Web Extra: Angie Birmingham, Nueces EC: “Taken in Big Bend National Park. Prickly pear blooming looks like a rose.”
Texas settlers have for millennia braved the harsh terrain of the Chihuahuan Desert. It’s the kind of place where you shake out your boots before wearing them and look twice before stepping (or sitting). Enjoy the terrain where yucca, creosote, mesquite, agave and ocotillo dot the landscape and mountains loom in the distance.
McAllen, the self-declared South Pole of Texas, kicks off the festive season on December 7 with its Holiday Parade, which the city describes as the largest illuminated holiday and helium balloon parade in Texas.
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