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From left; hubby Lupe, George, Chuy, Nydia and Virginia
Restaurant Reviews

The Valley’s Best Burgers

Posted  August 5, 2016  by  Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales

The latest issue of Texas Monthly features The 50 Greatest Burgers in Texas. First, i want to congratulate Larry and Jessica Delgado of House Wine & Bistro in McAllen for being the only hamburger from the Rio Grande Valley chosen among the top 50 for this article. House Wine is a great place and a local […]

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Spiritual Me

Thoughts before a Yard Sale

Posted  August 3, 2016  by  Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales

I guess it has to do with growing older, but recently there is a bible verse that resonates every time i think of organizing a yard sale or selling my clothes online or at a consignment shop. New American Standard Bible  ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, moreover, you shall not reap to […]

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Rhythm in Words

Christina’s World

Posted  July 30, 2016  by  Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales

I wrote this postcard poem during my week at the Writers League of Texas retreat in Alpine, Texas at the Sul Russ State University. In the past, i have always been intrigued by poetry, but lacked the guts to try it out at a higher level. The outcome was a life-changing experience and opened the […]

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Rhythm in Words

Morning in Alpine

Posted  July 30, 2016  by  Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales

                  Morning in Alpine   In Alpine this morning an uphill trail guided me into the sunrise. No vain step crunched the pebbled path,   timeless rhythm, hollow beat, silence interrupted; a train. A flute exalting the spirits of the sky.   Suddenly from over the hill […]

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The National Narcotic Detector Dog Association in Brownsville

Posted  June 6, 2016  by  Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales

This past Friday, June the 3rd, 2016 Felix Espinoza of the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau invited me to attend the K-9 competition during the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association Annual Police K-9 Conference (what a long name!) held in Brownsville. I had never really seen any police K-9 in training or anything remotely similar, […]

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