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Lupe and Nydia

Why Mexican Culture Celebrations in the US?

Mexican Independence Day is celebrated every September 16, but to kick off the holiday one must experience the Grito de Dolores (a call to arms; a cry). This “kick-off” happens the night of September 15 and is reena...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
Border patrol

Celebrating Mexican Independence Day with “La Migra”

Only in the Rio Grande Valley can one enjoy a Mariachi concert, a Mexican Folkloric dance recital, the official “Grito” ceremony and  Conjunto Norteño music by a band composed of Border Patrol officers. That was the lineu...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
Cambria

Cambria McAllen Showcases Local Talent

This article is the first of several others I will publish that resulted from a recent tour of hotel properties in McAllen, Texas. Please note that this is not a paid advertisement. The sole purpose of this article is to showca...
by Nydia O
 

 

 
San Ygnacio Birding

Birdwatching Along the Rio Grande River

I relish memories of a recent visit to San Ygnacio, Texas and their bird sanctuary. An upriver, arid, hilly brushland, or chaparral country as referred by some, which covers most of the coastal plains south of the Edwards Plate...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
laredo outlet shoppes and river

The New Laredo Outlet Shoppes; Like it’s 1999

The new Laredo Outlet Shoppes opened its doors on March 16, 2017. The best thing about it is that it is located right along the Rio Grande River. Yes! from the food court terrace one can watch pedestrians stroll across from Mex...
by Nydia O