Variety of representational paintings greet viewer in Edinburg library exhibit

BY NANCY MOYERInes Kowalyszyn is an equal opportunity artist; any subject is fair game for her artistic sensibility. Her exhibition, “Hundred Shades of Passion,”...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Differing viewpoints create strong dynamic in this exhibit

BY NANCY MOYERGroup shows often have artworks that espouse a common viewpoint, or they might exhibit contrasting points of view, which, when curated, can...

Surface Treatment: Inspiring exhibit in Brownsville unites talented, creative artists in a global endeavor

Three oversized works introduce visitors to the artistic force of this ambitious and successful “47th International Art Show” at the Brownsville Museum of Fine...

Home for the holidays

BY ANITA WESTERVELT TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST They’re tiny, they’re quick, they’re wily. They’re warblers — certainly the thrill of spring and fall migration — and lucky...

PART THREE: Let’s Write a Story!

PART THREE: ‘an ominous message’ | By frank cortazo “Have you heard the news?” asked Mrs. Vargas as Mary opened her front door. The gray-haired neighbor who lived across the street held an electronic tablet. She looked at it as she walked in, not waiting for Mary to invite her. Mary could not get over how Mrs. Vargas’s fascination with modern technology made her something of an oddball. She often saw her browsing the internet on a cell phone or on the tablet she carried. This time Mary did not think about her eccentricity as she welcomed the elderly lady. Read the full story at themonitor.com

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

#healthyrgv: Continue health journey despite hiccups

When I started writing this series in July, I described myself as a “31-year-old overweight, out-of-shape reporter” who doesn’t exercise enough, doesn’t prioritize hydration...

Dozens of local performers and big talent lined up for this year’s BorderFest

For all who have been keeping up with the Facebook countdown, the day has arrived. Celebrated in the Valley for just over four decades,...

Film Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ lacks thrill, fun of original

BY BROOKE CORSO“I am not my father,” the son of a war hero proclaims in the opening seconds of “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” a sequel...

Sin Bandera’s Noel Schajris talks tour, Mexico earthquake

Noel Schajris of the group Sin Bandera is in the midst of the duo’s Una Última Vez tour which brings them back to the...