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Weslaco’s historic downtown features specialty, jewelry, antique and gift shops.‰ The former city hall (now a fire station) is a Spanish Moorish building designated a Texas Historic Landmark (120 E. 5th St.). The Harlon Block Memorial at the Texas Army National Guard Armory (1100 Vo-Tech Drive) pays tribute to a local Marine who participated in the famed flag-raising on Iwo Jima. Events include the Texas Onion Fest celebrating the Texas 1015 Onion and the Mid-Valley Lighted Christmas Parade. Access to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, is seven miles south on F.M. 1015.‰