Advice: Teaching children social skills at home

Children need to be taught social skills and parents play a very important part in helping their children develop these skills. Parents can help their...

Garden View: Plants designed for summer survival

South Texas heat can be brutal on plants and protecting our trees, shrubs and garden plants from the heat and drying winds is a...

Pepe Aguilar brings his ‘Mexican circus’ to Edinburg

Multi Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Pepe Aguilar brings his Jaripeo sin Fronteras to Bert Ogden Arena on Saturday. He described the event as a “Mexican circus” and an ode his heritage and his father’s shows where the prolific entertainer got his start.  Aguilar is the son of famed Mexican singers and actors Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre. “It’s a family tradition,” Aguilar said in a phone interview. The “huge production” which he said spans three-and-a-half hours, featuring musicians like his brother Antonio Aguilar and kids Angela and Leonardo Aguilar, but also bucking bulls, bullfighting, trick horse riding and more.  “It’s more like a spectacle than a music show,” Aguilar said. “It’s like a Mexican circus. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Heartstrings: From South Texas to Juilliard, local violist’s performances move

A hum emanated from somewhere in the distance, and though faint, the sound was enough to reach the trained ears of Alejandro Romero in...

Advice: Sleep is an important part of school readiness

During this time of year parents are preparing their children to go back to school, but sometimes they forget that the most important thing...

Garden View: Start planning your fall vegetable garden

We are halfway through summer and the hotter the days get the less I want to work in my yard. While you may not...

Grinding in Hollywood: McAllen native reflects on time at ‘Jane The Virgin’

When McAllen native Hayley Muñoz walked into her dressing room before shooting her season 5 scenes on the CW show “Jane The Virgin,” she...

Advice: Being overly nice can be a problem

As parents, we want our children to be kind, but we also need to make sure that they know how to defend themselves. Sometimes overly...

Garden View: Moringa plants offer a variety of health benefits

The moringa tree, moringa oleifera, originates from tropical and sub-tropical areas of southern Asia, especially India. Moringa has been utilized as a medicinal herb...

Texas pocket gopher — prevalent but rarely seen

Texas pocket gophers are prevalent in sandy soils of South Texas. The critters rarely surface, which is why they aren’t often seen, but their...