Priests are said to have planted an orange grove that was one of the first citrus experiments in the lower Rio Grande Valley. The Mansion on Shary was the home of John H. Shary, known as the father of the Texas citrus industry. Open by appointment (956/432-8036). Premier golf courses include Cimarron Country Club, Martin Valley Ranches, Meadow Creek in the Valley and Shary Municipal Golf Course. The Mission Hike and Bike Trail runs between South Conway and Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. Contact the chamber for details. Events include the Texas Citrus Fiesta in January, South Texas Outdoor Life Festival and the Texas Butterfly Festival in October.
202 W. Tom Landry.