Recreation & Tourism

JHK Equestrian Country Club owner Jamie Ricks instructs a student in the riding arena. (VBR)

Summer Camps Keep Kids Busy

When the final school bell rings in the summer break, many parents turn to private businesses for programs to keep their children active through new experiences. Throughout the Rio Grande Valley there are dozens upon dozens of summer camps offering just about any activity that catches a youngster’s fancy. From horseback riding to physical fitness and art to academics, these businesses offer year-round classes in their fields, but come summer…

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Island Native Surfs to Success

Kerry Schwartz discovered surfing at a young age growing up in the Rio Grande Valley. “Surfing was always my passion,” he said. “I even…
South Padre Island

Upcoming Summit Explores Historic Preservation

Preservation Texas will hold its 2018 Preservation Summit in Brownsville Feb. 25-28. The multi-stop event will explore the Lower Rio Grande Valley’s historic resources as…
Brownsville

Topgolf Breaks Ground in Pharr

Destination to create hundreds of jobs City of Pharr officials, the…
Pharr

Onion Fest Receives State Recognition

Weslaco Chamber garners multiple awards from TFEA The Weslaco Area…
Weslaco

Digital Beach Bums Promote the Island 

Live web cams attract valuable audience A video of a large alligator…
South Padre Island