McAllen junior, cancer survivor publishes novel 

Not only is 17-year-old Abel Ramirez proud to call himself a cancer survivor, but now he also gets to say he’s an author. The McAllen...

Unable to perform live, Valley Symphony Orchestra films show, releases concert videos

McALLEN — The soft, ethereal yet ominous chimes and timbres of the Valley Symphony Orchestra’s percussionist floated through the hall of the McAllen Performing...

McAllen family hosts giveaway, donates 10 Thanksgiving meals 

BY MARIA RUIZ Since 2015, McAllen entrepreneurs Maria Roser and Uriel Barbosa have made it a family tradition to share their Thanksgiving leftovers with the...

PSJA graduate now directing in Chicago

Gliding her small hands over the faux yellow brick wall, Denise Serna knew as a first grader that she had a heart for theater. More...

PSJA ISD alumna and ER nurse featured in documentary

BY JULISA NEVAREZ San Juan native Karina Elizondo’s pursuit to become a nurse has taken her across the country. The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School alumnus attended...

Eighth-grader becomes first student council elect to have a disability

Love. Kindness. Inclusion. These are the principles eighth-grader Addison Bortnick hopes to instill in the student body of Cathey Middle School in McAllen as their...

Edinburg-based animal shelter at capacity, seeks community’s help

The Palm Valley Animal Society in Edinburg has been a no-kill shelter since April, but the recent surge of kittens and puppies being turned...

Crippling day care centers another casualty of COVID-19

Aurora Gutierrez misses tying all her students’ little shoes. She misses holding their little hands and little backpacks, and teaching them about how to...

UTRGV hosts virtual Arbor Day event, tree planting

BY ARLENE BOCANEGRA At such a tense time for the country — with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in the midst of one of the...

Teach for America educator at IDEA Weslaco Pike an RGV native

Ernesto Farias is a 2019 Teach For America RGV Corps member and teaches 8th Advanced Social Studies at IDEA Weslaco Pike College Prep. TFA asked...