The Pumpkin Patch: The Upper Rio Grande Valley’s scene for fall fun

Even though temperatures are still reaching above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, the Rio Grande Valley is gearing up for fall with pumpkin patches across the...

Q&A with JoJo Siwa: Teen star brings first concert tour to Edinburg on Sunday

In 2018, 16-year-old Joelle Joanie Siwa — famously known as JoJo — sold more than 40 million hair bows worldwide. The multi-millionaire is known for...

Pepe Aguilar brings his ‘Mexican circus’ to Edinburg

Multi Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Pepe Aguilar brings his Jaripeo sin Fronteras to Bert Ogden Arena on Saturday. He described the event as a “Mexican circus” and an ode his heritage and his father’s shows where the prolific entertainer got his start.  Aguilar is the son of famed Mexican singers and actors Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre. “It’s a family tradition,” Aguilar said in a phone interview. The “huge production” which he said spans three-and-a-half hours, featuring musicians like his brother Antonio Aguilar and kids Angela and Leonardo Aguilar, but also bucking bulls, bullfighting, trick horse riding and more.  “It’s more like a spectacle than a music show,” Aguilar said. “It’s like a Mexican circus. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Filmmakers casting local talent for RGV project

Rio Grande Valley natives Michael Ray Escamilla (“Hot Pursuit,” “Cruzando”) and Cèsar Garcia (WildBird Studios, “Mr. Gomez Is”) will return to the Valley to...

Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell reminisces about writing ‘All Out of Love’

Though he has performed the song live more than 5,000 times, Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell said that he still gets goosebumps every time...

Thousands expected for annual FridaFest in Edinburg

The city of Edinburg is expecting 6,000 people to attend its sixth annual FridaFest on Saturday, an event that honors the life and spirit...

Cookoff includes free concert, fireworks, children’s activities and soccer match

More than 100 teams will compete in the 14th annual Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks barbecue competition Saturday, vying for a part of the $30,000...

RGV preps to party with JLo

As anticipation builds for superstar Jennifer Lopez’s 25-city “It’s My Party” concert, set for Saturday at Bert Ogden Arena, locals who have snagged tickets...

Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family’s support

LOS ANGELES — The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven...

‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

NEW YORK — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64...