Tami Cupples-Hernandez

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Tami Cupples-Hernandez is the community and Festiva editor for The Monitor. She can be reached at tcupples@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4449.

COVID Confessions: Shoutout to all the hard-working parents out there

“Mom! I need to tell you something!” “Yes, baby,” I reply to my young son. There is a painful, dramatic long pause, as his brain formats the next sentence — or perhaps shuts down all together, rotten from hours of television. Read the full story at themonitor.com

A note from Festiva’s editor

This is my 20th spring in the Rio Grande Valley. I quickly realized during the first — still fresh from my small, Ohio hometown...

Sunset Live Outdoor Concert Series’ spring finale features Beatriz Gonzalez, all-female lineup

TAMI CUPPLES-HERNANDEZ | STAFF WRITER Sunset Live Outdoor Music Festival marks its 40th event Saturday at McAllen Convention Center Oval Park, and the celebration is...

WEEKEND EVENTS — Friday, Nov. 9 – Saturday, Nov. 11

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKENDMARIACHI JUVENIL AZTLAN CONCERTThe event will combine the Mariachi Juvenil...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 9

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKENDFOURTH ANNUAL SOUTH TEXAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe full festival...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 9

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKENDFOURTH ANNUAL SOUTH TEXAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe full festival...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Aug. 31-Monday, Sept. 3

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYLIVE MUSICIndie emo math rockers Miruano of Austin will...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, June 29 – Saturday, June 30

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.ALL WEEKENDRED, WHITE & BLUE FESTIVALWHEN: Jun 30 -...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYFRIDAY NIGHT HIKEEnjoy an evening with the creatures of...

New Era Ranchera: With release of ‘La Tequilera Vol. 1,’ RGV singer Gonzalez on...

Beatriz Gonzalez coins her style New Era Ranchera.The artist recently released “La Tequilera Vol. 1,” a mariachi EP with Silent Giant Entertainment.“Mariachi is where...