She is a beauty with hair and eyes dark as coal and a radiance that told me their honeymoon continued. Feather was totally bilingual—understanding and replying in Spanish and English—and reigned as village raconteur and trashmouth until his death in February, 1972. Texas offers a wealth of restaurants, bars, shopping, sightseeing, and pleasures of the flesh along the 1248-mile Mexican border that stretches from El Paso to Brownsville. In season, the large patio is open and very nice. The shrimp special ($2.80) and red snapper ($2.40) are always fresh and well prepared. Directly behind the Moderno is its only rival for excellent food in Piedras Negras, Restaurant Don Cruz. We report on vital issues from politics to education and are the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering everything from music to cultural events with insightful recommendations. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders past the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, further Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Len, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, â¦ Property crime ranks as the fifth worst in Texas, with over 787 cases recorded in 2019. Take a taxi because this restaurant is well hidden. As far as I know I am the only member of my peer group to hallucinate after a flawless guacamole salad. Neither Puritanism nor women’s awareness are present. The town is choked with cars and pickup trucks: prodigious roaring and screeching of brakes, taxis everywhere like iron cockroaches darting through the narrow streets. However, mostly the talk is of the Lake Amistad resort development, a multi-million-dollar project that will, in effect, bring Acapulco to the Texas border. Pedestrian only; southbound in to MX has limited hours. With the exceptions of the above-average, but expensive French cuisine at the Camino Real, the food in these restaurants is wholly pedestrian, safe, but prepared only to sate your hunger. It is brought in daily from the lake of the same name below Chihuahua City and is usually good. Singles are: $12; Doubles $16. If asked, he will suggest you try a mimbrillo, a light, sweet liqueur to end a perfect meal. Senor Castillo recommends for December, “Pepe and his College Girls,” direct from Mexico City. Border crossing is staffed by NPS rangers. Hosts Victor and George Yanar oversee preparations of the best soups and Mexican-style steaks found on the Texas border. With resolve burning like a hard gemlike flame, I set out to find my grail. From the "Tip of Texas" on the Mexican border to the Panhandle Plains, Texas is full of vibrant small towns. Prostitutes come from all over Mexico to earn money at the brothels. Many long-time El Pasoans say this is the Numero Uno in Juarez. The meals are safe and cost only about 75¢. I interrupted a teenage Chinese checker player for directions: “Four blocks down and two to the left you will find it. From the looks of the place you think it only serves impudent scum, but inside you join other cult-worshippers who call this dump home. Along the Ave. de Juarez is the Mexico you came for—all the weird mixtures of smells which compose the anthology of Mexican main street. There is no dessert. “In 1949, we had a copyright fight with some folks in New Orleans and to avoid more trouble, changed the name. Juan Trevino’s Bar and Gift Shop is the traditional place to begin the evening. The performers run through their numbers with hideous expertise, displaying a lack of spontaneity that took years to perfect. U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas in his book, Farewell to Texas, writes fondly of his visit to Candelaria and of the famous Mynah bird, Feather, the toastmaster general of the General Store. Mr. Bidault brought with him his teacher-chef from Switzerland who can create any dish not listed on the menu. The best is the guisado (moist, tender stew meat wrapped in a soft tortilla). The drawing card of the Alcazar is summed up in a phrase on the handout card: “Pouring Porron Provokes Pleasure.” Manager Rafael Sampdero, a native of Galicia in northern Spain, explains: “A porron is a glass flask which has a refilling handle on one side opposite a pouring spout. It’s located two blocks south of the Texas Bar. The houses nearby were used by dam construction officials and now can be rented for $10 per bedroom, per day. Reflecting on the tour, I am again impressed with the dazzling variety of Texas geography; with the graciousness and politeness of Mexicans I have met. A block down is a gross new place (restaurant, bar with rock band) called La Mansion. The idea is to grasp the handle and pour the wine down your forehead, eyes, and nose and into your mouth.”