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.
Posted 07/29/2014 1:32 PMDONNA - The world's oldest American Legion post will turn 100 in four years. The celebration, though, has already begun with the rededication of the structure. The American Legion Post 107 was built... - read full story -
Posted 07/24/2014 6:11 PMROMA - A church congregation this year started a tradition to keep their priest's legacy alive. The Rev. Jim Irving created the first ever summer camp at the Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Roma.... - read full story -
Posted 07/22/2014 1:37 PMPHARR - 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 -
Posted 07/17/2014 11:55 AMHARLINGEN - 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 -
Posted 07/15/2014 12:54 PMEDINBURG - 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 -
Posted 07/08/2014 9:37 PMBROWNSVILLE - 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 -
Posted 07/08/2014 9:23 PMMcALLEN - 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 -
Posted 07/01/2014 7:41 PMALTON - 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 -
Posted 06/26/2014 9:38 PMDONNA - 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 -