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Charro Days Fiesta

Eighty years ago during the latter years of the Great Depression, Brownsville business leaders—wanting to alleviate the gloomy atmosphere—planned a…

On Valley Time

When I told my wife, Laura, about my idea of a road trip across the Rio Grande Valley, she was…

Gladys Porter Zoo Summer Safari

A treasure in the Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville’s Gladys Porter Zoo is a lush, 31-acre enclave built around a meandering resaca.…

Birds and the Trees

To see south Texas in its natural state and how the Rio Grande Valley looked before it was cut into…

Just Passing Through: Brownsville's Wild Side

The picturesque, covered entrance on Ringgold Street in Brownsville gives little hint of the lush, subtropical expanse inside, or the…
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