3 Days In The Field: BIRDS, BEACHES AND BATTLES

3 Days In The Field: BIRDS, BEACHES AND BATTLES

June 4, 2015

This article first appeared on the Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine website in June 2015. Head to the border for a Brownsville history lesson and wildlife watching. By Melissa Gaskill A recent visit to this border city, which I sometimes bypass for a certain nearby island (hint: South Padre), reminded me of Brownsville’s variety of outdoor activities,… Read more »

A New Star for Texas: the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Plan

A New Star for Texas: the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Plan

April 23, 2017

Posted on Rails to Trails. The Active Plan is poised to turn south Texas into a world-class tourist destination—and spark a new era for health and wellness. There’s a saying that “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” In the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 10 municipalities in Cameron County are proving the expression right as they embark on… Read more »

BCVB presents demonstration in making tamales

BCVB presents demonstration in making tamales

March 23, 2016

The Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau honored National Tamale Day with its first tamale-making demonstration Wednesday at the Bike Barn on Madison Street. BCVB president Mariano “Bean“ Ayala said the city should be recognized as the tamale capital of the United States. Read More…

Boca Chica Beach Ranked #1 on Texas’ Best Spots On The Coast

Boca Chica Beach Ranked #1 on Texas’ Best Spots On The Coast

August 29, 2016

Photo by: Justin Carrasquillo / Texas Monthly Boca Chica State Park was recently ranked #1 on Texas Monthly’s 15 Best Spots on the Coast. A sandy eight-mile beach on a narrow spit of arid land between the Rio Grande delta and the salt flats of the lower Laguna Madre, Boca Chica is the alpha and omega of Texas—the place… Read more »