Recreation & Tourism

Soccer tournaments are a key part of the youth sports events McAllen hosts every year. (Courtesy)

Youth Sports Lead The Way To Recovery

The road back to tourism recovery in McAllen leads through its youth soccer, baseball, softball and football fields in the view of a city official who has spent years cultivating relationships that have brought teams and visitors by the thousands to local parks. Robert Lopez, the vice president of Visit McAllen, is hardly allowing the setbacks of 2020 to temper his ambitions to bring more youth sports events and tournaments…

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State Parks Work to Return to Normal Capacity

Texas State Parks have begun a process of expanding capacity statewide, tracking Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest reopening order. The parks encourage masks for visitors,…

Port Isabel Lighthouse Reopens

The historic Port Isabel Lighthouse is now reopen to the public, as well as the park and Keeper’s Cottage Visitors Center. Weather permitting, hours…
Port Isabel

McAllen Library Now Loaning Video Games

The McAllen Public Library is now allowing borrowers 17 years and…
McAllen

Hike & Bike Trail Connects Communities

Hidalgo County Commissioner Eduardo Cantu had modest expectations when…
Brownsville

Kick Off the Year With a First Day Hike

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is encouraging Texans to…