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| 30th January 2014

Good golly, hot tamale

Rio Grande Valley holds first-ever Tamale Festival

| 19th December 2013

“Eat, eat, eat!” the audience yelled as the 12 contestants smashed their faces into a heaping plate of steaming tamales. Five minutes later, the first tamale eating champion was announced.   Sizzling its way into McAllen came the Rio Grande Valley’s first-ever Tamale Festival, Saturday Dec. 14 at the De Leon South Soccer Complex. Complete Continue Reading



weekly updates Oct. 31-Nov.6

UTPA sports

| 7th November 2013

Cross Country at Cardinal Invitational

Cross Country

| 18th October 2013

The UTPA Men’s & Women’s cross country teams got third and fourth pace at the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinal Invitational Oct. 12 in San Antonio at Live Oak City Park. Men’s cross country runner Martin Casse and Women’s runner Robin Galloso placed in the top 10 at Live Oak City Park. Galloso paced Continue Reading



Rock the runway

Goodwill Industries hosts VIP fashion showcase

| 16th October 2013

Hip-hop artist Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” blasted through the speakers as UTPA student-models strutted down the catwalk. Twelve volunteers helped showcase Goodwill Industry’s new location in McAllen the evening of Oct. 8, modeling donated clothes in a fashion show for the store’s VIP Night. The event was hosted by the Goodwill Industries of South Texas. According Continue Reading



Inside the league

Fantasy Football

| 12th September 2013

Tom Brady, Dez Bryant and Jamaal Charles, are some of the professional football stars filling up draft boards of fantasy football leagues. With the league championship a mere 15 weeks away, fantasy football members are feeling that the league championship and end of season rewards are theirs to win or lose. Fantasy owners who had Continue Reading



‘America’s Pastime Just Got Bloody’

Local film challenges comedic boundaries

| 23rd October 2012

Blood squirted across the ground of the Edinburg Roadrunner Baseball Stadium’s field as a wild-haired slayer rampantly took the lives of two baseball teams. Players ran amuck on screen in desperate determination of escaping the murderous fiend, only to inevitably find themselves at the other end of his wielded wooden baseball bat. Baseball Massacre is Continue Reading



Out in the community

Local organizations celebrate Pride Month

| 3rd July 2012

On Friday, a group of 10 individuals marched down Schunior and Sugar on their way to the Edinburg courthouse to celebrate Pride Month. The march, which was sponsored by LGBT Alliance at UTPA, an organization that aims to promote education of LGBT issues on campus, is the first that the organization has hosted. Pride month Continue Reading



Photo of the Week – 6/7

| 7th June 2012

UTPA President Robert Nelsen and SGA Vice President Yadira Mejia, along with University and Sodexo administrators, cut the ribbon to Jazzman’s Cafe and Bakery. The  new eatery, located on the firt floor of the Library, is one of six restaurants to open at the University this year.



Sweet Sixteen

| 22nd March 2012

Here is the updated Tournament bracket after last weekend’s games, click here The Sweet Sixteen begins tonight with four games and Elite Eight tickets on the line. Tonight features top-ranked Syracuse against Big Ten’s Wisconsin in a battle of stingy defenses. The Orange will use their lockdown 2-3 zone to try to contain the hot shooting Continue Reading