News From Harlingen, Texas

Harlingen to Officially Unveil Southwest Airlines Founders’ Mural

Harlingen, Texas­–Tomorrow, Harlingen City leaders will welcome Southwest Airlines representatives for the unveiling of the Herb Kelleher Mural in Downtown Harlingen.  Kelleher who passed away last year was a true friend to Harlingen.  In 1975, he chose Harlingen as the airlines’ fourth destination following its initiation of service in 1971 from Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio as a new start-up air carrier.  City leaders credit his vision of providing low cost, reliable, and convenient air service for a huge part of the success of Valley International Airport.


What:Unveiling Ceremony


When:Friday, February 14, 2020, 10 a.m.


Where:Lozano Plaza, 123 West Jackson


Why:The City of Harlingen is paying tribute to Southwest Airlines Founder Herb Kelleher.



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