MADRID, New Mexico - Guardian columnist Baltazar Acevedo y Arispe, Jr., has penned a poem titled "I am the Mexican." Here it is: I am the Mexican I am the intellectual native who could predict solar eclipses, knew the concept of zero...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Few courageous stories of New Spain personalities surpass the brilliant career of General Bernardo de Gálvez (1746-1786). A man of such rare courage, King Carlos III awarded him the royal motto “Yo Solo”. While that...
MERCEDES, RGV - U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa was in Normandy, France, on Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Along with French President Francois Hollande, President Obama and 33 other members of Congress, including former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - No one knows exactly why after 1848, our Spanish Mexican ancestors were unable to maintain their long. well-documented chronicle as the founders of Texas. What is known is that some tried. However, Tejanos who challenged the...
McALLEN, RGV - In what could be a first for the border region, two institutions of higher education are combining to stage a bi-national innovation conference. On Thursday, Sept. 26, “Inno’ 2013 - Innovation and Technology for Cross-Border Economic Development” kicks...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has praised freshman Congressman Filemon Vela for changing the tone in Washington, D.C. - away from building more border walls and towards realizing the true value of trade with Mexico. Vela made national...
WESLACO, RGV - Fittingly, on the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Dolly, invitations were sent out Tuesday to celebrate the first Rio Grande Valley home to be rebuilt as a result of Round 2 Disaster Recovery Funding. The home belongs to Norma...
MERCEDES, RGV - There were a number of speeches from VIPs about the importance of I-69 to Texas at a celebration luncheon at the Livestock Show Grounds in Mercedes on Monday. However, it was not until U.S. Henry Cuellar spoke halfway...
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry will be in the Rio Grande Valley on July 16 for the ceremonial signing of legislation to create a new University of Texas university and medical school in the region. However, it is not certain...
SAN JUAN, RGV - A colonia group leader has praised Congressman Filemon Vela for his strong stand against “border surge” legislation. “I so applaud Congressman Vela's bold move,” said Ann Cass, executive director of Proyecto Azteca. “We do not need any...

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