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Winter Texan Wednesday: Frontier Times

February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Rio Grande Valley might have seemed like an isolated and estranged place from the rest of the state of Texas, but that wasn’t the case for the “Frontier Times Magazine” published in central Texas. In the next Winter Texan Wednesday program titled “Frontier Times,” guest speaker René Ballesteros will present on the magazine’s connection to the Rio Grande Valley.

The “Frontier Times” published many unforgettable stories of America’s western frontier with testimonies from witnesses and participants of historical events in the central Texas town of Bandera and the Rio Grande Valley. Those stories highlighted where America’s frontier met with Mexico’s northeastern frontier. Ballesteros’ presentation will be followed by a half-hour highlight tour within a part of a museum exhibit.

Ballesteros is a graduate of the University of Texas – Pan American. In 2013, Ballesteros processed the “Frontier Times Magazine” collection, which is housed in the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives at the museum. During the process, he learned the history of J. Marvin Hunter, the publisher of the magazine, and delved into the stories in the “Frontier Times.” Currently, Ballesteros is the Programs & Events Officer at the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg, Texas.

Winter Texan Wednesday is included in the fee for regular museum admission. No reservations are required. Resort/park groups are welcome to enjoy this program. For more information, please contact the museum at 956-383-6911.


February 5
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm