Jun 29, 2011

BPS Audio Podcast - Photographer Miguel Angel


This week’s Podcast features our full-interview with local Photographer Miguel Angel Vargas. You can check out samples of Miguel’s work, and find his contact info on his Website, or his Facebook Page. You can also see Miguel in action on YouTube.

Jun 27, 2011

Harlingen; Cheapest City in Us?

A recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek's website declares Harlingen Texas to be the cheapest place to live in the entire Country. I don't live in Harlingen, but I've visited the city on several occasions, and I have to say, I get the same feeling driving into the Harlingen that I get when I walk into a Macy's; I know the prices are reasonable, but there are cheaper stores in the mall.
I've lived in Rio Grande City for over ten years now, and it's impossible for me to imagine an area with a lower cost of living than Starr County. The first apartment I ever rented had a monthly price tag of $175, just to give one example.

I'm sure that their figures are solid, but the report the Bloomber article is based on was put together in Arlington, Virginia, by people who (I assume) have never set foot in the Rio Grande Valley. 

If living on a budget has taught me anything over the past few years, it's that the numbers on paper rarely accurately apply in the "real world" when it comes to something as unstable as living expenses. 

El Camino Music Video

This week, Corine and Miguel team up to perform the classic, "El Camino". You can check out the music video on Corine's YouTube Channel, Download the video Here, or via our FREE Podcast.

Jun 22, 2011

BPS Audio Podcast - Maxwell Magazine, Pharr From Heaven Blog

Maxwell Magazine's Official Website
Pharr From Heaven Blog by Eduardo Martinez

In this week’s podcast we talk to Olga Adame, and Sonia Arriaga who are the local entrepreneurs who will soon launch the Rio Grande Valley edition of the reputable Mexican magazine; Maxwell. Plus local blogger/historian Eduardo Martinez shares some little know stories of valley history.

Jun 21, 2011

New Valley Magazine; A Game Changer

By Christian Salinas
Anyone who frequents local coffee shops, bookstores, and waiting rooms here in the Rio Grande Valley, is well aware that there is no shortage of locally published newspapers, and magazines. That being the case, any new publications hoping to break into the market must, by necessity, have some pretty outstanding features to shake-up the industry. Entrepreneurs Olga Adame, and Sonia Arriaga believe the RGV version of Maxwell Magazine will do just that. 

Olga, and Sonia listed some of the key features that they believe will make Maxwell a unique publication in the Rio Grande Valley.

A Well Established Reputation
Maxwell magazine has been around in one form or another for almost a decade. In that time, it has established itself in the Mexican magazine industry as a leader in the lifestyle, and entertainment genre with a reputation comparable to U.S. publications such as Vogue, and Vanity Fair magazine.

A Sold Publication
Maxwell magazine is a paid publication which will be featured in the official magazine sections of local establishments, offering local advertisers an opportunity to accurately target their desired costumer base. Being a paid publication also allows Maxwell the ability to offer greater quality editorial content.

A Bilingual Magazine
Although originally from Mexico, the Rio Grande Valley edition of Maxwell magazine will feature both English, and Spanish articles, which will make it perfectly suitable for the diversity of the valley.

Well Balanced Local Content
Maxwell magazine, will strive to make their publication a well balanced composition of local advertisements, and editorial content. It will feature businesses offering the highest quality products, and services in the Rio Grande Valley as well as articles, and interviews of local individuals actively, and successfully pursuing their passions.

You can learn more about Maxwell Magazine by visiting their Official Website, or by following their official FaceBook Page.

Jun 20, 2011

El Arriero Music Video

This week, Corine teams up with Miguel Angel Martinez to perform the Spanish Classic “El Arriero”. You can watch this video on Corine’s YouTube Channel or Download it to your iPod or iPhone via our FREE Podcast.

Jun 15, 2011

BPS Audio Podcast - FAME Backstage

In this week’s podcast, F.A.M.E. Talent Directors Myra Chaves, and Carlos Cabrera give us an all access account of the scene behind the curtains of both Fashion Shows, plus event creator Miguel Angel discusses the possibility of F.A.M.E. 2.0.

Jun 13, 2011

The Nearness of You - Music Video

 "The Nearness of You" Music Video

This week, Corine teams up with Eden Perez to produce "The Nearness of You". You can Download the video Here: HD Version, Standard Version, watch on YouTube, or download via FREE Podcast. 

Jun 8, 2011

BPS Audio Podcast - F.A.M.E. Preview

This week's Podcast features a small preview of the first ever event we're officially associated with, the Fashion Art and Music Event a.k.a. FAME. It will be Held this Friday, June 10, 2011 at McAllen's Archer Park. This will be a FREE event that will be open to the public, so literally everyone is invited to attend. We hope to see you there. FAME FaceBook Page

Jun 6, 2011

Corine Garcia Launches New Weekly Podcast

We’re proud to announce that local musician, and long time friend, Corine Garcia, has decided to produce a weekly podcast/web-series on the newly created Border Perspective Network.

The new show, ‘Corine’s Music Blog’ will feature weekly musical performances by Corine, and guest performers. You can follow the show on this site, the below mentioned links, and/or via our FREE iTunes Podcast. A new episode will be uploaded every Monday.

You can stay updated with all of Corine’s latest musical adventures on her tumblr blog, and keep in touch with her on her FaceBook Page.

This week Corine, and guest musician Miguel Angel Martinez perform “Asi Fue”

Jun 1, 2011

BPS Audio Podcast - Travis Whitehead Interview


This week's podcast features an interview with local award winning journalist Travis M. Whitehead. Aside from being one of the most consistent writers for major Rio Grande Valley publications, Travis is also working on a book which highlights the people, and the art of Michoacan Mexico.