PORT MANSFIELD, RGV - Willacy County Navigation District has warned mariners to be extremely careful when navigating the Mansfield Cut. The group did this after a vessel ran aground during Hurricane Harvey but before a recent fatality, when a fisherman...
PROGRESO, RGV - Progreso International Bridge hosted its 42nd annual Tourist Appreciation Day recently. Julie Guerra-Ramirez, director of Progreso International Bridge, says Tourist Day can feature anywhere from 11,000 to 13,000 pedestrians. The event celebrates tourists, primarily winter Texans, for...
MCALLEN, RGV - A top economist at South Texas College has issued a bleak warning for the border region if the North American Free Trade Agreement is dissolved. Kevin Peek provided an in-depth analysis on the impact of NAFTA at...
HARLINGEN, RGV - It only seems appropriate that during National Robotics Week, the Rio Grande Valley has three teams preparing to compete in a robotics world championship final. They will join 29,000-plus students from 66 countries at the FIRST World...
PHARR, RGV - The City of Pharr and the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen hosted a well-attended and in-depth NAFTA seminar. The attending parties felt the event educated the community about the current renegotiation of NAFTA and how the agreement...
MISSION, RGV - The resurrected Centro Cultural Mexicano en el Valle de Texas has been given a huge boost by the City of Mission – five years use of the brand-new Mission Event Center for free. Mission Mayor Norberto ‘Beto’...
MISSION, RGV - Texas AFL-CIO Legislative Director René Lara testified about NAFTA and steel and aluminum tariffs at a Texas House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs hearing in El Paso last Friday. The AFL-CIO is not against NAFTA...
PHARR, RGV - Perhaps the most jarring comment made at last Friday’s seminar on NAFTA, hosted by the City of Pharr, the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen, and Asociación de Empresarios-Rio Grande Valley, came from Agustín Barrios Gómez. Barrios Gómez...
They say, too often, “a prophet is without honor in his/her own country.” Not so with Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa. Born in 1942 to a South Texas Valley family, Anzaldúa graduated with a BA from Pan American College, Edinburg, Texas, in...
“César Chávez, Presente!” - so went the chant at the rally/march, Saturday, 7 April 18, San Juan, Texas. The chant continued: “Dolores Huerta, Presente! United Farm Workers (UFW), Presente!” (“your presence is with us”) and so on. The manifestation of...

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