Posts Tagged ‘Three charming Southern towns’

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in The South on February 28, 2013

 
 

One of the most interesting cities I encountered during my December tour of the South was Natchitoches (pronounced NACK-a-tish), located in western Louisiana.  Guiding my two-day visit here was Markita Hamilton, communications director for the Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, whose family has lived here for generations. This charming community, the first permanent European…

 

Brownsville, Texas

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in The South on February 28, 2013

 
 

Brownsville, situated at the southern tip of Texas, is right across the Rio Grande and U.S. border from the city of Matamoros, Mexico. It is a historic area with a pleasing mix of Anglo and Hispanic cultures. After Texas fought for its independence from Mexico in 1836, and the annexation of Texas by the U.S….

 

Biloxi, Mississippi

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in The South on February 28, 2013

 
 

My recent tour of the South had three smaller towns stand out, including Biloxi, Mississippi. Virtually everyone is aware of the massive destruction which Hurricanes Camille and, more recently, Katrina wreaked upon the Biloxi resort community when they tore through the community in 1969 and 2005, respectively. However, I am happy to report that both…