. Seafood is the house specialty, and the Cadillac serves the best in Nuevo Laredo. Manager Raphael Croker is a pleasant host, if you want a place to swim, eat, dance, and fall into bed, stay right here. Old radios and gramophones, plus early 20th century photos of Nuevo Laredo decorate the Pub’s interior. If you eat in a restaurant, make sure that you stick to cooked foods. Located out of town, this boys’ town has a quiet, studied nonchalance. Along with supplying his neighbors with nails and what-all, he dutifully continues to record weather data in an old looseleaf notebook kept in the desk drawer in his store. The town surrounds the 15-acre Frontera Audubon nature preserve, which provides a safe habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Several large border cities have multiple crossings, often including one or more that bypass the center of the city and are designated for truck traffic. The only other place to try in this parched, brickdust-colored village is Kahn’s Restaurant. NUEVO LAREDO RANKS HIGH IN the catalog of Rogue Cities. 2010-01-28 Completed Fence Texas Part 1 (PDF, 19 MB) 2010-01-28 Completed Fence Texas Part 2 (PDF, 19 MB) 2010-01-28 Completed Fence Texas Part 3 (PDF, 13 MB) It lacks the wild, brainstorming excesses of Nuevo Laredo. List of United States-Mexico Border Crossings. Border Patrol gave big firepower to small Texas towns for George Floyd protests St. John Barned-Smith Dec. 3, 2020 Updated: Dec. 3, 2020 12:53 â¦ Unlike all other towns on the border, boys’ town in Juarez is in the middle of downtown, along Mariscal Street one block over from Ave. de Juarez. Enter the answer length or the answer pattern to get better results. This is the best gift shop in Juarez. Boys’ town here is very popular during bird hunting season but is undistinguished, however, in almost every way. Here I saw the ideal bar floor plan: as you enter, a bedroom on each side; narrow passageway to the cool dark bar and jukebox in back. The aristocrats of the border bordellos work these places, where the staff is checked by the doctor once a week for v.d. Stay long enough and you will try some of everything. They serve real orange juice, the best coffee in town; and have menudo with clout for Sunday morning hangovers. Or try the machacado, a wonderful dish of scrambled eggs and venison jerky. In the bar, you can see the only solid white, stand-up bass fiddle on the border. Waldorfs Restaurant and Bar has a passable filet mignon. Now nothing was left between me and the trip’s finale in Matamoros except lunch at the delightful Arturo’s Restaurant in Nuevo Progresso, across the international bridge from Progresso. The girls in most bordertowns work in two distinct areas: at the top of the ladder are nightclubs or casinos, usually advertised with Las Vegasesque neon signs, plus interiors, and perhaps a floor show. Ahead, skirting the Rio Grande, lay Matamoros, a town I knew well. The family has prospered and contributed much to Texas-Mexican border life: banks, ranches, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs form part of the Longoria wealth. After two years of construction, a new La Cucaracha opened in March. Two people in one double bed: $7.05. Juan is an economics graduate of St. Mary’s in San Antonio. The menu, like the decor, is eclectic and showy. Candelaria is a church and a school, both white as a scar; a large storage barn filled with hay and a tractor or two; and next door, the General Store. George’s Le Club on the square near the Hotel San Carlos is where, as a hopeless nightclub junkie, I finally got my fix. For former border crossings, see the Closed crossings section below. Boys towns also flourish in the border towns of Reynosa, Juarez, Neuvo Laredo and Piedras Negras. INTERACTIVE MAP OF TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER. Finally, I ended my trip in Matamoros, with its excellent market, the superb Santa Fe Chinese Restaurant, and the Texas and US Bars on the square. This table includes only those roads where the governments of either the US or Mexico once had Customs or Immigration services. The only relief until the lights of El Paso come into view are VW dealerships in Del Rio, Midland-Odessa, and Fredericksburg. You will see a different standard of living. Two corners down from the Santa Fe Bridge, turn right, go half a block and you’re at the Alcazar. Go back and order a steak and soup and visit with the girls that are off-duty. Piedras Negras,. A simple, “no quiero” will suffice, and you can just order a beer. But the best feature is an astonishingly good musician, Manuel Ponce. Flanking the dance floor were rows of futuristic metal chairs, all waiting for the meeting or party to begin. This section lists crossings of the US-Mexico Border that are in the planning or construction phases. Improve This Listing. The constant care that makes every customer feel important is supervised by Esther Aguilar, a diminutive, pleasant woman who visits your table, offering to solve any problem. Leaving this uncompromising environment, the Camino del Rio winds 90 miles east to Big Bend National Park and then to Del Rio-Ciudad Acuña, site of the Mexican