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Rio Grande Valley school district’s success featured in new book

Rio Grande Valley school district’s success featured in new book

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian PHARR, TX — Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) ISD has great raw material to work with in part because its immigrant and colonia students come from hardworking families hungry for success. This is the view of PSJA Superintendent Daniel King, who has seen the success of his district on various fronts


Latina journalist revisits role in unmasking New York Times’ plagiarist in new documentary

By Lea Thompson La Prensa San Antonio, Texas.- In 2003, a young reporter for The New York Times named Jayson Blair was found guilty of plagiarizing and fabricating his stories. The Jayson Blair scandal caused people to question their trust and the legitimacy of institutionalized journalism. Ten years, later the consequences of Blair’s actions remain


Grassroots group formed to save ‘over the air’ PBS for colonia children

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TEXAS — Concerned that children in colonias will miss out on “over the air” PBS educational programs, a grassroots pressure group has been formed to fight the sale of KMBH-TV. The group, which will likely be called “Save PBS-RGV,” was formed following a quarterly meeting of the RGV


Discussion turns to San Antonio-Mexico City rail service

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian LAREDO, TX — Plans to build a high speed passenger rail service from San Antonio to Monterrey could be extended to Mexico City, a congressman from Nuevo León tells the Guardian. Diputado Marco Antonio González says permits and right of way acquisition have already been acquired between Monterrey and