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.

‘Disney On Ice’ provides immersive mashup of beloved characters

Black lights shine on the ice as skaters in glowing purple mariachi suits, inspired by Day-of-the-Dead, man 15-foot skeleton puppets Wednesday at State Farm...

Village in the Valley’s Gospel Fest to close out Black History Month

Seeking to commemorate Black History Month, nonprofit Village in the Valley (ViVa) — which holds the mission strengthening the connection of African Americans in...

Popular Running Spots throughout the Valley

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORNo matter the skill level, there are many areas scattered throughout the Valley suitable for all ages and expertise when it...

Garden View: Petunias are a colorful addition to your home

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Petunias have long been a mainstay in summer gardens north of the Rio Grande Valley. In our climate,...

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...

Advice: Follow your dreams even through the tough times

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESDreams are an important part of life because they push you to reach for your goals.Life doesn’t always turn out as...

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...

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.

Slow cookin’ with Pete: Pizza dip for your Super Bowl party

I recently discovered the world of slow cooking. While I’ve always known slow cookers existed, I just never paid much attention to them. Slow cookers...