South Texas

El Corrido de Narciso A. Guerra (The Ballad of Narciso A. Guerra)

I vividly remember Mr. Guerra from when he would substitute, when any of our teachers were out. He was very sociable and loved to make us smile. He would always tell us that he was going to open the theater once again just for us. I also remember that before he used to substitute he […]

The Rio Grande Herald Newspaper Collection From 1970 to 2013

Are your ancestors from Rio Grande City or it’s surrounding community? If they are then you will have fun browsing through over 1880 copies of The Rio Grande Herald that are online at the Texas Portal To Texas History. You can find local history, graduation pictures, obituaries, and much more. I am sure you or […]

Governors of the Province of Nuevo Santander Present Day Tamaulipas Mexico and South Texas

Many of our ancestors lived in the Spanish province of Nuevo Santander and some even helped forge it with their own resources and hard work. Nuevo Santander is now present day Tamaulipas, Mexico and South Texas was founded by José de Escandón and named for his native province in Spain. It was designated as a […]

100 Years of Jim Hogg County History – South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 1

I don’t remember how I came across this publication “South Texas History” but I am glad that I came across it. So far there are 8 published Issues. In the future two months I will be posting one each week on this blog. South Texas History is published once per month and it’s purpose is […]

Captain Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon Colonizer of South Texas

The following is an excellent book about Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon whom was the son of General Blas de la Garza Falcon (1673-1736), governor of the province of Coahuila from 1723 to 1729 and 1733 to 1735, and Dona Beatriz de Villarreal. He was born in or near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in 1712. He married Dona […]

Cameron County Records on Microfilm at The University of Texas Pan American

The following are all the records that are microfilmed and available at the University of Texas Pan American in regards to Cameron County Texas. You can see the entry at the UTPA Library Catalog. I just wished that the Starr County and Hidalgo County Records would have been microfilmed as Cameron’s Records since they are […]

Hidalgo County Records on Microfilm at The University of Texas Pan American

On a previous post I wrote about the Starr County records available at the University of Texas Pan American. On this post I will let you know what records are available on microfilm concerning Hidalgo County, Texas.     The Following is what I found on their Catalog: Publication Info. Austin : Texas State Library, 1990. Description […]

Indians, Padres, Settlers, Ranchers, Farmers, and Education – History in A Mural

I grew up in La Grulla, in South Texas. This small quiet town is only a few miles away from the river bordering Mexico and about 60 miles from where I was born and raised. When I was going through Jr. High I used to see the following mural each day for three years, 6th – 8th […]

Irish Lives Remembered A Resource to Help You Research Your Irish Ancestors

Believe it or not there are many people in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico with Irish ancestors. I know this because of this regions rich history and the names that I occasionally come across on the church and civil indexes. On the 8th of January Chris Paton made me aware through Google+ about Irish Lives […]

Survival The Historical Heritage of La Grulla, Texas 1749 – 1974 a thesis by Narciso A. Guerra and Imelda G. Guerra

I found this book at the University of Texas Pan American’s Special collections. If you are from La Grulla or just want to know more about it I highly recommend the following book. “Survival The Historical Heritage of La Grulla, Texas 1749 – 1974 a thesis by Narciso A. Guerra and Imelda G. Guerra”. The authors also list their […]