Tex-Mex Food

It’s not Mexican Food. It’s Tex-Mex

For some complicated reason, I find myself attempting to describe the difference between authentic Mexican food and what is served here in the Rio Grande Valley at local establishments as Mexican food. Because I am not a food c...
by Tapia - Gonzales
 

 
 
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Young Art Enthusiasts

Young, talented and enthusiastic art lovers participated in the first Harlingen Art Walk at Baloo’s of Harlingen, Texas.  The photo featured in this article is a fluorescent painting by Astrid Garza of Roma, Texas. Astrid is...
by Tapia - Gonzales
 

 
 
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Gloria G. Canales and Her Mexican Folklore School of Dance

Folklore is defined as encompassing the traditional customs, tales, food, dances, or art forms preserved among a people, and when related to neighboring Mexico; folklore is vast, for each individual state holds unique music and...
by Tapia - Gonzales
 

 

 
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Seize the Day with Laughter

I recently had the opportunity of attending a workshop by Ramon Ramirez, creator of Smarty Cartoons where he shared his experiences in the world of cartoons, and encouraged aspiring artists. Cartoonist and art teacher, Ramon ha...
by Tapia - Gonzales
 

 
 
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Tony Bennett: The Birding Festival’s Anniversary Artist

Unaware at the time, Tony Bennett was predestined to be the artist who inconspicuously married the arts with birding at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. During Bennett’s sophomore year at Texas State University, he was...
by Tapia - Gonzales