IDEA Quest High School counselor encourages local youth to invest in RGV

IDEA Quest College Preparatory counselor Marcos Silva remembers a survey revealing 97% of his students would rather live somewhere other than the Rio Grande...

Weslaco pitmaster changed careers to pursue passion

Smokin’ Moon & Beer Garden pitmaster Joel Garcia said his passion for barbecue blossomed while traveling around Texas, crossing off his list of the...

Más vida: Local bridal-wear designer jumps into the world of ready-to-wear designs

Más vida The Monitor's vida section brings you local news on food, education, art, people and outdoors. Sometimes there is more to the story. JAN. 27,...

Judge-elect Richard Cortez to bring fiscal conservatism to county politics, policies

A $190 million drainage bond; a $150 million courthouse; and a population that is growing more than twice as fast as the national average...

Historic native trees still worth planting

Any of these trees will benefit your yard and attract birds and butterflies — for your enjoyment as well as for the health of a native habitat.

Garden View: Poinsettia selection and care

Garden View: You may have already picked up a view of these beauties for the holiday season.

Holiday events aplenty for Hidalgo County communities

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the Rio Grande Valley.

Collection depicts realities at odds with each other, but hope shines through

The era of fake news has caught up with artist, Veronica Jaeger. Her work being shown at Galeria 409 in Brownsville crashes head on...