BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Award-winning author Rudy Ruiz, a Rio Grande Valley native, is winning lots of plaudits for his first novel, The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez. Nora Comstock De Hoyis, founder of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, said: “Rudy Ruiz’s...
EDINBURG, Texas - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced that it will expand its Campus Food Insecurity Initiative in January to include a fresh produce cooperative.  Jayshree Bhat, assistant vice president of professional education and workforce development for...
EDINBURG, Texas - The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a request from UT-Rio Grande Valley to create a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine with a major in Podiatric Medicine, for the UTRGV School of Podiatry.  Podiatry or podiatric medicine...
LAREDO, Texas - United ISD is doing so well that the Texas Education Agency has been down to see what is going on.  United, which covers much of Webb County, is now the largest school district in Region 1, with...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Alice Baumgartner is the author of South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to Civil War. The book tells the story of the enslaved people who escaped to Mexico in the four decades leading up...
MCALLEN, Texas - The president of Western Governors University - the largest non-profit, online university - is a national education expert on the digital divide. Scott Pulsipher recently participated in a Zoom conversation with The Rio Grande Guardian. He sounded...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - The president-elect of the Texas Medical Association has made a plea to Rio Grande Valley residents - please adhere to social distancing guidelines during Labor Day weekend. Dr. Linda Villarreal, an internist from Edinburg, called on the...
EDINBURG, Texas - Dr. Linda Villarreal, president elect of the Texas Medical Association, says she supports Medicaid Expansion. Villarreal, a practicing physician based in Edinburg, Texas, recently spoke on a webinar hosted by the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.  On the subject...
WESLACO, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley could be looking at double digit growth in economic activity by the middle of the year. This is the view of Matt Ruszczak, executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council. “Through Christmas and...
MCALLEN, Texas - The Rio Grande Guardian recently caught up with the new dean for business, public safety and technology at South Texas College. Sara Lozano is Ivy League-educated,possessing a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Yale University, and a Master...

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