Colleen DeGuzman

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Colleen DeGuzman is a staff writer for The Monitor. She can be reached at (956) 683-4424 or cdeguzman@themonitor.com.

Volunteers ‘Brave the Shave’

For months, Mathy Davis’ favorite accessory was a big yellow button that read, “Ask me why I am bald.” “Some people thought I had cancer...

Oro para el Oro: McHi mariachi program cements 5th state title, legacy

Andrew Morales locked arms with two McAllen High School bandmates in a silent auditorium Saturday, waiting for contest results just moments after the air...

Donna celebrates Chisholm Trail Festival despite chilly weather

DONNA — Although Saturday’s cold and relentless drizzle put a damper on the annual Chisholm Trail Festival here, local organizers and participants of the...

‘It is a dance’: Bloodless bullfights in La Gloria

A beloved sport originating in Spain was brought to the Rio Grande Valley almost two decades ago. The 19th annual Bloodless Bullfight season began Dec....

AgriLife, DHR hold healthy cooking demonstration

EDINBURG — Inviting smells of Italian cuisine pervaded the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance hall Thursday evening. Cheesy beef-eggplant rolls were the main course of...

Asian customs in spotlight at annual Lunar New Year Festival

McALLEN — The hallway of the International Museum of Art & Science was embellished with Asian ornaments and detailed scrolls of scriptures on Saturday. Red...

AgriLife, DHR hold healthy cooking demonstration

EDINBURG — Inviting smells of Italian cuisine pervaded the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance hall Thursday evening. Cheesy beef-eggplant rolls were the main course of...

Shades of citrus: Royalty struts as Texas Citrus Fiesta kicks off with annual pageant

MISSION — Aliah Garza, who is 6 years old, glided down the runway of the Mission High School gymnasium in her golden yellow ball...

Ahead of annual walk, MLK’s message resonates amid border adversity

Like many others, Bert Guerra believes that if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would be here in South Texas defending...

Small feet, far distances: Hundreds of students complete annual Let’s Move McAllen Kids Marathon

“Running is just fun to do, but sometimes it gets boring and that’s when we talk and play a game of beating each other.”