Edwina P. Garza

Freelance Writer/Editor

Texas born and raised. Based in the Rio Grande Valley with experience in writing, editing and photography. A news junkie working in community relations who on occasion picks up editing and writing jobs.

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Border Trails

Starting at the Rio Grande, less than a mile away from Chimney Park RV Resort in Mission, they weave through a maze of brush and prickly trees. Jumping a wire fence at the levee, they’re picked up and driven near the Falfurrias checkpoint in Brooks County, where they’re dropped off to begin their journey. Then they start to walk under the unforgiving Texas sun.

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Photographer recounts war with Vietnam veterans

Progress Times contributing photographer Douglas Young's attitude toward Vietnam and the war is unlike many of his fellow soldiers. Likewise, his tales from his return home are far from negative.

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Conjunto Traditions: 'It's Life'

Guarded by posters of rock and pop legends like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Michael Jackson, a group of young men from Palmview High School worked on perfecting the sounds of their region that holds strong routes throughout South Texas and Mexico since the 19th century.

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