My grandfather was Gilberto Alanis. He was born and raised in Durango, Mexico. He was one of several brothers. I don't remember his parents names, but I can ask my relatives and get that information.
He married my grandmother Maria and moved to Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Later his family, including my father Aureliano Alaniz moved to Mercedes, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. That is were I was born and raised. Let me know if somehow we may be related.