4 Things to See at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Spring is here and summer will soon follow, which means it’s time to take advantage of the Rio Grande Valley’s warm climate. Remember, you don’t have to travel far to take in beautiful South Texas landscapes. A short drive to southern Alamo will lead you to the beautiful Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. For the... read more

Veterans and Nature Parks Headed to Alamo

Two new projects are in the works for the City of Alamo in 2016. Both the Veterans Memorial Park and the Alamo Nature Park are slated for construction later this year, the Alamo Economic Development Corporation announced this week. “I think they are going to be a great asset to the communities,” said Melisa Gonzalez,... read more

Alamo EDC Invites Small Business Owners to Special Workshop

The Alamo EDC will be hosting a special small business workshop from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 30th at Alamo City Hall. The workshop will cater to local Alamo businesses and start-ups and will focus on discussing the Alamo Revolving Loan Fund Program and Texas Rural Communities (TRC) and how they can... read more

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Nominated for “10 Best Reader’s Choice Award”

Alamo’s Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge has been nominated for a USA Today “10Best Reader’s Choice Award.” 10Best is a site which covers unique travel destinations from around the world. Their featured poll ranks the best places to see wildlife in the United States. According to the contest site, 10Best asked a team of wildlife... read more

Valley hosts “ICSC Texas Alliance for P3 Retail Program”

The Alamo EDC participated in a landmark gathering this past February as retail industry experts gathered to discuss the future of Rio Grande Valley retail. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Rio South Texas Economic Council (RSTEC) hosted the first “ICSC Texas Alliance for P3 Retail Program” on February 25th at TSTC... read more

Alamo’s Flea Market: A Fun Attraction for Out-of-Towners

Alamo has a wonderful blend of Texan and Mexican cultures, and there is no better place to experience the combination than the Alamo Flea Market. Because of Alamo’s proximity to the Mexican border, visitors can enjoy traditional street tacos and dance to the sounds of conjunto music, all while purchasing a new pair of cowboy... read more

Alamo Has the Best of Both Worlds

Are you a small town lover or do you crave the big city life? Why not have both? Alamo is a mid-sized town offering the best of both worlds. With a population of over 18,000, the city is just outside the metropolitan area of McAllen and the home of the peaceful Santa Ana National Wildlife... read more

Why Alamo is the Perfect Place for Retirees

The Rio Grande Valley remains a major destination for Winter Texans. This onslaught of newcomers causes a major boost in Alamo’s economy, helping to bring more jobs to residents and profits to businesses. Winter Texans have spent as much as $800 million in one season living in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a report... read more

Bird Species Surely to be Spotted at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Trees and marshy lands at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge provide the perfect sanctuary for migratory birds from across the world. World-class photographers and bird researchers often flock to the sanctuary to spot migratory birds and research their habitats. However, birding isn’t just for veterans who can spot a Northern Shoveler from 100 feet... read more

When the Skies Are Clear, the Birds Glide at Santa Ana

Now is the perfect time to go birdwatching. The weather is warming up but the famous South Texas heat hasn’t hit yet and rain is not in the forecast. The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is the premier location in the Rio Grande Valley to check out nature at its finest. Better Weather According to... read more

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