Winter Texans flock here to avoid frigid temps at home

Jennifer Fry

Staff writer

If the hot, dry summers are a draw to the area for avid pilots, Uvalde’s mild winters are a pull for a different set of tourists.

Winter Texans as they are known, this group migrates to the area from October to April each year to escape the bitter cold of their home states.

They hail from places as far north as Saskatchewan, Canada, and as far south as Oklahoma. Other locales include South Dakota and Tennessee.

While in town, they make their home at Quail Springs RV Park. Many of them stay for three and four months at a time. Some are known to stay for much longer.

“Everybody has to book a year in advance, but we rent the whole year,” said Judy Williams, who is from Oakland, Tennessee. Her husband, Thomie, sings with the local southern gospel band God’s Scrap Iron.

“We keep our trailer down here all the time,” she said.

“Mine’s been here in the same spot for 15 years, I think,” Jean Fish added.


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