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.
52 years after the Pharr Riot, Thomas Ray Garcia reflects on what it means to be from the RGV, his fight for a historical marker to remember the event, and the importance of Mexican-American studies in Texas classrooms.
A global threat impacting the Rio Grande Valley is the killings of women and girls by intimate partner violence. From 2015 to 2020, the RGV reported about 30 cases of IPF, with a 400% increase during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.