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Plaza in Reynosa Mexico, old photo
Reynosa, Mexico
Photo courtesy Museum of South Texas History
Across the bridge from Hidalgo (US 281, a few miles south of McAllen, Texas) is the recently spruced up (at least the square and streets toward the bridge) town of Reynosa. Regretably the tile faced building had it's fašade redone, and the Chinese restaurant changed their old typewritten Menu that once featured "Shrimp with Mobster Sauce".

The re-tiling of the square and the new benches, with their matching street lamps, and kiosks are the work of a local woman engineer whose taxi-driving father was a former prize fighter.

March 2006

The Streets of Reynosa
A Walk Down Pinata Row

by John Troesser
"As I walked out in the streets of Reynosa,
as I walked out in Reynosa one day,
I stumbled down into an uncovered manhole;
but that's what you get when you walk like a Jay."

Who can forget those timeless lyrics? My tattered, bullet-riddled Sidekick's Songbook says that it was Trad Ballad that wrote it. Trad, a prolific songwriter if ever there was one, seems to have written just about everything from Greensleeves to Frankie and Johnnie. Last week, when I found myself walking down those (semi) legendary streets, I decided to take notes and a few snapshots to share with my friends at Texas Escapes... more

Rio Grande, Hidalgo Reynosa  Bridge, Hidalgo Texas
Aerial view of Hidalgo, Rio Grande, International Bridge crossing into Reynosa, Mexico.
Photo courtesy Museum of South Texas History
Hidalgo Reynosa  International Bridge crossing Rio Grande into Mexico
Hidalgo Reynosa International Bridge
Photo courtesy Museum of South Texas History
Reynosa Mexico large mural
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The Streets of Reynosa - A Walk Down Pinata Row
by John Troesser
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