Recreation & Tourism

Investment Pays Off for SPI

Hotelier Barry Patel is upping his ante in the South Padre Island tourism economy with the construction of a Courtyard by Marriott near his Hilton Garden Inn on the north end of the coastal town. He is wagering the Island’s future will deal him a full house. “I am very optimistic about the Island,” said Patel, a former mayor. “The things that the city has done in the last three…

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History Echoes in Edinburg

The windows that wrap around Stephen Reynolds’ office at the Echo Hotel look out into a city that has grown around the nearly 60-year-old…
Edinburg

Summer Camps Keep Kids Busy

When the final school bell rings in the summer break, many parents turn to private businesses for programs to keep their children active through…
Edinburg

Island Native Surfs to Success

Kerry Schwartz discovered surfing at a young age growing up in the Rio…
South Padre Island

Upcoming Summit Explores Historic Preservation

Preservation Texas will hold its 2018 Preservation Summit in…
Brownsville

Topgolf Breaks Ground in Pharr

Destination to create hundreds of jobs City of Pharr officials, the…
Pharr