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Rio Grande City Visitor’s Guide

Rio Grande City Visitor’s Guide

Table of Contents 101 S. Washington St. Rio Grande City, Tx 78582 (956) 487-0672

Calendar of Events.......................................6-9 Rio Grande City Historic Downtown Map..........................10-11 Rio Grande City Main Street.........................13 Kelsey Bass Museum & Event Center..........14

406 E. Main Street Rio Grande City, TX 78582 (956) 488-0047

Rio Grande City Public Library......................15 Robert E. Lee Museum.................................16

Points of Interest Fordyce Nature Trails....................................18 5332 E. US Hwy 83 Ste.B Rio Grande City, TX 78582 (956) 487-3476

The Grotto of Lourdes...................................21 La Santa Cruz................................................22 Chachalaca Wildlife Refuge.........................25 Fort Ringgold.................................................27 La Borde House............................................28

City of Rio Grande City City Hall 5332 E. US Hwy 83 Rio Grande City, TX 78582 (956) 487-0672

Eat, Shop & Sleep Guide.........................31-33 Rio Grande City Map...............................34-35

Cover Photo Juan Morin Photography Credits Melinda Gomez Christian Salinas Layout & Design Melinda Gomez

Copyright © 2016 by Rio Grande City EDC All rights reserved. The Rio Grande City Visitor's Guide or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation. Rio Grande City Visitor’s Guide


Welcome Dear Friends, It is often said that one cannot go home again. Much like the fragile bird that leaves the nest never to return, we are often pressed with the assumption that home is a place that exists only in the nostalgic mists of yesteryear. In the years since my arrival, this great city has become my home and I have strived as a professional, a citizen, and mayor to encourage others to view and understand the tremendous sense of community and pride which permeates our town. I invite you to visit any one of our fine local eateries where the atmosphere and aromas will undoubtedly transport you back to a time of homemade food served by a beloved family member and surrounded by those most important to you. Some of our local cuisine may be unfamiliar but I guarantee that it will be served with the same love and pride that many of us grew up with. I also encourage you to participate in any of our local events, where the ideals of our community will be on full display. In my opinion, these are some of the things that define family and home and they can all be found in abundance in our town. The booklet that you are holding is incomplete. For how can merely paper and ink completely convey the plethora of sights and sounds that our great city contains? How can a paper document contain the entirety of a community that values itself on its hospitality and inclusiveness? As mayor of Rio Grande City, I encourage you to visit our town and rediscover the home and community you left behind. Sincerely,

Joel Villarreal Mayor, City of Rio Grande City

FLTR: Commissioner Dr. Arcadio Salinas III, Commissioner Hernan R. Garza III, Mayor Joel Villarreal, Commissioner Dave "Chachi" Jones, Commissioner Rey Ramirez

Family Fun

play to your heart's content Fordyce Nature Trails, Skate Plaza at Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park, Fort Ringgold County Park Rio Grande City has fun for the entire family. Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park and Fort Ringgold County Park offer several playgrounds, covered basketball courts and enough space for the entire family to enjoy. The Skate Plaza at Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park is fun for both novice and advanced skaters with over 12,000 square feet of ramps, bowls, benches and urban elements such as rails and stairs. For those seeking more adventurous activities, visit the Fordyce Nature Trails for hiking and biking. Explore over 200 acres of native brush, rising slopes and lush meadows.

Discover Ol' Rio turn back time

Kelsey Bass Museum, Robert E. Lee Museum, Bessie III Trolley Tour Rio Grande City’s historic sites and museums pay tribute to the unique history of this region. The Kelsey Bass Museum offers a glimpse into the people who braved the treacherous waters of the Rio Grande to create this once bustling river port. The Robert E. Lee Museum tells of the proud military history of Fort Ringgold. Take a tour on Bessie III trolley and explore the hidden places, historic sites and points of interest in Historic Downtown Rio Grande City.


along the Rio Grande River Fordyce Nature Trails, Chachalaca Wildlife Refuge, Falcon State Park Birdwatchers can flock to Rio Grande City's Chachalaca Wildlife Refuge and Fordyce Nature Trails to see a variety of bird and butterfly species gather along the Rio Grande River. For hikers, the Fordyce Nature Trails offer a wide variety of opportunities for exploring the approximately 200 acres of native brush in Rio Grande City and Starr County. If fishing is you're angle, you can try your luck with largemouth bass and channel catfish at one of the best freshwater fishing lakes in South Texas. Explore, fish and bird watch along the trails and lakeshore at Falcon State Park.

