Tipton Ford is proud to be a member of the Brownsville, TX,
community. These are our favorite things about Brownsville.
Brownsville, TX, is situated in a hub of delicious food. If you enjoy Mexican
cuisine, Mi Pueblito and The Vermillion are excellent local spots to grab some
authentic grub. For date night, Madeira offers a romantic ambiance and
delicious dishes for sharing.
Thanks to Brownsville’s location in southern Texas by the Gulf of Mexico, we
can enjoy summer-like temperatures all year long. While winter’s punishing cold
is exacted on most of the United States, Brownsville residents enjoy sunshine
and average temperatures in the 70s.
Brownsville, TX, is a great place to enjoy activities with the whole family. We
love to visit Boca Chica State Park beach, the Gladys Porter Zoo, and the Children’s
Museum of Brownsville with our families.
Community Events: If the dozens of local attractions aren’t enough, Brownsville is also home to several annual community events. Charro Days is one such example. This multi-cultural event held in October is a four-day fiesta with several parades, a ball, and a 5K run.
Without a doubt, our favorite part of the Brownsville, TX community is the incredible group of customers we serve at Tipton Ford.
There are hundreds of lighthouses strewn across America, and many grace the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Texas, however, is home to only one of them open to the public today: the Port Isabel Lighthouse. The Port Isabel Lighthouse stands at the southern point of the Texas Gulf Coast and operates today as a historic site.
History of the Port
The Point Isabel area was discovered by Spanish explorers in
1519, and Spain established control of the region in the 1700s. In 1846 during
the Mexican-American War, American General Zachary Taylor moved troops into the
area, and Point Isabel functioned as an American supply depot until the end of
the conflict in 1848. With the advent of heavy shipping traffic, a lighthouse
became a necessity. The U.S. Congress authorized the construction of the Port
Isabel Lighthouse, and construction began by 1851. The Lighthouse was completed
The Port Isabel Lighthouse features heavy brick walls and a
stationary white light that can be seen for nearly 16 miles. It served as an
observation post during the Civil War, guided commercial vessels during the
following decades, and was abandoned in 1905 due to a decline in shipping
The Port Isabel
The Port Isabel Lighthouse was donated to the state of Texas
in 1950 and today functions as a historic site that draws visitors from near
and far. The Lighthouse is open daily, so for a one-of-a-kind and historical
experience with the family, head there today.
Need a vehicle to make your trek out to the lighthouse? Contact us at Tipton Ford.
One of Brownsville’s newest local facilities is the Brownsville Sports Park. Construction of the park began in 2006 with the intention to provide the community with a safe, accessible, and premier place to play organized team sports. Today the Brownsville Sports Park is a great place to visit with family and friends as you enjoy the long list of amenities the area has to offer.
Brownsville Sports Park is equipped to handle just about any
sport, with 5 baseball fields, 1 turf field, 10 full-sized fields for multiple
sports, 3 outdoor basketball courts, 5 sand volleyball courts, and other tracks
and fields like a skate park, dirt track for BMX racing, 2 lakes, a playground,
and walking trails.
In fact, the park lists regular visitors and events on its
website ranging from Little Miss Football to the Texas State Police Olympics.
If you’re a member of a local organized sports team, whether
it’s the regional soccer team or flag football, the Brownsville Sports Park
offers a venue well-stocked to accommodate you and your teammates. If you’re
just visiting, you can watch any of the many sports on the schedule or make use
of the park itself for fun personal activities when you just need to get out of
If you need a new ride to head out to the park, contact us at Tipton Ford.
Visiting Santa Claus makes the Christmas season much more real for kids and families alike. Don’t miss these opportunities to see Santa near Brownsville!
The Sunrise Mall is always active around the Christmas season, so it makes sense that Santa would be there. Families can visit Santa in center court through Dec. 24. Better yet, those with pets can get a photo with Santa through Dec. 10.
Santa will be at the mall from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The Holiday Village is back in Dean Porter Park and admission is free for everyone! How’s that for a celebration of Christmas spirit? The park will be transformed into the North Pole until Jan. 1. Santa himself will available for pictures every Friday and Saturday night. That’s not to mention the entertaining events, wonderful food vendors, and contests!
The village is open from Sunday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the hours are extended to 11 p.m.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Santa photo packages are available for purchase at the Homewood Suites by Hilton. There are various packages available starting from $24.99. Each purchase comes with a free personalized phone call from Santa Claus himself. Head out to the hotel to visit Santa and make sure your family doesn’t miss out this holiday season!
If you need a better vehicle under the Christmas tree and you’re not sure that Santa can fit it in his sleigh, come talk to the sales team at Tipton Ford.