Spotlight on Alamo Texas

Alamo Texas is a small city with just over 18,000 year-round residents, located in the Rio Grande Valley. Although you might be tempted to think it was named after The Alamo located in San Antonio, it was instead named after the abundance of Cottonwood trees that grew in the area. Spanish-speaking people and original ancestors…

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Reconnect with Nature: Rio Grande Valley Parks, Refuges & Nature Centers

The unique climate of the Rio Grande Valley makes it a prime location for encountering plants and animals that can’t be found anywhere else in the United States. There are many great parks, refuges, sanctuaries, and nature centers throughout South Texas, making the local wildlife accessible for visitors and residents to enjoy. Here you’ll find…

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Beautiful South Padre Island

South Padre Island and its 34-miles of beaches is a favorite destination for locals, vacationers and Winter Texans. Situated between the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay, this resort area offers something to do for visitors of all ages, whether you are 5 or 75. Water Adventures & Horseback Riding Watersports of all kinds…

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Spotlight on McAllen, Texas

McAllen, Texas is a charming, lively city with lots to offer. From arts and entertainment to shopping and dining to outdoor activities and historical sites, this destination will provide you with plenty to keep busy, no matter how long you’re in town for. Local Arts and Entertainment McAllen’s arts district, located along Main Street in…

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Spotlight on Weslaco, Texas

The charming city of Weslaco offers an ideal Rio Grande Valley location, situated in between the larger South Texas cities of McAllen to the west and Harlingen to the east, each just a 15-minute drive away. A Texas “Main Street” City Take a drive down Texas Boulevard, the city’s palm tree-lined historic Main Street. You’ll…

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Spotlight on Harlingen, Texas

Residents and Winter Texans have long known a little secret about Harlingen that CBS Money Watch recently shared with the world — It has the nation’s lowest cost of living. In fact, it costs roughly 17% less than the national average to enjoy life here. This South Texas city located in the Rio Grande Valley…

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