As members of the AA Central Hockey League and winner of the 2008–2009 award for CHL Franchise of the Year, the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees entertain local sport lovers from October through March with hard-hitting, goal-laden hockey. Piloted by head coach Chris Brooks, this season’s crop of aspiring hat-trickers look to inch closer to a playoff birth behind the strong play of assist-leader Tomas Klempa and sturdy goalie Juliano Pagliero. Your gold-level seat ensures spectacular views of every goal, penalty, and zamboni wheelie tricks, as the Killer Bees take on casual puck-tappers Allen Americans or the Odessa Jackalopes.
The Midwest Rock-n-Roll Express smuggles arena legends and Midwestern heroes Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent onto the mammoth stage of State Farm Arena with an inestimable cargo of sing-along classics. Styx has sparked the third rail since 1972 with prog-rock sensationalism, bolstering lighter-fluid epics such as "Come Sail Away" and "Babe" with complex riffs from crystalline synthesizers intertwined with power-chord crescendos and noodling from guitar giant Tommy Shaw. With founding frontman and falsetto specialist Kevin Cronin at the helm, fellow Prairie State juggernaut REO Speedwagon fills the stage with passionate chartbusters that made waterbed salesmen rich, from romantic ballads such as “Keep On Loving You" to the spurned-lover kiss-off "Take It on the Run." Kicking off the show, "Motor City Madman" and expert game hunter Ted Nugent revs his buzzsaw guitar through classics such as "Cat Scratch Fever" and "Stranglehold," all while protecting the audience from wild boars.
With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott McAllen Airport in McAllen, you'll be minutes from La Plaza Mall and close to McAllen Botanical Gardens. This hotel is within close proximity of McAllen Medical Center and Rio Grande Regional Hospital.
Make yourself at home in one of the 110 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and barbecue grills.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Hot/cold buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in McAllen? This hotel has facilities measuring 700 square feet (63 square meters), including a meeting/conference room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
With a stay at La Copa Hotel in McAllen, you'll be minutes from La Plaza Mall and close to McAllen Botanical Gardens. This hotel is within close proximity of Rio Grande Regional Hospital and Quinta Mazatlan.
Make yourself at home in one of the 150 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and premium TV channels are also offered to provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on recreational opportunities including an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of banquet facilities, exhibit space, and a meeting/conference room. Free parking is available onsite.
In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months old?12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents magazine.
The warm aroma of freshly baked waffle cones envelops every nook and cranny of Marble Slab Creamery, revving up guests’ senses with the promise of impending decadence. As the hand-rolled cones tan in their ovens, the store’s staff bustles about the premises whipping up fresh batches of premium ice cream in the onsite creamery and helping patrons select a flavor from a list of more than 60 options. This chef-driven dedication to gourmet ice cream began in 1983 with the company’s founding in Houston, Texas, when two French chefs were enlisted to create a recipe for Marble Slab Creamery’s signature sweet-cream ice cream using their culinary expertise.
Today, staffers utilize the frozen-slab technique of ice-cream architecture, scooping each customer’s choice of ice cream and mix-ins onto a chilled marble slab to mix the separate elements into one custom mélange. Though specializing in cone-based ice-cream treats, Marble Slab Creamery also offers a menu full of other scream-worthy confections, including cakes, shakes, and pie à la mode.