Words by Josue Ramirez

A millennial pink mural and colorful geometric shapes by L.A. based artist Ted Kelly went up on the Capitol Theatre Building in Downtown Brownsville. It is one of three murals to be created from Elon Musk’s donation to the City. The selection of a non-local artist to paint one of the largest murals in the Rio Grande Valley has not boded well among many locals as it is seen as an example of the local inequity in the arts. Read our Cultural Organizer’s Opinion Editorial on the situation.

Words by Bekah Hinojosa 

In January, more than 65 public comments were submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) demanding language access to public hearings and assessments of the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy project expansion on Boca Chica Beach. The FAA is blatantly ignoring the request by affected Rio Grande Valley residents for Spanish interpretation and closed captioning for the October 18 and 20 online public hearings.

Ponte Trucha!

We are an independent multimedia platform dedicated to the people, the culture and social movements of the Rio Grande Valley, centering queer and migrant communities of color.

Social justice

by Elsa Cavazos edited by Freddy Jimenez




by Josue Ramirez,  edited by Freddy Jimenez








arts and culture

Words by Josue Ramirez, edited by Freddy Jimenez


by Josue Ramirez 






The Rio Grande Creatives Project is supported in part by Reclaiming the Border Narrative, a project of the Ford Foundation and The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), via a Border Narrative Change Grant awarded to Trucha by NALAC.

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