IDEA Educator combats ‘summer slide” with enrichment program

Education Spotlight: In 2017, Teach for America corps member founded Summer Odyssey, a summer enrichment program for IDEA students.

The basics of mulching

When the right mulch is chosen, it can reduce the amount of time homeowners spend watering and weeding their gardens and insulate plants from dramatic changes in weather.

Garden View: Gifts from the farmer, rancher and baker

Is there a gardener, birder or butterfly lover on your holiday list? Head to the farmer's market for their gift.

Share your letters to Santa with The Monitor

We want to read all those cute letters to Santa. The letters may be used in print.

RGV holiday festivities continue with parades, concerts and goodies

The Christmastime events keep on coming. There is plenty to do this weekend to get you in a festive mood.

Festiva events: Friday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Dec. 9

Plays, outdoors concerts and Christmas celebrations are all things you can do this weekend in the Rio Grande Valley.

McAllen’s final fall Sunset Live concert set for Saturday

Reminder: The last Sunset Live concert of the season will be held Saturday at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park.

Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations

Are you excited about the Golden Globes? The nominations were announced this morning.

Diabetes can quickly lead to kidney disease

SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR So you are a 35-year-old male, married with two kids, and working hard every day to pay the bills and secure...

8 YA novels you need to read in December

These eight books could make for a perfect Christmas gift for the young adult reader in your life.

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