THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE: McAllen Performing Arts Center

BY DEVAL "PINO" SHAHThe McAllen Performing Arts Center houses the largest stage south of San Antonio. ERO Architects of McAllen partnered with New York-based...

ADVICE: Memories of my mother’s kitchen

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMy grandsons think it’s funny when I tell them that I didn’t grow up eating pizza.My Cuban parents did not recognize...

FILM REVIEW: ‘Lady Bird’ a coming-of-age tale for all its characters

BY BROOK CORSOThe opening scene of Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” begins with a top shot of the titular character and her mother facing each...

Donna ISD alternative program, principal showcased in national segment

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORDonna ISD's Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) and its successful initiatives were placed in the national spotlight when its campus...

Advice: Creative activities give your brain some peace

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESHave you ever observed children as they color? There is always a peaceful expression on their faces as they zone out...

Garden View: Guava trees easy to grow and healthy

BY BARBARA STORZGuava (Psidium guajava) is a small tree native to the tropical Americas. Once established, it is reasonably drought tolerant and, like many...

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,...

TFA middle school educator driven to empower Latino students

Teach for America is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To this...

A day dedicated to the dead gives birth to new downtown McAllen art gallery

BY NANCY MOYERNov. 2 always offers a hardy assortment of Dias de los Muertos exhibitions in McAllen, and this year, restaurateur and artist, Isaac...