A. Colleen DeGuzman

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

From pumpkin patch to winter wonderland, McAllen resident converts ranch for holidays

“I had no idea how it was going to turn out but I knew it was going to be awesome because God is behind us.”

Hidalgo commemorates the season with annual Posada, toy giveaway

Festivities of the night started with the traditional posada presentation, in which members of the church reenacted the night Mary and Joseph sought shelter the night of Christ’s birth by traveling door to door around the neighborhood.

Habitat for Humanity houses another family in time for Christmas

“It feels amazing. I have been waiting for this for a while.”

McAllen Ballet Company offers take on ‘A Christmas Carol’ set in 1940s

Instead of choosing to perform a ballet that already has choreography and music, like “The Nutcracker,” the McAllen Ballet Company wanted to bring a different story to the stage.

Valley parishioners honor Our Lady of Guadalupe with fanfare

Adorned in boldly colored, feathered headgear symbolizing the crown of the Virgin Mary, and wielding a rattle and a wooden arch bow meant to keep the devil away, the matachines dancers stepped in syncopation to the relentless beat of a drum.

From pumpkin patch to winter wonderland, McAllen resident converts ranch for holidays

McALLEN — Four-year-old Ella Cather liked the snowman and his hat. She surveyed the cacti and mesquite tree woodlands here Wednesday, pausing to admire...