If someone told you that writing a book could take you more than 20 years, you would likely give up writing it. For the Texan writer, Rudy Ruiz, whose childhood yearning was to be a writer, releasing his first...
Every year, from September 15th to October 15th, our nation marks Hispanic Heritage Month. During this month, we take time to reflect and to honor the contributions that the diverse people of Hispanic and Latin American origin have made...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Wednesday commemorates the legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, a Mexican-American civil rights leader who founded the American GI forum and fought for the rights of Hispanics in this country.  In 2009, state Sen. Juan "Chuy"...
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says it is time to reopen the international bridges so that Mexican shoppers and tourists can cross in the United States. He said this could be done safely by testing all visitors at...
WESLACO, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has been asked to help get international ports of entry in South Texas open again to Mexican shoppers and tourists.  The border bridges have been closed to Mexican visa holders since late March,...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Texas Border Coalition says a proposal by the Trump administration to bring 600 CBP officers to the border region is nothing but an election campaign publicity stunt. Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., chairman of TBC,...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Trump Administration has been criticized for a proposal that would bar U.S. citizens and lawful residents from crossing at U.S.-Mexico land ports of entry if there is a suspicion the person has been exposed to...
PHARR, Texas - The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc., has received a donation of $8,400 from the India Association of the Rio Grande Valley.  Hari Namboodiri, president of the group said IARGV launched their “Stop Hunger” campaign...
LASARA, Texas - The U.S. Census Bureau launched its first caravan “pitada” in Willacy County to promote completing the 2020 census in areas with low self-response rates. With 30 vehicles in tow, census employees kicked things off at Lasara...
The Theatre Was Her Church. Dr. Marian Monta was called off-stage. (COPD takes its toll).  She was prepared. She made a grand entrance on this world’s stage and played her part well. (She once played Agnes in “Mame;” her favorite...

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