Mexico

A Transformative Weekend Getaway in Historic Laredo

February 14, 2024 | By Luis G. Rendon

Revisiting the El Paso Haunts of Pancho Villa

November 21, 2023 | By

Voices From Both Sides Festival Reunites Towns Along the Rio Grande

May 10, 2023 | By Sarah M. Vasquez

Growing up, West Texas resident Martie Garcia frequently traveled between the U.S. and Mexico to visit family through an informal crossing on the Rio Grande River.

The Hugs Not Walls Program Reunites Families Along the Rio Grande

May 26, 2022 | By Roberto José Andrade Franco

A Father and Daughter Share a Devotion to Charreadas in Del Rio

May 26, 2022 | By Marcela Fuentes

Return of the Winter Texans: Migrating South for Warmer Climes

November 26, 2021 | By Heather Brand

Seasonal migration is underway, and it’s not just cranes and warblers making their way to Texas.

The El Paso Altars to La Virgen de Guadalupe

July 14, 2021 | By Roberto José Andrade Franco

Almost 500 years after her alleged emergence on a hill in the northern part of Mexico City, La Virgen de Guadalupe remains an important part of Mexican culture and identity.

Diana Kennedy Donates Rare Mexican Cookbook Collection to The University of Texas at San Antonio

May 31, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Diana Kennedy, widely considered to be the foremost authority on Mexican cooking, drove the 892 miles from her home in Michoacán, Mexico, to San Antonio in February (as chronicled by The New York Times) to drop off her collection of 19th-century Mexican cookbooks.

For Presidio, the ‘Middle of Nowhere’ Is a Fine Place to Be

March 29, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

Big Bend wanderers, celebrities drifting down from Marfa, and other end-of-the-liners have officially discovered the border town of Presidio. They’re late by about eight centuries, though: People have lived for so long at the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos that the valley surrounding Presidio is thought to be the oldest continually cultivated farmland in Texas, if not the United States.

“It’s funny,” says John Ferguson, the mayor of this dusty town 60 miles south of Marfa. “Presidio is the oldest town anywhere in the entire Big Bend area, but so little of our history is truly known, even to those of us who live right here on top of it.”

Traffic grows at Big Bend’s Boquillas border crossing

June 1, 2015 | By

In the two years since the Boquillas border crossing reopened in Big Bend National Park, about 18,000 people have used the port of entry to cross the Rio Grande from Texas into Mexico.

Ensalada de Nopalitos

August 31, 1991 | By

Toni Turner, executive director of The University of Texas Law School Foundation in Austin, is a cooking historian who specializes in the foods of the Anglo pioneers and Native Americans of the 1850s.

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