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An illustration from UTRGV legacy alumnus Xavier Garza’s award-winning book, Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid (2010). Illustrations for the book are by the author. (Courtesy photo provided by Xavier Garza)

UTRGV legacy alumnus pens, illustrates books on growing up in the Valley


Xavier Garza remembers the bedtime stories his mother would tell him before he drifted off to sleep as a child. Instead of traditional fairy tales filled with castles and magic, the stories were filled with lechuzas, la llorona and plenty of cucuys.

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UTRGV School of Medicine receives $650,000 in grants from Methodist Healthcare Ministries


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has been awarded two grants totaling $650,000 from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. for two of its clinical outreach initiatives.