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Here’s the “SpaceShip” music video.

I wrote this song just frustrated with seeing the lack of commitment to excellence really.  The video was meant to be a mockery of reality shows and having fun. The ‘concept’ I had together for my storyline was dope but the editor/director ( Shaun Mecca ) dropped the ball on this.

The audio’s not synced properly and just poor edit work done.  I know he could have put in more time and made this better, but I guess he’s not as particular with his reputation and art as I might be.  

At the same time, he’s a rapper, so I know his love is the music before htis probably. Not tripping too heavy . I love the energy the girls int he video put into this with me. We had a heavily fun time getting loose to this. 

Police were even called in the process of us fiming the two videos I did this day.  The other video was ‘Paradise,’ and it went super viral on FB. Over 230k views, lacking heavy promotion.

The house we were in is credits to my guy Izzy. His pops made a FLYYYYY house. Movie theatre and lifesize basketball players on the wall of a hooper.  Thanks to Izz for the support.

Also notice the cameo of eli4music . He introduced me to that south Texas, border cities life.  I had some fun out there for real.  Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, South Padre, and Weslaco. 

If you want Behind the scenes, watch these:

episode #20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqyUniaMC0s

episode #21: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNozC-f2Cpk

#RGV4Choice: 42 Years of Roe V. Wade Rally

Sat. Jan 24th at 8:30 AM - Whole Women’s Health Clinic (802 South Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501) 

Jan 22nd will be the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision and local Catholic parishes plan to hold an antichoice march on the 24th which will go by Whole Women’s Health on its route. We are calling on all pro-choice RGV'ers to stand in solidarity with the clinic on this day, to ensure it operates smoothly, and the participants of the antichoice parade witness the support for choice in the Valley. 

Please wear pink or orange, please no blue shirts. We will have free pins for the first 100 attendees, there will be a ride for choice, and many roles need to be filled! We will need a full staff of volunteer escorts to ensure patients enter and leave the clinic undisturbed, folks willing to document through film/photos both our rally and the antichoice march, and then general participants who can surround the front of the clinic so when the march comes by they get a big eyeful/earful. 

We will be using a local hashtag #rgv4choice and the national hashtag #roevwade. 

There will also be a donation drive. For every antichoice participant we count, we will ask for a certain amount from donors, to be put into a fund which will help pay for procedures for patients who are able to pay entirely for their abortion. 

Remember RGV, our clinic’s future is currently uncertain. If Whole Women’s Health is shut down, RGV folks will be forced to go to San An, which automatically means undocumented people in the RGV will not have access to safe abortion. For those who are documented, this means paying for gas, at least one overnight stay due to the Texas law requiring a waiting period of 24 hrs between consultation and procedure, and medical costs. This will force many people to turn to unsafe means for abortion. It’s up to us to stand for choice and make our voices heard right here in the RGV!

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Harlingen Lighthouse - Netherlands

If you’re a fan of unusual accommodation spaces, you’ll probably fall in love with the Art-Deco designed Harlingen Lighthouse in northern Netherlands, which stands out in so many ways. It is a quirky design hotel with only one three-story suite appointed with modern amenities, trendy nautical-inspired décor and all-round panoramic views. Equally unique, the bathroom with its peculiar circular shower occupies the first floor, while the other two house the bedroom and the dining area, both of whom offer a wonderful sense of intimacy and magnificent panoramic vistas.

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Riverhead Books announced the winner of its Little Free Library sweepstakes today. A 15-year-old Boy Scout from Harlingen, TX struggle to find an Eagle Scout project with meaning until he learned about Little Free Library [LFL], an Innovations in Reading Prize-winner.

“What a great concept and way to give back to my community. If you look at the LFL world map there is only one library in our entire region. You can certainly see a void for hundreds of miles in every direction. My dad always tells me to try and leave a legacy and that’s what I hope to do with this project. My goal isn’t to just build one LFL but to start a movement in the Valley with LFLs in our region.”

The prize was judged by Riverhead authors and voted on by the public. Read more of his winning entry here.

Please Read Y'all...

My name is Rosa Escobedo. You may be familiar with the sudden flow of immigrants coming to the US including the Valley from places like Honduras and El Salvador. These people are coming with permission from the US due to their lives being in danger in their country. The border patrol is buying them a ticket to go and meet their family relatives in different parts of the US. These families including babies have been detained in border patrol rooms for days and finally get to travel. They arrive at McAllen bus station and from there volunteers invite them to hydrate, eat and for first time after days to bathe and change clothes before they continue on their trips. Sister Norma from Sacred Heart Church opened the church which is near the bus station and started offering these people something to drink and eat. It is amazing what is happening in this place. Through word of mouth, face book and other media people from all over the valley from different denominations have come together to make donations: food, clothes, hygiene products, diapers, baby products. There have been different reporters covering the story from New York Times to our local valley.

At this time our biggest need is volunteers to serve these families. They are very humble people who are intimidated to ask for anything even if they are starving. Families can come in every hour from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm. We never know when they will arrive but when they do they come in large numbers. The city of McAllen is helping out by directing traffic of people who come to drop off donations. They provided portable showers for people to bathe in and currently a Dr. will be on site in a portable. Some of these babies are coming in dehydrated and the gift to see the before and after is PRICELESS. This is a great opportunity to serve others and to learn about their experiences.

I’m asking if you are willing to help these are some of the duties you will helping out with:
- serving plates of food
- organizing items that come in to be donated: categorize shoes, pants, shirts, baby food and would be in charge of a family as they come in.
- making sure that the families have something to eat, were able to bathe and change clothes, they have extra food to take on their trip.

As I mentioned before if we don’t offer these things to them, they will not ask. There have been situations when people leave without eating because they don’t ask and we are so short in volunteers that it is hard to keep track of everybody.

If you are interested in volunteering all you have to do is show up and ask for Sister Norma who will direct you to where the help is needed.

The address is 306 S. 15th St McAllen. This hall is open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. all week long including weekends Saturdays and Sundays.

Thank you very much for your attention to this invitation. We look forward to hearing from you all.


If you need further information or clarification please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone to 956-533-1672 or Sister Norma, 956-455-1484.

Thank you and GOD Bless you,

Rosa Escobedo J

!!! McAllen/Edinburg/Weslaco Warning !!!

If a guy named Greg from McAllen comes up to you at a library or you find an ad of his on craigslist for babysitting his young daughter, watch out! He has history of harassing girls and not paying them, along with a lot of other not cool behavior. He targets young women who may be strapped for cash so be on the look out folks!