A Tropical Winter Weekend Getaway in Harlingen

January 28, 2019 | By Daniel Blue Tyx

The business loop of US 77 running through Harlingen is called Sunshine Strip, and the name couldn’t be more accurate. Harlingen boasts February highs of around 73 degrees and an average of only three days of rain for the entire month. For decades, snowbirds from across the United States and Canada have made the city a winter home; the airport even has seasonal direct flights from Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver.

On Valley Time

January 12, 2017 | By Daniel Blu Tyx

When I told my wife, Laura, about my idea of a road trip across the Rio Grande Valley, she was initially skeptical.

Happy in Harlingen

November 15, 2014 | By Eileen Mattei

Harlingen came to life in 1904 as a crossroads on the Arroyo Colorado, garnering the daunting nickname of “Rattlesnake Junction” because of the abundance of rattlers that greeted railroad workers.

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