UTRGV invites community to participate in folklórico event this weekend

For the first time, Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana will be performing at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Edinburg and Brownsville...

The Best of Times: Rock group STYX returns to RGV

Even after releasing 16 studio albums since 1972, James Young “JY,” vocalist and lead guitarist of American rock band STYX, is still astounded by...

FRIO! McAllen to open Wednesday, run through Jan. 6 at convention center

For the first time, starting Wednesday, the McAllen Convention Center will be hosting the closest thing the city will experience this season to a...

‘Wild Texas Carnivores’ tonight at Quinta Mazatlán

Texas boasts some of the most diverse habitat in the United States. Quinta Mazatlán will host John Tomecek as, guest speaker for Nights at the Mansion...

Promoting memoir, Cristela Alonzo brings ‘My Affordable Care Act’ tour to McAllen

If you plan on attending Cristela Alonzo’s show Friday, do not shout “PSJA Bears” at her. “When I did that show, I had so many people that I went to school with that probably were never friends of mine, but suddenly were friends, and throughout the show, they kept yelling, ‘PSJA! PSJA,’” Alonzo said, laughing as she recalled the last time she performed in McAllen. “They kept yelling, ‘Bears!’ And I’m like, ‘Yes, I know. We went there.’ “It actually took me this long to go back because I’m like, ‘Oh man, let’s hope that doesn’t happen again.’” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

TFA middle school educator driven to empower Latino students

Teach for America is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To this...

Honoring A’zeuz: Local law enforcement join Palmview police in mourning beloved K-9

Officers from across the Rio Grande Valley, despite the brisk weather, lined up Friday afternoon in front of the parks and recreation center here to honor one of their own: retired K-9 officer A’zeuz. A’zeuz’s partner, Cpl. Cosme Muñiz III of Palmview, approached his wife, Gracie Muñiz, who was sitting in a police car parked in front of the building, holding A’zeuz’s urn. Cosme paused, solemnly saluting the ashes of his partner of 12 years before taking the urn. And like countless times before, walked with his best friend into the building. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

‘We are all dreamers’: Hope, community engagement focus of TEDxMcAllen event on Tuesday

The theme of this year’s TEDxMcAllen event came from a Post-it Note that read “dreamers.” During a meeting months ago with some TEDxMcAllen organizers and a variety of community leaders, Marcos Silva, the curator of the event, said that they were asked to write down the words that came to mind when they thought about the Valley. One answer stood out. “We were organizing all the responses into themes, and the one Post-it said ‘dreamers,’” Silva said. “And it hit us that every section we were organizing had somehow been, or is connected to a dreamer. “We realized that in one way or another, we are all dreamers.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

99-year-old McAllen woman commits life to painting

McALLEN — Surrounded by her artwork, 99-year-old Catalina Martinez was painting her latest piece of a bird perched on a tree last week at...

Movie starring Milano, De La Fuente to begin filming locally

Principle photography will begin Monday on the production of the family film “Gift of an Angel.” The majority of production will take place in McAllen...