Romance in Rio Grande fall in love again

La Borde House, Lopez-Tijerina Courtyard, Kelsey Bass Courtyard Romance can be found in Rio Grande City. A stay at the historic La Borde House offers Victorian elegance for couples looking for a nostalgic getaway. For a quiet, romantic picnic, visit the Lopez-Tijerina and Kelsey Bass Courtyards. Sit and enjoy the cool shade and open sky with charming water fountains and lush foliage. Unique dining experiences like Che’s at La Borde House and Casa de Adobe offer intimate dining for two. Enjoy a drink and live music at the Rio Brewing Company and add some romance to a night out. Create memories to last a lifetime in Rio Grande City.

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*times and venues subject to change.


Pedriatic Practice Association's

Monster Bash

Hosted by Pedriatic Practice Assocaition Starr County Fairgrounds (956) 488 -1200

Monthly Events Keepin' it Rio Artwalk

November Immaculate Conception School Fall Festival Hosted by Immaculate Conception School (956) 487-8252

ÂĄViva Mexico!

Hosted by City of Rio Grande City Britton Avenue Kiosk (956) 487- 0672

Cactus Country Festival Hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Church El Sauz, Texas (956) 735-3288

Pedriatic Practice Association's

Thanksgiving Dinner

Hosted by Pedriatic Practice Association Britton Avenue Kiosk (956) 488-1200


second thurday of the month

January - April 6 pm to 8 pm

Rio Grande City Public Library (956) 487- 4389

Relay for Life Yard Sale Hosted by RGC Police Department (956) 487- 8892

Market Days

October National Night Out Hosted by RGC Police Department Starr County Fairgrounds (956) 487- 8892

South Texas College Fall Festival Hosted by STC Starr County Campus (956) 488-8181

Relay for Life Walk Hosted by American Cancer Society Joe Sanchez Stadium (956) 682-8329

Halloween at the Park

Hosted by City of Rio Grande City Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park (956) 487-0672

Lighting of the Tree on Britton Avenue Event Hosted by RGC Main Street Britton Avenue Kiosk (956) 488-0047

Toy Drive Dance

Hosted by RGC Crimestoppers Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park (956) 487-0672

Christmas Parade

Hosted by RGC Chamber of Commerce Britton Avenue Kiosk (956) 487-0672

first saturday of the month

November - March 9 am to 5 pm

Rio Grande City Britton Ave. Kiosk (956) 488 -0047 Rio Grande City Visitor’s Guide


Winter Wonderland

Wild Game Dinner

Hosted by Pediatric Care Center Starr County Fairgrounds (956) 263 -1830

Rio Grande City King of the Grill

Hosted by Pediatric Care Center Starr County Fairgrounds (956) 263-1830

A Storybook Christmas third saturday of February 6 pm to midnight The area’s best chefs exhibit their most closely guarded wild game recipes to benefit local scholarships in Starr County. The event consists of a wild game dinner, silent and live auctions and a dance to finish off the night. From venison to rattlesnake, there is a gastronomic discovery for you to make. So come and sit a spell and savor the flavors of Rio Grande City!

Starr County Fair Association

For more information, call (956) 500 -2337 Call for ticket pricing.

Starr County Youth Fair

Hosted by RGC Public Library (956) 487-4389

Photos with Santa

Hosted by RGC Public Library (956) 487- 4389

January Bike Challenge at Fordyce Nature Trails

Hosted by City of Rio Grande City Fordyce Nature Trails (956) 487-0672

Starr County Cook-Off

Hosted by Starr County Fair Association Starr County Fairgrounds (956) 488-0122

February Starr County Youth Fair Parade last week of February Starr County Fairgrounds The Starr County Youth Fair is a week long countywide event held annually in Rio Grande City. Participants in the fair enter projects in many competitve divisions, inlcuding showing livestock, arts & crafts, baking, farm shop and roping. Highlights of the event include, live music, a parade and a carnival! Put on your boots and gather up your family and come for a good ol' time! See ya'll there!

Starr County Fair Association

For more information, call (956) 488-0122 Call for ticket pricing.

