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Con Mi Gente

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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Pharr Aquatic Center Hosts Event for Children with Special Needs

Posted 07/22/2014 1:37 PM

PHARR - Children with special needs gathered at the Pharr Aquatic Center for the first Miracle Kids of South Texas Night. Pharr Parks and Recreation Director Frank Marin said the event was open to... - read full story -
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Expo Draws Toy Collectors to Harlingen Community Center

Posted 07/17/2014 11:55 AM

HARLINGEN - Toy collectors, vendors and enthusiasts gather once a month in Harlingen to search for rarities and chat with like-minded people. The J&V's Collectors Expo happens at the Harlingen... - read full story -
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Flags Retired During Ceremony in Edinburg

Posted 07/15/2014 12:54 PM

EDINBURG - Members of Pharr's American Legion Post 101 recently hosted a flag retiring ceremony. The group tossed the flags into a fire inside a large pit in the ground. "It's an honorable ceremony... - read full story -
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Alamo Teen Sets Sights on Olympic Team

Posted 07/11/2014 1:06 PM

ALAMO - A 13-year-old Alamo resident has his sights set on the Olympics. Omar Ortiz Jr. trains three hours a day, six days a week at Warrior Tae Kwon Do. Some of his trophies are taller than him. ... - read full story -
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Brownsville Veterinarian Celebrates 65 Years of Helping Animals

Posted 07/08/2014 9:37 PM

BROWNSVILLE - The Brownsville Veterinary Hospital has been named a Texas Heritage Practice. It also boasts the second-oldest practicing veterinarian in the state. Dr. Joseph Coulter has been... - read full story -
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Exhibit Celebrates McAllen's First African American Church

Posted 07/08/2014 9:23 PM

McALLEN - A new exhibit at the McAllen Heritage Center tells the story of the first African American church and school in Hidalgo County. Volunteers marked the opening of the exhibit with a ceremony... - read full story -
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World War II Veteran Enjoys Spending Time at the Shooting Range

Posted 07/01/2014 7:41 PM

ALTON - A World War II veteran enjoys spending his time punching holes on paper. Billy Marcus, 90, loves spending time at Shooter's Alley in Alton. "I probably end up here about four days a week,"... - read full story -
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Family Project Evolves into Thriving Business

Posted 06/26/2014 9:38 PM

DONNA - A family project to teach children to be responsible turned into a thriving business. Vehicles line up outside the family's house on Highway 493 north of Donna. "We started outside, in the... - read full story -
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Family Keeps Cobbler Tradition Alive

Posted 06/24/2014 1:54 PM

RAYMONDVILLE - Armando Duarte Rios is a third-generation cobbler. His family started the famous Rios of Mercedes. He later opened Armando's Boot Company 30 years ago in Raymondville. Duarte said his... - read full story -
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Family Continues Scholarship Tradition in San Isidro

Posted 06/19/2014 7:49 PM

SAN ISIDRO - The Guerra family started an educational tradition 35 years ago in San Isidro. They award scholarships to high school graduates. The graduation was a special moment for Carlos Guerra,... - read full story -

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