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...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - The UT-Rio Grande Valley chess team pulled off a stunning win over five-year reigning national champions Webster University, of St. Louis, Missouri, in the annual President’s Cup. Webster University was fulsome in its praise of UTRGV as...
MCALLEN, RGV - IBC Bank hosted their first “Women of Purpose” social mixer in recognition of National Women’s History Month. The mixer drew a crowd of over 200 women to IBC Bank’s main branch in McAllen, where they enjoyed food,...
I join South Texas in mourning the passing of Billy Leo (R.I.P.). He was my student (Masters in Public Service), Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas. But, as goes the lovely song from “The King and I,” “if you’d become...
MCALLEN, RGV - The Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA) program was recently celebrated for its achievement in aiding low-income individuals as they further their education. The recognition comes after the results of the Pathways for Advancing Careers and...
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...
PHARR, RGV - FIRST RGV, a local K-12 educational non-profit, is dedicating its STEM learning expo to world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who passed away on Tuesday. The expo, to be held at the Pharr Events Center, will see 450...
WESLACO, RGV - The Knapp Community Care Foundation granted checks to several organizations and charities last week during their annual Community Care Grants Award Celebration. Yvonne “Bonnie” Gonzalez, CEO of KCCF, presented the checks and briefly described the programs that...

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