Filmmakers casting local talent for RGV project

Rio Grande Valley natives Michael Ray Escamilla (“Hot Pursuit,” “Cruzando”) and Cèsar Garcia (WildBird Studios, “Mr. Gomez Is”) will return to the Valley to...

Advice: Let go of parental guilt

Working parents often experience guilt and in their quest to ensure that, their children are happy, they sometimes lose sight of what they really...

Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell reminisces about writing ‘All Out of Love’

Though he has performed the song live more than 5,000 times, Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell said that he still gets goosebumps every time...

Thousands expected for annual FridaFest in Edinburg

The city of Edinburg is expecting 6,000 people to attend its sixth annual FridaFest on Saturday, an event that honors the life and spirit...

Brownsville Film Society seeks to lure production

The easier it is to make movies in and around Brownsville, the more movies will be made in and around Brownsville. That’s the thinking behind...

Advice: To live in America is a privilege

As a Cuban-American, I have always been grateful to this country for the opportunities it has given my family. When we immigrated to the United...

Cookoff includes free concert, fireworks, children’s activities and soccer match

More than 100 teams will compete in the 14th annual Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks barbecue competition Saturday, vying for a part of the $30,000...

Health Center seeks to curb rise in diabetes

HARLINGEN — It was such an eye opener. Although Mary Menegay has had to manage her diabetes for years, she gained a great deal of...

TFA educator at IDEA challenges her students with higher standards

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

Advice: We can learn a lot from our kids

During the summer, my grandsons sleepover once a week. As I was watching them last week I was reminded of how adults lose the...