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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
Lifestyles

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
Journeys

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.
Restaurantes

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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