government’s gigantic “Acapulco-to-Texas” resort project on the Mexican shore of Lake Amistad. The best bet is to drive back to Ciudad Acuña. Prescription medications and over-the-counter antibiotics are sold here at discounts. El Mirador Restaurant and Bar. Come Ride With Us! The two men form a formidable team, and the results are excellent. Another border institution, the Moderno was founded in 1920 by a Chinese family under the name, Mexico Moderno. Prices in the nightclubs begin around $10 and go up according to whims, quirks, and requests. The music is too loud, begins too early, and lasts too long. The restaurants along Juarez reflect the middle-aged and elderly life cycle of the city: some vital and robust enjoying their best years; others slowly dying. It sits quietly unwinking at the work of the 20th Century, glad to be left alone. The Carne Asada Tampico Style is the best seller, but my favorite is Sonora Steak. It opened in 1938, â¦ U.S. Customs and Border Protection ... Big Bend Sector Texas: Presidio Station, Van Horn Station, Big Bend Sub-Station, Sanderson Station, Alpine Station, Sierra Blanca Station , Fort Stockton Station, Midland Station, Marfa Station: Blaine Sector Washington: Suspension toll bridge was opened in 1931. Texas Border Fence Locations Part 24 (PDF, 7 MB) Completed Texas Border Fence Locations as of January 2010. I was democratic in my choice of restaurants. Bill Luft of Nuevo Laredo did the decor of The Pub in early Texas-Mexican historical antiques; and the Lion’s Den in wild game trophies bagged by the owners. A few doors down, you find the Imperial, with its Spanish-modern inside and a dancing, recycled waterfall that is the show stopper. For the tourist, the city lies in two sections: main street, where you eat, spend, dance, and drink; and the day-to-day Reynosa, up the hill, centered around the town square with its inevitable cathedral. Laredo has none of that wearying middleclass restraint and poise found in some towns where the thought of spending more than a day would appeal only to the bedridden. As tireless as cicadas, these hard-boned, perpetually tanned cowboys talk of meat prices, water supplies, and grain prices. Occasionally there are good shows. Get our weekly newsletter, filled with good reads, news analysis—and updates on special events. Be cautious about eating and drinking. First off, we firmly decided that only cities with a 4 year college should make the cut -- so there has to be at least one college granting bachelors degrees in town. I liked the Mexico Tipico better before it was remodeled. Owner Porter Garner, Jr., is a Texas A & M graduate (class of ’45), owns a new beige, four-door Mercedes-Benz (license number: “Aggie 1”), and has run the most widely-known restaurant on the border for 16 years. And my entree, Cantonese Duck May, proved excellent. IN THE SUMMER PRESIDIO-OJINAGA IS an iron kettle of a blazing town, a place where the sun pours through your eyes and spreads over you like scalding water. Also included are places where certain legitimate vehicular or vessel traffic has been permitted to cross the border in recent years. Owner Cruz Bernal was a former waiter at Mrs. Crosby’s in Acuña and at the Moderno before he opened his own posh establishment several years ago. Start with Oysters 4-4-4, four Madrazo (spinach and cheese); four Cardenas (garlic butter) and four Diablo (Mexican sausage). Long tables in a brilliantly lighted room set off this landmark. The prostitutes wonât discuss profits. The dining room is noisy and crowded, but you can relax with a liqueur in the quieter Chinaco Bar. THE TOWN OF ROMA BATHES itself in sunny memories of another age. If you are visiting the Texas Rio Grande Valley, you have three obvious choices Mexican border cities to visit: Matamoros, Nuevo Progreso, and Reynosa. Prices are rock bottom. The US Bar and Grill is a good restaurant without interior frills except for the four beautiful mirrors over the bar. The US Bar must have been feeling old and self-destructive. Ojinaga. He can play any number you request. If you can tell me the exact city/town where your girl will start her roadtrip I will be glad to propose you an itinerary. It serves Mexican food. The Texas Bar has been at its present location for 45 years. If Mr. Kazan should decide to remake his movie of the 1910 revolutionary leader in 1974, he could again use this undisturbed city for exteriors. Waltz me around again, Willie. After being blasted by a Latin schottische, I reeled panic-stricken and dazed uptairs to the 5th Dimension Club only to enter a Martian DeMolay chapter room. It's a technically illegal reality that local Border Patrol acknowledges. Their restaurant, La Fogata, is Houston attorney Percy Foreman’s favorite and the favorite of countless others who hunger for beef. It is planned to open in 2021. Several years ago, two chefs quit the fancier Shangri La, a half block down, and started this smaller Oriental