The Rio Grande Valley is a mecca of creativity, abundance, and stories. We are located at the southernmost point of Texas, next to the Rio Grande River and the Northern tip of Mexico. Rich in history, culture, tradition, and warm weather year-round, the 956 is best known for having some of the top birding locations in the world and where, some could argue, conjunto music was founded by Narisco Martínez.
The RGV is a unique region where small-town communities thrive, and the streets are lined with palm trees. On every street corner, you will find plenty of taquerias to satisfy your cravings. Paleteros (a popsicle seller) never fail to pass through colonias, keeping our neighborhoods cool from the hot summer days.
It’s a place where culture thrives, with high school students enjoying the cultural practice and music of mariachi, and where UTRGV Ballet Folklórico is nationally recognized through the American College Dance Association (ACDA).
The Valley is the birthplace of talent, where singers, authors, and activists have pushed the boundaries of social norms from the RGV to Hollywood and far in between: