Tag Archives: Villa de Cortez

Haunted Hotel: La Niña

Haunted Hotel: La Niña takes place in the basement of the Villa de Cortez Hotel in the center of Weslaco’s downtown historic district. (photo Haunted Hotel: La Niña)

With the recent change in the weather, we can’t help but anticipate the spookiness that lies ahead. Those looking for a good scare this season will want to keep Haunted Hotel: La Niña on their radar. Unlike your traditional haunted house setups, this one has roots that run a little deeper than ground level. This one is making its debut in the basement of National and Texas registered historic landmark…

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Downtown Weslaco on the Verge of “Hitting it Big”

Pedro Ayala of BUILDrgv and Weslaco EDC Director Steven Valdez

The historic, Spanish-architecturally inspired Villa de Cortez, built in 1928 in downtown Weslaco, was the perfect venue for “The Future of Downtown” dinner Aug. 30 hosted by BUILDrgv (Building Urban & Innovative Land Development in the Rio Grande Valley), an organization who hopes to spark a conversation about how to engage with your downtown. “These events are to bring people together,” says Pedro Ayala, the evening’s host, founder and chief…

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The Future of Downtowns

"The Future of Downtowns"

BuildRGV is focusing on the Rio Grande Valley’s downtowns and their economic prosperity with “The Future of Downtowns” Aug. 30 in downtown Weslaco. Held for downtown merchants, property owners, builders, developers, city planners and EDC staff, and county and downtown managers, the event provides innovative approaches to driving traffic to downtown. Attendees will learn not only how to bring more traffic to their downtowns, but also success stories of other vibrant…

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Venues Connect with Valley’s Past

A handful of event centers in the Rio Grande Valley set themselves apart from the crowd by offering venues steeped in the history and heritage of Deep South Texas. From historic buildings to outdoor settings, these businesses specialize in helping customers plan everything from weddings to corporate gatherings. The businesses featured here represent a small sampling of venues that reflect the heritage and natural beauty of the Valley.   Villa…

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