oasis. After one you feel demented. Turn around and go back to Nuevo Laredo. The Crosby family has lived in Acuña for over 50 years. I came perilously close to having a visionary raving fit after entering the Casa Blanca nightclub. But the truth is a more complicated beast. For a light lunch, Juan suggests the excellent Mexican bacon and guacamole salad ($2); for dinner, succulent quail cooked in wine sauce, or the familiar Tampiqueña, a strip of tender sirloin served with beans, rice, avocado salad, and an enchilada ($2.75). In winter the climate is nice, except when the wind kicks up, blowing clouds of dust across the desert valley floor. Another 60 miles southeast, driving easily through thick brush country of cattle and goat ranches, brought me to Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras. The fall and winter months are especially comfortable across Texasâ border towns â from Anthony to Laredo to South Padre Island. Down the street from the intown Marti’s, Russell Deutsch continues a long tradition of offering the discriminating buyer the finest in jewelry, perfumes, silver, and china. The two-year-old Lion’s Den has a Chicago-Iike, eight-piece band that begins at 9 p.m. A typical whacked-out rumble boogie parlor with sound to jar your gold inlays, the Den Is coated in Zebra stripes and leopard spots and is a teenage favorite. “Anything pressed too far becomes a sin,” wrote Lawrence Durrell in Justine, and Reynosa, despite its facade, always reigns up short. It’s open daily at 11, with a band upstairs except on Mondays. Nuevo Laredo—The Broadway of Boys’ Towns, it is all behind a great brick wall outside of town on land provided by the government. Click the answer to find similar crossword clues. This is the best on the border. Filmed in the Texas border towns of Del Rio, Laredo, and primarily Eagle Pass, Lone Star is hailed as director John Sayles' masterpiece. True or not, a new manager and chef were brought in six months ago by de los Santos. His voice rings with papal authority: “There are four places on the border one must always go: The Drive Inn in Matamoros, the Cadillac Bar in Nuevo Laredo, Ma Crosby’s in Acuña, and the Moderno in Piedras Negras.” Case closed. Juarez is the most sophisticated border town, a city with outstanding Mexican food, Mexican-style steaks, and Chinese food. Palm trees stand erect, lining the road like palace guards topped off with green Afros. RED LINE = FENCED AREAS Drag to move along the border. Cigarettes thrown in the outside ponds killed all the fish. Piedras Negras is full of police, part of a program by the new mayor to solve traffic jams. Open for two years, the Chale has nothing distinguished except three quail broiled or au vin ($2.75). If the town were milk, I’m not sure it would boil over fire. The Mexican federal inspection canopy still stands today. It still has the best boys’ town kitchen. In a country of great poverty, it is the only way many girls survive and support families. The appetizers are enticing—among the best are Cantonese fried shrimp and fried won ton. * In 1868 George Myles was appointed Sheep Inspector and border customs officer. Across the street on the east side is Dos Republicas a gift house of the highest quality and the best in town. Their beef has no peer among Mexican border restaurants. My search is for something simpler, as illusive as happiness, yet found in a thousand places. Miguel Bidault is a graduate of a Swiss hotel school; a former Holiday Inn manager in Acapulco; and before a tragic auto accident kept him in bed for over a year, he was slated to open a new Holiday Inn in Monte Carlo. The girls are not pushy. It was praised for its accuracy in capturing the zeitgeist of the 90's as well as the culture of life on the Texas border at the time. When you dine at Carlos and Louie’s plan to eat not a little or even a lot but in wretched excess. If you spend the night in Matamoros, there is the Hotel Ritz (“A Grand Tour of the Gulf,” TM, October, 1973), or the Holiday Inn, near the new bridge and arts-and-crafts center. August 9, 2010 by Roxanna Brock McDade Categories: Border Crossing, Destinations, Driving to Mexico, Vehicle Import Permit You have packed up your car, bought your Mexican auto insurance online and now you are ready to head to Mexico for a much needed beach vacation. Motor vehicles are not permitted. Immediately after crossing the bridge, you will come to El Casino run by Senor Augusto Albo Rios. Never drive your own car out. They returned to Acuña in the early 1920s. Since 1951 this restaurant has been the theatre of operations for the sizable Spanish community living in J uarez. Julio’s Cafe Corona has earned an overwhelming popularity by presenting Mexican specialties that are the best in town. Texas Border Town Economics The U.S. and Mexican economies meet each other along the long border. In Roma, it’s ranchers talking ranching and farmers talking prices. * By the 