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...

Let Your Inner Nerd Flourish: An Interview with Luna Valley Cosplay

The Rio Grande Valley has grown exponentially in the last couple of decades, becoming a south Texas hotspot for art and culture. McAllen, of course has the IMAS Museum and a kickass library -...

Unbox the fun: Local photo booth innovation

We've seen a lot of "retrogressive advancements" in the area of photography brought about by our pop cultures ever-increasing fascination with analogue/nostalgic aesthetics. It was the Poloroid movements and Lomography revivals that brought about...

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...

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,...

THE MONSTER

It's rare when a film like the Monster comes out and makes waves the way it has. Normally a film of this type comes and goes without much of a whimper, yet this one is...

Getting naked with Casey Anthony

Everyone likes to get naked, right? Apparently not. Not even with hot body champ Casey Anthony. In the wake of the Casey Anthony trial media freakshow, America is angry. Get fucking angry America. The fact that...

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...

Riff Raff vs. James Franco

There is currently a war between James Franco and Houston slapstick rapper Riff Raff, also known as Jody Highroller. Riff Raff claims that James Franco's character in "Spring Breakers," a Harmony Korine film set...

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...