The closest international bridge and federal inspection station are located in the city of Miguel Alemán, 14 kilometers east of Mier. They connect with Roma, Texas and Federal Highway 83, which runs parallel to Mexico’s Route 2 in the direction of Laredo and McAllen, Texas.
Santa Clara del Cobre
From 1788 to 1794, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla served as sacristan here. On May 20, 1876, Jesús Pérez Gaona was born here; the colorful character was the inspiration for José Rubén Romero Flores' most renowned work, The Futile Life of Pito Pérez. The first Hammered Copper Competition took place here in 1964, followed a year later by the National Copper Festival. Artisans from this town crafted the censer used to light the torch for the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games.