Hosted by Starr County Fair Association Britton Avenue Kiosk (956) 488-0122

Winter Texan Appreciation Day

Hosted by City of Rio Grande City Lopez-Tijerina Courtyard (956) 487- 0672

Rio Brewing Co. Love your Beer Fest Hosted by Rio Brewing Co. 108 N. Garza St. (956) 263-1665

April Dia del Niño

Hosted by RGC Public Library Basilio Villarreal Municpal Park (956) 487-0672

ICS Walkathon

Hosted by Immaculate Conception School (956) 487- 8252


El Paisano Festival Hosted by Benedictine Monastery Rio Grande City (956) 486 -2680

Starr County's Got Talent

Hosted by Starr Psych Club South Texas College Starr County Campus Amphitheater (956) 488 -8181

Color Rain Dash

Hosted by Rio Grande City Crimestoppers Buffalo Fairgrounds (956) 487- 8892

Autism Awareness Walk Hosted by Roque Guerra Jr. Elementary Joe R. Sanchez Stadium (956) 716 -6700


Freedom Fest Hosted by City of Rio Grande City Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park (956) 487- 0672

Miss Freedom Fest Beauty Pageant

Hosted by City of Rio Grande City Paco Zarate Auditorium (956) 487- 0672

South Texas Cattlemen's Round Up R.Y. Livestock Sales, Inc 12 Livestock Road Rio Grande City (956) 579-9518

School Uniform Benefit Softball Tournament

Hosted by RGC Police Department Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park (956) 487- 8892

Annual Chili Showdown & Market Hosted by Rio Grande City EDC Britton Avenue Kiosk (956) 487-3476

August Pediatric Care Center's Annual Play

Hosted by Pediatric Care Center Paco Zarate Auditorium (956) 263-1830

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Main Street 406 E. Main Street Rio Grande City, Tx 78582 (956) 488-0047


ver ten years ago, the Texas Historical Commission designated Rio Grande City as a Texas Main Street Community. Rio

Grande City is one of four designated Main Street Programs in the Rio Grande Valley. We take pride in this level of distinction and the recognition it brings to our proud community. The Main Street Program focuses on revitalization of the downtown historic district by implementing the Four Point® approach set by the National Main Street Center. These points include building partnerships within the community, promoting downtown through Main Street events, designing and maintaining historical elements unique to Rio Grande City and identifying historical value and fostering economic development. Experience our rich history, genuine hospitality and South Texas charm while you visit our Historic Downtown District anchors: the Lopez-Tijerina Courtyard, the Rio Grande City Public Library, the Kelsey Bass Museum & Event Center, La Borde House and the Grotto of Lourdes. Enjoy our lively annual art walks and wine tasting, Britton Ave Christmas Tree Lighting and hop on Bessie III to explore downtown’s back streets, hidden places and points of interest. Rio Grande City Visitor’s Guide


Kelsey Bass

Museum & Event Center 101 S. Washington St. Rio Grande Ctiy, TX 78582 (956) 487-0672


io Grande City is rich in history and proud tradition. Immerse

yourself in the long and celebrated history of this once bustling river port by visiting the Kelsey Bass Museum and Event Center. Insightful exhibits display historical information and provide a glimpse into the culture and heritage of Rio Grande City and Starr County. The KB Museum debuted its first pictorial exhibit commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1966 Melon Strike on June 1,

1966 Melon Strike Exhibit

2016. This strike marked the beginning of the

Seeking fair wages and treatment, huelguistas

Farm Workers Movement in Texas and changed

began their 321-mile march to Austin, Texas.

the lives of farm workers in Rio Grande City.

The museum also hosts special events like the anniversary of the Rio Grande City Women’s Club and the Rio Grande City EDC Lunch & Learn Series. It is located at 101 S. Washington Street in historic downtown Rio Grande City. Hours of operation are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. It is closed on holidays.


