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Our Prickly Pears

The pear like fruit of the well-known prickly pear cactus is consumed more by wildlife than by the people of the Rio Grande Valley. In neighboring Mexico the tuna (fruit of the cactus)   is the main ingredient of traditional ...
by Nydia O
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Lessons from the Past

The growing presence of new technology in the form of wind turbines around Willacy County, did not keep Grace Heritage Ranch from flourishing by imitating and thriving with traditions from the past. Bryan and Mary Schalk moved ...
by Nydia O
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Casa Santa Anna

Welcome to Casa Santa Ana

When Judy and John McClung set out in search of an undeveloped piece of property they had no clue of   the difficulty of their task.  After reading multiple books on how to be an innkeeper Judy was ready to take on the proje...
by Nydia O
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Gorilla Days of Summer?

One of the most enjoyable activity in the Rio Grande Valley is visiting the Gladys Porter Zoo.  Even though I do believe the best time to visit is from October to April because of the weather, for some reason we always end up ...
by Nydia O
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Ocelot Conservation Day

It is such a shame that the ocelot’s designation as the UTB mascot was so short lived because this wild cat is not only attractive, but because it helped raise awareness towards its conservation. But do not despair, thank...
by La Vida Valle
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