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Growing Good Kids

Everybody is familiar with traditional elementary school curriculums, and assumes kids spend most of the day learning inside a classroom. There are exceptions, for education is evolving and adapting to the needs of modern socie...
by Tapia - Gonzales

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Historic Port Isabel, Texas

One of the many blessings of living in the Rio Grande Valley is the weather, and April days are adorned with clear blue skies, blooming shrubs, low humidity and temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s. Another blessing is the b...
by Tapia - Gonzales

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Java Ramble 2

Java Ramble 2   Those who love to read newspapers have experienced reading confusing, and sometimes very unintentionally funny headlines, usually over a cup of java.  This is a collection of several I found interesting en...
by Tapia - Gonzales


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Taking Care of Mr. Robert

This story is dedicated to all the people who work as caregivers, CNAs and with hospice services. I am grateful for the opportunity the Valley Catholic gave me to share this story about my stepfather Robert Stroud and Norma Gom...
by Tapia - Gonzales

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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 Tapia - Gonzales