Our favorite 16 from ’16


The holidays have passed and although we’re holding on to our resolutions, we can’t help but get a little nostalgic about some of the content we produced over the last year. So we decided to take a poll among the staff at rgVision media and compiled a list of our 16 favorite articles in rgVision magazine from 2016. Here they are:

1. “One Chip, One Dip, One Mission” by Ayssa Aide Garcia
Meet El Yaqui Mexican Products and Dip It by Pilar, winners of the Mission Economic Development Corporation, Shark-Tank-esque business competition Ruby Red Ventures.

2. “Coming Home to La Jarra Ranch” by Karen Villarreal
This profile of the master planned elderly community located in Raymondville will enlighten you on a new type of senior care and compassion.

3. “Inside the Canine Mind” by George Cox
The RGV K9 Training Centre in Edinburg train humans how to understand their pets.

4. “Students Make the News!” by David Alvarado
Students from Fields Elementary School in McAllen put more than just creativity and hard work in to their weekly KVIC newscast, the newsroom accurately stimulates a buzzing work environment.

5. “Beyond Astronauts” by George Cox
The Brownsville Space Academy educates students about careers in the aerospace industry.

6. “A Ninja Among Us” by Amy Glover
McAllen native Abel Gonzalez discusses appearing on the popular television show “American Ninja Warrior.”

7. “Little Secret Big Dreams” by George Cox
Moe Vela Jr. of Brownsville tells rgVision about growing up gay in the RGV, his time in Washington D.C. as Chief of Staff for then Senator (soon to be former Vice President) Joe Biden and his new book “Little Secret Big Dreams.”

8. “Don’t Let Cancer Stop You” by Abby Kunkle
RGV Princess, young advocate and inspiration Andrea Sierra Salazar walks the runway to raise awareness for cancer while battling nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma.

9. “HCISD implements district-wide robotics program” by Marifer Quevedo
Hidalgo county takes robotics full-scale with the HCISD Robotics Initiative, assuring all students receive widespread accessibility to STEM-related activities.

10. “Hitting the Bullseye” by Allan Fisher-Garcia
The RGV Archery Academy brings the ancient sport of marksmanship to the region, offering leisurely and competitive team options for men, women and children in the Valley and Northern Mexico.

11. “Try a Concha Burger!” by Karen Villarreal
McAllen eatery The Orchard Lounge uses a traditional Hispanic delicacy to create a new burger and makes it to the finals of the James Beard Blended Burger competition.

12. “Light up the Night Gala
Our fundraiser for the Capable Kids Foundation helped raise over $100 thousand to build a park specially equipped for children with disabilities and their loved ones in McAllen.

13. “Life After Surgery” by Andrew Nieto
“People have lost perception of what a healthy weight is because unfortunately, most of us are unaware of us being overweight or obese,” says Dr. Mario Del Pino. Learn about the benefits about life changing weight loss surgery.

14. “Idea Quest Student Developing Community Event” by Andrew Nieto
Read about Michael Mireles a student at Idea Quest in Edinburg and how he became a Bezos Scholar and the first representative from the Rio Grande Valley at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

15. “Planting a CEED” by Jose De Leon III
Learn about our new home, the Center for Economic Education and Development or the CEED building, the Valley’s newest, most innovative co-working space developed by the Mission Economic Development Corporation.

16. “23 Years of RGV Indie Films with Cine Sol” by Abbey Kunkle
Read about the Cine Sol Film Festival, and how for over two decades they continue to showcase local achievements in filming and spreading film appreciation across the Rio Grande Valley, hosted at the historic Cine El Rey.