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Old 02-02-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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Actually, you are completely wrong. My brother in law attends IDEA and my daughter attended Quest (part of IDEA). My daughter got in via lottery. My brother in law got in because he enrolled the first year. The demand for IDEA is so high now, you must get on a waiting list. Hardly like ANY public school as you state.

As for folks listening to someone who lives in Houston? Simple. I lived in the Valley for 6 years. My view is much different than a native of the Valley. Especially someone who is blonde. I am going to assume your family has money as poor anglos in McAllen are pretty much non-existent. Haven't you ever thought for a moment that perhaps your perception of the Valley is quite skewed? Your viewpoint is the same as the Chamber of Commerce. Mine is reality. I didn't get my 600+ reputation by talking s--t. I got it from telling the truth.
Actually, I am completely wrong. My wife teaches as Quest, and she complains about all the work the teachers have to do. I assumed (wrongly so) that they took anyone and everyone who applied. I just called my wife to verify. I humbly apologize to you for what I said. You are correct.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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McAllen has grown so much these years. It is not the tipical border town anymore. Our Plaza Mall is the number one shoping center in the States. We have a brand new Convention Center with a beautiful entry. McAllen is a very safe and beautiful place to live in.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:50 AM
 
Location: McAllen Texas
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McAllen has grown so much these years. It is not the tipical border town anymore. Our Plaza Mall is the number one shoping center in the States. We have a brand new Convention Center with a beautiful entry. McAllen is a very safe and beautiful place to live in.
I agree 100 percent
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Let's just say my boyfriend's family from Monterrey were not fans. Their complaint: not much of a cultural experience for them. Positive: Generally speaking, its the nicest of the larger border cities. To each their own I suppose.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Let's just say my boyfriend's family from Monterrey were not fans. Their complaint: not much of a cultural experience for them. Positive: Generally speaking, its the nicest of the larger border cities. To each their own I suppose.

mcallen... culture. lolz.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Try go for a visit http://www.picturehoster.org/storage/461.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Mc Allen
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Mc Allen's Culture... Is Rich in Art, Music, and so very much more. Do not mean to advertise. Just sharing a little of what our culture truely is... And yes, it's there.

Images of McAllen | Culture | Arts, Music, Festivals and Food Part of McAllen’s Rich Culture (http://imagesmcallen.com/index.php/site/articles/culture/arts_music_festivals_and_food_part_of_mcallens_ric h_culture - broken link)
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:49 AM
 
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McAllen has grown so much these years. It is not the tipical border town anymore. Our Plaza Mall is the number one shoping center in the States.
That has nothing to do with McAllen and everything to do with Mexican nationals who come over and shop.

The RGV is the poorest region in the US, it would be hard, nay, impossible for any city in the RGV to have the best mall by sales if not for the wealthier Mexican nationals.

Last edited by lemonfresh; 05-30-2009 at 01:59 AM..
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:59 AM
 
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Mc Allen's Culture... Is Rich in Art, Music, and so very much more. Do not mean to advertise. Just sharing a little of what our culture truely is... And yes, it's there.

Images of McAllen | Culture | Arts, Music, Festivals and Food Part of McAllen’s Rich Culture (http://imagesmcallen.com/index.php/site/articles/culture/arts_music_festivals_and_food_part_of_mcallens_ric h_culture - broken link)
Please don't take any of this the wrong way but that link does more to prove it doesn't have a great art scene or a big cultural presence.

I mean, where it describes the Culture:

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McAllen is an area with a burgeoning arts culture. The city is known state-wide for the quality and quantity of its artists.
It then lists the Cultural venues.

  • International Museum of Art and Science
  • McAllen Convention Center
  • McAllen Public Libary

First off, McAllen really isn't known state-wide for it's quality and quantity of its artists. That's a nice made up claim but it's not true. Second, the list of venues is small, just three. And aside from a Museum the rest are city owned civic institutions. A convention center and a library. Pretty weak stuff.

You're proud of that stuff and I take nothing away from that, but sometimes its best to be more realistic with things.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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Found these pictures of McAllen on www.panoramio.com/
all copyright panoramio



Downtown McAllen

rush hour in McAllen

View from the south of McAllen

Compass Bank Tower in Uptown McAllen

Chase Tower in Downtown, Christmas season

the New McAllen Convention Center

Fountain On Bicentennial Blvd, Bensten Tower, Downtown

Sunrise Downtown McAllen
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