Park News

Calling all Marines!

The Rio Grande Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League announces that the Commandant of the Department of Texas Marine Corps League, will conduct a meeting at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11:00 am to form a new Detachment here in Rio Grande Valley. Any Marine interested in joining... read more

25th Annual Winter Texan Expo presented by South Texas Health System

What could be better than free health screenings combined with vendor giveaways and great door prizes?  NOTHING, of course!  That's why you'll find all of this, and more, at the Winter Texan Expo & Health Fair!!! This year is the 25th anniversary of the event!  It will be held January 16 and 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McAllen Convention... read more

4th Annual Paella Festival Cookoff Competition

The Annual Brownsville Historical Association presents the Brownsville Paella Festival and Cook Off Competition. A celebration of Hispanic History, for the last four years, this event has explored a unique part of history and culture through its paella cooking team competition. In past years, the cooking teams, judges, and attendees have enjoyed the friendly competition... read more

Día de los Muertos – 14th annual festival on October 28th

Join the Museum of South Texas History for our 14th annual Día de los Muertos festival on October 28th. Enjoy local food vendors, live music performances, face painting, a community altar exhibit, crafts, activities, Mexican artisans, photograph opportunities, traditional folklórico dances in a community observation of tradition and beliefs. Regular admission applies to this event: Adults... read more

What’s so great about retirement in South Texas, anyway?

Let me start out by offering a quick disclaimer:  I’m not retired.  Unfortunately, I’m far from it.  And, I’ve never been to retirement destinations in Arizona or Florida, so I personally have nothing to base this column on except the conversations I’ve had over the last 10 years with the hundred-thousand-plus (yes, 100,000+) Winter Texans who come... read more

Good Vibrations to perform at Llano Grande Resort

Sun, Surf & California Girls!  Those were the days.  Celebrate the music of the Beach Boys with Good Vibrations at Llano Grande Resort & Country Club on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at 7 pm.  Doors open at 6 pm. Good Vibrations is the ultimate, exciting tribute to the music and spirit of... read more

Winter Texan Expo Tuesday January 17-18!

What could be better than free health screenings combined with vendor giveaways and great door prizes?  The Winter Texan Expo & Health Fair, of course!!! This year, the 24th Annual event will be held January 17 and 18, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McAllen Convention Center.  Although it's called the "Winter Texan" Expo and Health... read more

Celebrate the music of the Beach Boys with Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations Sun, Surf & California Girls!  Those were the days.  Celebrate the music of the Beach Boys with Good Vibrations at Llano Grande Resort & Country Club on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 pm.  Doors open at 6 pm. Good Vibrations is the ultimate, exciting tribute to the music and spirit of the... read more