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GARDEN VIEW: Drought — An ongoing challenge for our gardens

BY BARBARA STORZTropical conditions have not been favorable for delivering measurable amounts of rain to South Texas gardens this summer.The lack of moisture presents...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Cartoon characters, literal and almost literal

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEVARIOUS ARTISTS — THE BOB’S BURGERS MUSIC ALBUM (SUB POP)One of the year’s most unlikely success stories isn’t unlikely at all....

Third annual film festival spotlights feature film project, hurricane Harvey relief fund

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORThe South Texas International Film Festival kicks off its third year with specialty film premieres, a film pitch competition and hands-on...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Freddie Gomez concert a loving tribute to conjunto

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThe 7th annual Freddie Gomez Memorial Conjunto Concert took place this past Saturday night in Brownsville, and it was a loving tribute...

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘It,’ Pennywise and the taunting red balloon

BY BROOKE CORSOThe most afraid I’ve ever been was when I was 12 1/2 years old, and that event has been the mark against...

Where are they now?: Donna’s Palomo leads large Valley soccer presence at Wiley College

BY TJ GARCIAWithin the borders of Texas, Wiley College is about as far as you can get from Donna.On the map, Wiley is nearly...

Abstract and representation become compatible through the perception of beauty

BY NANCY MOYERThe recently installed exhibition, “Love of Life and Landscape: The Art of Edward E. Nichols,” is not only a posthumous retrospective of...

Hurricane Harvey reminds us of what’s important

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMillions of people have been affected by Hurricane Harvey — no matter their nationality or race.For the past few months, we...

Coach’s Corner: Don’t let vacation hamper your training

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOSo what happens when you have to go out of town, for business, weddings, stuffing your face full of turkey or a...

McAllen runner always looking for the next adventure

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORBen Martinez has been running as far back as he can remember. The hobby began as most hobbies do — as...