Almaguer leaves indelible mark on Valley citrus industry

McALLEN — Jesus Almaguer could taste the Rio Grande Valley in oranges. His oldest granddaughter, Vickie Gomez, said if three oranges were placed in front of him —...

Psychiatrist: Identify signs of suicidal thoughts in family and close friends

Stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase of suicidal patients at DHR Health Behavioral Hospital in Edinburg, according to one...

SURFACE TREATMENT: New exhibit at IMAS

BY NANCY MOYER SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Ukrainian-American artist Max Vityk returns to International Museum of Art & Science with paintings even grander in scale than...

GARDEN VIEW: Planting a fall vegetable garden

The fall garden produces the biggest variety of vegetables and if you have not already started planting, now is the time before it gets...

Interest in homeschooling grows in distance-learning era

Families across the region are a few weeks into virtual learning, but a growing number of local parents are deciding to take matters into...

SURFACE TREATMENT: ‘Heresies’ Photographs by Pedro Meyer

With COVID-19 slowing gallery openings, we will keep your art experiences alive by looking back at some more memorable shows/reviews. Today, we revisit photographs by...

Trio of RGV natives compete in ‘American Ninja Warrior’ on NBC

There are two new ninja warriors in town. Valley natives Holly Cavazos and Gloria Orta were first-time contestants on NBC’s latest season of “American Ninja...

Edinburg CISD repurposes buses, drivers to deliver meals, school supplies 

EDINBURG — The last time Juan Heredia drove a school bus full of students, it was March. Since the pandemic hit, the school bus driver...

GARDEN VIEW: Vegetables that build the immune system

The current pandemic has put the spotlight on the importance of building our immune systems to fight disease. Vitamins and minerals found in vegetables...