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El Santuario Snacks

El Santuario Tacos & Cocktails

My family and I had dinner at El Santuario last night. It is a different taco experience. The place is housed in what many moons ago used to be the Brownsville KOA. It has a high pitched roof sort of like the one the Whataburge...
by Nydia O
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God Save Texas by Lawrence Wright.

God Save Texas; A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright

Just finished reading Lawrence Wright’s latest book God Save Texas; A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State.  I recommended this book so much that I have attached a purchase link below. Why do I love it? I do beca...
by Nydia O
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Mission Children

The Tejanos of South Texas

The video at the visitors center at Mission San Jose in San Antonio concluded with an interesting dialogue between a child and her mother. The child states that the indigenous people who lived in the mission have all died, but...
by Nydia O
 

 

 
Nana's Taqueria of Weslaco

The Tasty Side of Immigration

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage month from mid-September to mid-October, but let us think of those who came to the United States from Mexico in search of a better life and by doing so improved our own lives. The list I have comp...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
Chef Roberto with daughter Alejandra Gonzalez

Culinary Culture in Weslaco, Texas

The lower Rio Grande Valley spans roughly 75 miles between Brownsville and Mission, Texas. For visitors and locals who prefer “mom and pop” restaurants, the variety of options can be overwhelming.  For starters, and becaus...
by Nydia O