Construction is advancing on the future Harlingen Convention Center.
This week, more of the building's metal frame was being completed. City officials say the $17 million project will serve as anchor for future retail and a new hotel.
Harlingen assistant city manager Carlos Sánchez says a future Hilton Garden Inn will be connected to the convention center. Sánchez tells CBS 4 the hotel is behind schedule but is expected to open between April or May of next year.
The convention center is expected to be completed by mid-December.