Weekend Events — Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 20

WEEKEND ‘NEWSIES: THE MUSICAL’ The McAllen High School Choir and Theatre students unite to present the performance. “Newsies” tells the story of the Newsboys Strike of...

Donna ISD takes advantage of grant with gardening workshop

Administrators at the Donna School District’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program, or DAEP, are always looking for new ideas outside of the school’s traditionally high-structured...

Education Spotlight: Hidalgo ISD student earns U.S. Border Patrol Head of the Class Award

Hidalgo Early College High School senior Jose G. Esparza III is a recipient of the 2019 U.S. Border Patrol Head of the Class Award. Esparza...

Garden View: Planning your spring garden

ASHLEY GREGORY | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The start of a new year usually inspires people to start fresh or try new things. If you are...

Artists in two-person exhibit approach art from similar, yet opposing points of view

NANCY MOYER | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR “FLOW SPACE” by Simon Alexander and Eva M. Williamson is a quiet and remarkably strong exhibit at the...

Advice: Change is part of life

There were things in my 30s I wished I had or thought I needed that don’t matter to me now. Because we evolve as people,...

McAllen Marathon logistics require ‘massive undertaking’

BENJAMIN TREVIÑO | STAFF WRITER In the early morning hours, well before the first runners cross the starting line of the McAllen Marathon Scott Crane...

Weekend Events — Friday, Jan. 11 – Sunday, Jan. 13

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday. WEEKEND STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT Join a Town Lake staff member...

Roma educator wants to close gap for underserved communities

Alejandra Contreras is a 2017 TFA corps member teaching 10th grade geometry at Roma High School. What motivated you to apply to join Teach For...

Great reasons to visit your local library

METRO Many people have a wonderful resource at their disposal just minutes from their homes. This resource can transport them to distant lands, teach their...