Felix and Nydia

The National Narcotic Detector Dog Association in Brownsville

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...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Blues on the hill

The Blues on the Hill Experience

For over a decade, blues fanatics have organized 3 Summer concerts at McKelvey Park in Harlingen, Texas called Blues on the Hill. With the support of the city and sponsors this event has thrived albeit the challenges of  incle...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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TEDx McAllen. An Unforgettable Experience

TEDx McAllen: An Unforgettable Experience

TEDx McAllen is finally in my memory. The stress and anguish are gone, but a new list of friends bloomed. Nothing could be better than meeting such amazing leaders – people who are shaping and inspiring the Rio Grande Val...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Sephardic Migration

The Latin & Jewish Heritage of Hispanics in the Rio Grande Valley

It is estimated that approximately 80% of the Hispanic population in the Rio Grande Valley have a rich  Sephardic Jewish ancestry.  If you want to find out more plan to attend the 2nd Annual Conference for Latino – Jewi...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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ocelot

Adopt an Ocelot

Meet Esperanza! Her name means ‘Hope’ in Spanish, which is appropriate as she is the first female on the Refuge to ever be photographed with a kitten! In fact, she has successfully raised three kittens since Refuge b...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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