payday

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
 

 
 
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 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
 

 

 
david Lindo

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 Nydia O
 

 
 
2009-12-31 23.00.00-276

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