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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 Tapia - Gonzales
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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 Tapia - Gonzales
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South Texas Senior America Pageant

Elia Lopez is already busy preparing for the 2015 Ms South Texas Senior Pageant and she is looking for women ages 60,70, 80, 90, or better!This pageant is an exclusive pageant that celebrates the strength of women 60+ married, ...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Ups and Downs at BorderFest Parade

This weekend I had the opportunity of visiting Hidalgo, Texas with a travel writer from Sweden. I took him to experience a parade during BorderFest which this year celebrated Argentina. Camera and tape recorder in hand, Rolf (t...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Hand Made in the Rio Grande Valley

As soon as they walk into the store, visitors to Rios of Mercedes Boots are captivated by the smell of leather hides, the harmonious sound of sewing machines, and the kaleidoscope of colors on cowboy boots carefully displayed o...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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