McAllen Convention & Visitors Bureau:
P.O. Box 790
McAllen, TX 78505-0790
877-MCALLEN or 956-682-2871
Visitors Information Center:
McAllen Chamber of Commerce
1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501
Incorporated: February 21, 1911
Altitude: 122 feet
Avg. Temp. 74°; 26 inches of rainfall yearly.
Coldest Month: January, 61° and 12 days of rain.
Warmest Month: July, 86° and 3 days of rain.
Location: Longitude 98°14′ west and Latitude 26°12′ north.
71 mi. west of the Gulf of Mexico & 8 mi. from the Mexican border.
Population: McAllen 132,000 (2008 approx.)
Metro. Stat. Area (MSA) 750,000 (2008 census est.)
Rio Grande Regional Hospital
101 Ridge Road (south of Exp 83, west of 2nd Street)
300 physicians, 35 medical specialties, 200 beds.
McAllen Medical Center
301 West Exp 83 (south of Exp 83, east of 2nd Street)
400 physicians, 50 medical specialties, 462 beds.
McAllen Heart Hospital
1900 S. “D” Street (5 blocks east of 2nd Street off Ridge Road)
60 beds, 24 hour Emergency Center.
McAllen Family Night Clinic
190 E. Toronto
Valley Day & Night Clinic
5201 N 1 0th
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911 fire, police, ambulance
Colleges & Universities
The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA)
UTPA is located in Edinburg, just seven miles from McAllen. It is the fifth largest campus in the UT-System and the tenth largest public university in Texas. The enrollment is approximately 13,000 students, 88% of whom are Hispanic. UTPA offers 47 bachelor’s degrees and 36 master’s degrees in more than 50 fields of the sciences, business, arts and humanities, education and social and health sciences. The University also offers a doctorate in business administration with an emphasis in international business.
South Texas College (STC)
STC was created in 1993 by Act of the Texas Legislature to serve Hidalgo and Starr counties. It is the fastest growing college in the state, with a 600% enrollment increase in its first three years of operation (from 1,000 in 1993 to 6,000 in 1997). There are several satellite campuses around Hidalgo County and one in Starr County. The main campus is on Pecan and 39th in McAllen. STC offers 52 certificate and associate degree programs in the areas of business, communications, fine arts, humanities, math, science, nursing and allied health, social and behavioral sciences and technology.
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