Edinburg comics specialist releases new collection partly based on Valley experiences

There are no limits when it comes to creating comics for Jose Alaniz, a professor in the department of Slavic languages and literatures at...

United Way of South Texas pumping hundreds of thousands of relief dollars to local...

As the pandemic forces businesses to stay shuttered, bringing uncertainty to the employment of many, the work of the United Way of South Texas...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Brutality in black and white

BY NANCY MOYER SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR With his poignant, yet beautiful, black and white photographs, Jonathan Moller reminds and informs us of the extreme wave...

U.S. Capitol to display Edinburg student’s artwork

Gabrielle Garcia believes she is not very good at expressing herself with words. She just lets her art do all the talking. The Edinburg North High School sophomore won the Artistics Discovery contest, a nationwide high school art competition. Her artwork, “We Have Become Something Else,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Garcia explained the meaning behind her piece, a drawing made with color pencils. Read the full story at themonitor.com

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Bursting out from the sheltered spring, 25 artists from across South Texas have come together for the “New Horizons” exhibition at the Harlingen Arts...

SURFACE TREATMENT: ‘Walk into My Roots’ a 36-year artistic evolution

The Rio Grande Valley art scene is coming to life again with the new exhibition “Walk into My Roots” by Monica Ramirez. The exhibition,...

PART 23: Let’s Write a Story!

PART 23: “PANDEMIC, OLD AND NEW” | BY BARBARA ERTL The tugging continued at the back of Mary’s mind after she was cleared to leave the hospital. She had been given stern directions as to nourishment and rest, and warned about weakening her immune system further while a pandemic raged. Remembering the meals she skipped and her sleepless nights worrying, she vowed to do better. Grace seemed to have the Golden Sassafras case in hand and John called every day. Sylvia wanted desperately to see her but was always turned away. Mary couldn’t explain fainting the morning Michael frightened her. She was still on her feet when he left. It was when John opened the door to reveal Old Man and Sylvia’s naturespirit mother, Linda, she fainted. Sylvia said they couldn’t rouse her and when they realized how warm she felt, they feared the virus. After calling 911, they followed her ambulance. Fever was the magic word and she was examined within minutes of entering the ER. Read the full story at themonitor.com

McAllen native commissioned in U.S. Naval Academy ceremony

It’s been 4 years since Amaris Michelle Lopez, 21, received her letter of assurance for the U.S. Naval Academy. She recently graduated as an Ensign commissioned officer. Lopez was born in Weslaco, raised in McAllen and graduated 2016 from IB Lamar Academy via Nikki Rowe. She heard about the Naval Academy during the fall semester of her senior year. “When I was doing my college search, there was just something that I couldn’t … put it to words what I felt when I first read about what all the Naval Academy had to offer,” Lopez said. Read the full story at themonitor.com

PART 22: Let’s Write a Story!

PART 22: “THE MYSTERY CONTINUES” | BY DORA GONZALEZ Mary could hear a soft, yet constant, beeping echo in her ears. Beep, beep, beep. She tried to open her eyes and grab a sense of the sound, but her lids felt heavy. She tried again, moving her hand up to her face to press her fingers against her temple. The sound seemed to get louder yet quieter at the same time, each fluctuation bringing a sharp pain to the side of her head where her fingers touched. Read the full story at themonitor.com

SURFACE TREATMENT: ‘A portrait of patience’

The title of Sergio García’s new exhibit at Beyond Arts Gallery, “Sacando Mis Trapitos al Sol” is translated for the exhibition as “Airing Out...