Farmworker’s Movement Campaign buttons Rio Grande City Visitor’s Guide

Rio Grande City Public Library

591 East Canales St. Rio Grande Ctiy, TX 78582 (956) 487-4389


he mission of the Rio Grande City Public

nal IGA Starr Grocery Company Building. Pete

Library is to maintain and improve the

Diaz, Sr. built this store in 1951 to house his

quality of life for all citizens in the community

expanding grocery business. Pete Diaz, Jr., took

by providing resources that enhance literacy,

over the family business in 1958 and operated

life-long learning and access to ideas and to

the store until 1971 while building his Valley

serve as a place for children to discover the joy

Mart stores in Rio Grande City and across the

of reading and the value of libraries. The Rio

Valley. The donation of the building by the Diaz

Grande City Public Library has become the hub

family paved way to the first municipal library in

of our community for literacy, resources and

Rio Grande City.

programming. Patrons have access to the latest books in various formats and the library offers a variety of services, including scanning and faxing, public access workstations with Internet access, photocopiers, office software, educational games, and Wi-Fi. Children’s programs include story time, arts and crafts and special events such as the Summer Reading Club and Storybook Christmas. Teen and Adult programs include book clubs, author visits, speaker presentations, and family feature films. Special events such as the Keepin’ It Rio Art Walks are held every spring showcasing local artists, musicians, poets and craft vendors. The Rio Grande City Public Library partners with Workforce Solutions and has dedicated computers available for job searches and resume making. The library also serves the small business community by partnering with the University of Texas RGV Small Business Development center to offer free consultations and monthly business related seminars. The Rio Grande City Public Library is housed in the origi-

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Robert E. Lee Museum One South Fort Ringgold Rio Grande Ctiy, TX 78582


ithin historic Fort Ringgold stands the

lowers stole cattle from Texas ranchers and drove

original Commandant’s Quarter. This struc-

them across the river into Mexico.

ture was built in 1848 of wood frame construc-

It is said Colonel Lee shared the commandant’s

tion, when Ringgold Barracks was established.

office at the house, which brought about its name-

It is located on the top of a slight knoll where it

sake “Robert E. Lee House”. The house originally

commanded the best view of the entire post and

consisted of the central hallway, and two rooms on

the Mexican landscape across the river.

either side with a small dining room, library and

One famous guest associated with the house

the large porches.

is General Robert E. Lee, who led the Confeder-

Today, the renovated building is a museum

ate forces during the Civil War. As a colonel of

containing a collection of memorabilia, artifacts

the U.S. Army, Colonel Lee visited Fort Ringgold

and historical data. Currently tours are conducted

in 1856, for court martial duty and in the spring

through the Bessie III Trolley Tour and upon re-

of 1860, to stop the banditry of Juan Cortina.

quest. For more information on the Robert E. Lee

Cortina was a Mexican National whose army of fol-

Museum, call (956) 716-6929.


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in Rio Grande City

Points of Interest

Lopez-Tijerina Courtyard

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he Fordyce Nature Trails are a hidden gem nestled

within Rio Grande City. They are located east of FM 3167 and US Highway 83 and offer a wide variety of opportunities for hiking, biking and exploring. With approximately 200 acres of native brush, rising slopes, lush meadows and streams, the Fordyce Nature Trails are home to a variety of bird and butterfly species. The Trails are open from sunrise to sunset and are open to the general public. Come over and catch a glimpse of the natural floral and fauna Rio Grande City has to offer. Enjoy your visit!


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Photo by Juan Morin

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ur most visited site, the Grotto of Lourdes is a replica of the shrine in

Lourdes, France. It is located on the north side of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rio Grande City. In 1927, Father Gustav Golbach began construction and with the help of the community, the grotto was completed within 14 months. The structure measures 33 x 90 feet and is decorated with native plants and rocks gathered from the surrounding area. The grotto features statues representing the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Immaculate Conception and the visionary Bernadette Soubirous, which were designed by the Lamus Studio in Paris, France. Today it is a popular place to visit during the Christmas holidays as the entire grotto is illuminated with festive lights. The grotto is open to the public. Rio Grande City Visitor’s Guide



the outskirts of Rio Grande City, perched

atop of a hill off U.S Highway 83, sits a cross overlooking the vast countryside of brush and farmland. This symbol of faith and local heritage commemorates the rain that broke a devastating drought in 1900. According to local tradition, Domingo Peña, a local curandero (medicine man), began praying in hopes of a respite from the drought. After several days of prayer, he decided he needed to get closer to God and with the help of his family, they made a path up the hill. The following day, they returned to the hill to pray. As he extended his arms in prayer, the sky turned black and it began to rain for several days thus ending the drought. In gratitude for the much-needed rain and as a promise to God, Mr. Peña declared that as long as a Peña lives in the area, the cross will always remain. You can visit the site by driving east from Rio Grande City about two and a half miles and is visible from the highway.


