Winter Birding Tips

Even though it’s technically winter, the Rio Grande Valley still has sunshine and enjoyable weather every day. Because of this, many birds migrate south to the Valley, enabling birders to view different species accustomed to a certain temperature intermingling with each other. However, even though it still feels like spring or summer in the Rio... read more

Texas on Tour Sales Blitz

The City of Alamo Makes Headway in Ontario, Canada The tip of Texas has always been a favorite spot for Winter Texans, so the City of Alamo decided to shine a spotlight on the region, enticing new visitors to the area. As a result, the City of Alamo formed the Winter Texan Committee to develop... read more

Goodwill Industries Grand Opening

On the morning of December 3rd, the City of Alamo welcomed a brand new business. Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Inc. joined the list of booming businesses in the growing metropolis. The company celebrated the grand opening of its seventh Goodwill store and donation station in the Rio Grande Valley. The Alamo Economic Development Corporation... read more

Best Place to Live in Texas: The Ideal Location in the City of Alamo

The City of Alamo is a growing metropolis and centrally located in one of the best places to live in Texas. A study was conducted by NerdWallet, a website specializing in information, insight and consumer-driven advice about finance, and the site has been featured in The New York Times, ABC News, Forbes, The Washington Post... read more

Adventure Awaits

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1943 for the protection of migratory birds. The refuge is right in the middle of this biological diversity, which is what makes this 2,088-acre parcel the ‘jewel of the National Wildlife Refuge System.’ Though small, Santa Ana offers visitors an opportunity to see birds, butterflies and many... read more

Christmas Bird Count: A Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Special Event

Prior to the turn of the 20th century, people engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas “Side Hunt.” An appalling and bloody custom, those involved would choose sides and go afield with their guns; whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered and furred game won. Conservation was in its infancy at that... read more

Christmas in Central Park

The 6th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade Shouts and cries of glee will be heard all over the City of Alamo on Saturday, December 12th. Alamo invites its citizens and residents of the Rio Grande Valley out to its 6th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Downtown Tree. The holiday celebration will begin with... read more

Ocelots Looking for a Home

A beautiful and endangered wild cat known as the ocelot once roamed the Unites States from South Texas up into Arkansas and Louisiana. This unique species suffered from habitat loss due to agriculture, hunting for their fur and pet trading. As a result, the only place you can spot these talented creatures today is deep... read more

Putting Alamo EDC on the Map: The Texas Conference and Deal Making Endeavor

The City of Alamo embarked on a landmark endeavor last week. For quite possibly the first time, the city’s presence was known at a statewide event held by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The ICSC holds an annual conference in Texas every year known as the Texas Conference and Deal Making. Deal making... read more

Eat, Drink and Be Scary: The City of Alamo’s Annual Fall Festival

A waning moon in a dark sky is your only light; glees of delight mixed with screams of terror greet your ear. A ghastly laugh is heard in the distance and the aroma of devilish sweets makes its way to your eager senses. This is what’s to be expected at the City of Alamo’s Annual... read more

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