1870s tobacco was being grown in the area. However, with pressure by politicians from Texas who stood to lose liquor tax revenue, the US government refused to staff it. The lady sits in the doorway shouting encouraging suggestions as you approach, darker advice as you pass. Manager Vicrilio Garza offers you an enviable selection of Mexican food. Nuevo Poblano. It’s in Del Rio. Transit of the Rio Grande can be accomplished by foot, burro or rowboat. Inside, it has a low ceiling, dark wood paneling, and a beautiful bar that runs the length of the front room. Don't judge the border towns by U.S. standards. Wouldn’t you rather wait until you are at Naples in San Antonio? It features a beautiful dining room with French chandeliers imported from Mexico City. The Merabu has a huge circular room lined with booths that reminds one of a paddock. This is strictly low rent. For the record, you can find these show biz bummers at the Shamrock (9:30, 11:30, 2:30) or the Hawaiian Paradise (9:30, 11:45, 1:30, 3:30). It's close, it's different, and it's fun. Followed by Puntas de Filete, a marvelously tender sliced steak with surprises. Nor there is more glitter and less warmth—all the accoutrements of a Parisian tattoo parlor. My search is for the noblest manifestation of Tex-Mex culture, the quintessential Mexican Regular Dinner Number One. Clientele is way below average and surprisingly surly. It is tastefully luxuriant, unorganized, disheveled, a restaurant that doesn’t bother to comb its hair or pick up its toys. Owner Julio Lopez presides over an imaginative menu of appetizers and main courses served every day from 10 to 1 a.m. For an appetizer, choose Caldo de Julio (breast of chicken and avocado soup) or Salpicon (marinated beef, cheese, and avocados). The entree must be chicken enchiladas en tomatados (tomatoes and sour cream sauce over superb chicken enchiladas). The best-known place on the border—Papagallo—has fallen on hard times. Enter your email below to send a password reset email. This is expected to be the first toll-based border crossing on the US-Mexico border. Girls come from all over Mexico to work in the four or five nicest places. It’s a street lined with nice, dark bars; the rooms usually are on the second floor. It is flanked on either side by the restaurant and nightclub. The food is the best in the city. Bridge is temporarily closed due to a fire. As featured on. https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/border-towns-what-to-do-and-where-to-do-it/. Bridge is temporarily closed due to a fire and is expected to reopen. This hotel is on 16th de Sept. across from the Juarez market. Nuevo Laredo is the premier border city for shopping and no place is more impressive than the incomparable Marti’s, with its imperial elegance, that features flawless baubles and bangles in a strikingly beautiful building. The curio shop is expensive and so is the bar which is located below street level and is plush, with American prices and a band “every now and then,” as the owner puts it. In 1963, Presidents Kennedy and Ordaz signed a treaty that settled the, Fabens was a small border crossing ten miles east of. Juarez has the warm, inbred politeness, and charm that comes from 314 years of tradition. You can tell it right after stepping inside. The chef can prepare any thing you wish. Three restaurants grouped close together on or near the 16th de Sept. on the edge of the Pronaf more than make up for previous gastronomical mistakes. A noble little bar, it has a low ceiling and plastic tulips sitting in small, recessed windows along with Mariachis and good drinks. A hole-in-the- wall taco joint that opens at 5 p.m., it offers angelic tasting tacos for a dime. Although the action has shifted to the more modern Pronaf, it is along Ave. de Juarez where a more abiding, a more traditional—and to me, the real—Mexico is to be found. However, it was closed. The railroad line runs through Tunnel 4 across the border and the former Tunnel 3 to the south. Since the early 1930’s, Miss Frances Howard and Mrs. J. E. Walker had been traveling from Marfa to this remote area to visit their grandparents. Before setting out on similar journeys, however, consider this caution. Texas-Mexico Border ; Given the scaremongering that has accompanied recent calls for The Wall to be built along the US-Mexico border, one might be forgiven for thinking that the towns south of that line must be no-go zones, with nothing to offer the traveler but villainy and violence. In some remote border towns in Texas along the Rio Grande, U.S. citizens cross back and forth for medical care in Mexico. The Crossword Solver found 20 answers to the texas border town crossword clue. I'm a local from Monterrey, Mexico and a regular user of the highways that conects my city with the Texas' borderline. It’s around the corner from Martino’s. Mrs. Crosby’s is a first-rate inn, a romantic, graceful place to spend the weekend. Clients