SAN ANTONIO, Texas - On April 6, 1813, Maria Josefa Uribe Gutiérrez de Lara became First Lady of Independent Texas. In gaining that distinction, she actually scored a “double” first. Not only was she the first to fill the position,...
SAN BENITO, RGV - On Saturday, Oct. 14, there will be a ceremony for the unveiling a state historical marker dedicated to the Mexican American victims of the “Matanza” or massacre of 1915 in South Texas. The Matanza was not...
EDINBURG, RGV - The Citrus Theater in Edinburg, had it’s grand opening on Friday, January 17, 1941. Seventy-six years later, BUILD RGV is partnering with the owners of the Citrus Theater, the Museum of South Texas History and Socialife News...
LAS VEGAS, New Mexico - At present there are many concurrent and integrated social issues affecting the lower Texas Rio Grande Valley. Immigration, low educational attainment at all levels of education, isolation in colonias, low employment, disparities in health, disenfranchisement...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Members of Congress visited the STARGATE at UT-Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville on Friday, interested in the program and the group’s collaboration with SpaceX. Congressman Filemon Vela said many people in his district – he represents Brownsville...
My name is Terry Canales and I have the privilege of serving as a Member of the Texas House of Representatives. I also have the honor of being the great nephew of J.T. Canales who once upon a dark time...
EDINBURG, RGV - Following the landing in 1528 on what is now Texas soil of Alvar Cabeza de Vaca and his Spanish soldiers, other explorers followed. One such explorer, conqueror and historian was an Italian named Juan Bautista Chapa, whose...
MCALLEN, RGV - Sam Houston Elementary School’s 2nd graders had strong opinions on current affairs in a Q&A with Congressman Vicente Gonzalez.  Gonzalez visited the school with officials from IBC Bank to promote financial...
EDINBURG, RGV - Even before its proposed opening, Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg is already slated for a major increase in size, according to developers. At a regular meeting with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation earlier this week, representatives from...
LA JOYA, RGV - Former La Joya Mayor, Hidalgo County Clerk, La Joya ISD board trustee and small businessman Billy Leo, known as Mr. Democrat in South Texas, has died, the Texas Democratic Party has announced. Leo, aged 70, suffered...

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