In Texas' lush lower Rio Grande Valley, noted for subtropical
climate, access to Old Mexico and tourist facilities catering
to thousands of summer and winter visitors. many Midwesterners
and Canadians spend the entire winter here, strolling in slacks
and sport shirts amid blossoming citrus groves. Tourist club caters
to visitors with ;planned daily activities such as dances, tours,
bridge, domino and shuffleboard tournaments, shows, and concerts.
Economy based on tourists, citrus, vegetables, oil, gas, international
trade with Mexico and conventions that enjoy extensive facilities.
- McALLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM - Variety plus! Mexican
folk art, colorful masks, and costumes in Ethnography Gallery
Museum also features paintings and sculptures, plus traveling
exhibits. Open Tues. to Sat. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sun 1
to 5 p.m. located at 1900 Nolana.
- REYNOSA, MEXICO - Charming Mexican city of over 500,000
just 8 miles south of McAllen, just across the Rio Grande. Several
fine restaurants long famed for elaborate wild-game dinners; occasional
Sunday afternoon bullfights. Gift shops cater to U.S. visitors
with wealth of handicraft items in the Zona Rosa (tourist area),
and in traditional Mexican market in midtown. Several hotels offer
van service to and from Reynosa. Access via Texas 336 to McAllen-Hidalgo-Reynosa
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