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  López: A South Texas Christmas
SAN ANTONIO, December 16 - As most Texans of Mexican-descent originating on the banks of the lower Rio Grande, I grew up surrounded by symbols of faith.
  Celebration of Life memorial to be held for Scott Crane
McALLEN, December 16 - The City of McAllen has announced it is to host a “Celebration of Life” memorial for City Commissioner Scott C. Crane at the McAllen Convention Center on Wednesday, December 17.
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    López: General Bernardo Gálvez has earned honorary U.S. Citizenship
SAN ANTONIO, November 27 - General Bernardo Gálvez, is one of the greatest U.S. heroes of the American Revolution.
    García: Vaquero reflects heritage of South Texas
EDINBURG, November 10 - Cattle and horses were first brought to Texas by Pánfilo Narváez secretary Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, who, with a crew of around 200 Spanish soldiers, landed on Texas soil on November 6, 1528.
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    Oliveira is latest Valley leader to back 'vaquero' for UTRGV mascot
BROWNSVILLE, November 9 - State Rep. René Oliveira is the latest Rio Grande Valley leader to offer his support for the name chosen for the UT-Rio Grande Valley mascot – Vaquero.
   
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  López: A South Texas Christmas
SAN ANTONIO, December 16 - As most Texans of Mexican-descent originating on the banks of the lower Rio Grande, I grew up surrounded by symbols of faith.
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  Celebration of Life memorial to be held for Scott Crane
McALLEN, December 16 - The City of McAllen has announced it is to host a “Celebration of Life” memorial for City Commissioner Scott C. Crane at the McAllen Convention Center on Wednesday, December 17.
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  López: General Bernardo Gálvez has earned honorary U.S. Citizenship
SAN ANTONIO, November 27 - General Bernardo Gálvez, is one of the greatest U.S. heroes of the American Revolution.
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  García: Vaquero reflects heritage of South Texas
EDINBURG, November 10 - Cattle and horses were first brought to Texas by Pánfilo Narváez secretary Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, who, with a crew of around 200 Spanish soldiers, landed on Texas soil on November 6, 1528.
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  Oliveira is latest Valley leader to back 'vaquero' for UTRGV mascot
BROWNSVILLE, November 9 - State Rep. René Oliveira is the latest Rio Grande Valley leader to offer his support for the name chosen for the UT-Rio Grande Valley mascot – Vaquero.
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  López: First Texas First Lady (Maria Josefa Uribe Gutiérrez de Lara)
SAN ANTONIO, November 3 - On April 6, 1813, Maria Josefa Uribe Gutiérrez de Lara became First Lady of Independent Texas.
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  Obama nominates Brownsville judge to federal bench
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 19 - President Obama on Thursday nominated state District Judge Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr., of Brownsville to become a U.S. federal judge.
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  Torres: Sad to report that Isabel was deported
SAN JUAN, August 29 - We are sad to report that despite our efforts, La Unión del Pueblo Entero member Isabel Barbosa was deported.
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  García: Juan Bautista Chapa, explorer, conqueror, historian
EDINBURG, August 23 - Following the landing in 1528 on what is now Texas soil of Alvar Cabeza de Vaca and his Spanish soldiers, other explorers followed.
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  López: Past deeds pave our path to the future
SAN ANTONIO, August 10 - As the crown jewel of our blended Hispanic and Native American family roots in Texas, the Tejano Monument in Austin shines bright on the south lawn of the state capitol building.
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  Flynn: Border threat has been ongoing concern for past decade
AUSTIN, August 9 - As the influx in alien border crossings continues to increase and receive statewide and national attention, it has become increasingly apparent that there is a perception that Texas has only recently suffered from limited personnel and resources on the border.
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  Seifert: Increased military could squelch Valley's momentum
AUSTIN, August 5 - Mike Seifert, network weaver for RGV Equal Voice, today gave testimony at the state Capitol in opposition to further militarization of the border.
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  Gallego invites Boehner to visit border region
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 5 - U.S. Representative Pete P. Gallego has invited House Speaker John Boehner to visit his district on the Texas-Mexico border.
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  Acevedo: A Brief History of the Rio Grande Valley, Part I
LAS VEGAS, New Mexico, July 20 - At present there are many concurrent and integrated social issues affecting the lower Texas Rio Grande Valley.
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  Seifert: 'Thank you for visiting me'
BROWNSVILLE, July 20 - Sara is from San Pedro Sula, a large city in Honduras. She has wiry hair and a four year old who has figured out how to knot one of her bags to her small backpack.
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  Sisters of Mercy: Debunking the myths of why Central American children are coming
McALLEN, July 1 - Currently, two misconceptions are being cited in the media and by politicians.
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  Bishop Flores: Is it a crisis? It is for the children
BROWNSVILLE, June 30 - The work continues, as the many Catholic Charities workers and volunteers seek to address the needs of the women and children who have come to us from Central America and Mexico.
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  Darling: Here's what's really happening on the South Texas-Mexico border
McAllen, June 30 - The city of McAllen — grappling with the humanitarian effort brought about by the influx of thousands of immigrant families and unaccompanied youth into the country this year — has found itself at the center of an extraordinary immigration situation.
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  Sisters of Mercy: Violence in Central America the main cause of immigrant influx
McALLEN, June 29 – The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas’ Institute Leadership Team says it is “deeply troubled” that thousands of Central American children are forced to flee their home countries because of out-of-control violence in the region.
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  Seifert: Unaccompanied Child Immigrants
BROWNSVILLE, June 29 - On Christmas Eve, 1991, I was preparing to celebrate Mass. I was at Casa Romero, a hospitality center for refugees set up by the Diocese of Brownsville in response to a massive number of Central Americans fleeing violence by heading north to the USA.
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  Acevedo: I am the Mexican
MADRID, New Mexico, June 29 - Guardian columnist Baltazar Acevedo y Arispe, Jr., has penned a poem titled "I am the Mexican."
   
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López: A South Texas Christmas

Celebration of Life memorial to be held for Scott Crane

López: General Bernardo Gálvez has earned honorary U.S. Citizenship

García: Vaquero reflects heritage of South Texas

Oliveira is latest Valley leader to back 'vaquero' for UTRGV mascot

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