Recreation & Tourism

Relief is Spelled W-A-T-E-R

As South Texans look for cool freshwater relief to beat the heat, thousands travel to South Padre Island to enjoy the massive Schlitterbahn water park complex. Open since 2001, Schlitterbahn operates its summer-seasonal outdoor park with churning wave pools, water slides with varying thrill levels and calmer waters more suited for a relaxing tube float. In 2012, Schlitterbahn opened its year-round indoor water park and resort hotel. But elsewhere in…

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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…
South Padre Island

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…
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