Tag Archives: Rio Grande Valley

Big Rio Grande Valley Welcome for Winter Texans

It’s no secret that RV parks and resorts in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) whose livelihoods depend on the annual influx of Winter Texansare facing several challenges. Many of today’s winter visitors are younger and more mobile than their counterparts … Continue reading

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50 Things We Love About Texas

1. Texas Hospitality 2. Paso Del Rio, or River Walk, the Jewel of the City (San Antonio) 3. Fresh from the Gulf shrimp and oysters 4. Exploring the pine and hardwood forests of the Piney Woods of East Texas 5. … Continue reading

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Welcome Home Winter Texans to the RGV

RV and mobile home park operators in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) say all indications point to a successful year for Winter Texan visitors. At South Padre Island, there’s been a 10 percent increase in the number of inquiries from … Continue reading

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Frontera Audubon: An Urban Nature Preserve

Located four blocks from the Weslaco downtown business district, Frontera Audubon is a private non-profit nature preserve featuring mature native woodlands, thornscrub, trails, wetlands, and butterfly gardens. This 15-acre urban site provides habitat for a wide variety of birds, butterflies, … Continue reading

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Wings of Spring: South Padre Island Nature and Birding Center (SPI BNC)

Padre Island is a gorgeous island off the southern coast of Texas, the largest of the Texas barrier islands and the longest barrier island in the world. Padre Island is made up of North Padre Island, which is 26 miles long and … Continue reading

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Farmers Market in Downtown McAllen

Tucked away in McAllen’s downtown entertainment district, The Market at Alhambra is a new concept in farmers markets. On a recent Saturday, we decided to check it out. It happens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday with Alhambra, … Continue reading

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Timeless Texas: Roma Bluffs World Birding Center

The epicenter of Starr County’s birding activity is the Roma Bluffs World Birding Center, on the scenic bluffs high above the Rio Grande in the small town of Roma, a once-thriving steamboat port. One of nine sites that make up … Continue reading

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Birding Hacienda: Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center

Quinta Mazatlan, a 1930s country estate in the heart of McAllen, is an historic Spanish Revival adobe hacienda surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and native woodland. Built on a high knoll by writer and adventurer Jason Matthews and his wealthy … Continue reading

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Beaks and Feathers: Resaca De La Palma State Park and World Birding Center

Resaca de la Palma State Park boasts the largest tract of native habitat in the World Birding Center network. Etched by ancient curves of the Rio Grande, its 1,200 semi-tropical acres provide a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle … Continue reading

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Timeless Texas: Old Hidalgo Pumphouse World Birding Center

The Hidalgo Pumphouse, a wing of the World Birding Center series of nine Valley sites, is a tribute to the Magic Valley’s early 20th century transition into a dynamic agriculture powerhouse. The historic pumphouse is a symbol of the Valley’s … Continue reading

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