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The Port Isabel Lighthouse

Sixteen lighthouses originally guided sailors along the Texas shoreline. However, the lighthouse in Port Isabel is the only one still open to visitors. Peer through the metal grids of the stair treads, as you climb, for a view down that is almost as impressive as the panorama visible from the top!

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Help! It’s My First Rodeo

Although rodeos are by no means exclusive to the American Southwest, states like

Texas, Arizona, and Nevada appear repeatedly on lists of top rodeo events. This should come as no surprise because our modern notion of the “cowboy” evolved from Spanish vaqueros and this part of the country spent years under both Spanish and Mexican rule.

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