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ocated on the south side of Fort Ringgold, this pristine

wildlife refuge is home to over 135 different species of birds and over 90 varieties of plants. The refuge features magnificent views of the Rio Grande River with its blue-green waters, lush vegetation, beautiful river bends, a natural view of two different countries, and perhaps some of the best bird watching in the county. Winding through the refuge are approximately three miles of meandering trails that give visitors a sense of tranquility and connection with nature. The refuge is open year round and is available for public visitation 365 days of the year. Bring your binoculars! Rio Grande City Visitor’s Guide



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ort Ringgold, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande

River, is approximately 100 miles northwest of Brownsville, Texas. It was established in 1848 as one of five forts along the lower Rio Grande River to defend border settlements against Indians and Mexican raiding parties. Friction between the United States and Mexico mounted especially after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo established the Rio Grande River as the new boundary between the two countries in 1848. It became one of the most elaborate posts on the border and one of the most historical posts in the entire union. On May 15, 1944, Fort Ringgold was declared surplus and became available for disposal. It was purchased by the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District. It is open daily and visitors may drive onto the former post. For more information on Fort Ringgold, call (956) 716-6929. . Come by and visit. Rio Grande City Visitor’s Guide



the beautiful hill country of Starr County, centrally

located as the focal point of Rio Grande City’s Historic Downtown, you will find majestic La Borde House, a vision of past splendor that continues to be preserved for future generations. Located one block from the Rio Grande River, La Borde House was originally the home of Franscoise La Borde and served as a travelers’ waystation for many years. Early day guests included those visiting South Texas for political events, riverboat and wagon travelers, cattle barons who sold their herds on nearby river docks and military officers en-route to California. Built in 1899, La Borde House is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is positioned as a “Gracious Tradition Reborn”.


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Fast Food

Pizza Parlors

Burger King

Pizza Hut

1100 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-8096

4300 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-2551

Burger King (inside Walmart) Domino’s Pizza 4534 E. US HWY 83 (956) 488-1402

4570 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-8000

Church’s Chicken

Little Ceasar’s Pizza

Dairy Queen

Casual Dining

1329 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-8686

1206 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-3888

4023 E. US HWY 83 Ste. 110 (956) 488 -2116


4570 E. US HWY 83 Ste. 8 (956) 488-2999

Buffet Golden China

2121 E. US HWY 83 (956) 488-8345

Don Rene’s Buffet 5587 FM 1430 (956) 488 -2621

Red Diamond

4760 E. US HWY 83 (956) 488-6205

Texas Café


4580 E. HWY 83 (956) 488 -9444

517 E. 2nd St. (956) 487- 3428

Long John Silver 4580 E. US HWY 83 (956) 488 -9444

Family owned since 1939!


4290 E. HWY 83 (956) 487-8214

Starlite Burger #6 1105 W. Main St. (956) 487-3343

Taco Bell

4147 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-8494


4143 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-4242

Seafood Crawfish Joint & Sports Bar

2546 Central Palm Dr. #107 (956) 263-1588

Okashi Sushi Bar and Seafood 4761 E. US HWY 83 (956) 317-1296


4756 E. US HWY 83 (956) 488-2522

Chili’s Grill & Bar 4805 E. US HWY 83 (956) 488 - 8540

Rio Café

605 N. Flores St. (956) 487- 4551

Casa de Adobe 101 N. Avasolo St. (956) 487- 8216

Barbeque Starr Bar B Que 1300 W. Main St. 956) 488-0555

Mesquite Grill & Country Store

610 N. Old El Sauz Rd. (956) 716 -8485

Mr. Pollo

1718 W. Main St. (956) 488-9478

Potbelly’s Barbecue

1150 W. US HWY 83 (956) 352-1114 Specializing in Central Texas Style smoked meats. Rio Grande City Visitor’s Guide


Cactus Restaurant

Rio Brewing Company

3239 W. US HWY 83 (956) 487- 8170

Fina’s Café

108 N. Garza St. (956) 263 -1665

101 S. Britton Ave. (956) 487-8855

The only place to find craft beer in Starr County!

