Creatives have long discussed their role in shaping the information they communicate, but do we consider where and for who creatives choose to share their talents with? As creatives, we must ask ourselves what role we play in the narratives surrounding us.

Piñata Party: Breaking the Stereotype of the Piñata

Piñatas are a staple for many Latinx communities, but they are not just associated with childhood anymore. The craft carries the deep cultural significance of a practice that has endured from indigenous times, sustained generations of families, and continues to be a staple of our visual identity.

The Festival of the Summer is Here: Celebrate at MXLAN!

MXLAN is happening right now! The 5-day Summer Art & Music Festival is at the heart of McAllen, Texas, at the McAllen Convention Center, highlighting young Latinx artists and nuestra cultura. Locals and visitors can expect many activities throughout the festival, including arte, musica, comida, y comunidad.

¡PONTE TRUCHA!

We are an independent multimedia organization highlighting cultural, grassroots, and socio-political movements of the Rio Grande Valley. Our goal is to create, document, and publish stories and experiences to reframe a more holistic view of the valley by connecting with audiences on social media and cultural organizing. We provide paid opportunities and resources, ultimately allowing our community to take a central role at Trucha.

The “Animals” of McAllen PD – A History of RGV Policing

The problem of abuse within policing and the larger prison system has been a prevalent force historically. The combination of a culture of impudent behavior and complicity, and an alleged government coverup were the standout characteristics in the case of the “animals” of the McAllen PD, which garnered national attention.

The ADA turns 32: Remembering Its Legacy​

One thing Juan Carlos Lopez remembers about growing up during the ’80s in McAllen, Texas, was the lack of ramps. Lopez uses a wheelchair and recalls that many of his childhood experiences were limited by the inaccessible built environment of public spaces such as parks.

Get Tested! HIV in the RGV.

In 2020, the Center for Disease Control released data showing that overall HIV rates in the United States had gone down by 6%, but for Latinx people, in particular, rates increased by 14%. And while in the state of Texas, rates have usually been higher in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston, the Rio Grande Valley follows right after.

COSITAS EN EL VALLE​

RGV Pride

What to expect at Pride Family Fun (ALL AGES) Live Music & Shows (Amphitheater) PRIDE Beach Access (private beach)! Delicious Food & Food Trucks Pride Spirit Competition & Prizes! Cash

Juicy Summer Nights

This Saturday! Mural inauguration, art exhibit, live DJ, food and juices. Come out for a JUICY SUMMER NIGHT!

Harlingen Art Night

A monthly arts appreciation event, with local vendors, held on the last Friday of every month in downtown Harlingen!

AUGUST HOROSCOPE

Are the stars lined up in your favour? Find out the astrological prediction for Aries, Leo, Virgo, Libra and other zodiacs from your favorite Chicharra, ChaChi!