South of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico lays the former battlefield site of the Battle of Buena Vista (also known as “La Angostura”) that took place on February 22-23, 1847.   General Zachary Taylor with an army of nearly 5,000 marched to...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - State Sen. Eddie Lucio says he plans to expand his popular turkey distribution program next Thanksgiving. This year he and his team have distributed around 800 turkeys to nonprofits, church groups, homeless shelters, government housing projects, veterans...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Nathan Burkhart, director of small business development at the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, says exciting things are happening to his city’s downtown. “Our big 2.0 grant just wrapped up its third round of funding. We have had...
My name is Binoj Mathew, and I work as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at Rio Grande Regional Hospital. I have been playing cricket in the Rio Grande Valley for the past six years. I love this game...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - There was excitement and relief among retail store and restaurant owners, chamber of commerce leaders and elected officials in South Texas on Monday as Mexican visa holders were finally allowed to revisit the region. So-called “non-essential” travelers...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez says he supports all projects that help get Mexican citizens that want to come to the Rio Grande Valley vaccinated. That would include a pilot program that would see Mexican nationals being given...
HARLINGEN, Texas - After 50 years of public service, 35 of them in the Texas Legislature, state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., has announced his retirement. In the company of family, friends and dignitaries from his across his district and Austin,...
I am pleased to lead the Rio Grande Guardian in this new initiative. By focusing on history we believe it has the potential to promote economic development and tourism in the Valley communities, large and small.  The event is a...
PORT ISABEL, Texas - The Rio Grande Guardian’s longtime Tejano history writer, José Antonio López, is thrilled we are hosting a one-day conference in December to commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the U.S-Mexico War of 1846-48.  To help promote the...
The Rio Grande Guardian’s longtime Tejano history writer, José Antonio López, is thrilled we are hosting a one-day conference in December on the U.S-Mexico War of 1846-48.  To help promote the conference, Joe has recommended we run two of this...

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