Rio Grande Valley

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    A Year After Texas' Abortion Law Was Signed, What's Changed, and What's Coming

    One year ago yesterday, Governor Rick Perry signed into law one of the country's most restrictive abortion laws. It's been a little over a year since Wendy's Davis' landmark filibuster, and it would be another few months before the bill withstood legal strutiny in federal courts. But here we are non ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Stop Patriarchy Is Crashing Texas with Its Abortion Freedom Ride, and Local Feminists Are Pissed

    Wendy Davis' 11th-hour filibuster in June 2013 didn't ultimately stop the Texas Legislature from passing some of the country's most sweeping abortion restrictions, nor did it stop abortion clinics across the state from shutting their doors when they couldn't meet the stringent new standards or obtai ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    For Texas Women, Access to Abortion Keeps Dwindling, with No Hope in Sight

    Last year, Governor Rick Perry called the Texas Legislature to Austin for two special sessions, both focused on passing one of the country's most restrictive abortion laws. The new law, HB 2, put Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on the map after an 11-hour filibuster. It also began to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    We Get it, Greg Abbott: Your Wife's Latina

    Greg Abbott has made it clear: He is not using his Latina wife as some sort of "prop" to woo Latino voters, and he's outraged that a Lubbock City Council member may have suggested otherwise. Never mind that the only verification of the councilman's comment came from an anonymous source quoted by a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2013

    Top Five Acts at ACL Festival, 10/4/2013

    ARCTIC MONKEYSEditor: Our friends at Houston Press' Rocks Off music blog are tackling the first weekend of Austin City Limits, and they're bringing us these dispatches. I spent a good part of the mid-'00s torturing every passenger in my car with the Arctic Monkeys' album Whatever People Say I Am, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Rick Perry and Texas Politicians Pressuring Mexico to Pay its Water Debt

    Mexico owes Texas water. And as the current drought presses onward, Texas politicians are trying to turn up the heat to get Mexico to pay. Last Friday, the Texas House voted unanimously on a resolution that the federal government should pressure Mexico deliver water to the United States. The same w ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    If You've Ever Considered Getting Into the Spanish-Language Radio Business, Well ...

    It's doubtful you've ever heard of Border Media Partners: It's a miniature radio conglomerate founded in 2002 in McAllen but now HQ'd in the same shiny N. Central Expressway office tower as Richards Group, and it owns and operate more than two dozen Hispanic-centric stations from Waco down to Austin ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Aw, Quincy Carter. And Just When the Dallas Cowboys Could Use a New Backup QB Too.

    When last we heard from former Dallas Cowboys QB Quincy Carter, he was starting all over (again) down in South Texas. Two weeks before Christmas, he signed a contract with the Rio Grande Valley Dorados of arenafootball2, whose GM, Grant W. Buckborough, welcomed him as a savior: "Not only do we welco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    On The Range: Fajitas

    I made a rather startling discovery while continuing my quest into the origins of Tex-Mex. For some reason I had assumed fajitas were a California addition, perhaps because of their ready adoption in to the presumably healthier Cal-Mex lineup. But no--legend credits Ninfa's in Houston, although ac ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 25, 2008

    Un-Super Size Me: One Week of Eating Local

    One man’s attempt at slow food living in the Dallas metroplex

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Bless Us, Oh Lard

    Damn fajitas and health-conscious eaters. They're killing traditional Tex-Mex.

  • News

    February 21, 2008

    Why is Hillary Neglecting Delegate-Rich Dallas County?

    While Obama has events going on throughout the city, Clinton is nowhere to be found

  • News

    December 21, 2006
  • News

    December 14, 2006

    The Hunted

    Minutemen train their sights on a new target: Hispanic day laborers

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2004
  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Blue-Collar Nights

    To the sound of a Latin beat, the city's working stiffs escape the daily grind at Escapade, two of the biggest nightclubs you've never heard of -- not if English is your first language

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Hope in Hell

    Cameron Park, Texas, is the poorest town in the U.S.A. But its residents say life has never been better.

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Friend Indeed

    Tony Villegas lends a hand and a voice to needy Latinos

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Agin and Agin

    The next city election will separate the good aginners from the evildoers

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    El Parche's Return

    This is the story of Steve Jordan, one bad-ass pachuco

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Nurturing Nature

    New growth blooms at the Dallas Nature Center at last

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Ride 'Em, Surferboy

    As coastal Texans head inland to escape heavy weather, landlocked beach boys are catching waves and sitting on top of the world

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Impossible dreamer

    Fearless reformer or legal terrorist? Bobby Wightman-Cervantes makes a run for the Senate. The Texas Bar says he should have his head examined.

  • Culture

    July 22, 1999

    Born again

    The Texas-Louisiana league claims it's about to resurrect the Fort Worth Cats

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Bully Pulpit

    Pushy, driven, and fearless, Texas Secretary of State Elton Bomer is Bush's big man on the border. But is he tough enough to cut through the red tape snarling efforts to help the poor people living in the colonias?

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Bush's free ride

    With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    The Grifter

    Smooth-talking stockbroker Roger Turner came across as a good Christian man--one who made it his business to charm widows and retirees out of their life savings

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Toxic Justice

    Lawyer Fred Baron says he's one of the good guys, fighting a war against evil asbestos manufacturers. But some former employees claim his firm is a factory that mass-produces lawsuits by implanting memories and inventing testimony.

  • News

    April 27, 1995

    Local hero

    Disaster-relief expert Fred Cuny disappears while rendering aid in Russia

  • News

    November 3, 1994