Retail

Big Boots Are Filled

In the mid-1990s, Carlos Rodriguez found himself back in his native Mexico. He had an industrial engineering degree in hand, but with an economy in tatters, he found no real jobs in his field. “I had no job, no car, no nothing, but a lot of enthusiasm to start a new adventure,” he recalled. Rodriguez had just returned from Canada. Here he took intensive English classes in Vancouver to bolster…

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CarMax Opens in Pharr

The largest retailer of used vehicles, CarMax, is now open in Pharr. The first location in the Rio Grande Valley and the 22nd in…
Pharr

McAllen Inventor Makes Hanging Up EZ

Juan Guerrero has the mind of an engineer … analyzing, probing, figuring out a problem in using a well-honed process. “I do enjoy having…
McAllen

Bootique Creates Retail Niche

The history of a legendary Rio Grande Valley bootmaker provides the…
Raymondville

Natives Grow in Popularity

Mike Heep spends his days cultivating native plants and educating…
Harlingen

Growth of a Spirited Business

Fresh out of college at 23 years of age, David Hernandez saw an…
Brownsville