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
 

 
 
Walker Smith

Honoring Legacies. Dining by Design Harlingen

Don’t miss this year’s Dining by Design and support breast cancer awareness and research. At noon on Thursday, November the 12th the Casa de Amistad in Harlingen will be open for patrons who will have a chance to ad...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
Columbus' Tomb

The Intriguing Story of Christopher Columbus and its Connection to South Texas and Northern Mexico

During a recent trip to Seville, Spain I visited its  Cathedral and marveled at the history and the pompousness of the structure. Inside the cathedral visitors find the “Giralda” the symbol of the city and initiall...
by Nydia O
 

 

 
Villa Maria Language Institute

Faithful Excellence. Villa Maria Language Institute

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world,” wrote the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein in his “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” of 1922. Today, we realize the importance of mastering our two prominent languag...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
Robert and Norma

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 Nydia O