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IDEA Educator combats ‘summer slide” with enrichment program

Education Spotlight: In 2017, Teach for America corps member founded Summer Odyssey, a summer enrichment program for IDEA students.

The basics of mulching

When the right mulch is chosen, it can reduce the amount of time homeowners spend watering and weeding their gardens and insulate plants from dramatic changes in weather.

Garden View: Gifts from the farmer, rancher and baker

Is there a gardener, birder or butterfly lover on your holiday list? Head to the farmer's market for their gift.

RGV holiday festivities continue with parades, concerts and goodies

The Christmastime events keep on coming. There is plenty to do this weekend to get you in a festive mood.

Mission Vets football joins elite Rio Grande Valley company

Mission Veterans is the first high school football team from Hidalgo County to advance to the fourth round of the playoffs since Edinburg High did it in 1999.

Diabetes can quickly lead to kidney disease

SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR So you are a 35-year-old male, married with two kids, and working hard every day to pay the bills and secure...

8 YA novels you need to read in December

These eight books could make for a perfect Christmas gift for the young adult reader in your life.

Moyer: Strong pieces not enough to save UVAL exhibit from lack of direction

Our art critic writes that the annual Upper Valley Art League's annual members exhibit featured strong works, but critical selection of what should of shouldn't have been shown would have improved the show.

Advice: Life is not picture perfect

Advice: Celebrate the blessings you have and appreciate every imperfect moment of your life.

Bikers bring Christmas cheer

By FRED RAMOS Special to The Monitor The halls were decked with boughs of holly as dozens of children felt the comfort and joy of Christmas,...

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