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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The second Roots Break Walls workshop will continue the conversation on interdependence at the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands on April 8th from 5:30 – 8 pm. Participants will learn a brief history of the native environment and learn to identify plants in our region.
Happy Women’s History Month! Read about 3 women who paved the path for women in the RGV, becoming icons in their own right.
On Saturday, March 25, La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and partaking in its 20th Annual Cesar Chavez March! Founded in 1989 and established in 2003 in the RGV, LUPE became a community union that uplifted low-income communities through organizing and advocating for social issues.
Before the pandemic, educator and activist Clarissa Riojas felt that teaching was her dream. It wasn’t until 2020 that her vision for public education in Texas soured. The inequities in the educational system surfaced, leaving teachers, students, and communities alike demoralized. Clarissa speaks further about the journey to advocate for the future of public schools in Texas.
After twelve years of Brownsville, Texas, not having a traditional bookstore, Brownsville-native Gilbert Hernandez decided to open Búho, an indie bookstor, offering newly printed and secondhand books. Búho’s mission is simple: to cultivate a love of reading with the community.