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 Lottery of Life

It has been a long time since I’ve been to a bridal shower, and played all these curious games meant to entertain the guests.  “La Loteria.” commonly referred to as Chalupa here in the Rio Grande Valley, is a traditional...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
SPI June 2013

Ahh…. The Beach

With the heat wave the entire country is experiencing it is nice to know that here in the Rio Grande Valley there is an oasis called South Padre Island.  Close enough from every city in the Valley; it is the great escape for a...
by Nydia O
 

 

 
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The Fine Print Behind Pay Day and Title Loan Companies

Jennifer Carr Allmon, associate director with the Texas Catholic Conference visited Brownsville on June third as part of a trip to listen and document stories from the local community about their experiences with Payday or Titl...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
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