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Photos shot for the Special 75th Anniversary Issue



Made in the valley

Meet Our Staff

It all started with an idea...

For our 75th anniversary issue, we wanted to do something special. We relocated the entire magazine staff to the Rio Grande Valley — both the editorial and the sales team team set up shop in this remarkable and often surprising place — for a week in September. Curious as to who tackled what? In lieu of bylines, our initials are included at the end of each piece. Take a moment to meet our staff.

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Let's Go on an Adventure!

Destination: The Rio Grande Valley

If you’re thinking something looks quite different this month, you’re absolutely correct.

We’ve taken our usual content and thrown it out the window. You see, it’s our 75th anniversary, so we felt that no ordinary magazine edition would suffice.

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People in the Neighborhood

The Rio Grande Valley is a cultural crossroads, with folks from all walks of life.

We met so many friendly folks in our visit to the Valley it would be impossible to describe them all. But we'll try.

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The Space Between

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” – Betty Smith, Joy in the Morning

A photo essay by Sonja Sommerfeld

While 95 percent of the Valley's native habitat is gone, there are a few Hidalgo County nature preserves and parks where native plants and animals thrive. The parks featured here lie nestled along the meandering bends of the Rio Grande.

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6 Days in the Valley

Look for red-crowned parrots, bike around Brownsville, visit sea turtles and see the world's largest killer bee. And that's just for starters.

  • Bigger in Texas
  • Valley Conservation
  • History Comes Alive
  • Parks & Nature
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Better Birding Photos

    12 tips to get your on your way to glorious birding photography with professional photographer, and frequent Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine contributor, Larry Ditto.

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    Keep Texas Wild

    It's not just for kids. If you like nature-related topics in an easy-to-read format, you can find three years of our popular Keep Texas Wild issues and the teacher resources to go along with them.

        Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine