pappadeaux

Pappadeauxing

During a recent visit to McAllen, Texas, my friend Nancy suggested lunch at the local Pappadeaux which is actually located in Pharr, Texas.  We did not realize that lunch at a seafood place, on a Friday during Lent, was not a ...
by Nydia O
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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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Monterrey

Don’t Park in Parking Spaces Reserved for the Disabled

About a month ago 20 parking spaces at one of Monterrey’s HEBs were “taken” by wheelchairs to the surprise – and anger – of some drivers. On the chairs were signs with phrases such as ” Nobod...
by La Vida Valle
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Cheap chicas guide to style

The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style: Secrets to Shopping Cheap and Looking Chic

Lilliana Vazquez’ new book is now available through Amazon for less than 20 dollars, and just in time for the holidays! It is very important to notice the tagline which clearly states that looking “chic” is what’s impor...
by Nydia O
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Self_checkout_using_NCR_Fastlane_machines

To DO or not to DO. Self-Checkouts

We tend to go about our days without giving much thought to the economy, especially that of our region.  We have a tendency to criticize our home towns, and at the first opportunity we drive to a more alluring one – in our p...
by Nydia O
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