is a writer, blogger and director of Texas Birding, a state-wide tourism marketing co-operative. She also serves on the board of directors of Preservation Texas and the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville. Tapia-Gonzales is also publisher of RGVMod, a website dedicated to the preservation of the Valley's mid-century modern architecture and LaVidaValle.com, a blog about living in the Rio Grande Valley. She is also a visual artist.
The Rio Grande Guardian was the first online newspaper to launch on the South Texas border, starting out in July, 2005. It is still the market leader, setting the pace and breaking news often before traditional media outlets.