Why Winter Texan Visitors Matter

South Texas Tourism is a non-profit marketing cooperative that works together at promoting the valley as the ideal destination for retirement. It is composed of the following members; The Alamo Chamber of Commerce, The Edinburg...
by La Vida Valle


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 Tapia - Gonzales

Familes and Children Held In U.S. Customs and Border Protection Processing Facility

What is our Role in this Humanitarian Crisis that Affects our Valley?

The recently publicized humanitarian crisis the Rio Grande Valley is experiencing has generated a diverse stream of comments yielding from the educated and compassionate to the obnoxious and insensitive. I recently read the two...
by Tapia - Gonzales


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 Tapia - Gonzales

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Las Aventuras de un “Pajarero” Urbano

Este año se celebran 20 años del Festival de las Aves del Valle del Rio Grande, y los preparativos están en su fuerza. Muchas de las luminarias del mundo de las aves van a estar presentes como Jeffrey Gordon, presidente del ...
by Tapia - Gonzales