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Part 2: Q&A With The RGV Matters

Panelist Briana Pedraza asks questions of the MISD School Board candidates.

The RGV Matters is a youth-led organization that was founded in 2017 by recent McAllen ISD graduate Sydney Ramon. The organization’s main focus is to work within the community to further educate and empower the community.  Read about how The RGV Matters was founded and what its focus is here. Q: Why was it so important for y’all to host this forum? A: I think what made it really special…

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Q&A With The RGV Matters

The RGV Matters founding members and youth volunteers Alyssa Yarritu, Mia Aleman, Briana Pedraza, Dagoberto Gutierrez, Sydney Ramon, Yasmeen Medrano, Jonah Riojas and Mariella Vela. (Courtesy Ray Pedraza)

The Rio Grande Valley is a growing and thriving region of Texas and the United States. For many years, though, the area and the people of the RGV have not always gotten the positive recognition they deserve. Seventeen-year-old Sydney Ramon set out to change that. Ramon founded The RGV Matters in 2017. She is a recent graduate of McAllen ISD who will be attending Texas A&M College Station in the…

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