Elsie Medina was born and raised in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. As a child, she remembers her home, an eight-hundred acre ranch just miles from the river, becoming a corridor for the Mexican Nationals trespassing on their way north. Most were friendly and courteous hard working family men. Nothing was illegal at the time, and sometimes her father employed several to help with the ranch work.
Today, the number of drug-smugglers infiltrating the family groups is vast and keeps the Border Patrol, DPS and the Feds on the alert night and day. What a difference a few decades makes.
The McAllen native earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas --- Pan American, Edinburg, Texas. She resides in McAllen surrounded by family and extended family. Her passion for life takes her to explore many different cultures of the world. Her husband of fifty-five years, Plinio C. Medina, passed away two years ago.