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.

Drive-in premiere set for Hulu’s ‘Helstrom’ starring Valley actress

A drive-in TV show premiere this weekend will feature a Rio Grande Valley native in a leading role. RGV native and McAllen ISD graduate Ariana Guerra stars as Gabriella Rosetti in the Hulu series “Helstrom,” now streaming. The event, titled “Vote Early, Stay Late,” is a screening of the first episode of the series, and admission is free to guests who show proof they voted or intend to vote during the early voting period. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

COVID Confessions: All work and no play makes distance-learning mom a frazzled parent

I dropped my kindergartner off at school this week. There were no tears as I left, walking back to my work station 10 feet...

McAllen native Daniella Diaz featured in campaign doc on HBO Max

McAllen native Daniella Diaz is among the journalists featured in the documentary "On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries," streaming now on HBO Max. Produced...

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...