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REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Cultural events in October

BY Eduardo Martinez | Special to The MonitorThis week, we’re going to have a round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto, and...

PAWS pets of the week

BY Special to The MonitorBENNY: Yo! I am Benny, a domestic shorthair blend about 3 months old. I was taken to Palm Valley Animal...

Where are they now? Villarreal thriving after position change

BY TJ GARCIASantos Villarreal was one of the best athletes on the Valley sports scene for three years.At Mission Veterans, the 2015 grad lettered...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Photography exhibition reflects the aesthetic of relaxed spontaneity

BY NANCY MOYERWhile walking through the Lobby Gallery, visitors to McAllen’s Public Library will find themselves surrounded by oversized photographic portraits of local folk....

Dallas Cowboys face reality check after failing to match lofty expectations in Week 2...

BY BIANCA MUJICAAfter an exhilarating victory over the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboys went into their first away game against the Denver Broncos...

Dallas Cowboys’ Witten leading the league at tight end

BY BIANCA MUJICADallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten continues to drive his team forward with his 17 catches so far — the most of...

Recovery weeks are stepping stones to completing a marathon

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOLast week should have been a recovery week and I want to talk about the importance of recovery:We need to exert higher...

Alamo runner hits the trails with furry companion

BY AMANDA A. TAYLOROn a typical weekday morning Leonel Alvarado can expect a prompt wakeup call at 5 a.m. Instead of using a traditional...

The value of native plants

BY JOHN BRUSHWe often appreciate plants for very specific, and often obvious, reasons. We value them for the food they provide us; a personal...

Street performers and gypsy punks resist and endure

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEHAMELL ON TRIAL — TACKLE BOX (NEW WEST)To label a streetwise bohemian like Edward Hamell a mere comedian diminishes his art...