Downtown Harlingen Hot Points


Downtown Harlingen Hot Points

Downtown HarlingenDowntown Harlingen is a hotspot for seasonal events this month. This includes the Downtown Harlingen Ghost Tour, trick-or-treating on Jackson Street and unique merchant promotions, 

But did you know Downtown Harlingen …

  • Has a 98 percent occupancy rate for business. Only two buildings are available for lease as of the middle of September.
  • Is one of only five Valley areas to be designated as part of the Texas Main Street program. It supports communities in the preservation and revitalization of historic downtowns and commercial neighborhood districts. Brownsville, Pharr, Rio Grande City and Laredo are the others. 
  • Hosts Market Day every month typically the first Saturday. Harlingen Art Night occurs on the last Friday of each month. 

According to Edward Meza, people who have experienced Downtown Jackson Street say they love the mixture of different businesses. This includes unique antique stores, boutiques, salons, wood furniture makers, a tuxedo store, uniform store, insurance companies, engraving, vinyl places and offices, among others.

Inform. Educate. Entertain. Inspire. Those are the four key components Lisa believes must be present in “the perfect story” and accomplishing that is her goal every time she sits down to write. Lisa is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years in the industry as a newspaper reporter, editor, photographer and page designer. In June of 2019, she left the Valley Morning Star after four years as its editor. During her stint at the VMS, she also created and was the editor of Valley Women Inspire, a magazine published by AIM Media Texas, owners of the Valley Morning Star, McAllen Monitor and Brownsville Herald. Originally from Southeastern Wisconsin, Seiser was the editor of a weekly newspaper, the Lake Geneva Regional News. She then moved to Junction City, Kansas, to be the editor of the Daily Union in that city before relocating to the RGV to work at the Valley Morning Star. Seiser has lived in Harlingen since June of 2015 and loves palm trees, the beach, traveling, golfing and her three rescue dogs.