Retirees of the Rio Grande Valley

Retirement in the Rio Grande Valley

  The Rio Grande Valley is a very popular destination for retirees. Our weather and the friendly people are among the top reasons people relocate here to retire. Harlingen, Texas, was recently ranked as having the lowest c...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Cuenca

A Blog by a Gringo Living Retirement in Cuenca, Ecuador

Every day we find more and more stories about “expats” enjoying exotic cultures and the  low cost of living abroad. I am currently working on a story about a new friend from Brownsville, who recently bought a house...
by La Vida Valle
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Venice has Pigeons, we have Sea Gulls

Recently, one of TV’s Sunday morning shows featured a documentary about the pigeons of Venice, Italy. While local officials, and even the reporter, seemed  disgusted about the amount of  bird poop, and the damage it does to...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Todd Mann

Todd Mann: The Art of Leadership

I wrote this article for  the March, 2013 issue of RGV Beyond Arts & More. When Todd Mann was hired in February of 2013 to be its newest CEO, Valley Baptist Medical Center was already 90 years in the making – and still e...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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UTB

A Nontraditional Student

                        I recently rejoined the student body of the University of Texas- Texas Southmost College at Brownsville, Texas, and it has been an experience b...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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