, call 936-582-1200 or email lakeconroe@koa.net. Our address is 19785 Highway 105 West Montgomery, Texas.