Sound Ordinance Not Loud Enough

The McAllen City Commission met yesterday evening to vote on an ordinance that would ban outdoor amplified music and all ages shows in the downtown entertainment district. The ordinance originated back in May, but,...

Supporters of #RGV4BLM Come Together For A Cause

On the evening of Saturday, July 16, approximately 200 Valley residents joined forces in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, marching to protest the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and to demand...

Escape From the Zombie Room

We walk through an unassuming door and are led into a small kitchen area by a woman in a lab coat. We are asked to sit while our personal belongings are secured away in...

The Grind Brings a New Element to RGV Coffee

MaryAnn Pinon has a clear vision for bringing better coffee to the RGV. When she and co-owner Sergio Trevino opened Grind Coffee Co. in March, the endeavor proved to be a labor of love. What...

McAllen Sound and Age Ordinance in Downtown Entertainment District Still Up for Review

On Monday May 23, 2016 at a city hall meeting, John Ingram brought up an unplanned agenda item to prohibit amplified music in the Downtown area. Aida Ramirez also added to the ordinance an...

The Valley Needs a Public Voice, Now

On March 25th it was announced that KMBH, the RGV’s sole provider of PBS content, was sold to MBTV, a subsidiary of RC Communications. Plagued by bad finances for years, the Roman Catholic Diocese...

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

This year, in exchange for event coverage, SXSW was gracious enough to provide Ouch My Ego with passes that granted access to the festivals film screenings. I was involved in a car accident that...

Brewseum Week: A Taste for the Finer Things in Life

Craft beer has always been a big deal for people seeking a finer beer drinking experience. For those with a taste for something other than PBR and Miller Lite, the McAllen International Museum of...
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Las Palabras Son Todo, Pero No Todo

Words can build bridges, and burn them just the same. They help people connect with each other, yet they can also push and shove, sometimes in the most offensive of ways. Words are everything,...

Michael Cera: not-so-awkward director

What do you get when you mix Michael Cera, Kelis and (former) Das Racist's Heems? No, this is not a bad joke, it is just part of the cast of Cera-directed "Brazzaville Teen-Ager," that...