The Rio Grande Valley is an area located in the southernmost tip of Texas. It lies along the northern bank of the Rio Grande, which separates Mexico from the United States. The Rio Grande Valley is not a valley, but a delta or floodplain. Early settlers from Mexico felt that the term "Valley" sounded more inviting to tourists and northern investors than did "Delta." However, there are Rio Grande Valley residents, particularly from Edinburg, that refute this claim. The Rio Grande Valley is also called "El Valle", the Spanish translation of "the valley", by those who live there. Another affectionate term that the residents of the Rio Grande Valley use to refer to the area is the "RGV."
The RGV Txis a nice place to live in, but it get hot as hell. Also home to KFRQ Q94.5 The Rock Station (Classic/Modern/Hard Rock), South Padre Island, Texas State Technical College, South Texas College, and Las Milpas
by Moe Munz March 27, 2008