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Celebrating Mexican Independence Day with the Border Patrol

Only in the Rio Grande Valley can one enjoy a Mariachi concert, Mexican Folkloric dance recital, the official “Grito” ceremony and a Conjunto Norteño music concert by a band composed of Border Patrol officials. That was th...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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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 Tapia - Gonzales
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The New Laredo Outlet Shoppes; Like it’s 1999

The new Laredo Outlet Shoppes opened its doors on March 16, 2017. The best thing about it is that it is located right along the Rio Grande River. Yes! from the food court terrace one can watch pedestrians stroll across from Mex...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Fresh As Can Be….Frozen at Sea

This article was featured in the July edition of the Valley Business Report magazine For three generations the Burnells have been shrimping in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It was the year 1941 when Burnie Bernard Burnell i...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Janine Marie Photography

Very few women, at least those I’ve met, believe they look great in pictures, and I am not the exception. It is either the hair, or too fat or just plain ugly. Thank heaven for photo-shop! But unless nobody ever sees you in p...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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