Tag Archives: Mexico City

Brownsville Native Gains UT Honor

Tony Garza

He was at the time a 20-something Brownsville lawyer seeking to become Cameron County’s district attorney. A turn of events in the fall of 1988, including the sudden death of the county judge, propelled Tony Garza into a different direction. Garza would shift over to running for county judge as a Republican. He appeared to be a longshot in a Democratic-leaning region.  What appeared to be improbable then became a…

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McAllen Entities Pair Up for Discount Airfare


The McAllen Economic Development Corporation and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer a $250 roundtrip airfare from McAllen to Mexico City via Aeromar Airlines. “McAllen Economic Development Corporation is happy to support McAllen International Airport and our great partner, Aeromar Airlines with this promotional offer. We are committed to expanding business opportunities and partnerships that benefit our community,” said MEDC President and CEO, Keith Patridge. “This fare promotion…

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McAllen, Aeromar and Mexico Stronger Together

McAllen representatives in Mexico CIty

The City of McAllen recently participated in key government and business meetings in Mexico City. Officials traveled to the area to forge stronger tourism and ties, while also increasing awareness of Aeromar Airlines’s non-stop flights. The meetings provided an opportunity for preliminary discussions to begin the process of forging Sister City ties with Mexico City. City of McAllen officials visited Mexico’s capitol city to continue promoting Aeromar’s non-stop route from McAllen…

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Delegation Gears up for McAllen Day in Mexico

McAllen Convention Center (photo McAllen.net/City of McAllen)

The McAllen Convention and Visitors Bureau is gearing up for its annual McAllen Day in Mexico City on March 28. Organizing and making the event possible is a huge undertaking that involves city government, the Chamber of Commerce and La Plaza Mall. Delegates are also instrumental, including travel agents, tour operators and hotel representatives in promoting the city’s amenities and shopping opportunities. In all, it will be a delegation of…

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IBC Executive Meets with Mexican Leaders

IBC Bank Executive Vice President Gerry Schwebel and Chief of Staff designee and Liaison to the Mexican private sector Alfonso Romo

IBC Bank Executive Vice President Gerald “Gerry” Schwebel recently participated in a mission to Mexico City to meet with leaders of the incoming government of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Organizer of the mission was the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue, an initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The group, made up of both U.S. and Mexican leaders, addresses core issues in the countries’ bilateral relationship. Schwebel and other representatives met with…

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McAllen Day Continues Outreach in Mexico

Representatives of the entire McAllen Day delegation pose on stage after the McAllen Day in Mexico City Style Show.

Event entices travelers, shoppers Partner agencies recently hosted McAllen Day in Mexico City to create awareness about McAllen as a destination. The event also served to further relationships with friends and colleagues in Mexico. Representatives from the City of McAllen, La Plaza Mall and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau made the trip to put on the event, which included an expo, fashion show and press conference.…

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McAllen Day in Mexico City

McAllen Day in Mexico City showcases McAllen hotels, restaurants and retail July 11.

July 11 marks McAllen showcase The McAllen CVB, Simon-La Plaza Mall, and the city’s retail and aviation departments host McAllen Day in Mexico City July 11. McAllen hotels, restaurants and retail stores may promote their businesses via a tabletop display at the event. Participating businesses will be responsible for their own airfare, ground transportation, hotel, meals and any incidentals. In addition, businesses must set up a table top exhibit and provide 150…

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