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 12/05/2013 9:23 PMSAN JUAN - Juanita Valdez-Cox has dedicated 25 years of her life to improving the lives of impoverished farm workers in South Texas. Valdez-Cox has led La Union del Pueblo Entero, LUPE, in the Rio... - read full story -
Posted 12/03/2013 10:59 PMBROWNSVILLE - Thanksgiving is over and it's time to start thinking about Christmas tamales. Tamales are a Christmas tradition in the Rio Grande Valley. A group of women gathers every year in... - read full story -
Posted 12/03/2013 10:54 PMHIDALGO COUNTY - Thanksgiving Day has a special meaning for members of First Baptist Church in Hargill. The congregation held its first service 90 years ago in a borrowed sanctuary. They recently... - read full story -
Posted 11/26/2013 1:49 PMBROWNSVILLE - A project to preserve a historic bridge in Brownsville uncovered the remains of an old plantation house. "These are the remnants of the old Celestin Jagou plantation home. It was 'La... - read full story -
Posted 11/22/2013 2:48 PMSAN JUAN - Teachers and students at Austin Middle School raised funds to help returning troops have a better quality of life. The program is called Jeans for Troops. The students collected money... - read full story -
Posted 11/19/2013 3:58 PMRAYMONDVILLE - A passion for plants gave birth to a business that has been going strong in Raymondville for 75 years. Dickey Caldwell said his father started the business one plant at a time. "This... - read full story -
Posted 11/08/2013 2:28 PMMcALLEN - Dia de los Muertos celebration has taken root at St. John's Episcopal School in McAllen. The students set up altars honoring loved ones who passed away. "He loved to read the Bible. He... - read full story -