La Ciudad de Sullivan: Un Refugio para Animales

El RGV es el hogar de una de las mayores poblaciones de animales callejeros del país, lo que supone una gran presión para los servicios de rescate y acogida que ayudan a encontrar un hogar para estos animales. Con recursos limitados de los gobiernos locales pero un fuerte apoyo de la comunidad, estas organizaciones logran luchar a diario por estos animales.

The City of Dogs in Sullivan: A Refuge for Strays

The RGV is home to one of the largest populations of stray animals in the country, which puts a serious strain on the rescues and foster services that help find these animals a home. With limited resources from local governments but strong support from the community, these organizations manage to fight on behalf of these animals on a daily basis.

Op-Ed: Let’s Burn Together (or Save The Planet)

Illustration of three doves with the tops of their heads burning from environmental issues, with photo background of a fishing dock at South Padre Island.

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.

Rio Grande Valley Community React Ahead of SpaceX Rocket Launch Blast on the South Texas Coastline

SpaceX routine operations and testing are already destroying wildlife refuges and sacred lands of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas and are threatening Rio Grande Valley communities with explosion risks. In addition to these accumulating impacts, the launch of the new massive Starship Super Heavy itself will increase the size and scale of SpaceX’s already damaging impacts on nearby communities, wildlife, and the 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.

Saving The RGV One Refill At A Time

Owner of RGV Refillery, Marisa Bravo, stands next to wooden shelves of eco-friendly goods, such as toilet paper, dish scrubbers, and soap.

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.

Roots Break Walls Part II: Rooting Abundance

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.