MMA

The Rio Grande Valley’s Heritage of Valor and Pride Featured on National Television

Just this past week, I visited the tomb of Harlon Block in the grounds of the Marine Military Academy with journalist Ed Hutchings from the UK who is passionate about our country’s military history and traveled here to pa...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
South Texas Senior Pageant

Senior Pageantry. Ms South Texas Senior America Pageant

I am reposting this article from last year because the 2016 pageant is coming up this weekend, and I believe it is one of the most unique and important events for our community. Last year, I was assigned to cover the 2nd annual...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
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The Stages of Aging. What Comes Next?

This is the first of a series that the Valley Catholic Newspaper has assigned me to write. I am very grateful for the opportunity, and I hope the stories touch people’s hearts. DONNA — Cecilia Batungbacal, who has lived...
by Nydia O
 

 

 
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
 

 
 
Elia, Hortencia and Aurora

Senior Living in the Rio Grande Valley

On Friday June 13th I found Elia Lopez, Hortencia Cavazos, Aurora Maxey, and Irene and husband Leon Marquez at Harlingen’s Senior Community Center (HSCC)during a father’s day celebration organized by the center. Elia, Horte...
by Nydia O