Archive for December, 2017
 

 
Charles Stillman

How Fortunes were made in the Rio Grande Valley. Charles Stillman

This Throwback Thursday we reintroduce Charles Stillman, founder of Brownsville, Texas. Never ceases to amaze me how the region was such a land of opportunity. An opportunity that not always proved legitimate, but an opportunit...
by Nydia O
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Domingo Martinez

The Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez

Just finished reading The Boy Kings of Texas; A Memoir, by Domingo Martinez. I was left with an emotional roller coaster, for having attended High School in Brownsville in the late 1970s and early 80s – just like Domingo and ...
by Nydia O
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Robert and Norma

Taking Care of Mr. Robert

This story is dedicated to all the people who work as caregivers, CNAs and with hospice services. I am grateful for the opportunity the Valley Catholic gave me to share this story about my stepfather Robert Stroud and Norma Gom...
by Nydia O
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Brownsville ca 1938

Historic Brownsville, Texas

This picture was taken circa 1938 at Brownsville’s Market Square. I am amazed at the cost for a dozen tamales. Right now the dozen is averaging $6.50 at different venues throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Brownsville is a ...
by La Vida Valle
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The Green Heron. Find it in The Rio Grande Valley

Neil Glenn shared this information via South Texas Nature facebook page. January’s Bird-of-the month is Green Heron (Butorides virescens). It has just been named the ABA’s Bird-of-the-Year, so we echo that accolade ...
by La Vida Valle
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