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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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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





Guenther House

Historic house was built by Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, in 1859

San Antonio, TX Historic Homes

Alamo Museum - D.R.T. Library

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, located inside the Alamo walls and south of the Alamo shrine, is open to the public for research. The focus of the collection is the period of the Texas Republic, 1836-1846

San Antonio, TX Historic Libraries

Reynosa, Mexico

Reynosa is a 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 wildgame dinners; occasional Sun. afternoon bullfights. Gift shops cater to U.S. visitors with wealth of handicraft items in the Zona Rosa (

McAllen, TX Day Trips

Orange Grove Area Museum

Historic artifacts and other memorabilia recall the history and German influence in the area. Exhibits include a replica of an early dry good store, the old post office front from the 1920s, and one of the first pianos to arrive in the area in the early 1800s. (It has only 85 keys.)

Orange Grove, TX Museums

Sheriff's Posse Rodeo

Rodeo cowboys demonstrate calf roping, bull-riding, and Quarter Horse racing every Saturday evening at rodeo arena 2 miles south of Edinburg via U.S. 281; 0.5 mile west on Wisconsin Rd.;

Edinburg, TX Rodeos

Choke Canyon Reservoir Horse Trails

Choke Canyon State Park - North Shore Equestrian Area: This area, in excess of 1200 acres with 18 miles of trails, is accessed by a paved road across the dam from the South Shore Unit to North Shore. The area'

, TX Equestrian

The Alamo City Grand Tour

Blending the history of San Antonio with its current culture, the Alamo City Grand Tour offers an encompassing view of the San Antonio landscape as you visit the Alamo, Governor's Palace, Riverwalk and more! You'll travel by motor coach along the 8

San Antonio, TX Tours

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