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The Rio Grande River as seen from the Progreso bridge. The border wall can be seen in the distance.
La Vida Valle

Nuevo Progreso; Our Mexican Valley Town

Posted  December 4, 2019  by  Tapia - Gonzales

A day trip to Nuevo Progreso Mexico never gets old. Just a short walk across the Progreso bridge south of Weslaco disconnects me from routine. My husband and I prefer to visit during the week to avoid the crowds, but with December come “Winter Texans” (retirees seeking out warm weather during the winter months) and […]

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DHS Leadership Academy

New Leadership Academy at Texas Southmost College

Posted  December 2, 2019  by  Tapia - Gonzales

What if the Valley had a community college that could design, develop and deliver quality workforce training programs for the private or public sectors in a short amount of time? The types of programs often associated with highly successful outcomes. Good news! Texas Southmost College can. In fact, this past April, TSC just wrapped up […]

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Bishop Daniel Flores blessing of congregation members celebrating a birthday or anniversary.
Spiritual Me

First Sunday of Advent with Bishop Daniel Flores

Posted  December 1, 2019  by  Tapia - Gonzales

December 1st, 2019, the first Sunday of advent began with a pleasant surprise; Bishop Daniel E. Flores celebrated mass at our church in Harlingen. It took me a few seconds to realize it was him during the entrance procession after noticing the pastoral staff and miter. It is funny how our minds process information before […]

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El Angel

My 9-11 Mexico Experience

Posted  September 11, 2019  by  Tapia - Gonzales

The morning began with a quick shower and hopes to be ready with enough time for breakfast. The private tour van was scheduled to pick us up promptly at 9:00 a.m. at the lobby of our hotel on the beautiful Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. Today’s tour included the Basilica of Our Lady […]

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Photo taken outside 100% Antojitos Mexicanos in Harlingen during the Chember of Commerce ribbon cutting celebration. Photo is from the restaurant's Facebook page.

Antojitos Mexicanos en Harlingen, Texas

Posted  August 16, 2019  by  Tapia - Gonzales

Recientemente descubrí un nuevo restaurante de comida mexicana en Harlingen, Texas. Se trata de 100% Antojitos Mexicanos. Me gusta la palabra “antojitos” pero si la traducimos al Ingles se dice que son “snacks” y para mi no es lo mismo. La palabra antojitos significa algo muy sabroso en porción pequeña pero no necesariamente un aperitivo […]

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