City of McAllen
The city of McAllen, located at the southern tip of Texas, is within an hour-and-a-half flight from Houston and is the international stop over for flights to the interior of Mexico. The city has a new convention center surrounded by hotels, shopping and restaurants.
McAllen is the 20th most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County. Today the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. It is a regional retail destination for Northeastern Mexican states and ranks 12th in overall retail sales, and is third in the state in total retail sales both per household and per capita.