[McAllen, Texas: Rio Grande River and Reynosa, Mexico]

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This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in McAllen, Texas. The first segment of the film includes Tony Roma’s restaurant of McAllen, a couple being filmed inside, and an interview with its General Manager and CEO, Richard D. Guerra. Guerra describes McAllen as the “home of the Texas Ruby Red grapefruit” and “square dancing capital of the world”. During the interview with Guerra, an off-camera female crew member says that she is shooting footage for “Discover America” and mentions the show’s producer. Throughout the footage in this film, the crew talks casually off-camera while filming panoramas of ...

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1 video (89 min., 31 sec.) : sd., col.

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  • Main Title: [McAllen, Texas: Rio Grande River and Reynosa, Mexico]
  • Added Title: McAllen, TX, Volume 1

Description

This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in McAllen, Texas.

The first segment of the film includes Tony Roma’s restaurant of McAllen, a couple being filmed inside, and an interview with its General Manager and CEO, Richard D. Guerra. Guerra describes McAllen as the “home of the Texas Ruby Red grapefruit” and “square dancing capital of the world”.

During the interview with Guerra, an off-camera female crew member says that she is shooting footage for “Discover America” and mentions the show’s producer. Throughout the footage in this film, the crew talks casually off-camera while filming panoramas of the city and its town square.

The next segment of the video follows a group of senior citizens visiting sites near the Mexican border. They walk through an open air market, they approach border crossing to Reynosa, Mexico, they watch orioles and other birds at the Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park of the Texas Park and Wildlife Department, and then they leave the park in an RV.

Next, a female crewmember appears on camera and poses as a visitor to a mission, as the crew film shots of the mission interior and grounds.

The film ends at the Rio Grande River, where a man and woman push off from shore in a motorized rowboat, and a rope-pulled ferry transports passenger cars and people across the river.

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1 video (89 min., 31 sec.) : sd., col.

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Temporary video interruption at 00:29:30.
The program for which the films of the Texas Historical Television Footage collection were shot is not accessible, but the nature of the collection’s footage suggests it was intended for a public television show. This video includes discussion about the footage herein being intended for a television show called "Discover America" on CNBC.

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Texas Historical Television Footage

The Texas Historical Television Footage collection comes from the University of North Texas Media Library and it contains video of various places across Texas; including Grapevine, McAllen, College Station, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville.

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  • Dec. 13, 2011, 3:26 p.m.

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  • March 13, 2012, 2:43 p.m.

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[McAllen, Texas: Rio Grande River and Reynosa, Mexico], video, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth194015/: accessed December 6, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.