Profiles

The Eiler family, Ken, Debbie, Loretta and Bob, stand in front of the store’s new paint department.

Old-Fashioned Customer Service

The store is clean and modern. At the same time, it stands as a testament to an era when the local hardware store stood as a community fixture. Borderland Hardware in Mercedes is among only a handful of locally owned, old-fashioned hardware stores left in the Rio Grande Valley. Owners Bob Eilers, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday; his wife of 67 years, Loretta; and son Ken and wife Debbie,…

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A Pro Teaches Home Cooks

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McAllen

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