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The Empowering Story of La Traviesa: Laredo’s First Olympian

In an interview with Karen Gaytán, co-director of “Traviesa: The Documentary,” we explore the journey of Laredo’s first Olympian, Jennifer “La Traviesa” Lozano. The documentary team aims to capture her story of strength, determination, and her experience competing at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Battle of the Art Nights: McAllen vs Harlingen

In this installment of “Se Tenía Que Decir,” we dive into a spirited debate, McAllen Art Walk vs Harlingen Art Night. Featuring insights from local artists and organizers, we explore the potential improvements in these events to continue supporting local artists and fostering community.

Closup of a woman’s tired brown eyes with cleaning products surrounding her.

Invisible Women: The Unseen Impact of Domestic Workers

We often overlook the crucial day-to-day tasks done by domestic workers, primarily women. This article advocates for the fair treatment and recognition of their contributions, especially for domestic workers in the Rio Grande Valley.

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A front view of stores along a city’s main street. A car wash, seemingly out of place, is sandwiched in between a flower shop and a bookstore.

Car Wash Boom in the RGV

Cruising through the RGV, you may notice new businesses springing up, but there is one industry that is taking the lead in these developments: car washes. Explore the unexpected rise of these facilities in our small towns, their impact on urban development, and the questions they raise about sustainability and community space.

Overcast Recordings: An Inspirational Tale for RGV Musicians

From his roots in Brownsville, Krebs pursued his passion for music production, founding Overcast Recordings in Austin, TX. Krebs has helped in recording the music of local bands Riley! and High Regard and continues to invite other Valley bands to pursue their rockstar dreams.

RGV History & Culture

5 RGV History Events You Need to Learn

Although there’s much history often left unsaid due to the battles occurring in our public school curriculums, hope remains. In this article, we encourage you to explore 5 moments in Mexican-American and Indigenous history that have paved the way for our present in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Environment

RGV Cities Can Reduce Illegal Dumping

There is a serious lack of transparency and access to recycling and disposal services throughout Mission, Palmview, Penitas, and La Joya. As a result, our Valley landscapes are littered with illegally dumped tires, mattresses, and other bulky items. We’ve included a list of (limited) services provided by these cities.

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