The latest education news in the Rio Grande Valley.


Como La Raíz Comienza

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.

Despite the Distance, Art Unites the 956

The Virtual Artist-in-Residence (V-AiR), Cultivarte Laredo’s signature program, grants (3) South Texas artists stipends of $1,250 to work remotely for three months to create a new body of artwork while working closely with a mentor and engaging with a virtual audience. Learn more about the residency and apply by March 11th!

Mural Madness; Third Strike

On Friday, February 10th, the City of Brownsville unveiled the long-awaited details for the third downtown mural to be funded by the Musk Foundation. Like its antecedents, the pink Ted Kelly mural on the Capitol Theatre and the butterfly eyes mural by Sofia Castellanos, the wall has stirred interest and commotion in the local art community and beyond.

Conjunto Is Not Dead

The Grand Re-Opening of The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum is happening this Saturday, February 18th, in San Benito! Their mission is to continue promoting, preserving, archiving, documenting, and permanently displaying their 20-plus years’ worth collection of historical artifacts from The Rio Grande Music Company and the history of 70 inductees.