SOUND ‘ROUND: Dancing with the indie stars

BY JON R. LAFOLLETTEQUEENS OF THE STONE AGE — VILLAINS (MATADOR)Josh Homme’s latest artistic coup isn’t teaming with retro-minded and retrograde producer Mark Ronson,...

8 YA novels you need to read in December

These eight books could make for a perfect Christmas gift for the young adult reader in your life.

The mockingbird sings, news it brings, of spring

BY ANITA WESTERVELTThe mockingbirds are singing, the sweet, heady scent of citrus blossoms is in the air, it’s the time of year to get...

Weekend Events — Friday, Jan. 11 – Sunday, Jan. 13

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday. WEEKEND STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT Join a Town Lake staff member...

Garden View: Planting seeds with your child

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Gardening with a child is a great way to plant the seeds of knowledge. When you plant seeds...

The question of rare birds

BY JOHN BRUSHOne of the most exciting things as a bird watcher is the rare bird. Depending on the location, time of year and...

Local organizations, musicians create benefit concert to support flood victims

As the Rio Grande Valley continues to recuperate from the heavy storms and flooding that occurred in June, one local organization created an event...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Colorful paintings, monochromatic drawings search for enlightenment

BY NANCY MOYERWalk into Manuel Zamudio’s world.Currently on display at Space16th in McAllen, oil paintings reflect the boldly chromatic Pop style that we associate...

Festiva Events: Friday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 16

WEEKEND ‘THE WIZ’ The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Raider Thespians present the production. WHEN 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Thursday WHERE The Gilberto Zepeda...

Smarter choices leads to weight loss

So, I recently stuck a tube in my mouth and awkwardly breathed into a machine for 10 minutes.As I drooled, the device calculated my...