Places and things in Texas

McAllen and Hidalgo County

McAllen, Texas various items about the City of McAllen

repair on Highland Ave. McAllen TX - from storm on 29 March 2012

a Lawn (front yard) left to go natural, in McAllen TX


I Love Books McAllen, TX

Books-n-Things McAllen, TX

Paragraph Books a delightful independent bookstore on South Padre Island.

McAllen also has 2 Barnes and Noble stores,
            one on N. 10 & Nolana and the other at Palms Crossing Ware Road & Expressway 83.

Harlingen had a Walden Books (now closed in 2011) in Valle Vista Mall at Expressway 83 and Expressway 77

Brownsville has a Walden Books in Sunrise Mall on the east side of Expressway 77 at the intersection with FM 802

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LIBRARIES in South Texas index page.

How to build a snowman demonstration from the 2004 Christmas snow in McAllen

Building Plywood Snowshoes

South Texas Mountaineering Club - McAllen, Texas

excursions in Mexico

South Texas Mountaineering Club - STMC - 1975 introduction

S Tex Mountaineering Club - 1975 pictures. climbing near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and near San Carlos, Tamaulipas, Mexico

good Bread Bakeries in McAllen

Birdie Cakes and Bakery a place for made-to-order cakes - also Breakfast and Lunch - 301 N. Main Street - in McAllen, TX

How to make Trail Bread over coals - in the field - illustrated.

Notable otherwise un-advertised places and history in Texas.

The Republic of the Rio Grande a bit of south Texas history in 1840.
La Lomita Mission in Mission, Texas - a small mission church founded by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate around or shortly after 1849.

Port Aransas, Texas

Port Aransas Museum and Farley Boat Works

Port Aransas - WWII coastal defense gun mount

Port Mansfield, Texas

RV and Travel Trailer Parks in Port Mansfield, TX

Windjammer Restaurant Port Mansfield, TX

Port Mansfield Marina fuel, food, ice etc. in mid Lower Laguna Madre, east of Raymondville, TX

Indian Point Motel - nice place to stay on the South shore of Matagorda Bay, next to Magnolia Beach, Texas.

Sabinal, Texas
accomodations found while on the way to a visit to camp at Garner State Park
west of San Antonio and west of Hondo, TX.

Garner State Park, Texas

Magnolia Beach, Texas - Chumley Drive
Magnolia Beach is a tiny community on the south shore of Matagorda Bay, just east of Port Lavaca, TX.

Some good places to EAT

SASIS Thai Restaurant in Brownsville on E. Ruben Torres Jr Blvd

Rutledge hamburger stand a place to eat in Brownsville since 1924.

Windjammer Restaurant Port Mansfield, TX

Birdie Cakes - in McAllen, TX on Main Street a few blocks north of Archer Park.

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Sailing Charter Boat - Port Isabel - South Padre Island Time for Sailing.

Complete Fleet Maintenance Auto and truck repair and maintenance in McAllen, TX.

Pro-Tech Appliance Repair and Installation in Mission, Texas -

new School PSJA school district

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Local Businesses we enjoyed which are no longer... They are closed.

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