Film review: ‘Disaster Artist’ tip-toes through reality, fiction

BY BROOKE CORSOInitially, I thought it would be a wasted exercise to watch “The Disaster Artist” if you hadn’t seen “The Room,” one of...

McAllen resident fights cancer through staying active, building strength

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORLarry Prater sees walking and jogging as a way to keep his health on track. In the 1980s, Prater would run...

Advice: Let go of parental guilt

Working parents often experience guilt and in their quest to ensure that, their children are happy, they sometimes lose sight of what they really...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, March 30 – Saturday, March 31

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP?Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYELECTRIC COWBOYS AND TEXAS DEZIREThe...

Film Review: ‘Thoroughbreds’ combines sumptuous cinematography, score with bonkers story

BY BROOKE CORSOSince I saw “Thoroughbreds,” I have often rambled through the Connecticut mini-manse occupied by Lily, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, in my mind:...

UTRGV certified as a Bee Campus USA affiliate

BY MARIA ELENA HERNANDEZThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, which encourages...

#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...

Edinburg CISD student wins local art contest

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOREDINBURG — The Region One Education Service Center recently selected a student from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District as...

Great reasons to visit your local library

METRO Many people have a wonderful resource at their disposal just minutes from their homes. This resource can transport them to distant lands, teach their...

GARDEN VIEW: Design with vines

BY BARBARA STORZA neighbor, who recently moved from a newer subdivision to our older part of town, told me he installed his daughter’s swing...