Latino Men at Higher Risk of Suicide
Elevated suicide rates among Latino men in the United States are having a profound impact on the RGV due to Machismo Culture and the lack of mental health access. Many men are finding themselves unemployed, anxious, and depressed.
Tornado Tears Through Laguna Heights, Recovery and Reconstruction Efforts Continue
On Saturday, May 13th, a deadly tornado tore through Laguna Heights, causing significant damage. Current efforts are taking place to help the Laguna Heights community.
Roots Fest: Roots Break Walls Community Celebration
Roots Fest, will be a communal celebration of abundance. Celebrate the RGV as a community with vendors, art, food, and music.
Op-Ed: Let’s Burn Together (or Save The Planet)
Nature is vital in everything we do. Yet, at times, we ignore the many issues plaguing our communities within the Rio Grande Valley. Although Earth Day/Month has come and gone, these issues remain. Learn about the local environmental issues that continue to affect the RGV and the organizations and groups that keep fighting for our environmental rights.
A Community Screening Series of Lo Que Queda en el Camino (2021) at the US-MX Border
Sentient.Art.Film, in partnership with ENTRE Film Center & Regional Archive, presents Lo Que Queda En El Camino (What Remains on the Way) as part of a traveling community screening series taking place at the LUPE Meeting Hall in San Juan on Sunday, May 7, 2023. The film follows Lilian, an indigenous mother of four, traveling from Guatemala to the US border. The free event will include panel discussions, a donation drive, and more!
Supporting Survivors in the RGV
While declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month was a big step towards ending gender-based violence, it is crucial to fight against sexual violence within the community and support survivors year-round by fighting against machismo and sharing vital resources with those in need in the Rio Grande Valley.
Saving The RGV One Refill At A Time
RGV Refillery, owned by Marisa Bravo, offers bulk goods and aims to educate the community by hosting workshops that teach and advocate for low-waste lifestyles and sustainable practices. Marisa is proudly forging a path towards a more sustainable, eco-conscious, and greener Rio Grande Valley.
Commentary: Puro Freddy Fender: Marker Unveiling 10 Years in the Making
It’s been ten years since the family of Resaca City’s favorite son and legendary songster Freddy Fender has been awarded a Texas Historical Marker within San Benito’s El Jardin neighborhood. The time has finally come to honor Fender with an official unveiling ceremony.
Coming to America: Mexican immigrants recall their journey into the United States
The people who crossed El Rio Grande and set foot on the Valley are those ones who carried and cemented its culture and traditions. We kindly asked two migrants from older generations, Yolis (50 years old) and Jose (60 years old), to share their journeys and experiences living in America. This is what they had to say.
956 Voters Deserve Better
May 6th, 2023, elections will look wildly different based on where you live. Nonetheless, ensuring that all loved ones, friends, family, and colleagues are registered and enthusiastic about voting for representatives that reflect their values is one step you can take regardless of if your community is hosting an election.