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Texas - South Texas Plains

Say hello to the Alamo - and adios to the winter blues and the summer doldrums. Soak up some sun in the tropical Rio Grande Valley. Stroll the streets of Laredo. Attend a fiesta, admire a Picasso, and savor a salsa-spiced snack. You will soon find that there is nothing plain about the South Texas Plains. Throughout the year, this fascinating region, from San Antonio to the Rio Grande, offers delights, muy especial!

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Fort Duncan

Established 1849 and occupied by three companies of 1st U.S. Infantry Regiment. During Civil War, post was occupied by Confederate troops of Frontier Regiment. Federal troops reoccupied post 1868; it remained under military authority until 1916

Eagle Pass, TX Forts

Vietnam and Korean Veterans Memorial

Vietnam memorial depicts a scene from the Battle for Hill 881 South-a radio man calling for help for a wounded comrade. Korean statue depicts a Marine and a soldier sitting back-to-back in an outpost bunker in the subzero cold of North Korea in winter of 1950

San Antonio, TX Memorials

Falcon State Park

572.6 acres on shores of Falcon Reservoir offer cabins, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, trailer sites with electricity, rest rooms with showers, and snack bar. About 14 miles northwest via U.S. 83, F.M. 2098, Park Road 46;

Roma, TX State Parks

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

A handsome monument marks site where Col. James W. Fannin Jr. and his men surrendered to Mexican army after Battle of Coleto Creek Mar. 20, 1836. Though Fannin believed surrender was on honorable terms, Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna overruled local Mexican commander'

Fannin, TX Historic Sites

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

600-acre area set aside to preserve native flora and fauna of lower Rio Grande Valley. On banks of Rio Grande, park offers picnicking, rest rooms, bird-watching and nature study. New nature trails, boardwalks and a Hawk Preservation Tower. Located off U.S. 83, exit F.M. 2062

Mission, TX State Parks


Reynosa, Mexico

Reynosa is a charming Mexican city just across the Rio Grande. Several fine restaurants long famed for elaborate wild-game dinners; occasional Sun. afternoon bullfights. Gift shops cater to U.S. visitors with wealth of handicraft items in the Zona Rosa (tourist area)

Hidalgo, TX Day Trips

Tips Park

Thirty-one acre park one mile west off Texas 72 on Frio River. Camping, fishing, and picnic areas.

Three Rivers, TX Parks

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park

371-acre park near eastern city limits on the Bob Bullock Loop (Loop 20), just north of U.S. 59. Picnic facilities, RV facilities, camping, rest rooms, dump station, boat ramp, and fishing pier. The 1,656-acre lake is among the state'

Laredo, TX State Parks

La Borde House

Completed 1899 as home and border store by French merchant-riverboat trader. Converted to hotel operated by family until the 1930s. Designed by Parisian architects;

Rio Grande City, TX Historic Homes

Courthouse Museum

Helena's abandoned courthouse is now a museum of area history with early trail, ranch and home artifacts, tools and implements. Upstairs area features early courtroom setting. Schoolroom setting recalls days when building was used as a school, 1894 - 1945

Helena, TX Museums

Grace Armantrout Museum

Many of the museum's artifacts were donated in trust to the citizens of Live Oak County by Grace Armantrout. Displayed are a piano, housewares, collections of seashells, rocks, china, glassware, firearms, smoking pipes, eyeglasses, art, furniture, and early farm implements. On U.S. 281

George West, TX Museums

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