I'm a Houstonian, born and raised. I went to Laredo, Tx for nursing school
and recently graduated with my BSN in May. It's not exactly the valley, but its about two hours away from Eagle pass. My personal opinion, is that I HATED living there! I do not speak spanish, but because I am Pakistani and look like I could pass for Hispanic, EVERYONE and their mama expected me to speak SPanish, and I did not get any sympathy for not knowing it. I was simply told "you need to learn it". Not just that, but there is NOTHING to do out there besides drink yourself stupid, which is everyone's favorite hobby. Coming from a huge, diverse place like Houston, I was completely culture shocked. I have been offered new grad positions in Laredo and Eaglepass, but am still back in Houston at my parents house searching for something here, in Austin, or Dallas. I learned that small town living is just not for me. If I absolutely HAD to, as in if I couldn't find any jobs within the year, I mayyyy move out there but JUST for 6 months to get some experience under my belt and then move back to Houston in hopes of having better luck finding a job with 6 months experience. A lot of those places in the valley make you sign contracts, so be sure to ask about that as well! Plus, a lot of them done pay well.