Chances are that readers who are familiar with early Texas history have heard of Doña Patricia de León.  She led a courageous and spirited fight to regain her family’s land seized by U.S. Anglo immigrants after the 1836 Texas Revolution. Yet,...
Terrorism on American soil is not new. Nor are crimes of hate. Since at least the 19th century, politically motivated citizens have used violence to kill for a purpose. What makes the horrible massacre in Orlando stand out is its...
One Hundred degrees! “Only” 95 degrees back in Ponca City, Oklahoma. That’s okay for me, safe in my brother’s (Gary Mounce) and sister-in-law’s (Malena Elias de Mounce) air-conditioned Honda. But maybe not okay for Border Patrol agents we met (or...
Of all the issues advocated for by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, the need for high-speed, broadband internet is a relative newcomer, at least compared to topics like cattle theft and water rights that stretch back more...
  Homeowners throughout South Texas could soon be significantly impacted by the outcome of an insurance company proposal that preys on Texans being under-informed who need the extra money and targets our South Texas and border communities. Texas Farm Bureau Insurance...
To the Charro Days Fiesta Organizing Committee: Just this morning, the Brownsville Herald reported on yet another case of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) repeatedly refusing entry to a critically ill asylum-seeker, in violation of its own rules. Enough is...
Hey, greetings everyone, Lt. Col. Allen West, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.  Right there behind me you see the state Capitol of the great state of Texas. The state capitol that represents everything that Texas stands for. Individual...
Two “Mother Countries.” Mexico and/or England. Mexico, we know. It’s right here at the border of the Rio Grande. And Britain? Or is it Great Britain? Or the United Kingdom? Actually, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,...
Hopefully, articles I write for the Rio Grande Guardian are received by readers as a sincere effort to familiarize South Texans with their early Texas history. Of special concern to me continues to be the sad fact that so many...
Dear Mr. President, We write to urge you to use your full authorities to effectively respond to and successfully manage the ongoing crisis at our Southwest Border. It is critical that our nation take aggressive steps to secure our border,...

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