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
 

 
 
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
 

 
 
Violent Cities in Texas

The Rio Grande Valley much Safer than the rest of Texas.

How I wished I had read Dan Solomon’s story published January 23, 2015 by Texas Monthly online edition before my RGV promotional trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The title of the article is “The FBI’s List of th...
by Nydia O
 

 

 
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
 

 
 
Aida Opera 2

Saturday at the Met in the RGV

Just got back from watching The Met Live in HD at our local Cinemark theater. This time the opera was Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. One of the most well-known operas of all time.  I wrote a short article about why I love to go ...
by Nydia O