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North of the Border

Forging a path from the Rio Grande Valley to the Forty Acres I’m standing under the fluorescent lighting of my high school hallway in McAllen, Texas. For a moment,...


Letty Fernandez Named 2016 Top Hand

When Letty Fernandez helped found the Texas Exes Brownsville Chapter more than 30 years ago, she never imagined she would someday win the Jack Harbin Top Hand Award....


Oscar Casares to Valley Longhorns: “You’ll Take the Best of This World and Find Another”

The Rio Grande Valley and Austin are separated by 350 miles, a six-hour drive, and a culture gap that can feel even wider. For UT students from the Valley, making...


A Most Poignant Farewell

This article originally appeared in The Monitor. This is the season of high emotion for parents of college-bound kids. It’s a joyous moment in which we are filled...


Brownsville Send-Off Celebrates 20 Years of Pride with President Powers

While most college-bound teens are busy shopping for school supplies, soon-to-be Longhorns from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley prepared for their move to UT in...


Brownsville Send-Off Fills Families with Pride

Longhorn pride is stronger than ever in the Rio Grande Valley, as last night’s Texas Exes Brownsville Chapter Student Send-Off proved. The 19th-annual event,...

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