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Garden View: Petunias are a colorful addition to your home

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Petunias have long been a mainstay in summer gardens north of the Rio Grande Valley. In our climate,...

Nutria may look cute but are considered an invasive species

Did you know Nutria can eat a quarter of their body weight in plant matter every day.

Works from Austin museum broaden scope of IMAS permanent collection

NANCY MOYER | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR A true museum experience is offered with “Recent Acquisitions” at the International Museum of Art & Science in...

Edinburg and Donna students write letters to Santa

"People think Christmas is mostly about gifts and mostly getting things but if you think about it some kids don’t even have Christmas. Because those kids don’t even have a family and to me that’s sad. I wish every person who lives on this world can have a family."

Villarreal captures title with UMHB, again

The latest "Where are they now?"

Lasting impressions of Frank Yturria: A man of all seasons

He was a rancher, oilman, conservationist, public servant, humanitarian, banker and veterinarian, and on Nov. 25, Frank Yturria took his last ride into the sunset at age 95.

Walk for peace: From Pharr to San Juan, dozens join 2nd annual Caminata de...

Families gathered together and recited prayers as they prepared for the walk along the streets of Pharr to San Juan. They were tightly bundled in their winter clothes, and began their slow march behind a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Advice: The best way to enjoy family during the holidays

The holidays are fun but can be stressful when you have a group of people with different personalities. The best way to get through family...

Garden View: The case for fresh cut trees

In this week's Garden View column, Ashley Gregory writes that buying a fresh Christmas Tree locally and recycling it is the most environmentally friendly thing you can do.

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.