Pollo Palenque

La Escondida Restaurant La Reynera Bakery

4023 E. US HWY 83 Ste. 104 (956) 352-6486

100 E. Main St. (956) 263 -1070

Lighter Choice

Sticky Fingers 2

Dixie Dot Cupcakes & Red Door Café 201 South Corpus Chrisit St. (956) 735 -1144

Salad Place

2546 Central Palm Dr. Ste. 106 (956) 488 -1500

Birds Rotisserie 280 W. 2nd St. (956) 317-1159


4023 E. US HWY 83 Ste. 110 (956) 488-9087


307 N. FM 3167 Ste. E (956) 487- 6100

Snacks & Desserts Arcoiris

1173 E. US HWY 83 (956) 353-5372

Hawaiian Ice

988 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-1042

Yogurt Express

4570 E. US HWY 83 (956) 317-1268


4370 E. US HWY 83 Ste. D (956) 487- 6333

La Hacienda Restaurant

6392 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-6183

El Valle Bakery

711 W. Main St. (956) 487- 0408 Satisfy your sweet tooth!

Mexican Cuisine Che’s Steakhouse 601 E. Main Street (956) 487- 0103

Cocina Mobil #2 US Highway 83 (956) 487- 0103

Caro’s Restaurant 607 W. 2nd St. (956) 487- 2255 Best Tacos: Rio Grande Valley

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5567 FM 1430 (956) 487-4540

La Pasadita Restaurant 205 S. Clay St. (956) 487-4729

Los Regios

1401 W. Main St. (956) 716-6532

Loro’s Taqueria 1638 W. Main St. (956) 263-1462

S hop Bealls

4027 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487- 4179

Fashion Nathalie 5438 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-7957

Gran Mercado

4035 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487- 0315

Hibbett Sports

4027 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-3100

Joyeria Daisy

1651 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-1173


4568 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-2081

Payless Shoe Source 4524 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-0947

Sally Beauty Supply

N V Nails

Tina’s Boutique

Principesa Hair Studio

4570 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-3588

201 E. 2nd St. (956) 487-2685

605 W Main St (956) 487-3900

Sexy Nails

Unique Beads

2546 Central Palm Dr. Ste. 109 (956) 487-7073

800 E. 2nd St. Ste. D (956) 522-5679

Upscale PreLoved Boutique 515 W. 2nd St. (956) 317-1239

Vintage Willow

410 E. Main St. Ste. A & B (956) 487-4488


Salons & Spas Esco Spa & Salon 701 N. Avasolo St. (956) 487-2959

Garcia’s Barber & Beauty Salon 208 W. Main St. (956) 487-2630

Pink Couture

Just a Cut

2546 Central Palm Dr. Ste. 110 (956) 317-1191

4023 E. US HWY 83 Ste. 102 (956) 488 -6570

Reyna’s Boutique

Nail Time

5065 E. US HWY 83 Ste. B (956) 488-0056


4027 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487- 6287

1110 E. US HWY 83 (956) 488-2929

801 E. 2nd St. (956) 487-4488

Shoe Dept.

The place to find Brighton and Pandora gifts!

4570 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-4074

Quality Inn & Suites

4758 E. US HWY 83 (956) 488 -0866

Holiday Inn Express 5274 E. US HWY 83 (956) 487-7772

La Borde House 601 E. Main St. (956) 487- 5101

Rio Motel 1111 W. Main St. (956) 487-8080

2nd Street Fashions

S & L Thrift Store 977 E. US HWY 83 (956) 573-9296

4023 E. US HWY 83 Ste. 103 (956) 487-7073

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Points of Interest 1. La Santa Cruz Hillside Road 2. RGC City Hall 5332 E. US Hwy 83 3. Starr-Camargo International Bridge 313 Pete Diaz Jr Ave 4. Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park 1473 E. Stephen Saenz St. 5. Fort Ringgold County Park 1351 E. US Hwy 83 6. Fort Ringgold One South Fort Ringgold 7. Chachalaca Wildlife Refuge Fort Ringgold


8. RGC Fire Department 994 E. Main St. 9. RGC Historic District 10. RGC Police Department 402 E. Main St. 11. Fordyce Nature Trails 1946 W. US Hwy 83 12. Starr County Memorial Hospital 128 North FM 3167 13. UTRGV Rio Grande City Campus 138 North FM 3167 14. South Texas College Starr County 142 North FM 3167

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There is bold opportunity in Rio Grande City and anyone looking to experience South Texas will find genuine hospitality, rich history and do...