say the women charge $40 to $100 for their services. * McDougall renamed his property Texas in 1843. The best nachos on the border are here, “Nachos Especial” (cheese, jalapenos, and beans are usual, but add to that fresh lettuce, tomato, onion). Irma’s is the famous Juarez whorehouse ten to 15 blocks out of town. The supreme steak tampiqueña. Texas and Mexico share 1,254 miles of common border and are joined by 28 international bridges and border crossings. Porter suggests beginning with some of his turtle soup ($1), or shrimp a la Louisianne ($3) for an appetizer, followed by red snapper papillote ($3) , depending on your palate’s preference. In 1943 the present owner, Rodolfo de los Santos bought the Cafe Moderno and it continues to be the gathering place for residents and tourists alike. Begin with La Cucaracha Special Salad (succulent and imaginative, with crisp bacon, cheese, Spanish olive oil, black olives, and a special dressing). They offer tennis, horseback riding, swimming and fishing. Weslaco is a border town known for its lush biodiversity like many of the cities and towns along the Texas-Mexican border. The United States Census Bureau estimates the population of Texas was 28,701,845 on July 1, 2018, a 14.14 percent increase since the 2010 United States Census. In Juarez, it is the Lay Way In. The dragon mural is ringed with small, blinking Christmas tree lights. After finishing his day job playing at church, he comes to the Pub, where he sits flanked by piano and organ. Under the watchful eye of a special soup chef, the soups are prepared using fresh vegetables from the United States. Say, cowboy, you wanna find some gorls?” With a tense sigh, I declined and marched south, determined to find the Rancho Grande Restaurant and Bar. The architecture is eclectic to say the least: the ceiling is covered with egg cartons that look down on modern chairs and tables. It modernized, reached for the vinyl solution, and ended up looking like the women’s room at The Forum of the Twelve Caesars. A nice Texas couple from Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Royce Showalter, operate “Safari Sports” out of the Mirador and will arrange hunting trips to nearby Texas or Mexican ranches. THERE ARE many abrazos; Vayas con Dios; promises of speedy returns; a continued volley of compliments, like echoing gunfire; and then fresh pleas to delay departure and have one more round. Follow this with gazpacho served in a beer mug, a watercress salad, and, finally, the lime-buttered steak or Barbecued Bones (fleshy sideribs.) Acuña. A charming old house remodeled into a good restaurant, it has enticing specialties: banana and avocado soup (30¢); French baby eels in avocado; fresh seafood (their best dish) such as lobster tail Virginia style (with rice and fried bananas, $4). If construction goes as planned, it will cut through homes in Los Ebanos, a small border town in Texas where most of Garzaâs family lives. Located just 2.4 miles west of the New Mexico-Texas-Mexico tripoint, this crossing was constructed in 1971 with funds from the New Mexico and Juárez governments, with the vision of creating economic development by luring traffic from the busy El Paso crossings. Girls are tough and sarcastic. Other places nearby are the Palmira Club, Green Lantern, and Chava’s Club. The Santa Fe also serves Mexican food, breakfasts, sandwiches, steaks and has an extensive bar that includes Mexican wine. People entering the US must report for inspection using video kiosks. Steak, Mexican food, chicken, fish. Yacht clubs, marinas, several 500-room hotels, man-made beaches with white sand, and 3500 imported palms—all are scheduled for completion during the next five years. Most unique and pleasing structurally, both in building and in clientele, is the Tamyko, a huge Japanese pagoda with outside patio and fishponds spanned by arched bridges, surrounded on two levels by bedrooms. Amidst all this motor madness is the redoubtable Moderno Restaurant, for 40 years the place where locals and tourists alike relax and converse. If you are foolish enough to carry a gun or knife into boys’ town, it will be confiscated and earn you a heavy fine. This is a great place to spend the night. Indeed, you can cross the border with few hassles here. Inside is an arresting interior of quiet, Chinese ornamentation: bamboo columns and paper lanterns that provide the perfect amount of light: dim enough for seduction, bright enough to see what you are eating. It looks like New Blue Cheer, but it’s good. When the waters of an 1897 Rio Grande flood receded, the river was found to have changed course, resulting in 386 acres of Mexican territory called "Córdova Island" situated north of the river. Ciudad Acuña. More conventional is the Alaska, a typical discoteque with lighted dance floor, black-and-white trendy interiors, and a band throwing out heavy doses of macho rock. 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