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It's been said that everybody has a story. And that is especially true in the Rio Grande Valley.
CHANNEL 5's Rick Diaz travels from Roma to Brownsville to Raymondville and every city in between looking for these interesting people.
They're people who have a passion for what they do and love to share their labors with the rest of us. They range from the man who raised a bobcat kitten with his other cats and dogs to the district attorney who still drives the Volkswagen he had in college.
These are the stories of your neighbors, your friends, and your relatives.
If you have a story idea for Con Mi Gente, email it to rickD@krgv.com.
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9th Annual Mango Festival in Bayview Takes Place Saturday
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Edinburg Cemetery Celebrating Anniversary Place of Pride for African-American Community
The half-acre which became Restlawn Cemetery was donated.
Rio Grande City School District Hosts Prescription Drug Symposium
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Employee of First McDonald’s in RGV Collecting Memorabilia for Decades
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Edinburg CISD Presents 87-Year-old with Honorary Diploma
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Brownsville Dancing Competition Now In Its 10th Year
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Football Players Helping Community Combat Zika
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