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Forging ahead: Harlingen Convention Center reaches across state for business

HARLINGEN — Struggling to boost bookings amid the pandemic, the Harlingen Convention Center’s operator is projecting a $1 million budget showing a $5,400 shortfall...

Sales tax revenue expected to rebuild Community Improvement Board’s  budget

HARLINGEN — After 14 years, one of the city’s main funding sources is draining. Since city leaders launched the Harlingen Community Improvement Board in 2007,...

1,000 virus vaccines given at Harlingen Convention Center

HARLINGEN — City officials today opened their first COVID-19 community vaccination clinic, turning the new Harlingen Convention Center into drive-thru stations as they planned...

Search for new manager; Pandemic restrictions impacting Harlingen convention bookings

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Convention Center is searching for its third general manager since opening less than two years ago. Late last month, Arturo Menendez...

Hilton Garden Inn welcomes its first guest

HARLINGEN — It’s here. Zeke Reyna has worked tirelessly for 25 years to bring the Hilton Garden Inn to the community, and Friday morning he...

COVID-19 Challenges: New manager plans to guide convention center, hotel

HARLINGEN — Arturo Menendez is taking the city’s biggest hotel job while facing the challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic that’s stunted the industry. Late...

City to mull paying convention center insurance

HARLINGEN — The city might be dipping into its account set aside to cover the Harlingen Convention Center’s deficits. In a meeting Wednesday, city commissioners...

City to split convention center deficits; BC Lynd cuts projected revenue in half

HARLINGEN — Soon, the city will get help in covering any of the Harlingen Convention Center’s deficits. Under an agreement with BC Lynd Hospitality, which...

Riding out the Virus: Convention center’s bookings plummet amid pandemic

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Convention Center is one of the city’s biggest victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Less than 18 months after it opened, the...
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