Professor at UTRGV to explore the border town’s history

EDINBURG — The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”) welcomes Jamie Starling, a UTRGV professor, to present “The Ghosts of Mier” on Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m.

Mier, a small town on the Texas-Mexico border, witnessed many conflicts during the 19th century, and Starling’s current book project, “The Ghosts of Mier,” features those stories of violence in the Rio Grande borderlands. Starling will discuss the stories of the men, women and children who lived in the frontier community and faced struggles in a number of overlapping conflicts in the years between the Texas Revolution and the Civil War.

Starling, an assistant professor of history at UTRGV, specializes in U.S.-Mexico borderlands from the Spanish colonial period through the 19th century and is the co-founder of the Global Latin America lecture and engagement series at UTRGV. He received his doctorate in History from the University of Texas, El Paso in 2012.

Sunday Speakers Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.