RGV Memories: Harlingen in the 50s & 60s HAFB During/After Korean War

The Die is Cast HAFB announced that by the end of 1961 the student load would be cut from 1,000 to 600; to 400 by...

RGV Memories: Raymondville in 50s

Harland Watson and Cissie Rowland grew up in Lasara and graduated from Raymondville High School. Harland graduated from UT Pharmacy School and Cissie earned a...

My Early Years

My life began as William Clayton Young III in 1939 in my father’s farm house just north of Mineral Wells, Texas, near the tiny...

Harlingen in the ‘40s: Harlingen WW2 Air Force Base: Part 2

By Norman Rozeff and John Bourg MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION ‘Snuffy’ Smith’s citation reads, “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call...

RGV Memories: Harlingen in the 40s

By Norman Rozeff & John Bourg, Special to the Star Harlingen WW2 Air Force Base:Air Base Proposal In a bold move to boost the local economy,...

RGV Memories: Brownsville in the 60s

Rene Torres was born and raised in Brownsville, and his stellar shortstop play on the Eagles’ 1965 baseball state finalists earned him a scholarship...

RGV Memories: Harlingen in 50s

Special to the Star This is a tribute to the late Joe Lee Bourg written by his brother John. Joe grew up in Harlingen, but...

Part II: Harlingen grows as does it needs

BY Norman Rozeff 1924-26 Under Mayor Joe E. Roberts the city allocates funds for parks, establishes a County health unit, builds a dog pound,...

Part I: A new town and the need for a new organization

BY NORMAN ROZEFF In the 1950s, or perhaps earlier, there was a publication called The Texas Fireman. It at one point L. M. “Tex” Edmunds,...

The Snake King of Brownsville

BY NORMAN ROZEFF Over its 170 year history Brownsville has seen more than its share of unusual characters. One, a benign individual, who would top...