RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Because of the Gulf of Mexico, the Rio Grande Valley has always been an important place for importing and exporting things all over the world. There is no doubt crime has always been a part of the dealings at sea. That includes robbery by pirates going back to the 1800s. In tonight’s Throwback Thursday, we learn that one of the world’s most famous pirates made his way through the Rio Grande Valley. Historian Gene Fernandez tells us more.