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Hundreds of mothers served in community celebration

PHARR — All things mom were celebrated in a Dia De Las Madres program hosted by the Christian Academy of the Air in conjunction...

Teaching by example: IDEA founders honored during National Charter Schools Week

“IDEA is the school that never sleeps,” said IDEA co-founder Tom Torkelson. “We’re kinda like the Las Vegas of public education.”With 61 schools across...

Family connection: McAllen couple wins national reality TV competition

For most of her life, McAllen resident Rebecca Hoyt questioned many aspects of her being — traits, mannerisms, natural habits — and where they...

5-alarm proposal: PSJA senior stages unique prom date request

SAN JUAN — Horns blaring, lights flashing and dressed in full gear, Anthony Salinas stepped off of a firetruck to ask his now-official date...

Dreams realized: Largest graduating class in IDEA history celebrates college signings

HIDALGO — Come fall, twins Anthony and Luis Donaldo Pulido will be living their dreams and attending universities in New York.The siblings will soon...

Striking a balance: Plaza Amistad working to combat diabetes through nutrition

McALLEN — In crafting a three-course diabetes-friendly menu to be served during Plaza Amistad’s community leadership luncheon, Boka 400 Chef Sergio Esquivel and licensed...

RGV to compete in worldwide nature challenge

With the upcoming BioBlitz, or City Nature Challenge, the entire Rio Grande Valley has the opportunity to be recognized on a global level for...

Labor of love: Bloom event prepares expecting parents on what’s to come

Mom-to-be Briana Arzate strolled through the corridors of Edinburg Regional Medical Center with her essential snack — popcorn — tucked away in her bag.As...

‘Romeo and Lupe:’ Pharr theater debuts Shakespearean adaptation written by, starring local talent

PHARR — While studying the history of the Rio Grande Valley to write an adaptation to a Shakespearean play, Seres Jaime Magaña racked up...