EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: Donna ISD implements parent academy, graduates first cohort

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORDonna ISD became the first in the Rio Grande Valley to implement its own facilitators to run the Parent Academy...

Share your letters to Santa with The Monitor

We want to read all those cute letters to Santa. The letters may be used in print.

Film review: ‘Eighth Grade’ reminds us of pain, joy from those bittersweet teenage years

BY BROOKE CORSOA quarter-century after my own terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad eighth-grade year, I relived it to a blistering yet nostalgic degree through...

Education Spotlight: Teacher: Building relationships crucial in education

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORLuis Urrea is a 7th grade science teacher at Juan de Dios Salinas Middle School in the La Joya Independent...

The treatment of diabetes through improved quality of sleep

BY NOEL LOPEZ M.D. and DIANA F. RAMIREZMany of my patients are surprised when I prescribe better sleep to treat diabetes. It is an...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 9

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKENDFOURTH ANNUAL SOUTH TEXAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe full festival...

RGV UFO festival ranked 3rd best

BY HENRY MILLERMention the word Roswell and images of UFOs and aliens come to mind before anything else.Of course, the New Mexico City became...

A flutter of excitement

BY JOHN BRUSHOne of the most exciting things as a bird watcher is the rare bird. If it falls during the right season, or...

Education Spotlight: Roma High Student Council receives excellence award

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORRoma High School’s Student Council continues to be one of the best student councils in the state and nation.On April...

Surface Treatment: Exhibit in Mission pays homage to watercolor

NANCY MOYER | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR This exhibition offers a wonderful traditional watercolor art experience. The “2019 Hidalgo Watercolor Society Exhibition” at the Kika...