AUSTIN, Texas - In remarks at a luncheon held for RGV Day at the state Capitol, Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell made a strong case for Rio Grande Valley cities to work together for the good of the region. More than...
AUSTIN, Texas - A number of Rio Grande Valley cities, chambers of commerce and economic development corporations got together with UT Rio Grande Valley and South Texas College to host RGV Day at the state Capitol in Austin on...
In a previous article, I mentioned that the contentious fence on our southern border was being built in the middle of northern Old Mexico (New Spain). A reader asked what I meant by that. I am happy to answer the...
“Do you still recall the fateful night crossed the Rio Grande, Fernando?” (Abba) He did recall and he did love both sides of the Rio Grande. And I loved him. I have lost my good friend, Fernando Corral. He...
McALLEN, RGV - Cities, counties, higher education institutions and economic development corporations in the Rio Grande Valley are trying something new this legislative session. They have set February 10 as RGV Day at the state Capitol in Austin. For years, representatives...
EDINBURG, RGV - If there is one thing visiting lawmakers take away from the tour of the Rio Grande Valley it is that the region is not a war zone. That is the hope of state Rep. Ryan Guillen, the...
EDINBURG, RGV - The Valley Legislators Tour starts Thursday, January 22, and ends Sunday, January 25. Organized by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, the tour is seen a great opportunity to showcase the Rio Grande Valley’s successes and challenges. The tour...
EDINBURG, RGV - There is growing excitement among Rio Grande Valley leaders about newly sworn-in Texas Governor Greg Abbott participating in the Valley Legislators Tour this week, but some elected officials are angry that Starr County is being overlooked. Traditionally,...
SEVILLA, Spain - Last September, Dr. Lino García, professor emeritus at UT-Pan American, my good friend and renowned specialist on Hispanic Culture revisited the land of his ancestors in Spain following an invitation to lecture on Texas history at...
EDINBURG, RGV - Last month a much awaited statue of Col. José de Escandón y Helguera was officially unveiled and made available for students and community individuals to view and learn about the accomplishments of this military man called...

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