"A Must See...."
If I wanted to keep dating my girlfriend at the time. Now she's my wife :-).
It was a nice enough little south Texan city, but coming from the midwest, it was quite a culture shock. It had a very heavy Mexican pressence which was so different from Cincinnati. I found the markets interesting and the regional food quite tasty, but I never felt comfortable.
I'd often go to the park with my girl friend and hang out or walk her dog, but the people didn't look you in the eye. They always kept their eyes down at the ground. I found that strange and not friendly.
Most homes and buildings had bars on the windows. I was told it was because of the problems with crime. Being so close to the Mexican boarder, criminal activity was a daily concern.