Profiles

It Truly Takes a Community to Inspire Students

Judge JoAnne Garcia presides over the Hidalgo County Probate Court. When she was asked to serve on the PSJA ISD Pre-Law Institute Advisory Board, she readily agreed.  As she looks back on its first year, she identifies three aspects of the Institute that stand out for her. “Number one,” Garcia said, “is it’s a great opportunity for the kids, at a minimum, to be exposed to professionals in the legal…

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Planting the Banking Seed

  A drive into town for Jose Platon Ortega usually meant a stop at the bank. For Ortega there was only one bank –…
Edinburg

When Passion Becomes Business

Whether writing, playing a sport, dancing or creating something new, our hobbies are a labor of love and enjoyment. Every once in a while,…
McAllen

Finding New Life at a Shelter

Lilia Castillo Jones was coming off a 30-plus year career in the…
Harlingen

Farmers Market Freshness

Although the Rio Grande Valley is one of the state and country’s…
Brownsville

Hands-On Healing

It’s rare, but not unheard of, when an accident suddenly makes a…
Brownsville